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LIV Migration Lawyers Directory


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LIV Migration Lawyers Directory

(Updated 6 October 2021)

What can an immigration lawyer do for you?

Immigration lawyers can provide legal advice throughout a client’s journey to migrate to Australia, including assessing visa options and pathways to Permanent Residency and Citizenship.

Immigration lawyers can:

  • Assist clients with preparing sponsorship, nomination and visa applications
  • Address concerns raised by the Department of Home Affairs including matters relating to compliance with migration law
  • Respond to potential visa refusals and cancellation cases
  • Provide representation at a Tribunal and at Court
  • Assist with Ministerial Intervention requests.

About the Migration Lawyers Directory

This list has been compiled by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV). To be eligible to appear in the LIV Migration Lawyers Directory, lawyers must:

  • Be an LIV member; and
  • Hold a current Australian legal practising certificate; and
  • Have either:
    • been registered as a migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (‘OMARA’) before 22 March 2021 and continue to have access to appropriate resources, such as a migration law professional library and immiAccount; or
    • were not registered with OMARA before 22 March 2021 but have access to appropriate resources, such as a migration law professional library and ImmiAccount; and
  • Not be subject to any disciplinary actions by the Victorian Legal Services Board, any other State/Territory
    legal regulator or OMARA; and
  • Not intend to become or seek to remain a Registered Migration Agent on or after 22 March 2021.

The directory also identifies which lawyers have Accredited Specialisation in immigration law. Lawyers who are accredited specialists must have a minimum of five years full time practice experience and a minimum of three years of experience in their area of specialisation. They must also maintain a highest degree of professional development in immigration law. Accredited specialists must apply for re-accreditation every three years.


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If you are an immigration lawyer who would like to appear in the directory and are an LIV member, log into the LIV website with your individual member ID and complete the online application form.

If you are included in this list and wish to update your details or status, please contact

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