Are you sure you know it all? You can have a go at making an application to the Department yourself. Just remember, it’s not really a fair fight. The Department has immense resources and can be very unforgiving…
Nilesh Nandan, Immigration Lawyer.
I get asked to fix more visa refusal and visa cancellation decisions than most people on the planet. Why not have a chat with me before things are lodged (or at least before things get even more complicated if you are in trouble already!).
You can either read these guides I’ve written OR simply book in a quick chat with me:
Update: Read about the app streamlining ETA Applications for Travellers!
Book extract: Judge and Jury
Guide to travel exemptions
Guide to de facto partner visas
Guide to bridging visas
Guide to immigration lawyers
Guide to labour market testing
Guide to section 501
Guide to visa refusals
Guide to visa appeals to the Federal Circuit Court
Guide to criminal record on student visas
Guide to character tests
Guide to permission to work
Guide to visa cancellations
Guide to 8503 ‘No Further Stay’
Guide to 2 year study rule for 485 visa
Guide to PIC 4007
Guide to immigration health requirements
Guide to public interest criteria
Guide to immigration identity issues
Guide to protection visas
Guide to PIC 4020
Guide to section 501 revocations
Guide to immigration minister applications
Guide to section 109 cancellation
Guide to expression of interest
Guide to aged dependent visas
Guide to same-sex partner visas
Guide to parent visas
Guide to section 57 ‘Invitation To Comment’ letter
Guide to bogus documents
Guide to visitor visas
Guide to global talent visas
Guide to family sponsored visitor visas
Guide to visa conditions
Guide to Natural Justice letters
Guide to section 116 cancellation
Guide to 485 visas
Guide to Notice of Intention To Consider Cancellation
Guide to partner visas
Guide to family violence rules
Guide to investor visas
Guide to section 48
Guide to schedule 3
Guide to GTE requirements
…. and more are coming!
A consultation with an Immigration lawyer like me helps you keep your options open and maximise your chances when you do lodge.
This means I get to review around 70 immigration decisions every week. I’ve been doing this now for 21 years. This exposure helps you save money, but perhaps more importantly, helps you save time and avoid heartache.
I’ll make sure you make the right application with the best submissions, every time.
Why do clients trust me?
Clients like you trust me to engage with them in a practical, no-nonsense way.
I’m committed to collaborating with the Government to create a world-class migration advice industry.
In November 2020 I was appointed to the Australian Government’s inaugural Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group.
In this group, I work alongside other leading experts to provide strategic advice to the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs, including potential reforms to the legislative framework governing the industry.
I’m supported by Australia’s smartest legal brains. They help me bring about spectacular results, whether it is for a simple bridging visa application (see my reviews below) or whether it is winning ground-breaking cases (see my cases below). I represent everybody – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. (See press articles below). My clients come to me from all walks of life and all parts of this planet. The approach I have is the same for everyone – honesty and laser-focus, peppered with school-boy ambition and the industry’s most curious mind.
100% guarantee. Seriously?
I can’t guarantee the grant of any visa. This is simply because no ethical legal practitioner will do that. In fact, run a mile if someone gives you a guarantee that your case will be approved! With this in mind, I can offer you a limited and honest 100% guarantee. I guarantee that I’ll help you make the best strategic application decisions and better immigration submissions.
What you’ll get from me
Pick my brains. Access my practical knowledge of Australian immigration laws. Above all, get to feel confident about which application to file next. Come to me if you want more. Rather than someone simply filling in forms for you, get my help to make better decisions. Isn’t that what you really need? Better decision-making?
Stop worrying about what’s lacking in your application. Let me respond to request letters and notices. Get a grip on the progress of your listed applications and make visa approval more likely. Then let’s get Australian citizenship faster.
Nilesh Nandan – Immigration Lawyer – recent press articles
Nilesh Nandan In The News. MyVisa® Top Immigration Lawyer. As featured on SBS, ABC News, The Guardian, The Australian Newspaper.
“Homosexuality was a matter in which many people held deeply ingrained, and sometimes unconscious, beliefs and assumptions.”
— 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
Cases by Nilesh Nandan
Enua v Minister for Immigration & Anor
De Facto Visa
Larney v Minister for Home Affairs
Amoorthum v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Aulakh
Chaudhari & Ors v Minister of Immigration Border Protection & Anor
General skilled migration (subclass 190).
Raj Bankim Jani v Minister for Home Affairs & Anor
Okumu v Minister for Home Affairs & Anor
DKE76 v Minister Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Amrinder Singh v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
ANU18 v Minister for Home Affairs & Anor
DAO16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Same sex partner visa – legal unreasonableness.
Beqari v Minsiter for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Cancellation of bridging visa A.
Shaikh v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Shahid v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Sadruga v Minister for Immigration & Anor
Cancellation of bridging visa
Salh & Anor v Minister for Immigration & Anor
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Le
Khadka & Anor v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Le v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Larney v Minister for Immigration & Anor
Machado v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
BXQ15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Kemei v Minister For Immigration & Anor
CMR17 & Ors v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Runghsawmee & Ors v Minister for Immigration & Anor
Regional employer nomination.
Kurnia v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Partner visa – serial sponsorship.
Ko & Ors v Minister For Immigration & Anor
CUC16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
DAO16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Same-sex partner visa – legal unreasonableness.
Diep & Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Section 501 Criminal Record.
Mohammed v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Aulakh & Ors v Minister for Immigration & Anor
FSR17 & Ors v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor
Manku & Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
s.501 Visa refusal.
Hempenstall v Minister for Home Affairs  FCAFC 216
About Nilesh Nandan – Immigration Lawyer BBUS (Accy) LLB (QUT) GDLP MBA
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.
Days Experience Getting Approvals
It’s easier to get the outcome you want when at least one of us knows what they are doing 😉
Australia Wide Locations
Meet me where it suits you. Or schedule a telephone conference if you just can’t wait.
Don’t be that test case for an inexperienced advisor looking to get experience with your life story.
I’ve now spent more than 20,000 hours advising visa applicants and their sponsors. Every week I travel to each of the 14 MyVisa® offices Australia-wide. I meet with clients like you, face-to-face, or virtually. I also offer immigration advice by telephone to help you take action faster.
I migrated with my parents, two older sisters, and younger brother to Australia in 1976, landing in Australia by boat after the Australian Labour Party abandoned the White Australia Policy.
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 & 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.
We have nationwide locations if you need to meet face-to-face.
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 support visa applicants and their sponsors in appeals made to the Federal Circuit Court and to the Federal Court of Australia.