Immigration Lawyer Brisbane

We understand the complexities of immigration

Immigration Lawyer Brisbane2021-09-07T02:26:10+00:00

Immigration Lawyer Brisbane—Serving Queensland and the Gold Coast

Whether you are an individual or a business looking into emigrating to Australia, there’s no question about how complicated immigration law can be. For the uninitiated, it is an overwhelming and confusing process without the guidance of an expert immigration lawyer. Brisbane-based HCM Legal have years of experience negotiating all aspects of this complicated area of law. We work closely with you every step of the way to make sure everything goes smoothly from start to finish.

We are a trusted immigration service provider in Brisbane delivering professional services on all aspects of Australian immigration law, including business entry permits, work visas, sponsoring partners or family members and more. With an experienced Brisbane immigration lawyer on your side to help you navigate your way through the relevant legislation and paperwork, it is less likely you will encounter obstacles that are detrimental to your application.

Our specialist immigration lawyers provide services that include

Family and Partner Visas

Skilled Visas

Starting a Business in Australia or Investing

Work and Holiday Visas

Student Visas

Retiring to Australia

Appeals

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Federal Court Appeal

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The fee for the initial consultation is waived on condition that we are engaged as legal representative. Only applicable for Family Law matters.

“Achieve your dream of living and working in Australia with the help of a professional who understands the complexities of immigration law”

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Family and Partner Visas

We provide clear guidelines to ensure your and your family’s visa application is successful. Partner, Parent, Family and Child visas can be obtained with our help ensuring you have a happy new life in Australia.

Skilled Visas

The Skilled Visa program is designed for people with high qualifications who can fill occupation shortages. They give you the opportunity to live and work in Australia while providing Australian businesses with unique skill sets that will help them meet industry needs. A Brisbane immigration lawyer has experience in helping skilled visa applicants through every step of the process, including:

  • Nominated Skill Shortage visas (NSL)—a type of permanent residency where your skills are in demand by an employer or business willing to sponsor you because they cannot find someone locally qualified enough; this also provides pathways into citizenship if desired as well as other benefits such – Medicare card access, study opportunities etc., and finally being able
  • Employer-Sponsored Visas—an option if you’re already working at an Australian business or have been offered employment by one of their companies with a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa or Employer Nomination Scheme visa.

Student Visas

Australia is one of the top destinations for international students. Whether you’re looking to study in Australia as an undergraduate, post-graduate student or just want a vacation where all your tuition fees are paid for, we can help with any visa type and eligibility requirements need.

Retiring to Australia

Retiring to Australia is not easy, although those with family ties may be eligible to apply for a visa under some circumstances. For others, the Investor Retirement visa is another option. While it does not grant permanent residency, there is no maximum on the number of years you can stay in the country and you can reapply for further temporary visas before the expiration of your existing one. With our knowledge of immigration law, we can help determine your eligibility if you are considering retiring to Australia.

Work and Holiday Visas

Work and Holiday Visas are temporary visas that allow you to work in Australia for up to a year. An experienced immigration lawyer in Brisbane can guide you successfully through the application process, which can vary depending on your country of passport.

Take a 15 minute FREE Telephone Consultation*

The fee for the initial consultation is waived on condition that we are engaged as legal representative. Only applicable for Family Law matters.

Starting a Business in Australia or Investing

If you’re looking to start a business or invest in Australia, the Australian government has made it clear how they want to encourage entrepreneurialism and innovation. They offer two possible pathways for those with high-level skills:

Business Talent (Migrant) visas will provide entrepreneurs access into the country while the
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visas are available for investors only. Whether your goal is immigration or just an investment opportunity, our immigration lawyers in Brisbane can help open up this highly sought after market that’s been dubbed “the land of plenty.”

APPEALS

Getting a visa refusal or cancellation notice can be devastating and often comes as an unexpected surprise. A specialist immigration lawyer is experienced in preparing your case thoroughly for the appeals process.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is the review body for most administrative decisions by the Federal Government. In 2015, the operations of the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) were absorbed into the Migration Division of the AAT.

If you have been refused a visa or had a visa cancellation, it is very important to pay careful attention to the letter of refusal/cancellation. It includes details on why your application was not accepted which may help determine what needs to be done for a future application to be successful.

The procedure for making an appeal is complicated so contact our immigration lawyers in Brisbane before you start the process.

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Federal Court Appeal

In Australia, there are three courts that hear visa appeals; the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC), Federal Court and High Council. Most cases first go to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or Immigration Assessment Authority before they get appealed to a court.

If you’re denied at these levels, your case may be heard by either the FCC or Council depending on circumstances-although it’s best not to try this without legal advice as the process can be challenging. The appeal process for visas in Australia is long but with a good immigration lawyer in Brisbane by your side, you will have higher chances of success than going it alone.

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Ministerial Intervention

If your visa has been refused and you have exhausted the appeals processes, ministerial intervention is a possibility to override the decision. However, few requests for ministerial intervention are successful but a consultation with our Brisbane immigration lawyers will determine if you can apply.

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Contact an Immigration Lawyer in Brisbane

Maximise your success by choosing the best immigration lawyer you can afford. At HCM Legal we understand the complexities of migration, and with one of our Brisbane immigration lawyers can help you achieve your dream of living and working in Australia.

Take a 15 minute FREE Telephone Consultation*

The fee for the initial consultation is waived on condition that we are engaged as legal representative. Only applicable for Family Law matters.

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