Hi everyone, I don’t know where to begin really.
I’m currently living in Australia, originally from Asia, and have spent my post high school years here. I practically call Australia home, treasure my friends and my life here, where it is free and fair.
Right after I finished university, I applied for a post graduate visa. However, due to extremely bad advice by a few officers from the Home Affair Department, my visa application got refused. (Tldr: they advised me to apply first and take and submit my English test results after, only for my application to get refused for the EXACT SAME REASON THEY GAVE ADVICE TO ME)
I was extremely devastated when I received the refusal letter a few days ago. I really cant go back to my home country. My dad found out I was gay recently, and will definitely send me to a gay conversion therapy where I will most likely disappear.
Fortunately, a friend who has gone through the exact same thing has referred me to an extremely talented and generous immigration lawyer, where he will help me for a reduced fee. Unfortunately, in order for me to stay in the country I will have to go to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to overturn my visa refusal for the cost of $1787AUD.
Being a recently graduated student, I have been surviving with income from casual jobs. I couldn’t apply for a full-time job since most companies wont accept somebody on a bridging visa, and it was during the new year period. However, this fee for the AAT is out of my financial reach. My parents practically wont help me on this one, and my friends don’t really have that money to lend to me. And to top it of, I have less than 20 days left to gather all the funds for my tribunal case and lawyer fees.
I need help, I’m really scared to go back.
If anyone can help me by donating to me, I’d be extremely grateful for your generous help <3
If anyone has any advice on what I can do with my situation financially, please do so.
I’m just really lost at the moment. Hopefully a miracle happens for me soon, because this year has been horrible so far :(