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Protection and Humanitarian Visas – Immigration Lawyers and Agents Parramatta Blacktown Sydney

Our migration team, based in Parramatta, Blacktown and Sydney, consists of lawyers nominated for Immigration Lawyer of the Year and the Human Rights Medal. We take pride in being able to assist asylum seekers move to, or remain in Australia.

Protection visas are available to people in Australia, whether lawfully or unlawfully. Applicants for this visa class are seeking the protection of the Australian government from persecution in their home country.

Eligibility requirements for the protection visa subclasses are based on the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.

Am I or someone I know a refugee?

Under these international agreements, Australia is obliged to give protection to people if they fit within the United Nations definition of a refugee – subject to Australia’s own immigration law requirements. The United Nations definition of a refugee is a person, or an immediate family member of a person, who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of:

  • race;
  • religion;
  • nationality;
  • membership of a particular social group; or
  • political opinion,

is outside the country of his or her nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.

In addition to the Convention definition, Australian immigration law generally requires that the person: 

  • Makes specific claims under the Convention;
  • Has not passed through a country en route to Australia where Convention protection was available;
  • Does not have a legal entitlement to enter and remain in a safe country (other than Australia or their home country);
  • Undergoes a medical examination and chest X-ray;
  • Satisfies character requirements and is not a risk to national security or foreign relations.

Why choose AC Law Group?

Our migration team, based in Parramatta, Blacktown and Sydney, consists of lawyers nominated for Immigration Lawyer of the Year and the Human Rights Medal. We take pride in being able to assist asylum seekers move to, or remain in Australia.

Led by Deng Adut and Fardin Nikjoo, our lawyers fight harder than anyone else in the industry to help you and your loved ones make Australia home because they had to fight to become citizens of this country themselves.

Deng Adut is one of Australia’s best known lawyers for his work in the court room and as a community leader. He is the 2017 NSW Australian of the Year and a recipient of the prestigious Law Society President’s medal. Having come to Australia as a refugee, following life as a child soldier in Sudan, Deng put himself through law school and has become a formidable advocate, bringing countless people to Australia for a better life.

Fardin Nikjoo is a solicitor and registered migration agent, having been head hunted by AC Law Group following the establishment of his own migration agency. Throughout his career, he has helped people in the community obtain Australian visas for themselves and their loved ones, assisting people here and abroad whether a business person, student or asylum seeker in detention. His pride in assisting people comes from his own experience having spent time in an Irani prison before receiving asylum in Australia and becoming a successful businessman.

Our Immigration team is able to advise on strategy in dealing with the Immigration Department or Minister for Immigration. We monitor this rapidly changing area of the law closely to ensure legal advice on prospects is accurate and timely. To maximise the prospects of success, we prepare visa applications by working closely with clients and their families to obtain statements, including from witnesses and experts, and other corroborating documents. We assist clients prepare for interviews with the immigration process. If necessary, we appear at tribunals and courts. In all circumstances, we present detailed legal arguments because we know clients lives are in our hands and our lawyers have experienced being in the place of clients before.

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