BAKER DEANE
& NUTT

Canberra
Level 1, 1 Farrell Place
Canberra City ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6230 1999

Queanbeyan
260 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Phone: (02) 6299 3999

Migration Law

Migration law in Australia is complex and subject to rapid change. If you are considering applying for a visa, you may want to engage a registered migration agent to assist in your dealings with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

When selecting a migration agent, it is essential they are registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority; this ensures that the agent has up to date knowledge and experience of the laws and procedures governing migration.

Connie Park, Solicitor, is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1570961) and can guide you through what can be a complex and challenging process. Whether you are a migrant, family member or employer, Connie can assist you with a range of services to make migration simple.

Code of Conduct for Migration Agents information can be found here .

FAQs

What is the difference between a migration lawyer and a migration agent?

  • A lawyer must hold a current practising certificate that is renewed each year subject to the lawyer completing certain hours of continuing legal education and further requirements.
  • Migration cases are often interconnected with criminal, family or employment law. Migration agents who are not lawyers have no responsibility to advise on legal issues that often arise from your migration matter or even be aware of these issues.
  • Lawyers have the obligation to uphold “legal professional privilege” which effectively protects all communications between you and your lawyer as they are deemed confidential with a few exceptional circumstances. However, non-lawyers cannot offer you such protection.

BDN has staff fluent in Korean, Portuguese, Cantonese and Mandarin. We are able to arrange formal interpretation services as necessary in the course of a matter.

Baker Deane & Nutt