How long it takes to correct a mistake you have made during a visa process? Six years in one of our recent cases. Skilled visa refusal in 2018 because of “lack of evidence” of spousal relationship between the primary applicant and the spouse. AAT made a positive decision in early 2023 after five years and after a child was already born. SC189 visa was finally granted to the wife this week after six years of waiting. This case highlights the importance of submitting sufficient evidence to support a visa application. Once it is refused, it may take years to correct a mistake. Our client is lucky because the visa was eventually approved. In some situations, the visa may never be granted once you missed the boat.