Re-uniting family

Re-uniting family

Francis is an Australian citizen who came to IARC seeking advice about bringing her sister to Australia for a visit from Nigeria. Francis has no family support in Australia and had a troubled history which included overcoming serious health issues and being a single mother to her young daughter. The tourist visa was originally refused by the Department of Immigration due to concerns that the sister would not want to return to Nigeria. We assisted Francis at review at the AAT, including preparing supporting documents to show that her sister had strong ties to her home country. As a result the AAT was satisfied that Francis’ sister had strong motivations to return home, and remitted the case back to the Department, with a recommendation that the visa be granted.