Migration Lawyers, Not Agents

Immigration Law is one of the most complicated areas of law. It involves a very complex piece of legislation, including policy guidelines, Parliamentary directives and approximately 150 visa categories. The legislation is constantly changing and therefore it is extremely important for you to obtain proper advice and representation to maximise your possibilities to migrate to Australia.

Preparing a visa application requires more than merely completing the required forms and answering questions. Appropriate qualification of your representative and experience may prove critical in the preparation of a quality application and submissions to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and in turn the success of such application.

As the decision to migrate to Australia is life changing and costly, it is important that you engage the most qualified professional in the area.

Whilst Immigration Lawyers are also registered as Migration Agents, not all Migration Agents are Immigration Lawyers.

The key difference between an Immigration Lawyer and a Migration Agent is that an Immigration Lawyer must meet more rigorous professional standards and a higher level of continuing practical development and supervision. A Lawyer’s registration with the Law Society and MARA must be renewed every year requiring continuing professional courses for both regulatory bodies. On the other hand, a Migration Agent must renew their registration with MARA each year and complete only 10 hours of continuing professional development.

Another difference is that your communications with a Lawyer are protected by legal professional privilege which means that these communications are protected from disclosure subject to a few limited exceptions. The legal professional privilege does NOT extend to communications with Migration Agents. However, both Migration Agents and Immigration Lawyers have an obligation to their clients to not disclose confidential information without the client’s written consent, unless required by law.

Furthermore, Lawyers, as officers of the Court are permitted to appear in Court on behalf of clients. At Stephen Young Lawyers, our Lawyers are admitted in the High Court of Australia which allows us to appear as advocates on behalf of clients in the Commonwealth Courts as well.

Why Stephen Young Lawyers?

After Hours Appointment

If you are unable to meet us during working hours, we can always book you in either after work or even during weekends.

Multilingual & Multi-Media

We have patient staff to help you in your language fluently (English / Cantonese / Mandarin). We are easily accessible by phone, email, social media and SMS.

Quality Of Service

We have staff working together to achieve the best possible outcome and will ensure you are up-to-date with the progress of your matter.

Diligent & Responsible

We will hold your hand and assist you with every step and hurdle no matter how daunting the process may be.

Contact Numbers

+612 9635 0889
+61 468 331 681
+61 423 095 099

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Office Location

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Contact Numbers

+612 9635 0889
+61 468 331 681
+61 423 095 099

contact-us

Drop us a line

admin@stephenyounglawyers.com.au

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Office Location

Suite 612, Level 6, 118 Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

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Mon – Fri : 9:30am – 5:30pm
Weekend & Public Holidays (NSW): Closed

PO Box

PO Box W153, Parramatta Westfield NSW 2150​
DX 28309, Parramatta NSW