“homosexuality was a matter in which many people held deeply ingrained, and sometimes unconscious, beliefs and assumptions.”
“This can cause real difficulties in circumstances where a decision-maker may be unable to separate certain such assumptions from the decision-making process”
— The Indian asylum seeker’s lawyer, Nilesh Nandan, told the Guardian
“it is particularly earth-shattering for temporary visa-holding women in Australia who have no such safety net as the Migration Act only safeguards partner visa applicants.”
— Immigration lawyer Nilesh Nandan says
“It’s going to delay the ability for somebody to lodge a valid application because it needs to overcome that first threshold of getting a sponsor approved to be able to sponsor.”
— Nilesh Nandan, special counsel with My Visa Australia, a national immigration practice.
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About Nilesh Nandan – Immigration Lawyer BBUS (Accy) LLB (QUT) GDLP MBA RMA 0104983
I was admitted to practice law in Australia in 1993. I first became registered as an Australian Migration Agent when launching MyVisa in 1999. Managing immigration applications is all I’ve ever done since. And I love it!
My first desk (one which I could truly call my own) was a crude bench in a shared cubicle, above an inner-city chicken shop.
Today I operate multiple offices across Australia, including locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
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I’ve now spent more than 20,000 hours advising visa applicants and their sponsors. Every day I travel to one of our MyVisa® offices Australia-wide. I meet with clients like you, face-to-face, or offer my advice by telephone in cases where things need to be actioned urgently.
I migrated with my parents, two older sisters and younger brother to Australia in 1976, after the Australian Labour Party abandoned the White Australia Policy, landing in Australia by boat.
I started school at the local public primary school, riding there daily on my Madison 10-speed racer. I became studious in the hope that better marks would immunise me from school-yard bullying. That didn’t work.
I attended Brisbane Grammar School, loved math, reluctantly learned Latin, and played rugby before studying law and accounting at QUT. The QUT program in 1987 was one of Australia’s first combined degrees.
In 1990, I attended Harvard University and completed their Business Case Study Program, a foundation program for their MBA. I returned from the US to Queensland and completed a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. I also completed an MBA in International Business.
Having dedicated all my professional life to Immigration Law, I have now helped several thousand visa applicants and their families get visa grants. I’ve been involved in hundreds of visa appeals at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (the “AAT”, previously called the “MRT”).
My work involves persuading decision-makers to grant visas.
I can represent you at several levels – Departmental, Ministerial Intervention, AAT, IAA, Federal Circuit Court, as well as the Federal Court. Can you benefit from my experience?
Refusals and Cancellations
I have a special interest (and exceptional success rate) in assisting with visa refusals and visa cancellations. Our practice runs many immigration appeals. I’m fortunate to have been trusted to personally handle more refusals and appeals than most immigration experts would see in their entire careers.
Learning & Teaching
I also get great satisfaction mentoring new immigration lawyers who queue up to complete their Practical Legal Training (PLT) with us, and I assist migration agents with their own practices issues. At the same time, I’m blessed to receive mentoring from immigration lawyers and barristers who are far senior to me.
I feel incredibly privileged to assist people like you. My satisfaction comes from helping you get a better outcome. Our fees are more expensive than many agents and some applicants simply won’t be able to afford our fees. I act for a select group of applicants and sponsors who need street-smart, practical advice, fast. Can I help you?
MyVisa® Australia takes care of all visa, sponsorship and citizenship application lodgments and approvals. This involves representation at the Department of Immigration, the Australian Passports Office and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
MyVisa® Lawyers supports visa applicants and their sponsors in appeals made to the Federal Circuit Court and to the Federal Court of Australia.