If you have a complex case, it can be difficult to know when you may need a Registered Migration Agent or the services of an Immigration Lawyer in Sydney. Many people assume they need an immigration lawyer without knowing the difference between the two. A migration agent and an immigration lawyer can help you in very different ways and it may cost you if you hire both but do not require the assistance of the other. That is why it is important that you know which visa circumstances will require the expertise of a Migration Agent or an Immigration Lawyer.
Interstaff has a team of registered migration agents ready to provide assistance in all visa and migration concerns including visa cancellation or visa refusal in Sydney. We can also refer you to a team of expert immigration lawyers if matters are taken to court.
In Australia, migration agents require registration by the Office of Migration Regulations Authority to provide advice on migration matters that do not need court proceedings. Both migration agents and immigration lawyers are qualified to advise on how the Migration Act 1958 applies to your circumstances. The key difference is immigration lawyers can assist with court matters and represent you in court if necessary.
If you are unsure of what you require, our registered migration agents can review your case and then advise if you will need the services of an immigration lawyer. Having started working in the migration industry in 1988, we have seen various visa cancellation and refusal circumstances and know how to legally and efficiently resolve each of them as soon as possible. We have also built a network of trusted local and international immigration lawyers that we can refer you to for matters that require court proceedings.
In many cases, court representation is only required if your options for a merits review (such as applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal) have already been exhausted. A migration agent that is experienced in managing complex cases can assist you with an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and appeal the Government’s decision to refuse or cancel your visa.
As an established migration agency with over 30 years of experience, Interstaff’s team of migration agents are highly experienced in complex migration matters. Having been involved in an extensive variety of visa refusal, visa cancellation and other migration cases throughout the years, our team is highly recommended by past clients including individuals and businesses in Australia and internationally. We can take the stress out of your visa or migration concerns as we take care of your case with our expertise.
A registered migration agent can assist with complex migration issues such as the following:
Depending on your circumstances, these cases may not require representation in court and the help of an Immigration Lawyer. However, they usually require comprehensive migration advice from a Registered Migration Agent to help determine your options and guide you through the process if you need to challenge a visa decision by the Department of Home Affairs. Read here to understand how we assist with complex cases.
Similar to immigration lawyers, Registered Migration Agents are qualified to advise on Australian migration law. However not all migration agents or lawyers may be experienced in managing complex cases. When choosing one to manage your case, you should consider their experience and whether they have previously assisted with cases like yours.
Visa refusals and cancellations require meticulous attention to detail and a strategy on how you can provide your evidence in a way that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the application. Not to mention, the Government gives applicants a time limit to prepare their appeal. If you are considering using a migration agent to assist with a complex case, you may benefit from choosing one that specialises in cases like yours.
As an established visa and migration service provider in Sydney, Interstaff has a team of Registered Migration Agents versed in different cases. We can help you understand your circumstance and provide options and resources to determine your next step.
Interstaff has over 30 years of experience in managing complex visa and migration cases. Since 1988, we have assisted people to successfully challenge visa refusal and cancellation decisions made by the Department of Home Affairs. If you are looking for a migration agent with decades of visa appeal experience, we are here to assist you!
The first step is to contact our team of migration agents. We will assess your case and determine whether you can appeal your visa decision. We can also advise if we believe you may require the services of Immigration Lawyers. Get in touch with us for all visa and migration concerns at [email protected] or contact our Sydney office on 02 7200 2567.
“Please accept our thanks and appreciation for your thoroughness in going the extra mile for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Interstaff’s migration and legal services to any future clients. We have, in fact, already done so on several occasions.”
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