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’s practice encompasses both litigious and non-litigious applications of employment and industrial relations law...

Our team

Jillian provides practical and commercially-minded advice to private and public sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment and privacy matters.

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

Related thinking

Migration Services| 08 Sep 2020

Australian border travel exemptions update

With the travel restrictions into Australia in place for six months now, the migration team shares their observations on how to successfully obtain a travel exemption.

Migration Services| 02 Sep 2020

New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List to help strengthen labour market

Senator Michaelia Cash announced today the introduction of the new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). We explain what the PMSOL means for individuals who have been sponsored for roles under this list and the businesses that employ them.

Migration Services| 14 Jul 2020

Changes to visa schemes for Hong Kong citizens

As part of its response to China's new security law for Hong Kong, Australia is now offering permanent residency pathways to Hong Kong citizens.

Migration Services| 30 Jun 2020

Borders, travel restrictions and COVID-19 – update

As businesses and state borders open up, there is one key issue we are coming across. When will international borders open up? This article discusses the current restrictions and circumstances when a person can travel, despite the general ban.