Including Dependents On Your Visa Application
The Australian Government has introduced far reaching changes to the definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) for the purpose of most visa applications. There are now significant limitations on the class of persons that can be considered part of MoFU and hence be included in a visa application.
Character Assessment of Australian Sponsors of Partner Visa Applications
From 18 November 2016, Australian citizen and permanent resident Sponsors of Partner Visa and Prospective Marriage Visa applications (“a partner visa”), are subject to character testing. In line with current Australian Government strategies to reduce family violence in the Australian community, the new provisions have been introduced to prevent Australians who have committed a relevant offence from being able to sponsor someone for a partner visa.

Our Practice

Established in 2001, our principal area of practice is Australian immigration and citizenship law. We have an excellent application success rate, particularly with legally complex cases. With over 30 years combined experience in assisting individual and corporate clients in obtaining their Australian visas, our lawyers are well positioned to assist you with all your visa needs.

Our success is largely due to the fact that:

  • Our staff are legally qualified and admitted as well as fully trained in the area of immigration and citizenship law
  • We have resources that ensure access to current law and departmental policy
  • We approach matters with integrity and trust. We always strive to find practical solutions for our clients within the law. The advice we provide is honest, constructive and ethical.
  • Our lawyers are accessible, responsive and empathetic to clients’ needs. We form understanding and long lasting relationships with our clients where we seek to help our clients achieve their goals.
  • We strive for excellence. Simply put we are passionate about achieving positive outcomes