We are experienced Solicitors and Registered Migration Agents with a proven track record. We offer personalised service with a reasonable fee structure.
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Why Choose My Australian Visa?
When you choose My Australian Visa to provide you with quality immigration advice, you’ll be dealing with experienced,Solicitors (Lawyers) and Registered Migration Agents with an impressive, proven track record.
Because of this, we’re continuously relied upon by a large number of migrants, from all over the world, to provide helpful advice and assistance to those who are wanting to call Australia their home, temporarily or permanently.
We offer a high level of personalised visa services to suit your requirements, combined with a reasonable fee structure, making us the preferred visa immigration lawyers in Melbourne, Victoria.
Experienced Immigration Lawyers You Can Rely On
Our team are here to help you achieve a permanent or temporary sponsorship visa in a timely and affordable manner. That is what we do, and we do it well. Thus far, we proudly have an enviable visa success rate, making us a team of immigration lawyers who you can rely on.
To maintain our success rate, we pay great attention to detail to ensure no errors are present in any sponsorship visa applications, and we utilise our legal training to understand and comply with all legal requirements.
This, combined with our outstanding level of service, are the main reasons why we have a proven track record of successfully obtaining migration/permanent residency visas for clients from all over the globe.
Professionals You Can Trust With a Proven Track Record!
At My Australian Visa, we believe in preparing personalised advice and providing ongoing assistance to help you to achieve your goal of migrating or temporarily residing in Australia.
We charge reasonable fixed fees with no hidden costs.
We are experienced and have an enviable success record.
When you choose My Australian Visa, you’ll be dealing with a professional who can get your application right the first time.
For starters, we use fast and effective communication channels no matter where you are in the world, so you can save time, money and heartache by first having your eligibility assessed through one of the Level 1 Services. Then, if eligible, you'll have a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent handle the application process on your behalf.
Can I Do My Visa Application By Myself?
If you feel confident enough to handle the visa application process alone then we congratulate you. Applicant's profiles can vary from one another and one person's circumstances can be materially different from another person's even if only in one respect and this can alter the nature of the visa application and process.
The process can in certain circumstances be relatively straight forward and indeed many people have successfully obtained a migration/permanent residency visa by themselves. However, for others, it can be a lonely and frustrating journey.
You may know someone who has successfully been through the Australian immigration process themselves but you should consider the following:
- When did they apply?
- What legislation and policy was in place at the time?
- What were their circumstances at the time?
- What visa were they granted?
- What conditions were attached to the visa?
Increasingly, according to Department of Immigration and Border Patrol (DIBP) statistics, many applicants choose to employ the services of a Registered Migration Agent.
Every visa application must meet the actual migration requirements for that particular visa subclass in order to be successful. These requirements are found in the Migration Act 1958, Migration Regulations 1994, as well as in the policy guidelines which DIBP Case Officers use to assess applications.
Whilst the DIBP website is a good general guide, it is clearly stated therein at this page http://www.immi.gov.au/legislation/internet-access... that legislation and regulations are not published on the DIBP website.
Visa applicants cannot rely on the DIBP and its Immigration Case Officers to give migration law advice on a visa application. It is a common public misconception that DIBP staff, including immigration officers (whether in Australia or at overseas Embassies or High Commissions) can give advice on immigration matters.
Under Australian law, because they are non-lawyers and not Registered Migration Agents, they do not and cannot provide migration law advice or assistance. What they can provide is information. However, we are frequently contacted by clients who have said that they do not often get "the full picture" from DIBP staff.
Moving to Australia changes your entire life; let professionals advise you.
My Australian Visa can provide you with the migration law expertise to submit the best possible visa application.
Why Use A Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent?
A migration agent is anyone who uses knowledge of migration procedures to offer advice or assistance to a person wanting to obtain a visa to enter or remain in Australia.
Migration agents operating in Australia are required by law to be registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).
All registered migration agents:
- Have a 7 digit Registration Number and registration certificate to prove their registration (this can be verified on the MARA Register)
- Must meet the qualification requirements for registration, which include a sound knowledge of Australian migration law and procedures (for initial registration) and ongoing professional development activities (for subsequent registration)
- Be of good character; and
- Abide by the Migration Agents Code of Conduct which they are required to display in their offices.
