02 9635 5333

02 9635 5333


Success is not just getting here.

It’s knowing your future here is secure.

Alan Rigas Solicitors can help.

Immigration Services for Individuals

Guide to Family and Partner visas.
Immigration is a complex area of law, with frequent regulatory changes.

We can help with a range of family and partner visa.
Our experience covers the full gamut of visa issues, from relatively straightforward visa applications to complicated applications that require detailed submissions.
We prepare reviews to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, as well as lodging submissions for Ministerial Intervention Requests.
We can help you with
● Family and partner visas including parents and carers● Visas refused● Transition to permanent residency● Employer sponsored migration● Student visas● Complex tourist visas● Refugee visas
Australia offers a number of different visas for non-citizens who wish to visit, study, work, or reside in the country.
It’s important you get the right visa for your circumstances. There may be one or more visas which are suitable for you.
Sometimes, you may need to make a second application to secure the visa you really want.

Contact Us today to discuss your family and partner visas: 02 9635 5333

Making a Visa Application: How It Works

  • Get the right visa

Ensure you are applying for the right visa for your circumstances.
Fill out the application and include supporting documents.

Pay the application fee.

Providing false, misleading or deceptive documents or information is very serious.

Under the Migration Act, a visa applicant can be banned for three years for providing false documents or misleading information.

If the document or information relates to identity, there is a ten year ban from migration to Australia.

  • Health checks

Almost all visa types require health and character assessments which you must arrange and pay for. It’s important to check these requirements prior to applying.
Health checks can be arranged through the Department’s My Health Declarations portal prior to lodging the visa application or directly through the ImmiAccount after the visa has been lodged.

These clearances expire after 12 months so consider the visa processing times before undertaking health checks and obtaining police clearances.

  • Character test

All visa applicants must pass a character test to ensure they are not a serious criminal, involved in criminal activity, or a danger to the Australian community.
For character checks, many visas require police clearances which may take a long time to obtain.

Police clearances must be attached to the visa applications before the Department of Immigration is ready to make a decision.

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