Migration and Visas
Australian Immigration and Expert Assistance for Visa Applications into Australia
Australian Migration Law and procedures can be extremely complex and are constantly subject to change. Nick Xenophon and Co. have lawyers who are registered migration agents with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority. So you get double the value, both the legal and migration qualifications, specialist knowledge and experience to advise and manage the application process on your behalf, ensuring you have the best possible prospect of successfully being granted your visa.
We can also provide translation services to ensure that you fully understand and are totally comfortable with the process.
Licensed Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers
Peter Jackson is the firm’s managing solicitor and leads our migration practice. Peter is keen to provide a practical solution to your migration issue. He will provide you with advice on visa and migration options that will suit your particular circumstances. As a Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent, Peter is subject to two sets of professional standards.
- As a licensed Lawyer, Peter holds a South Australian legal practicing certificate and has a duty to uphold the Law Society of South Australia’s ‘Rules of Professional Conduct and Practice’.
- As a licensed Migration Agent, Peter is registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). Registered migration agents are required to abide by the Code of Conduct which can be found at the following link.
Australian Citizenship – What is the Visa Process of Migrating to Australia?
We can provide you with the option of either a complete integrated full service from determining which type of visa is right for you to the final granting of your visa or alternatively we can assist you at any level of the application process depending on your individual needs, including:
- assessing which type of visa will suit you
- determining the likelihood of the application being granted
- assisting you in undergoing necessary tests
- preparing the application on your behalf including any correspondences with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
- monitoring your application
- preparing any appeal on your behalf, should one be necessary
We can advised and provide you with a full range of migration and citizenship options, whether it is a permanent or temporary stay including:
There are several options for applicants wishing to migrate to Australia based on their level of skill and experience in particular occupations.
The options include both permanent and temporary (e.g. 457) visas, as well as independent and sponsored categories. Applicants who meet the following basic criteria may be able to apply to live in Australia with their families:
- Skills and experience in a nominated occupation
- Under 50 years of age
- Command of the English language
- Good health and character
Applicants willing to live in regional areas or who have relatives in Australia may be able to apply under sponsored categories which may make the process easier.
Applicants who have business ownership experience or work experience at a senior management level, or a record of managing their own investments, together with a base level of transferable assets may be eligible to apply for one of the business visa options.
The business skills program is designed to attract business executives and investors willing to enter Australia and invest in business or government bonds. The business visas provide an excellent opening for the entrepreneur intent on creating business wealth in Australia.
Once you have entered Australia, you may be require further legal assistance to purchase property or a business, for example. Nick Xenophon and Co Lawyers would be pleased to continue to assist you in its capacity as commercial law firm, especially in establishing or expanding a business, or any of our other areas of expertise as listed in our Business Services section – click here.
Employer Sponsored Visas
If you are a business seeking to sponsor overseas workers to fill skilled positions in Australia, or an individual non-citizen looking to work for a business in Australia, an employer sponsored visa application may provide you with that opportunity.
The application process for both temporary and permanent visas requires an approval of both the business sponsor and the visa applicant. Once the visa is granted, the visa holder is entitled to work in Australia for the Australian employer.
Family Migration Visas
Nick Xenophon & Co Lawyers offers assistance in all family based migration visa applications including: partner visas (marriage, de facto, same sex relationships), parent visas, children visas, dependent aged relative visas, remaining relative visas, carer visas for invalid Australian citizens, and refugee / humanitarian visas.
Student and Trainee Visas
Student visas are available to applicants from around the world interested in undertaking: Secondary education, Tertiary education, English language courses, and Specialist Occupational Training.
Your First Consultation is FREE
Some people think it may be expensive to have a lawyer represent them. However, it could cost you a lot more in money, time, stress and your reputation, if you do not have an expert on your side, who can take control and manage the process for you.
To give you piece of mind about engaging our services and show you how we can help, your first consultation with one of our expert migration lawyers is absolutely FREE!
We invite you to contact our office to arrange your free first consultation with one of our migration lawyers. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Call us now to talk about your Migration or Visa matter on a no obligation basis.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.