LEGAL STRATEGY THAT WORKS FOR YOU
We find a way into Australia for 98% of people.
Australian Immigration Lawyers
You Need To Know If You’re Eligible For Australian Migration And How To Make It Happen
Don’t risk any money or a failed application - instead benefit from our team’s combined 68 years’ legal experience as we:
- Explain in simple and easy to understand language how you can gain entry to Australia
- Pinpoint exactly which of Australia’s 80 visas match your unique background
- Minimize your costs and visa processing times
- Increase your chances of success exponentially
With consultations starting at $245, we'll give you the best chance to attain your Australian visa.
Our Principal Lawyer is a Globally Acknowledged Immigration Expert
BBC World News sought out Attorney Rickard for his advice regarding the abolition of Australia’s 457 work visa in March 2018. Listen below.
For more information on this topic, read our 482 Changes article.
Our Excellent Reputation Confirmed in the Australian Media
Attorney Rickard utilised his 30 year plus legal expertise representing clients against government decision makers. On behalf of an Australian grass roots community organisation he successfully advised against the commercialisation of a disused airfield in a small...read more
Attorney Rickard recently appeared in the Blue Mountains Gazette discussing how political changes in Australia have effected the perceived value of immigration to Australia. Taken from the Blue Mountains Gazette - September 17, 2018. "The change of prime minister has...read more
Attorney Rickard was recently interviewed by business website MyBusiness discussing which specific occupations are no longer eligible for skilled working Visas in Australia. Taken from My Business – May 31, 2017. "Unsure of whether job roles within your business are...read more
We’ve Received Numerous Awards for Excellence in Our Field
Attorney Rickard has been awarded for his excellence in communication by the Blue Mountains Toastmasters organisation. Read the full post at the Blue Mountains Toastmasters Facebook page – Congratulations & well done to the 2019 Blue Mountains Toastmasters...read more
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
Attorney Rickard has Succeeded in Difficult Circumstances
Once I spoke to Justin Rickard, I knew I had found the right Professional Agent that could give me some hope and chance in getting my father a visa to enter Australia.
Justin made it very clear that my father’s situation was very difficult and unique and the chances of obtaining a visa were slim. However Justin and his team worked thoroughly in a professional manner. He took our matter by heart, he went out of his way to win this case.
We waited four months for an answer from immigration, I felt the chances were over. I then got an email from Justin.
Visa for my father was granted and a longer stay was allowed.
I have no words to thank you Justin for all your hard work and dedication for making my dream come true. We reunited with my father.
Don’t lose hope.Samantha
Case Studies Prove Dangers in Delaying Your Migration
Case Study #1
One of our English clients worked illegally (without telling us) breaching the terms of a temporary work visa which we had previously obtained for him. He was hoping to obtain enough work experience to use for a later permanent residence application. Then the Immigration Department (DIBP) changed the rules making it impossible to claim such work experience – so he had to wait about 3 years before he could obtain permanent residence another way. The client should have just obtained advice earlier before working illegally and the problem would never have occurred. Another migration strategy could have been found.
Case Study #2
An Irish client wanted to apply for migration with a sponsor in Sydney and while we were advising her to do this DIBP changed the rules on 8 September 2004 and didn’t add her occupation to the new list of occupations available to such visa applicants. If she’d used us earlier we could have easily obtained her permanent residence that way.
Case Study #3
An Asian client was a world chess champion & involved at the highest international levels in chess journalism, judging and officialdom. Yet she took time off to have children, which is normal for a woman. In applying for a distinguished talent visa, she risked losing her eligibility to apply at all. Being able to prove that she was still prominent in her sport as she came very close to the policy limit which requires that that an applicant claiming to possess a distinguished talent within a particular area, but who had not been active within that area for more than 2 years, would not be considered as being prominent within that area. If she had waited just one more month than she did she risked losing her entire application and over twenty years of her striving to be one of the best in the world at chess would have been wasted as far as her moving to Australia on that basis.
Case Study #4
An American client overstayed her visa by 30 days only – she relied on information given to her at an airport by an airline official about her visa expiry date. Then she came to Australia, fell in love with an Australian and did not get any advice about how they could stay together until after she had left Australia. When she came to us for help finally she found out that she faced a 3 year re-entry ban to Australia unless she could prove compassionate and compelling circumstances for her visa overstay. Too late once again for what could have been a far easier case had she sought advice earlier.
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.
Attorney Rickard’s Blog
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
Many thousands of people attended Mr Rickard’s migration seminars Attorney Justin Rickard ran a series of migration seminars in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1998 as the country was collapsing with the fall of the Suharto government. Many thousands of people attended Mr...read more
Client References Attest to Attorney Rickard's Success
Australian Immigration Lawyers took care of everything
Now I know why we spend months looking for you...
Your submission to the Minister was excellent
Good quality is worth its weight in gold
We obtained a Bridging visa in 25% of the normal time
Done thoroughly with full confidence and peace of mind
We were very touched by your genuine effort and your integrity
We always have trust in you
Thanking you again for the clear explanation
I was so amazed by your creative mind and persistence
About Australian Immigration Lawyers
Australian Immigration Lawyers have represented thousands of people in successful migration applications to the Australian Government since 1998. We devise successful visa strategies that work and look forward to discussing your case. Book a session today.