Withstand Lawyers on Channel 7 News

Withstand Lawyers was interviewed by Channel 7 News to discuss the migration law changes, statistics and community diversity. Member of the Gandhi Institute also contributed by stating “You are accepted you are welcomed, that’s why I like being here”. Robert Lu, Senior Registered Migration Agent of Withstand Lawyers, mentions that “If you look at the… Read more »

Working Holiday Maker (WHM) Program Update During COVID-19


If you hold a passport for a country or region participating in Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM)  program, you may be eligible to apply for a 12-month visa which allows you to work in Australia during your Working Holiday Visa. You can find working holiday makers Australia COIVID-19 updates below. Healthcare and medical sectors workers… Read more »

New Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List During COVID-19


On the 2nd of September 2020 acting Minister for Immigration Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge, released a media statement announcing a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL). The list indicates 17 occupations and applicants who hold visas in those occupations, will be able to enter Australia during the current COVID-19 pandemic.The… Read more »

Case: Family Violence and Partner Visas


You do not have to stay in an abusive relationship for the purpose of a Partner Visa. Withstand Lawyers take domestic and family violence very seriously. There are legal options if you are experiencing family violence by your sponsoring partner, allowing you to obtain permanent residency through Family Violence Provisions even if your relationship breaks… Read more »

Case: Schedule 3 Waiver for a Partner Visa

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How to establish compelling and successful circumstances to successfully waive Schedule 3 criteria The client presented to our office with a refusal of Graduate Visa by the Department of Home Affairs whereby the AAT affirmed the original refusal decision. Upon review of the client’s immigration history, it was found that he last held a substantive… Read more »

Australian travel restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic

Travel restriction in Austalian Airport

Each Australian state and territory has imposed a range of interstate travel restrictions, business closures and social distancing restrictions that may affect your ability to cross a domestic border. The following information has been published by the Australian Border Force. Non-citizen If you are a temporary visa holder who wishes to return to Australia, you… Read more »

Why Should You Use An Immigration Lawyer?


Anyone who has applied for even a simple visa to a country like Australia or the USA will know what a hassle it can be. With endless paperwork to fill out, difficult documents to obtain, and a feeling that you never quite have it right, it is not surprising that people don’t enjoy visa applications.… Read more »

The Importance Of Using A High-Quality Lawyer


  While many people – especially those who don’t earn a big salary or who feel they can’t afford a big bill – use the cheapest lawyer they can get, this can actually be counterproductive and a stupid thing to do. The point of getting a lawyer is to win your case in court, receive… Read more »

Understanding Law: What Does Family Law Cover?


Family legal disputes are some of the hardest to resolve as all people involved are extremely stressed and emotional. Therefore, the assistance of a qualified lawyer in these matters is extremely important. When you face any problem relating to this branch of law, you should seek professional representation right away as the majority of these… Read more »

How Can an Immigration Lawyer Speed Up the Process?


Immigration is a stressful process for everyone, and it can turn into a mess real fast if you don’t have a legal professional to guide you through it. An immigration lawyer can be a great help as they will not only advise you on the best visa option but also deal with the paperwork and… Read more »