Need help? Our lawyers are available 7 days a week.
Need help? Our lawyers and migration agents are available 7 days a week to assist.
There are no hidden costs for our services. Our fees are clearly set out in a fee agreement.
From the first same-day response to the granting of your visa, you’ll have direct access to a lawyer.
Our experienced lawyers will give you regular updates and clear explanations of visa pathways.
We offer a client satisfaction guarantee in relation to our visa application services.
3 - 6 months installment options available on some visa types.
If you’re based in Canberra or in the Australian Capital Territory, we can arrange a consultation with you to discuss your visa requirements and explain our legal services. We’ll discuss with you how the application process works, what the various stages are and provide a fixed fee quote for our ongoing migration services.
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PO Box 13118
Law Courts 8010
At Australian Migration Lawyers, we can offer our clients based in Canberra that they can work with a legal team that has been recognised as a highly trusted migration law firm with a proven track record providing advice on various visa types and complex scenarios in migration law. We are a full service law firm working with individuals and business clients to address their migration matters. Listed below are some of the visa categories we frequently oversee.
A range of visas for applicants with in-demand skills and qualifications to work and live in Australia, contributing to the country's economy and addressing skill shortages. This includes employer sponsored visas, skilled visas through state and federal programs and Global Talent visas.
The Protection Visa (866) enables you to apply and seek asylum and live in Australia permanently based on key criteria from the Australian Government’s immigration law and policies.
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for Partner visas for married or de facto couples
Migration Lawyers representing clients at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court
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Applying for a visa to Australia can be complex. With help from an Australian Migration Lawyer, we can untangle this complexity, and help you apply for the right visa.
Following your first consultation, we’ll connect you with an Australian Migration Lawyer that specialises in your migration requirements. Your immigration lawyer will be with you at every stage of the application process, providing guidance and support to ensure your application fulfils all the requirements. We have helped numerous individuals and families settle in Canberra - we’d love to add you to that list too.
We assist you with preparing your application all the way through to the grant of your visa, including working with you to action any additional requests from the Department of Home Affairs. By working with use you can benefit from:
Applying for a visa can be a complex and challenging process. Your assigned Australian Migration Lawyer will guide you on the eligibility criteria for each visa, and will be able to advise you on the one that best suits your circumstances.
The government costs vary for each visa type. Please see further details relating to specific visas as a guide on the professional fees and Department of Home Affairs and other associated fees.
The processing time for visa applications submitted in Canberra are influenced by various factors and can differ depending on your visa type, the volume of applications, whether there are any dependents included in your application, and the amount of evidence provided. Insufficient evidence can cause significant setbacks, especially if the department requests more information.
To minimise delays, your immigration lawyer can prepare and review your application prior to submission to ensure the evidence you attach is as detailed as possible.
The rich history of migration in Canberra reflects the multicultural fabric of Australia. The area was initially inhabited by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years before British settlement in the 19th century. European migrants arrived during the colonial era, leading to increased diversity. Following World War II, a significant wave of post-war migration saw an influx of European immigrants, contributing to the city's multicultural character.
Canberra continues to be a destination for migrants from around the world, including skilled workers, students, and family members joining their loved ones in the country.
The cost of hiring an Australian Migration Lawyer (Canberra) varies depending on several factors, including the complexity of your application, and the legal services you require.
Australian Migration Lawyers work on a fixed fee basis, providing a clear and upfront cost so you know exactly how much to budget for lawyer fees. We can discuss this with you in your initial consultation.
The legal costs can add up when applying for visas or appealing decisions.
At Australian Migration Lawyers we work flexibly with our client to provide the opportunity to discuss your case and your options with a lawyer. Most of our initial consultations are complimentary and those that incur a fee can have the cost deducted from your fixed rate if you choose to work with us.
Yes, Canberra is included as a regional study area for the Skilled Nominated 190 visa under the Regional Nomination Scheme (RNS). The Australian Government introduced changes to the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program which included regional visas.
The Skilled Nominated 190 visa is a state-nominated visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in a specific state or territory in Australia. Under the regional nomination scheme, certain areas in Australia, including Canberra, are designated as ‘regional areas’ for the purposes of this visa.
By studying in a regional area such as Canberra, International students may become eligible for extra benefits, such as additional points in the GSM points test when applying for a 190 visa or other regional visas.
We are different to other lawyers and registered migration agents:
The states of New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), where Canberra is located, are separate jurisdictions with their own visa regulations and work rights.
Each state or territory has its own list of eligible skilled occupations and may have specific requirements for working and residing there. Some visas offer pathways for skilled workers to work and live in specific regional areas, including Canberra.
If you are considering working in Canberra, we recommend consulting with one of our experienced migration lawyers to determine the best visa option based on your individual circumstances and occupation.
In 2018, the 457 visa was replaced with the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) 482 visa, allowing Australian employers to hire skilled workers from outside the country if none could be sourced within Australia.
Whether or not you can study part-time on a TSS visa would depend on the conditions attached to your specific visa grant. Generally, holders of the TSS visa are permitted to undertake some studies while in Australia, but there are limitations.
To be sure about your study rights on the TSS visa, reach out to Australian Migration Lawyers who will be able to review your specific visa conditions and study rights.