Not all Registered Migration Agents are Solicitors though. In fact currently approximately two thirds of Registered Migration Agents are NOT Solicitors/Lawyers.
How Do I Choose the Right Registered Migration Agent?
When searching for an Registered Migration Agent to provide advice and assistance you should ask the following questions:
- Are they registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA)?
- Are they Members of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA)?
- Are they tertiary qualified?
- Do they have a Law Degree?
- Do they have experience?
- Do they have testimonials from satisfied clients to support their claims?
- What is their success rate?
Credentials are important and confirm a commitment to the profession, set a standard for work and help interaction with third parties.
With changes constantly occurring in migration legislation it is important to be aware and up to date with new policies implemented prior to applying for a visa. Without a comprehensive understanding of migration legislation, policies and procedures as they apply to you, a visa application may be delayed, returned unprocessed, or refused outright, wasting both time and money.
Due to industry regulations we cannot give any detailed advice on an assessment of your visa eligibility until you become a client via the Level 1 Service or Ask An Agent Service.
If you are not likely to succeed, we will let you know from the outset and advise you against proceeding further. My Australian Visa offers an honest assessment and advice, even where this includes negative feedback. It may be that as a consequence of reading the Level 1 Service advice document that you decide not to go ahead with any visa application, indirectly saving a significant amount of time, money and frustration.
Under Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) guidelines, registered agents must complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses prior to re-registration each year. This assures that Registered Migration Agents are aware of any changes to legislation.
In addition, as Registered Migration Agent we are bound by the Code of Conduct and this requires, inter alia, maintenance of a separate bank account for clients money, until the money is paid towards expenses or charged against professional fees provided after the completion of work agreed upon.
Whilst the ultimate decision to grant a visa is that of the DIBP there are many reasons why you should use a registered migration agent to assist you in your visa application.
Peace of Mind
In addition to our professional fees there are Visa Application Charges (payable to DIBP) and other associated costs payable to relevant third parties for all visa applications. These fees will NOT BE REFUNDED TO YOU by the relevant authority if your application is unsuccessful.
Furthermore, if your application is refused, you may not be able to appeal the decision or reapply for some time (e.g. until after you have acquired sufficient work experience) or at all (e.g. you may lose the ability to reapply because of the age requirement or because your circumstances or the law has changed).
Only applicants for certain visa subclasses are legally entitled to lodge an appeal. Under the law not every rejected applicant is legally entitled to appeal. Even if you are legally entitled to appeal you will likely have to pay an appeal application fee.
If you are entitled to and do proceed with an appeal you must remember that once your application is rejected, it becomes difficult if not impossible to legally 'change your story'. This is because any 'unsuccessful application' is filed by DIBP and may be used to check against any conflicting or inconsistent claims you make in your appeal or new application. DIBP's own statistics show that a great number of appeals fail.
Given this situation, our policy is to only undertake cases that we feel will be successful in attaining a visa based on the Level 1 Service. We are honest in our evaluation and will not waste both your time and money and our excellent reputation.
Compare Our Service
We invite you to compare the features of our services with those offered elsewhere.
We are sure you will agree that My Australian Visa offers the most extensive, affordable and effective migration service available!
