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Immigration

Immigration Lawyers

Brydens Lawyers can assist with corporate migration, family migration and judicial and administrative merits review.

Australian Immigration Law is complex and our Registered Migration Agent can assist you with interpreting the legislation, rules and regulations in this developing area of law.

Types of Applications

Brydens Lawyers can help reunite you with your loved ones by assisting you in application preparation and lodgement in Family Visas.

As Australia is currently facing major skill shortages in the areas of Accounting, Automotive Trades Engineering and many more, business operators are looking to overseas workers to fill these occupational skill shortages by offering to sponsor employees through Business Visas.

A number of visas allow people to come to Australia for the purpose of studying at a recognised educational institution. It is important to seek the advice of Brydens Lawyers as to whether you are likely to be granted a student visa.

There are also a range of business visas available for people who wish to conduct “business visa activity” during their stay in Australia. Depending on your business stay requirements, Brydens Lawyers can provide you with advice as to the type of visa best suited to you.

Brydens Lawyers also assist with conducting reviews of visa refusals including representation at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Ministerial Intervention Unit. It is important to seek immediate advice if you have applied for a visa and have been refused, or your visa has been cancelled as you may be eligible to seek review of that decision.

Most common visa applications

The Partner Visa is one of the most common pathways to obtaining permanent residency in Australia. It provides for spouses or a de facto partner of an Australian permanent resident or citizen to reside permanently in Australia with their partner. Applicants, both heterosexual and same-sex couples, need to establish that theirs is a genuine and continuing relationship.

There are two types of Partner Visas available. One is for onshore applicants, the other for offshore applicants.
The Partner Visa – Onshore Application – is available to persons currently inside Australia provided there are no conditions attached to their existing substantive Visa which prohibits them from applying. Once the application is lodged and, if approved, the applicant will receive temporary or provisional permanent residency. The applicant may be entitled to full work and study rights in Australia in addition to Medicare benefits. However, if the relationship breaks down during this period the applicant’s Visa may be revoked.

After two years on such a Visa the applicant’s relationship will be reassessed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and if the relationship is still deemed to be genuine and continuing then the applicant will be granted a Partner Visa which, in effect, gives them permanent residency.

The Partner Visa – Offshore Applicants – works in a similar way but for the fact that the applicant must be outside Australia when the application is lodged. Such applications usually have conditions to their visas restricting them from applying whilst in Australia.

Both married and de facto couples are eligible to apply for a Partner Visa provided they have been in a relationship for at least 12 months from the time the application is lodged. The onus is on the applicant to satisfy the Department that the relationship is genuine, committed and ongoing.

Such applications are heavily scrutinised and each application is determined on its merits. Applicants and sponsors need to satisfy a high threshold of proof to establish the legitimacy of the relationship.

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A LAWYER ABOUT A VISA APPLICATION?

If you or a member of your family are currently in the process of applying for various visas or Australian citizenship than it is important to consult a member from our team.

On the contrary, if you have been denied a visa or citizenship and wish to review and challenge a refusal it is important to consult a member of our team in relation to the options available to you.

WHY ARE BRYDEN’S LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?

At Brydens Lawyers, we are dedicated to ensuring families stay together and the migration administration paperwork is easy to understand, complete and submit. Brydens Lawyers have a Registered Migration Agent who can help guide you through the legal process of applying for a visa or review of an immigration decision. Brydens Lawyers are committed to supporting you every step of the way, to ensure the best efforts are made to submit and seek approval for your application.

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