Migration Law


Moving countries can be a very exciting, although intimidating, experience. Many countries have different rules and regulations, and it’s not uncommon for travellers to find it tricky understanding the new rules of the country they wish to move to.

Australia has introduced a number of different categories and classes of visas, such as:

  1. Family member visas
  2. General skilled visas
  3. Employer sponsored visas
  4. Business skills visas
  5. Refugee and Humanitarian visas
  6. Student visas
  7. Retirement visas
  8. Visitor visas

Each category of visa has different eligibility criteria – which means different documentation and forms are necessary in order to obtain each specific visa. This can all be very puzzling to those who are unfamiliar with Australian regulations.

At Maxwell & Co, our team can use their legal expertise and extensive knowledge of the Migration Act to guide you through what can seem like an otherwise confusing process. Our team will be able to:

  • Advise you what kind of visa you are eligible for
  • Guide you through the preparation of necessary forms and documents
  • Advise you if you are eligible for temporary or permanent residency
  • Help you become a permanent resident

If you wish to purchase property when you are not a permanent resident, there is also a significant amount of regulation under the Foreign Investments Review Board (FIRB). Our team has extensive experience dealing with FIRB applications, and can help you with your purchase and make sure that everything runs smoothly.

Our team will be able to make sure that your migration experience is as stress-free as possible, so that you can have peace of mind. Contact us if you have any enquiries about migrating or migration law issues.