Clients can receive migration advice and assistance in the following visa subclasses:
Subclass 010 - Bridging A
Subclass 020 - Bridging B
Subclass 030 - Bridging C
Subclass 040 - Bridging (Prospective Applicant)
Subclass 041 - Bridging (Non-applicant)
Subclass 050 - Bridging (General)
Subclass 051 - Bridging (Protection Visa Applicant)
Subclass 060 - Bridging F
Subclass 070 - Bridging (Removal Pending)
Subclass 100 - Spouse
Subclass 101 - Child
Subclass 102 - Adoption
Subclass 103 - Parent
Subclass 105 - Skilled - Australian Linked
Subclass 106 - Regional Linked
Subclass 110 - Interdependency
Subclass 114 - Aged Dependent Relative
Subclass 115 - Remaining Relative
Subclass 116 - Carer
Subclass 117 - Orphan Relative
Subclass 118 - Designated Parent
Subclass 119 - Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
Subclass 120 - Labour Agreement
Subclass 121 - Employer Nomination
Subclass 124 - Distinguished Talent
Subclass 126 - Independent
Subclass 132 - Business Talent
Subclass 134 - Skill Matching
Subclass 135 - State/Territory-nominated Independent
Subclass 136 - Skilled - Independent
Subclass 137 - Skilled - State/Territory-nominated Independent
Subclass 138 - Skilled - Australian-sponsored
Subclass 139 - Skilled - Designated Area-sponsored
Subclass 143 - Contributory Parent
Subclass 151 - Former Resident
Subclass 155 - Five Year Resident Return
Subclass 157 - Three Month Resident Return
Subclass 159 - Provisional Resident Return
Subclass 160 - Business Owner (Provisional)
Subclass 161 - Senior Executive (Provisional)
Subclass 162 - Investor (Provisional)
Subclass 163 - State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional)
Subclass 164 - State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional)
Subclass 165 - State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional)
Subclass 173 - Contributory Parent (Temporary)
Subclass 175 Skilled - Independent
Subclass 176 Skilled - Sponsored
Subclass 200 - Refugee
Subclass 201 - In-country Special Humanitarian
Subclass 202 - Global Special Humanitarian
Subclass 203 - Emergency Rescue
Subclass 204 - Woman at risk
Subclass 300 - Prospective Marriage
Subclass 302 - Emergency (Permanent Visa Applicant)
Subclass 303 - Emergency (Temporary Visa Applicant)
Subclass 309 - Spouse (Provisional)
Subclass 310 - Interdependency (Provisional)
Subclass 405 - Investor Retirement
Subclass 410 - Retirement
Subclass 411 - Exchange
Subclass 415 - Foreign Government Agency
Subclass 416 - Special Program
Subclass 417 - Working Holiday
Subclass 418 - Educational
Subclass 419 - Visiting Academic
Subclass 420 - Entertainment
Subclass 421 - Sport
Subclass 422 - Medical Practitioner
Subclass 423 - Media and Film Staff
Subclass 426 - Domestic Worker (Temporary) - Diplomatic or Consular
Subclass 427 - Domestic Worker (Temporary) - Executive
Subclass 428 - Religious Worker
Subclass 442 - Occupational Trainee
Subclass 444 - Special Category
Subclass 445 - Dependent Child
Subclass 447 - Secondary Movement Offshore Entry (Temporary)
Subclass 448 - Kosovar Safe Haven (Temporary)
Subclass 449 - Humanitarian Stay (Temporary)
Subclass 450 - Resolution of Status - Family Member (Temporary)
Subclass 451 - Secondary Movement Relocation (Temporary)
Subclass 456 - Business (Short Stay)
Subclass 457 - Business (Long Stay)
Subclass 459 - Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay)
Subclass 461 - New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary)
Subclass 462 - Work and Holiday
Subclass 470 - Professional Development
Subclass 475 - Skilled - Regional Sponsored
Subclass 476 - Skilled - Recognised Graduate
Subclass 485 - Skilled - Graduate
Subclass 487 - Skilled - Regional Sponsored
Subclass 495 - Skilled - Independent Regional (Provisional)
Subclass 496 - Skilled - Designated Area-sponsored (Provisional)
Subclass 497 - Graduate - Skilled
Subclass 570 - Independent ELICOS Sector
Subclass 571 - Schools Sector
Subclass 572 - Vocational Education and Training Sector
Subclass 573 - Higher Education Sector
Subclass 574 - Postgraduate Research Sector
Subclass 575 - Non-Award Sector
Subclass 576 - AusAID or Defence Sector
Subclass 580 - Student Guardian
Subclass 675 - Medical Treatment (Short Stay)
Subclass 676 - Tourist
Subclass 679 - Sponsored Family Visitor
Subclass 685 - Medical Treatment (Long Stay)
Subclass 695 - Return Pending
Subclass 771 - Transit
Subclass 773 - Border
Subclass 785 - Temporary Protection
Subclass 786 - Temporary (Humanitarian Concern)
Subclass 787 - Witness Protection (Trafficking) (Temporary)
Subclass 800 - Territorial Asylum
Subclass 801 - Spouse
Subclass 802 - Child
Subclass 804 - Aged Parent
Subclass 808 - Confirmatory (Residence)
Subclass 814 - Interdependency
Subclass 820 - Spouse
Subclass 826 - Interdependency
