Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSURANCE – Are you able to guarantee the success of my application? What is your success rate? How many of your clients come back to you?

Migration Law prevents success guarantee for a migration application, however, Strategic Migration:

  1. Quality Controls preparation of your application
  2. Lodges your application Quality Assured
  3. Satisfies Migration Requirements

Strategic Migration is a boutique migration law firm with migration specialists between 10 – 20 + years’ experience and obsessed with never losing your migration application.

Our unrivalled success rate has loyal successful clients referring friends, colleagues and family.

  1. TESTIMONIALS – How are you different from other Migration Firms? Do you have testimonials?

Strategic Migration is unique. Our specialist lawyers provide Quality Control and Assurance in the preparation of your application ensuring it satisfies Migration requirements. At Strategic Migration there is no substitute for quality. See our Testimonials Page.

  1. ELIGIBILITY – Am I eligible for Australian Migration? How do I know?

Strategic Migration has a preliminary discussion to establish if a client Consultation is appropriate. A Consultation reviews your goals, your migration eligibility your relevant circumstances, your documents and information, the timelines, options, strategies and costs applicable, providing you with a Strategic Plan, a Fee & Service Agreement and a Migration Process Model. (see Attachment 5)

  1. COMMON MISTAKES / PITFALLS – What are common mistakes / pitfalls in preparing and lodging applications? What can I do to avoid these?

Attachment 3 lists common mistakes in your application preparation by unrepresented applicants and non-specialists who are mere information gatherers and form fillers. It is absolutely essential your application is prepared in 3 ways by:

  • a specialist team such as Strategic Migration committed to quality, compliance and risk management;
  • understanding Processing and Decision Making of Your Application by the Department of Home Affairs (see Attachments 1 and Attachment 2);
  • avoiding Common Mistakes in Your Application by Unrepresented Applicants or Non-Specialists (see Attachment 3).
  1. PREPARATION & PROCESSING TIME How long does it take to prepare an application for lodgement? How long does a lodged application take to be approved?

Depending on the application and the urgency, preparation and lodgement may take from 1 – 3 months. Processing times vary, are lengthy and lengthening from several months to several years.

Strategic Migration prepares a thoroughly professional decision ready application presenting your very best case, achieving optimum processing times and your migration success.

  1. DOCUMENTATION & INFORMATION – What documents and information are required to submit with the application? What is the best way to prepare documents and information for lodgement?

Comprehensive documents and information must be provided for your application to be decision ready, failing which it will result either in refusal or lengthy processing delays.

Strategic Migration exercises the highest standard of rigour, diligence and attention to detail avoiding inconsistency in information and documentation provision, presenting your very best case, achieving optimum processing times and your migration success.

  1. FEES & COSTS – How much will it cost? Are there any hidden additional costs?

Strategic Migration has fixed fees, so you will always know the cost of your migration application.

Strategic Migration is unique in its invoicing flexibility. Unlike most migration firms we do not invoice upfront, instead invoicing at agreed milestones after work is performed. We can arrange an Invoicing Plan for your application.

We cater for clients who require a high level of service, fast and frequently paced service, compliance driven service, a single flat fee or a fee within an agreed range of services.

  1. HEALTH – If I or my family member has health issues, am I able to apply?

All applicants must satisfy Migration Health Criteria. We are specialists in assisting clients with health issues or conditions to satisfy Migration Health Criteria and have unrivalled success in achieving health waivers for clients.

Strategic Migration is unique as it works with a highly experienced Medico Legal Specialist to advocate successfully in your migration application.

  1. CHARACTER What if I or any family member has a criminal record, am I able to apply?

All applicants must satisfy the Good Character Requirement. We are specialists in assisting clients with character issues to satisfy the Good Character Requirement and have unrivalled success in achieving migration success for clients.

Strategic Migration is unique as it works with a highly experienced Psychologists to advocate successfully in your migration application.

  1. APPLYING YOURSELF – I've applied myself using a different law firm and not getting the best results. Can you help? I’ve applied myself, can you speed up the process?

Strategic Migration has unrivalled success in remedially assisting many clients review their migration application to provide remedial advice and assistance.

Strategic Migration’s highly experienced specialist lawyers will review your migration application determining what further assistance can be provided to present your very best case, achieve optimum processing times and your migration success.