Obtaining a visa can be a life-changing opportunity for many. Because of this, your chances can be greatly improved with the help and guidance of professionals who have the necessary legal training and experience to help you obtain your visa.
Our Lazarus Legal lawyers are not only qualified or experienced in providing professional immigration advice, they also have a genuine appreciation of this major step in your life. With access to a deep understanding of the intricacies of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Australian immigration law, rest assured your application is in safe hands.
In our experience, taking on such a costly task alone without help is simply not in you or your family’s best interests. Don’t take a risk when your future depends significantly on this.
Why Lazarus Legal Immigration Lawyers: Key Differences between Australian Immigration Lawyers and Australian Migration Agents
Here in Australia, the Migration Agents Registration Authority, otherwise known as MARA, is the body responsible for the regulation of Australian migration practitioners and providing them with guidelines and policies. The MARA requires any firm or individual who seeks to provide immigration advice and or assistance to be registered with the authority as MARA certified Australian migration practitioners.
An important distinction needs to be made between the various types of Australian migration practitioners. While Australian immigration lawyers can often be referred to as Australian migration agents, it is not the case that all Australian migration agents can claim to be Australian immigration lawyers. The biggest differences between the two is the level of training and regulation that applies to both.
Another difference between a Migration Lawyer and Migration agent is that by using a Migration Lawyer you are protected by legal professional privilege, (confidentiality/non-disclosure) subject to a few exceptions. Clients of Migration Agents, simply do not have that privilege.
Regulation of Australian Immigration Lawyers & Migration Agents
While both Australian immigration lawyers and migration agents need to be registered with MARA, Australian immigration lawyers are further required to be registered with their respective State or Territories’ Legal Admission Board and Law Society. This imposes a higher level of regulation, professional codes and ethics than those required of migration agents.
Our Lazarus Legal advisors are both registered migration agents and registered Australian lawyers. This ensures we have your back in more ways than one, giving you that added peace of mind that your application and next step in your life journey is in the safe hands of experienced and qualified professionals. who not only know the requirements required by MARA, but are also on top of every other piece of regulation governing legal practice here in NSW.