Subclass 834 - Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island
Subclass 835 - Remaining Relative
Subclass 836 - Carer
Subclass 837 - Orphan Relative
Subclass 838 - Aged Dependent Relative
Subclass 845 - Established Business in Australia
Subclass 846 - State/Territory Sponsored Regional Established Business in Australia
Subclass 850 - Resolution of Status (Temporary)
Subclass 851 - Resolution of Status
Subclass 852 - Witness Protection (Trafficking) (Permanent)
Subclass 855 - Labour Agreement
Subclass 856 - Employer Nomination Scheme
Subclass 857 - Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
Subclass 858 - Distinguished Talent
Subclass 859 - Designated Parent
Subclass 861 - Skilled - Onshore Independent New Zealand Citizen
Subclass 862 - Skilled - Onshore Australian-sponsored New Zealand Citizen
Subclass 863 - Skilled - Onshore Designated Area-sponsored New Zealand Citizen
Subclass 864 - Contributory Aged Parent
Subclass 866 - Protection
Subclass 880 - Skilled - Independent Overseas Student
Subclass 881 - Skilled - Australian-sponsored Overseas Student
Subclass 882 - Skilled - Designated Area-sponsored Overseas Student
Subclass 883 - Skilled - Designated Area-sponsored (Residence)
Subclass 884 - Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)
Subclass 885 - Skilled - Independent
Subclass 886 - Skilled - Sponsored
Subclass 887 - Skilled - Regional
Subclass 890 - Business Owner
Subclass 891 - Investor
Subclass 892 - State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner
Subclass 893 - State/Territory Sponsored Investor
Subclass 956 - Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant - Long Validity)
Subclass 976 - Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor)
Subclass 977 - Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant - Short Validity)
Subclass 988 - Maritime Crew
Subclass 995 - Diplomatic (Temporary)
Clients can also seek advice or assistance with any of the following visa application/information forms:
Medical Examination For An Australian Visa
Sponsorship For Migration To Australia
Sponsorship For A Child To Migrate To Australia
Sponsorship For A Partner To Migrate To Australia
Details Of Child Or Other Dependent Family Member Aged 18 Years Or Over
Application For A Business Skills (Provisional) Visa
Application For A Business Skills (Permanent) Visa
Application For Migration To Australia By A Child
Application For Employer Sponsored Migration To Australia
Application For Migration To Australia By Other Family Members
Character Requirements: Penal Clearance Certificates
Application For Migration To Australia By A Parent
Application For Migration To Australia By A Contributory Parent (Temporary) or Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa Holder
Application For Migration To Australia By A Partner
Application For Special Migration To Australia
Application To Visit Australia For Tourism Or Other Recreational Activities
Application To Visit Australia For Tourism Or Other Recreational Activities
Application To Visit Australia For Medical Treatment
Application To Visit Australia As A Sponsored Family Visitor
Family Composition - English/Chinese (Short And Long)
Sponsorship For Temporary Residence In Australia (Non Business)
Personal Particulars For Character Assessment
Application For Australian Citizenship By Descent
Application For Evidence Of Australian Citizenship
Application For Renunciation Of Australian Citizenship
Application To Resume Australian Citizenship
Application For A Temporary Residence Visa (non-business)
Sponsorship For Temporary Entry Of Overseas Entertainers To Perform In Australia
Application For A Student Visa
Application For A Student Guardian Visa
Nomination Of A Student Guardian
Application For A Student Visa With Permission To Work
Radiological Report On Chest X-ray Of An Applicant For An Australian Visa
Application For Evidence Of Resident Status In Australia
Request For Access To Documents Under The Freedom Of Information Act 1982
Request For International Movement Records Under The Freedom Of Information Act 1982
Request For Amendment Or Annotation To Personal Records Under The Freedom Of Information Act 1982
Application For A Business (Short Stay) Visa (for a stay of up to 3 months)
Application For Further Stay As A Visitor (111KB PDF file)
Refugee And Special Humanitarian Proposal (110KB PDF file)
Employer Nomination Under The Employer Nomination Scheme
Application For An Offshore Humanitarian Visa - Refugee And Humanitarian (class XB) Visa
Application For A Confirmatory (Residence) Visa
Application For Transit Visa For Australia (class 771)
Statutory Declaration By A Supporting Witness Relating To A Partner Visa Application
Nomination For Occupational Training
