If you want to apply for a protection visa, then you need to show that you are the subject of political persecution. If for example you were the member of a political party and you were attacked because of your political views, then you can apply for a protection visa.

What should be noted here is that the Immigration Department and the Refugee Review Tribunal will try to make you out to be a liar.

If you claim that you were attacked on a certain day, the Department will just say that they don’t believe you. The starting point for the Tribunal is that you should not be granted the visa, and you have to convince them that you should be granted the visa. This approach is entirely unlawful and should not be tolerated.

This means that your story must be entirely cogent and coherent. Your story cannot have any inconsistencies in it. If you story has even the smallest inconsistency, then the immigration department will use this as a reason to refuse your protection visa application.

Even though you may have a right of appeal to the Refugee Review Tribunal, the Tribunal will do exactly the same thing. The Tribunal will just ignore all of your claims and then find an inconsistency in your story and then use this as a reason to refuse your application for a protection visa.

It is really a waste of time seeking the review of your protection visa decision.

If you do wish to appeal to the the Refugee Review Tribunal, then you must get a migration agent to represent you. If you don’t, then there is a very good chance that your protection visa application will be refused.