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Migration Lawyers Melbourne

Migration Lawyers Melbourne

Migration Lawyers Melbourne · To Legal with 20+ years of legal experience can help you migrate to Australia · We are migration lawyers not agents.

Welcome to Migration Lawyers Melbourne.

To Legal is an Australian law practice based in Melbourne and practises exclusively in Australian immigration law.

Our principal, Jay To:

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

We provide professional yet personalised immigration services. We think strategically when planning and advising you about your visa application, nominration or sponsorship.

In addition, we provide practical solutions and speak in ‘plain English’ without using unnecessary legal terms.

Our professional fees are charged on a fixed costs basis to avoid any unpleasant surprises with legal costs.

Moreover, fixed costs immigration services provide more certainty for planning and budgeting purposes.

For all your immigration needs contact To Legal for professional and cost-effective immigration services.

Migration Lawyers Melbourne

Unfortunately, there is a general misunderstanding that migration lawyers in Melbourne are the same as migration agents in Melbourne.

In fact, there are a number of significant differences as shown below:

Migration Lawyers MelbourneMigration Agents Melbourne
Holds an Australian Practising Certificate (Lawyer)
Admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Completed a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Gained Practical Legal Training and Work Experience
Access to Legal Professional Privilege for Clients
Completed a Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law
Has passed the Legal Training Australia – Capstone Assessment

Overseas Agents

More surprisingly, a common misunderstanding is that it is better to use overseas agents because:

  • migration lawyers in Melbourne are not located overseas
  • migration lawyers in Melbourne do not speak the local language

In reality, overseas posts such as the Australian Embassy or Australian General-Consulate only communicate in English.

Moreover, any non-English documents provided to an overseas post must have an official English translation.

We believe that due to the complex and complicated Australian immigration laws, policies and procedures that English fluency, and a legal background is better.

Furthermore, like most Australian law practices, we use emails, phone calls and video conferences for most client communications.

Modern technology now allows businesses to operate in an efficient and effective manner that was impossible only a generation ago. 

Therefore, the advantages and the convenience of using local overseas agents is very minimal, if any.

To Legal MelbourneOverseas Agents
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Admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Victoria
Completed 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
Keep a Professional Library with direct access to migration laws, regulations and Government policies
Undertake annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Hold Professional Indemnity Insurance (Lawyer)