Application For A Subclass 445 (temporary) Visa By A Dependent Child
Nomination Of Student Dependants
Notification Of Address Or Change Of Address For Business Skills Visa Holders
State/Territory Notification: Business Skills Class
Change Of Address And/or Passport Details
Application For An Australian Declaratory Visa
State/Territory Sponsorship - Business Skills Classes
Notice Of Possible Sponsorship - Regional Established Business In Australia Subclass
Appointment Of A Migration Agent
Migrating to Australia - English language assessment
Fees and Charges
Nomination For Distinguished Talent
Application By A Subclass 445 Dependent Child For A Permanent Partner Visa
Application For An Emergency (Temporary) Visa
Application For Bridging Visa - To Replace A Ceased Bridging Visa, To Change Bridging Visa Conditions, Or To Provide Lawful Status During Judicial Review
Application For A Bridging Visa B - To Seek Permission To Travel (103KB PDF file)
Application For A Bridging Visa E - subclass 050
Survey Of Business Skills Visa Holders
Notification Of Changes In Circumstances (section 104 Of The Migration Act 1958)
Notification Of Incorrect Answer(s)
Declaration: Business Skills - Investor And State/Territory Sponsored Investor Other - Investor Retirement (Designated Investment)
Declaration (Investment-linked Migration/Residence (Designated Investment)
Statutory declaration relating to family violence (for visa applications made on or after 15 October 2007)
Form 1040 (07/07)
Statutory declaration relating to domestic violence (for visa applications made before 15 October 2007)
Employer Nomination Under The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
Information Collection For Special Circumstance Visa
Application for a Temporary Business (Long Stay) visa (subclass 457)
Application For A Resident Return Visa (RRV) Or replacement evidence Of An RRV
Police Records Check - Consent To Obtain Personal Information (63KB PDF file)
General Skilled Migration Declaration (Bonus points for capital investment in Australia)
Business Skills Profile: Business Owner And State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional)
Business Skills Profile: Senior Executive And State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional)
Business Skills Profile: Established Business In Australia
Business Skills Profile: Investor And State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional)
Application For Sponsorship For Sponsored Visitors
Application For A Working Holiday Visa
Undertaking Visa Grant Subject To Condition 8503 "No Further Stay"
Application For Certificate Of Status For New Zealand Citizens In Australia
Employer Nomination For A Permanent Appointment (Labour Agreement, Regional Headquarters Agreement Or Invest Australia Supported Skills Agreement)
Communicating By E-mail With The Department
Confirmation Of Immigration Status
Proof of identity and declaration
Sponsoring Temporary Overseas Employees To Australia
Application For A Work And Holiday Visa
Business Skills Profile: Business Talent
Bank Confirmation Of Account Details - Investor And Sponsored Investor Categories
Schools Sector - English Proficiency - Details Of Nominated Education Agent
Business Skills Profile: Business Owner (Residence)
Schools Sector - English Proficiency - Advice On Tests
Additional Personal Particulars Information
State/territory Sponsorship: Business Talent Subclass
Application For Approval As A Professional Development Sponsor
Application For A Professional Development Visa
Consent Form To Grant An Australian Visa To A Child Under The Age Of 18 Years
Transitional Arrangements For Work Rights For temporary retirement visa
Application For Sponsorship For Sponsored Business Visitors (short Stay)
Application For A Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) Visa (for A Stay Of Up To 3 Months)
State/Territory Sponsorship: Investor Retirement Visa
Supplementary Form - Student Visa - Subclass 571 (Schools Sector)
Agreement to undertake care of an unaccompanied humanitarian minor
Working Holiday Visa: Employment Verification
Trade Skills Training Visa Sponsor Monitoring
Application for Australian citizenship for children adopted under the ‘full and permanent' Hague Convention arrangements
Application for a Maritime Crew (Temporary) visa (subclass 988)
Application for general skilled migration to Australia
Application for sponsorship under general skilled migration
Occupational trainee visa - acknowledgement by nominee (if unpaid)
Occupational trainee visa - acknowledgement by nominator
Application for Australian citizenship by conferral - Other situations
Online applications for Australian citizenship by conferral - Proof of identity and declaration
Application for citizenship by conferral - General eligibility