Jerry Gomez of Gomez Lawyers an expert migration lawyer in Melbourne tells you how exactly a migration lawyer can help you improve your chances of success with an Australian visa application.
As immigration Lawyers in Melbourne, we spend our time studying Australian immigration law; and dealing with a variety of applications and immigration department officials and their inquiries. Therefore, we know what problems and concerns can crop up and which may be in your application; and how exactly to deal with those issues in advance.
Based on our experience in Australian immigration law, we have developed a systematic and meticulous system in place for preparing visa applications. The net results of our systematic approach is very real: it actually means a higher chance of success and a quicker visa grant decisions.
While each person’s legal situation is different, here are times when you really should hire a lawyer.
Migration law is complicated. If you are not a migration lawyer or adviser you probably have no business acting like one in certain instances. Advice from friends, or even the department of immigration officials are not reliable. The courts have made it clear that the onus remains on the applicant to lodge a proper application with only very limited exceptions. Failing to hire a migration lawyer can result in otherwise avoidable pitfalls. As immigration lawyers in Melbourne, we offer a free first interview, just to help you think about pitfalls that may lurk in your application.
Not having a lawyer may actually cost you more. As yourself this question: what is at stake? Government fees have been steadily rising over the years. For a partner visa, the government fees have climbed to about AU$7000. No refunds are provided for poor or failed applications. In fact fees start to rise if you need to pursue the case through the tribunals or the courts. Undoubtedly, using a migration lawyer will save you time and lower your risk, the result could very well mean being able to get about your business of living and working in Australian sooner. This is a real cost-saver. To help you budget properly, Gomez Lawyers, Melbourne immigration lawyers offers fixed fee services. Our costs are transparent and once set down costs, we won’t change them for the stated services.
Good migration lawyers do not work alone. They have an extended network of professionals to help their clients’ cases. There are some cases where other professionals are needed to provide evidence or challenge the department’s views on certain aspects of an application this could range from health and character issues to suitability of qualifications among others for migration purposes. As Melbourne migration lawyers we have a network of professionals to assist with particular unusual cases and waivers that may be required in tough applications.
It is better to avoid problems in the first place rather than try to fix them once they arise. Hiring a good migration lawyer in many instances will help you avoid potential legal headaches down the road. A hallmarks of our services as Melbourne migration lawyers is: Supportive & Effective Legal services. We will explain everything in a way you understand and provide regular updates as required suggesting strategies and necessary changes as required.
Good migration lawyers often provide a free initial consultation. One thing that baffles me personally is why some choose to charge you just to find out if they can help. Migration advisory work is quite different from many other areas of law because particularly vulnerable people are involved – often new to the country, without good English language skills, unaware of strict laws and the consequences or a breach, etc. At Gomez Lawyers, we do not believe we should take your money before finding out if there is a reasonable prospects of success. At your free consultation with an experienced migration agent in Melbourne from Gomez Lawyers, we will give you an idea of the type of case you have. It will help you decide whether you actually need to hire a migration lawyer.