How can an Immigration Lawyer Help With A Visa Refusal?
If your visa has been refused, an Immigration Lawyer will first understand the reasons why the refusal occurred, and then will quickly clarify this for you in simple terms. They will then explain what can be done to fix the situation.
If you are worried that your visa application is likely to be refused, an Immigration Lawyer could be useful to get things back on track, before the refusal decision is made. I have many clients who dig themselves deeper and deeper into holes when trying to sort things out themselves.
As an Immigration Lawyer and Agent, I specialise in understanding the legal rules (immigration laws and regulations) affecting your case, not just the internal policies that an Immigration Case Officer might apply.
There can be a very big difference between the law on the one hand, and the policy and methodology used by the case officer to decide your case. I have seen many cases where decisions are made contrary to law. Immigration Lawyers can consider the the difference between law and policy on a daily basis. They can help you troubleshoot cases where Immigration has applied the wrong policy or methodology, resulting in an unlawful refusal.
Every month, hundreds of visa applications are refused inappropriately. This is clear to me given the approvals received every month, after the same visa application is either appealed successfully or re-lodged.
Get some advice fast from a lawyer that specialises in Immigration – it might be possible to avoid a visa refusal if you act quickly. A visa refusal can be stressful and costly. Strict deadlines apply during which you must appeal the refusal. Refusal decisions also limit significantly further lodgement options. If you have been refused, let’s discuss without delay, how to make the most of your situation.
Immigration Lawyer or Migration Agent?
The decision is yours. We are both. An Immigration Lawyer is likely to be more expensive than a Migration Agent. Agents tend to focus on visa applications rather than visa refusals and cancellations, and complex appeals. Some agents can be more effective than an Immigration Lawyer that has little experience or is distracted with non-immigration matters.
Our team of Immigration Lawyers and Registered Australian Migration Agents have over 50 years combined experience in Immigration troubleshooting after a visa has been cancelled. Visa cancellations result in a person becoming unlawful and strict deadlines apply for lodging applications for review. We can have a meaningful discussion so you’ll avoid the pitfalls others fall into when their visa is cancelled.
Have you received a Notification of Intention to Consider Cancellation of your visa? I can help you understand why they are targeting you for a cancellation. We can discuss how best to respond to their Notice.
457 Visa Applications, Nominations and Standard Business Sponsorship
You’re more likely to get a faster decision if you lodge a well thought out set of applications with supporting materials that are credible, clear and timely. I help more than 400 sponsors deal effectively with Immigration issues (including visa refusal) affecting their sponsored employees, usually holding 457 visas.
457 Visa Sponsorships
We don’t find employers that will sponsor you for the 457 Visa, however we do recommend Skills2oz who may be of assistance. Skills2oz are experts in linking non-Australians to Australian Companies that may be able to offer a 457 Visa and a job in Australia.
186/187 Visas and ENS/RSMS Employer Nomination Applications
So you’ve done the hard work and got your 457 visa or you feel ready for the permanent visa? We can help make sure you get this visa (which is the visa that really counts!). Once you have the ENS or RSMS permanent residence visa grant, it creates a lot more certainty for you and far less dependency on the sponsored employer-employee relationship.
But be careful - the rules are now quite tight – and the many opportunities to argue “exceptional circumstance waivers” are no longer available. If you have made a mistake in your immigration strategy or application, this could be fatal, especially if your 457 visa or other substantive visa, has since expired. Our practice helps with better ENS/RSMS strategies and applications, so call us today.
Prospective Marriage, De facto, Same-Sex and Married Partner Visas
Our familiarity with partner Immigration lodgements results in more approvals. It also means you’ll get competitive pricing, saving you time as well as money. We offer all clients fixed-fee immigration pricing at the outset, so you can decide and budget for the migration pathway that is most suitable for you.
Most people ask me about the “12 month rule”, the registration of relationships and whether to lodge offshore or get a visitor visa to apply onshore. The answer is almost always different and I’ll assess your circumstances to provide the simplest, least-stressful partner visa strategy for you.