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Expertise

Personal
Immigration

WLW Migration Lawyers work with individuals and families to navigate the hundreds of visas to ensure the best migration option is identified and a complete application or appeal is lodged.

What visas are available for individuals wanting to migrate to Australia?

There are hundreds of different Australian visas depending on the length of time you want to stay in Australia and the types of activities you would like to undertake while in the country. For example, people may travel to Australia for work, study or tourism. Others may travel to marry their partner or to compete in a sporting event.

WLW Migration Lawyers work with individuals and families to ensure the best migration option is identified and a complete application or appeal is lodged.

We assist people in all areas of personal immigration including family visas, humanitarian matters and skilled visas. We regularly appear in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.

It is common for clients to approach our firm for a visa eligibility assessment so we can advise on the best visa options for that person that matches their skills, experience and family situation. This visa strategy often involves a plan for permanent residency.

Our personal immigration clients tell us our service is professional and that they have peace of mind knowing they can rely on our team to help them through the complicated and stressful process of migration.

We assist people in all areas of personal immigration including family visas, humanitarian matters and skilled visas. We regularly appear in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

WLW provides specialised migration services to make sure you understand the migration process and receive the best possible advice at all times.

What are the requirements for obtaining a visa in Australia?

Each Australian visa has specific requirements which vary depending on your reasons for travelling to Australia. Our migration lawyers are experts at advising you on the best visa for you and how to demonstrate you meet all the visa requirements. Common visa requirements include:

  • demonstrating English language abilities
  • demonstrating you skills and experience
  • meeting health requirements
  • meeting character requirements

It is important that you identify the correct visa so that you don’t breach any associated visa conditions, such as working on a visa without work rights. If you are unsure about the specific visa requirements that you need to meet we recommend you speak to a migration lawyer.

What visas offer permanent residency (PR)?

Australia offers permanent residency for many different reasons. You may apply for permanent residency through:

  • The family visa stream, such as by applying for a Partner visa (subclass 820/801)
  • The skilled visa stream, such as by applying for an Independent Skilled visa (subclass 189) (this is a very popular option for permanent residency)
  • The employer sponsored stream, such as by applying for an Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
  • The business stream, such as by applying for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

There are also other types of permanent visas, such as Refugee and Humanitarian visas. Depending on your circumstances you may first need to apply for a temporary visa before becoming eligible for a permanent visa.

If your goal is to have permanent residency in Australia, we recommend you seek migration advice before you commit time and money to a visa strategy that may not result in permanent residency. Our migration lawyers are experts at guiding you through the permanent residency process.

Questions about Australian visas? Book a free 15 minute consultation online with one of our immigration lawyers to discuss options, eligibility and application processes.

An experienced migration lawyer can make all the difference when you need.