AREAS OF PRACTICE

Citizenship

CITIZENSHIP

Applying to become an Australia Citizen is an exciting final step in the migration journey for many people. WLW Migration Lawyers can assist you with this process and help you prepare and manage your application.

Due to recent changes in the law that are resulting in delays, it is important to obtain legal advice about this process.

CANCELLATIONS AND CHARACTER REFUSALS

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and his delegates have the power to cancel any visa in certain situations. Recently, the Australian Government has increased the power to cancel visas and has introduced mandatory cancellation requirements in some situations.

WLW Migration Lawyers have extensive experience in cancellation matters, including running strategic cases to clarify the law in this area. We also work with your criminal lawyers to ensure you understand the migration implications of any actions taken on your case.

There are often short time-frames for response involved in cancellation matters and we recommend you contact our office as soon as possible in relation to this type of matter.

MINISTERIAL REQUESTS

In some case you may be able to make a request to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection to intervene in your case. In early 2016 the government changed some of the circumstances of when you can successfully request intervention,

WLW Migration Lawyers have years of experience making requests to the Minister. We understand that many compelling and compassionate circumstances arise that sometimes fall outside of the visa criteria.

DETENTION MATTERS

Australia has a complex detention system which includes a network of detention centres, often located in remote parts of the country. We can work with you or your family member if they are located in detention to advocate for their release from detention

OTHER MATTERS

WLW Migration Lawyers provide advice and assistance on a range of other migration issues. Some of the other areas we can provide you with advice and assistance in are listed below. 
  • Issues relating to identity
  • Issues relating to false information or false documents
  • Health and character matters
  • Bridging visas grants and cancellations
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