IMMIGRATION LAW ADVICE AND SERVICES
Australia’s immigration law changes frequently and can often be complex and confusing. Our team is expert in guiding people through the migration system. We have an outstanding success rate due to the care and additional we take and our expert knowledge.
Our immigration law team is led by Louise Delaney. You can be confident that you will receive the advice and assistance you need. We do not engage clients that we don’t feel we can help and we are highly ethical in all our practices.
Australian immigration and citizenship law is governed by strict legislative and policy requirements. Consequently, a high level of professional attention is necessary when handling migration matters. Our team are fully up to date with the legislative practices and check the requirements for every matter, even if a similar matter has been handled recently.
The relevant legislation is the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), the Migration Regulations 1994, the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) and the Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007.
In addition to the legislation, the DHA (Department of Home Affairs) has extensive policy guidelines contained in its Procedures Advice Manuals, Migration Series Instructions and Australian Citizenship Instructions.
The policy guidelines concern every aspect of migration and citizenship law and represent DHA’s interpretation of the legislation. They also direct how discretions are to be exercised.
The legislation, policy and application fees are subject to frequent amendment. Most amendments are made with notice, but occasionally some are not. We will always advise the latest DHA fees at the time of engagement. However, if fees are increased during the application process we will need clients to pay the latest DHA fees at the time of processing. We are unable to control these fees, they are set by the DHA and are separate to our legal fees.