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Migration Agents Melbourne

Migration Agents Melbourne

Migration Agents Melbourne · To Legal with 20+ years of legal experience helping people migrate to Australia · We are migration lawyers not agents.

Welcome to Migration Agents Melbourne.

To Legal is an Australian law firm located in Melbourne and practises solely in Australian immigration law.

Our principal, Jay To:

  • is an Australian lawyer and holds a current Australia Practising Certificate (Lawyer)
  • has 20 years of legal experience including 15 years working in Australian immigration law
  • graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Bachelor of Finance

We provide practical and workable immigration solutions. Furthermore, we charge on a fixed costs basis to give our clients certainty when planning and budgeting legal spend.

Moreover, our objective is to provide strategic and procedural immigration advice and in ‘plain English’.

Accordingly, for all your immigration needs contact To Legal for practical, friendly and professional immigration services.

Migration Lawyers Melbourne

Generally, there is a public misconception that migration lawyers in Melbourne are the same as migration agents in Melbourne.

However, there are major differences:

Maintains an Australian Practising Certificate (Lawyer)
Admission to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Graduated with a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Completed Practical Legal Training and Work Experience
Afforded Legal Professional Privilege for Clients
Graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law
Has passed the Legal Training Australia – Capstone Assessment

Overseas Agents

Surprisingly, another misconception is using overseas agents instead of migration lawyers from Melbourne is better due to:

  • migration lawyers from Melbourne not being located overseas
  • migration lawyers from Melbourne not being able to speak the local language

In practice, overseas posts such as the Australian Embassy or Australian Consulate only communicate in English and non-English documents must be provided with an official English translation.

We believe that the Australian immigration system is complex and complicated. Therefore, we believe that being fluent in English and a legal background is preferred.

In addition, most lawyer-client communications are usually conducted by email and phone calls and where necessary by video conference.

Therefore, the benefit and the convenience of using local overseas agents is nominal, if any.

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Admission to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Victoria
Graduated with a Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Have Legal Experience (PQE)20 years
Have Immigration Experience15 years
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of migration law and procedures
Subscribes to a Professional Library with direct access to migration laws
Completes annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Maintains Professional Indemnity Insurance (Lawyer)

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