If you have a complex case, it can be difficult to know when you may need a registered migration agent or immigration lawyer in Perth. Many people assume they need an immigration lawyer without knowing the real difference between how a migration agent and immigration lawyer can help you. It’s good to know which visa circumstances provide you the option to choose between a migration agent and an immigration lawyer – read on to find out more.
In Australia, migration agents require registration by the Office of Migration Regulations Authority (OMARA) to provide advice on migration matters that do not require 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, so it’s worth considering if your case requires representation in court. If you are unsure, our team of registered migration agents can review your case and advise if you will need the services of an immigration lawyer.
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 in the industry, Interstaff’s migration agents are highly experienced in complex migration matters due to the extensive variety and number of cases we have assisted throughout the years.
An experienced migration agent can assist with complex migration issues such as the below:
Depending on your circumstances, these cases may not require representation in court, however they usually require comprehensive migration advice to determine your options to challenge a visa decision by the Department of Home Affairs and guide you through the process. Read here to understand how we assist with complex cases.
Like 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 a migration agent or immigration lawyer to manage cases such as visa refusals and cancellations, you should consider their experience and whether they have assisted with cases like yours previously.
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 – whether at the Department of Home Affairs or Administrative Appeals Tribunal level. 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.
Interstaff have 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 would be happy to assist you. The first step is to contact our team of migration agents so we can 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 our Registered Migration Agents for advice on your visa options at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 08 9221 3388.
“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 and have in fact already done so on several occasions.”
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