Migration & Citizenship Law

MSM Legal understands that Australia’s visa and migration system can be complex, confusing and often daunting.

That’s why having considered advice and assistance from a Registered Migration Agent is important.

With some of Adelaide’s most experienced Registered Migration Agents, MSM Legal will provide you with considered advice tailored to your circumstances (because we know that every case is different), guide you through the process, and help you to achieve the outcome you desire. With more than 50 years of experience between us, we know that getting it right the first time is important.

In fact, there’s not much we don’t do in the world of migration.

So, how do we help you?

We prefer to start with an initial consultation. Why?

This gives you an opportunity to meet us and for us to understand more about you, and what it is you would like to achieve. Without enough information about you, our advice will be limited.

How do we consult with you?

We can meet you face to face, by phone, Skype or even by email. Distance is no barrier!

What happens next?

After we have enough information, we will give you our considered advice, how this relate to visa/migration options, prospects, time-frames and of course costs.  Not all applications have merit and we believe in being honest and upfront about this from the beginning.

If you decide to go ahead, we will provide you with a list of the documents and information that we need to begin preparing an application. When you send us documents, we will review them closely. We will work with you on the drafting of application forms and ensure that you have the opportunity to read through them, understand the information given and that it is correct before the application is lodged. Once an application is lodged, we will monitor your application until a decision is made. Sometimes we need to change our approach to a file, perhaps if your circumstances have changed, and we are responsive to this.

If you are a business wishing to bring an employee to Australia from overseas, or have a new recruit, we can work directly through you, or with you and your prospective employee, whichever you prefer.

At MSM Legal, our team of lawyers we can also assist you with other areas which can be crucial to the success of your application. 

For example, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection  (DIBP) has specific requirements for the employment contracts that relate to visa holders.  Even if you have a perfectly valid and legitimate employment contract in place, which complies with Australian law, the DIBP may require various other issues that are specific to migration to be included in that employment contract.  We can assist you with this step, and our lawyers can provide you with an employment contract that complies with the immigration requirements. 

Similarly, companies and employers may also need various contracts and agreements as part of their business, to demonstrate to the DIBP that the company or employer is a legitimate business and operates according to Australian law.  If your documentation is missing in some areas, our commercial lawyers can assist with providing that additional documentation to demonstrate to the DIBP that you are operating lawfully in Australia. 

Our Wills and Estates lawyers can also provide further documentation that may be required for some visas.  Partner visas, for example, can be assisted by having Wills recognising the relationship between applicants and sponsors.

There are many ways MSM Legal can assist you to make your application stronger – let us know how we can help you. 

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