Relationship Based Visas

Speak to us about getting your prospective marriage and partner visas approved.

AAT (Administrative Appeals Tribunal)

Specialising in Administrative Appeals Tribunal cases as well as judicial review arising from those decisions.

Employer Nominated Visas

457, Temporary and Skilled Work Visas and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

Visa Refusals

Had a visa refusal? Talk to us – we are experts in all visa refusal matters and have a consistent record of having primary refusals overturned.

Skilled Independent Visas

Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent) Visa, Subclass 190, Subclass 489.

Complex Visa Matters

Complex situations are our specialty and what we do extremely well. Talk to us now.

Brisbane & North Queensland's Visa Immigration Law Specialists

Richard Timpson Solicitors and Migration Agents are experts in all aspects of immigration law. We offer advice and assistance on all migration issues, small or large. These include primary applications, merits reviews, judicial reviews, and ministerial intervention applications. Helping people is our primary drive for doing what we do. We pride ourselves on understanding your needs. We will always work towards optimum outcomes in all situations. Most accredited immigration lawyers practicing in this area of the law are only to be found in the city whereas Richard works throughout the entire Mackay region, from Proserpine to Rockhampton, as well as in Brisbane.

How Can Immigration Lawyers Help in a Residency Application? Australia possesses one of the largest land masses in the world, but even with this volume and space, it still boasts an incredibly stable population. The main reason for this is its strict policies and laws relating to new residents, and this helps to keep the entire country as economically balanced and stable as it is. This doesn’t mean that the nation aren’t more than happy to accept new residents however, in fact the Australian immigration department approve hundreds of new applications each year – many of which intend to relocate to pursue work, experience the land down under in all of its glory, or simply enjoy their retirement in such a beautiful country. It’s not always as easy as packing up, buying a new property and moving in – there are a variety of residency processes that will need to be undertaken ahead of time. Once a visa has been obtained, the applicant (and their family), will be free to consider the country their new home and will be entitled to all of the features that other residents enjoy. Unfortunately, the stringent processes associated with new residency applications are well known for rejecting those that don’t quite fit the criteria. Of the thousands of applications that are submitted each year, only a handful will be approved. This can make it quite a daunting task for an applicant to obtain approval the first time around – resulting in further costs if they experience a rejection. More and more applicants are turning to the services of immigration lawyers for assistance in their application process, understanding what immigration lawyers do and how they help can make a huge difference. Getting to know a client’s situation No two people are the same and this fact is very prevalent when applying for a visa to live in Australia. With a variety of visas to apply for, a good lawyer will get to know their client’s situation before deciding on the most suitable visa to apply for. If an applicant is hoping to retire, if they own a business, or if they intend to look for work in Australia; knowing which visa to submit an application for can make all of the difference; and a reputable immigration lawyer will understand that more than most. Organising legal and official documentation One of the most challenging hurdles to overcome relates to the submission of the correct documentation. The immigration department will require a variety of documents; from birth certificates all the way to documentation relating to criminal records, offenses and driving bans. Failure to submit these forms when requested can result in a delay, or even a rejection of the application altogether. A lawyer will have a firm understanding of this and will help to ensure that all relevant paperwork is prepared and organised, ready for submission. By utilising the services of an immigration agent, the chances of obtaining approval increase several times over – and this is why so many international applicants are turning to them for assistance.

Migrating To Australia? Contact Richard Timpson

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Richard Timpson
Richard Timpson

Immigration Specialist

My partner and I started Richard Timpson Solicitors and Migration Agents in 2010 up in Mackay QLD. We quickly realised that immigration law was really our passion and providing that Aussie lifestyle to others an exciting way to make a living. Being from Ireland originally, and perhaps with the first hand experience of the process involved, has helped me to provide a higher quality of service and ultimately the best possible outcome for clients wanting to settle here permanently. Speak to me about how I can help you with your visa and migration needs.


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