Australian Immigration Overview Session
Complementary 15 minute overview
Assess your eligibility for immigration
The first step to getting your Australian visa
Australian Visa & Immigration Service
We are experts at finding the right visa for your situation. We give you advice and the best chance to get your Australian visa.
Listen to Justin Rickard's interview with the BBC World News service in London regarding the changes to the 457 and Citizenship rules announced on the 18th April 2017. For more information on this topic, read our new 457 Changes article.
Migration Advice Plan (MAP)
Cost: $245 (AUD)
We provide 60 minutes with Attorney Rickard and advice on legal strategy for your strongest visa application and associated costs.
Cost: $2495 (AUD)
We assist you to save money when doing your own application. We provide full legal assistance and up to 3 legal submission templates.
Cost: $4295 (AUD)
We lodge your visa application online for you, and follow through until it is approved. We also offer up to 13 hours of legal assistance for up to 1 year.
Business & Complex Visas
For business migration and or complex cases involving detailed research or evidence gathering fees negotiated case by case.
Australian Immigration Lawyers & Migration Agents
Expert immigration lawyers and registered migration agents since 1998 with offices in Sydney, Regional NSW and Asia
Why Australian Immigration Lawyers?
Australian Immigration Lawyers have represented thousands of people in successful migration applications to the Australian Government since 1998.
- Founder, Justin Rickard is one of Australia’s pre-eminent migration lawyers with 28 years of international legal experience.
- Our international team is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, German and French.
- We have offices in Sydney, regional NSW, Shanghai and Hong Kong and access to a global network of migration law firms.
- With years of expertise enabling people from all over the world to immigrate to Australia, we develop a tailored strategy for your visa application based on your particular situation.
How We Can Help
Here at Australian Immigration Lawyers we are ready to assist you with all your visa and migration needs.
- Spouse Visas, Prospective Marriage Visas
- Family Visas; Child Permanent Visas, Adoption Migration, Aged Dependent Relative Visas
- Student Visas
- Skilled and Work Visas
We understand how to navigate Australia’s complex and ever-changing migration laws so you can you can achieve your dream of living and working in Australia, or reuniting your family here.
About Justin Rickard – Australian Immigration Lawyers Principal
One of Australia’s most experienced and respected immigration agents.
Justin Rickard, attorney, law teacher & registered migration agent, has been a successful attorney for over 28 years, an Australian government registered migration agent for over 18 years and is the founder of Australian Immigration Lawyers. He has spent 23 of his over 28 years as a lawyer specialising in migration law.
With offices in Sydney, regional N.S.W, Australia and abroad, Justin Rickard helps migrants to Australia understand how to navigate Australia’s complex and ever-changing visa and migration laws so they can achieve their dream of living and working in Australia.
1000s of successful migration applications.
Justin has represented thousands of people in successful migration applications to the Australian government and given immigration seminars to well over 10,000 people worldwide. As an expert in Australian migration law he has been interviewed on talk back radio in Australia, Kenya and the Philippines reaching an audience of hundreds of thousands of people.
Justin’s unique value lies in over 28 years’ international legal experience giving him abilities to identify and unearth solutions inside even the most complex cultural, personal and economic situations. He has the ability to communicate your message, on a business or personal level, across any country, transcending cultural and linguistic barriers as well as industries.
Certificate of recognition for Justin Rickard After serving as a lawyer in the state of NSW Australia for over 25 years Attorney Justin Rickard, along with some of his professional colleagues and peers, was awarded a certificate of recognition by the Law Society of...read more
Migration law practice in Sydney’s Northern Beaches Attorney Justin Rickard founded and ran a very successful migration law practice on the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney for over a decade. This article in the Manly Daily article featured some of the many...read more
Top Australian migration lawyer, Justin Rickard, was commissioned to write an article for an Australian Mining Magazine During Australia’s vast mining boom Attorney Justin Rickard was commissioned to write an article for an Australian Mining Magazine on how they...read more
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Visa News & Tips
Read our essential tips for successful Australian visa application and immigration, case studies, and the latest visa news from the Australian government.
Update (20th April 2017) – Justin Rickard was interviewed by the BBC World News service in London regarding the changes to the 457 and Citizenship rules discussed in this article. Listen to the interview below. The Australian Prime Minister made a shock...read more
In criminal trials, the prosecution has to prove each element necessary to its case beyond a reasonable doubt. In civil trials, and in migration applications, on the other hand, a party has the burden only of proving affirmative contentions by a preponderance of the...read more
Asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat before the decision to deny Australian settlement to persons processed offshore have been given a reason to celebrate. A recent decision by the Federal Court has ruled that the Minister for Immigration, Peter Dutton, has...read more
Australian Immigration Lawyers took care of everything
I felt after the initial consultation that whilst as a registered and qualified immigration agent you would doubtless be able to follow the process and make the necessary submissions, I felt you more importantly had the “street smarts” to make things work when a case was not exactly a round peg round hole scenario. This was probably the most important factor, beyond simply taking the headache and stress away from me with my already full schedule. I am pretty sure I have been proven right about this!
- Steve, China
Now I know why we spend months looking for you...
“Thank you so much Justin... Now I know why we spend months looking for you. And why I felt finding agent is like looking for boyfriend!”
- J. Zhang, Specialist Entry Visa
Your submission to the Minister was excellent
Your submission to the Minister was excellent and we are trusting the right people take the time to read it and see the obvious injustice that has taken place. Thanks Justin keep doing all you are doing...
- Diane, on behalf of an Iranian Refugee
Good quality is worth its weight in gold
I have found the conversation with you very useful.... it is as we discussed: good quality is worth its weight in gold. Thanks again for your support.
- Margaretha, Skilled Migrant
We obtained a Bridging visa in 25% of the normal time
We obtained a Bridging visa B in 25% of the normal time and for double the length the client actually wanted and 5 days ahead of his desired departure date...
- Bruno, Bridging Visa Sponsor
Done thoroughly with full confidence and peace of mind
Having a great migration agent and attorney like yourself meant I could without being physically present in the Australia get all that needed to be done thoroughly with full confidence and peace of mind.
The Australian immigration process is a mine field and your guidance and assistance has been worth every penny. If I ever need more work done, you will definitely be on my speed dial. Thank you again for everything. Cheers.
- Sanjeeta Mackrani, family migrant
We were very touched by your genuine effort and your integrity
First of all I would like to thank you for coming down all the way to meet us even though you no longer had the need to attend to your initial appointments. We were very touched by your genuine effort and your integrity in keeping your word.
I have gone through the agreement and the other documents you presented to us in the file and needless to say we are more than happy with the services you yourself and your company have presented to us. I have the utmost confidence in your expertise and the way you work.
– Randall and Chen, Spouse Visa
We always have trust in you
As from the first day you accepted to be our lawyer, we always have trust in you… Sincerely we thank you for your advice and caring... Once again thank you for your understanding and usual support.
- Kathleen K, Mauritius
Thanking you again for the clear explanation
My whole family are very respectful to you for all support financially and legally provided to us… Thanking you again for the clear explanation below, you are really a great person. God bless you always. Warm regards
- Linsay K, Mauritius
I was so amazed by your creative mind and persistence
... I was so amazed by your creative mind and persistence, we look forward to working with you.
- Amy Zhu, China