Migration and Citizenship Law

MSM Legal  has provided thousands of individual and business clients with migration and citizenship advice.  The firm is keen to provide a practical solution to your migration issue.  We will provide you with comprehensive advice on visa and migration options that will suit your particular circumstances.  With the support of its registered migration agents and solicitors, MSM Legal will manage the entire visa application process.  We also have extensive experience in conducting appeal work in the Migration Review Tribunal, the Refugee Review Tribunal, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Assistance and advice can be obtained on the full range of migration and citizenship options including:

  • Skilled Visas
  • Business Visas
  • Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Family Migration
  • Student and Trainee Visas
  • Other Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Migration Appeals

Our registered migration lawyers and agents regularly travel overseas to provide professional services to offshore clients and consultants. We are proud to provide a quality, efficient service to individuals, families and businesses alike.


Skilled Visas

There are several options for applicants wishing to migrate to Australia based on their level of skill and experience in particular occupations. The options include both permanent and temporary visas, as well as independent and sponsored categories. Applicants who meet the following basic criteria may be able to apply to live in Australia with their families:

  • Skills and experience in a nominated occupation
  • Under 50 years of age
  • Command of the English language
  • Good health and character

Applicants willing to live in regional areas or who have relatives in Australia may be able to apply under sponsored categories which may make the process easier.

MSM Legal will advise you on your immigration options as a skilled person, liaise with relevant bodies and assist you through the entire visa application process.


Business Visas

Applicants who have business ownership experience or work experience at a senior management level, or a record of managing their own investments, together with a base level of transferable assets may be eligible to apply for one of the business visa options.

The business skills program is designed to attract business executives and investors willing to enter Australia and invest in business or government bonds. The business visas provide an excellent opening for the entrepreneur intent on creating business wealth in Australia.

MSM Legal will advise you on your immigration options as a business person, liaise with relevant bodies and assist you through the entire visa application process.


Employer Sponsored Visas

If you are a business seeking to sponsor overseas workers to fill skilled positions in Australia, or an individual non-citizen looking to work for a business in Australia, an employer sponsored visa application may provide you with that opportunity.

The application process for both temporary and permanent visas requires an approval of both the business sponsor and the visa applicant. Once the visa is granted, the visa holder is entitled to work in Australia for the Australian employer.

MSM Legal will advise you on your options as an employer sponsored applicant, liaise with relevant bodies and assist you through the entire visa application process.


Family Migration

MSM Legal provides advice on all family stream visas. Migration on the basis of a family relationship can be a complex process. Navigation of the various subclasses of visas can prove time consuming and confusing. The firm offers assistance in all family based migration visa applications including:

  • Partner visas (marriage, de facto, same sex relationships)
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Dependent Aged Relative
  • Remaining Relative
  • Carers for invalid Australian citizens
  • Refugee and Humanitarian visas

If you have a relative overseas, or are interested in migrating and have family in Australia, MSM Legal will provide you with comprehensive and up to date advice on your visa options.


Student and Trainee Visas

Australia welcomes students from all over the world to study in educational institutions, providing a safe and rewarding environment to learn and develop. Student visas are available to applicants from around the world interested in undertaking:

  • Secondary education
  • Tertiary education
  • English language courses
  • Specialist Occupational Training

MSM Legal can assist you if you are interested in enrolling in an Australian education institution, or applying to receive vocational training with an Australian employer.

The firm is also happy to advise current student visa holders on pathways to permanent migration under the skilled and employer sponsored visa categories.


Other Visas

MSM Legal recognises that your individual circumstances might not seem to fit in the traditional visa options available. We have considerable experience in evaluating your particular situation and creating migration options where possible.

MSM Legal can provide advice and assistance in the following visa categories:

  • Visitor visas including family sponsored
  • Working Holiday Makers
  • Distinguished Talent Visas
  • Entertainment Visas
  • Refugee and Humanitarian Visas

MSM Legal can advise you on your immigration options, liaise with relevant bodies and assist you through the entire visa application process.



The rules and criteria for Australian citizenship are becoming increasingly complex. MSM Legal is happy to assess your eligibility as an Australian citizen and advise on the application process. The firm provides services to people:

  • Applying for Australian citizenship as a permanent resident
  • Applying for Australian citizenship as a citizenship by descent
  • Resuming Australian citizenship
  • Seeking an exemption from the citizenship criteria

The firm will prepare and lodge your application, liaising with the Department on all matters, and provide you with a frank assessment of the likelihood of success.


Migration Appeals

MSM Legal’s solicitors and migration agents have accumulated considerable expertise in the conduct of appeals in the following tribunals –

  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Federal Magistrates Court
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Experienced in both judicial and administrative review, MSM Legal will advise on your options where an application has been refused.


All of our Migration Agents are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority and adhere to the Code of Conduct: