Your Immigration Law Questions Answered

An immigration agent is required to have a bachelor’s degree and a graduate diploma in immigration law, while an immigration lawyer requires a law degree.

Having a full law degree means that immigration lawyers are specifically trained to read, interpret, and apply complex immigration legislation. We are also held to a higher standard of professional accountability by the Law Society, providing a guarantee that any advice an immigration lawyer provides can be relied upon.

Absolutely! We can negotiate to meet over video chat at almost any time that suits you. Simply get in touch with me to arrange a time.

There is no simple answer to this question, as each visa subclass has its own advertised processing times, which change regularly. There can also be things that crop up along the way that can extend the time required to process a visa. To obtain a processing time estimate for your specific situation, please get in touch.

While existing visas cannot be changed, it is possible to apply for a more suitable visa for your current circumstances. To find out about your options for applying for a new visa, please contact me to discuss.

While it is technically possible to apply for your own visa, this can be very risky. Visa applications are complex and require a detailed understanding of relevant law. Refusal of a visa application can have long-term consequences. There are no refunds for refused applications, and re-applying requires you to pay the application fees again in full.

It is recommended to have a fully qualified immigration lawyer apply for your visa on your behalf and ensure your best chance of a visa being granted.