Immigration Information

The Australian immigration system

Australia is one of the most sought after destinations in the world for people wanting to visit or live. Consequently, there is an enormous demand on the Australian immigration system which has developed itself into a complex set of rules to cover every request to enter or remain in Australia. In fact, the Australian immigration system is generally regarded as one of the most structured in the world and is all set down in thick Acts of Parliament, Regulations, Policy Documents, Ministerial Directives and Skills Recognition Assessments just to name a few.

There are over 100 different types of visas and are of four broad types – visitors, temporary residence, permanent residence and bridging. There are detailed rules governing entry in each visa category which are clearly laid down in the immigration legislation. Some visas allow for applications to be made off-shore only, some on-shore only, and some can be made either off-shore or on-shore.

The difficulty with all this legal complexity is that the average applicant does not have the time or skill to be able to find out the regulations which apply in their individual case and understand properly how these regulations will be interpreted and affect the outcome of his or her application. For the newcomer, the maze of legal documents is very difficult to wade through and sometimes impossible to understand.

Our services

At Jade Lawyers Network, we will help you select the most appropriate visa for your circumstances.

We will take the time to get to know you, your professional background and your personal situation so that we can make the most beneficial recommendation that suits your needs.  We will guide you through the process from start to end and advise you about the required documents, like references, statements and declarations.  We will communicate with the Department of Immigration on your behalf and ensure you are reminded about any deadlines.  We will also make it clear if there are any weaknesses in your application and how these can be minimised.

To see how we can assist you, please contact us.

Applying on your own

With the rise of the Internet, many applicants seek to apply independently, without the guidance of a migration agent.  However, there are many benefits of engaging trusted professionals like Jade Lawyers Network.

  • Australia has an intricate framework of migration rules and regulations encompassing a variety of visa pathways. These rules and regulations also change regularly.  We can help you identify the most suitable pathway to Australia, which satisfies you and your family’s circumstances and life plan.  Janaka Wickramanayake is also a qualified lawyer and therefore, you will be taken care of by a migration agent who has a solid understanding of the law.
  • The migration process can be overwhelming; physically, financially and emotionally.  We take the burden out of the migration process by ensuring you meet the eligibility requirements, so that you can focus on other aspects of life.   This also means that you won’t risk losing your visa application fees, as we only accept cases that have the best chances of success.
  • Depending on your visa matter, you may be required to provide biometrics, police clearances and medicals.  Given our wealth of experience, we can appropriately guide you through these processes so that you do not have to waste time and energy discovering them on your own.

Retaining Jade Lawyers Network is a worthwhile investment, whether your matter is straightforward or complex.  Our mission is to help you in the easiest way possible, and that is what we achieve!