Migration Services

 

Related expertise

Our specialist Migration Services team provides in-depth knowledge and wide-ranging experience to both business and individual clients needing advice about, and assistance with, Australian visas.

We can also assist with enquiries about visa requirements for Australians seeking visas for other countries. Our team is set up to act quickly on these matters on our clients’ behalf, handling the complexities of paper work and communications with relevant authorities to ensure that the visa process runs as smoothly as possible.

Experience

  • Advising and assisting Australian and overseas businesses seeking to bring into Australia skilled overseas personnel to work, train, take part in exchange programs or conduct academic research.
  • Advising businesses in relation to the requirements for sponsorship and nomination, eligibility of their employees for temporary or permanent migration, and providing advice in relation to ongoing compliance with sponsorship obligations.
  • Advising individual clients in Australia and overseas of their options for migration to Australia. These options can include applying for visas under Australia’s employer-sponsored, skilled, family, business migration, student or visitor provisions.
  • Assisting clients who already hold a visa to obtain Australian permanent residence, including applications for resident return visas, and advice in relation to requirements for Australian citizenship.
  • Advising and assisting clients seeking review of migration and citizenship decisions. This includes merits review of decisions in the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT), and Administrative Appeals Tribunals (AAT) as well as advice in relation to the availability of judicial review in Federal jurisdictions.

Key contact

Mark is an employment lawyer experienced in litigious and non-litigious applications of employment and industrial relations law.

Our team

Rosemary has over 20 years’ experience in employment, industrial, work health and safety and discrimination law.

Kristopher Kunasingam

Special Counsel & Head of Migration

Employment lawyer Kristopher advises on all aspects of migration to Australia, with particular emphasis on employment-related migration.

Related thinking

Migration Services| 21 Mar 2022

Australian permanent residence update for TSS and 457 visa holders for short-term occupations from 1 July 2022

New legislation has been passed to create a permanent residency pathway for visa holders who are employed under the two-year Short-term occupation list.

Migration Services| 22 Nov 2021

Australia’s border policies from 1 December 2021

The Federal Government today announced the opening of international borders to certain visa categories. We outline which categories are included, provided those visa-holders have been fully vaccinated by a TGA-recognised vaccine.

Migration Services| 27 Oct 2021

Australia’s border policies from 1 November 2021

The Federal Government has released its guidance on Australia’s border policies from 1 November 2021. After close to 18 months of strict movement control, steps are being made to allow more movement in and out of Australia. We examine the latest policies.

Migration Services| 13 Sep 2021

Changes to long service leave: when will an international employee accrue leave?

The way the courts view long service leave when it comes to overseas service may have shifted, at least in Victoria, following a recent Supreme Court of Appeal decision.