How much does an immigration lawyer charge?
The pricing of immigration lawyer services varies from practitioner to practitioner and firm to firm. Additionally, you will find that price varies between migration agents on the one hand and immigration lawyers on the other hand.
Why do immigration costs vary?
The variation of professional fees charged can be attributed to three (3) things. Firstly the experience of the practitioner. Secondly, the appropriate assessment of the complexity of the case and commensurate fees being quoted. Thirdly, the urgency of the application and the risk associated with not getting it right the first time.
Immigration lawyer costs for temporary residence
You can expect that non-complex applications and applications for temporary residence visas are charged in the vicinity of AUD$1,500 to $3,500 per application excluding GST and disbursements.
Immigration lawyer costs for permanent residence
In the case of permanent residency visas, you can expect fees ranging from AUD$4,500 to $8,500 excluding GST and disbursements.
How much for appeal to AAT?
In the case of appeal to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal, you can expect fees ranging from AUD$5,000 to $15,000 excluding GST and disbursements, depending on complexity and whether the application is in the Migration and Refugee Division or whether it is in the General Division of the AAT.
How much for appeal to Federal?
In the case of Federal Court litigation, you can expect fees ranging from AUD$10,000 to $25,000 excluding GST and disbursements and barrister’s cost.
How much do immigration barristers charge?
Barristers are advocates who specialise in court advocacy and oral legal argument. Barrister fees range from AUD$2,500 to $15,000 depending on their level of involvement and the level of complexity of your case. This includes the number of arguments or grounds of appeal to be pursued, not just the legal complexity of each immigration argument.