Our Main Services – AUSTRALIA

VISA & IMMIGRATION | EDUCATION | CITIZENSHIP | PASSPORT | LEGAL

Service # 1:
FREE Assessment (FA)
Here’s how it works:
  1. Complete and submit our FA form. To do this, click here: [Free Assessment]
  2. Upon receiving your completed FA form, AICLA Global (AG) will assess the info you provided. If our assessment suggests that your case/enquiry is “do-able” – for meaning, see “a” below – AG will contact you for a free phone discussion (FPD – see Service #2 below).

NOTES (the fine print):
(Description/Purpose/Terms)

a. We will do (at zero financial cost to you) our “do-ability assessment” of your case/enquiry, meaning assess whether, if AG were to handle it for you, your case is “do-able”. (“do-able” means your case is eligible or has at least a reasonably good chance of success for the result/visa you want or whether AG can suggest a strategy for a better result/visa pathway for you).

b. When AG contacts you (in 3) for your FPD, this is a great opportunity for you:

i. to quickly provide “any additional and relevant facts about your case/enquiry” when AG asks you very specific questions (for the purpose of better helping AG do its “do-ability assessment”); or

ii. to enquire about how AG will handle your case including AG’s procedures regarding its administration, costs and instalment plans so that you can be fully informed before you decide who best to hire to handle your case for you; or

iii. (no obligation) to negotiate AG’s fee/terms (as per Service #4 – see below). At your request, this will be confirmed (in writing) by AG emailing to you our Agreed Quote based on your discussions with us; or

iv. to talk to your chosen AG consultant (so you can decide if he/she or AG are the right people for you to work with). If you wish to choose your own AG consultant, click on: [Our AG Professionals]

c. Clearly, a 5 or even 15 minute period of “free assessment” offered by other lawyers or migration agents is almost certainly (especially in on-shore or otherwise complex situations) not sufficient for a competent assessment of a case/enquiry – and an incompetently assessed case (a fortiori a complex one) is logically an extremely dangerous starting point and absolutely incompatible for a successful and economical case-management. So, AG is different – we will allow whatever time it takes (at absolutely no cost to you) to assess do-ability competently. So, AG’s work in 1 and 2 can take any amount of time (on a case by case basis) as judged necessary by AG to properly “do-ability assess” your case.

d. Miscellaneous:

i. AG does not (without a fee) provide services that involve legal/professional advice or specific answers/information customised “for your case”. So if you are looking for FULL legal/professional advice and customised answers/information “for your case” (after step 2 or at any time), you can get this during a full standard consultation – half hour is common ($125) (to book, click on:

http://www.australianimmigration.com.au/book-a-consultation-with-our-immigration-lawyer/ )

ii. AG normally work on fixed or capped or retainer fee plans at the client’s choice, and in special cases, subject to mutual agreement, can accept cases on a ‘no win-no fee’ or ‘contingency/success fee’ basis – please email to us requesting information and include your phone/whatsapp details – click on: [nofeeorsuccessfee@australianimmigration.com.au]

iii. Please do NOT email attachments to us “for assessment” BEFORE we ask you for them – AG will inform you as to what docs (if any) to attach and email for our do-ability assessment

iv. (for your FPD in 2) If you have not downloaded Whatsapp onto your mobile, then you may need to phone the AG consultant at the specified date/time/number given to you by AG. If you miss your appointment, AG may give you a further FPD at a later date.

v. AG does not accept any case for case-management unless the case is “do-able”. (see “a” above for meaning of “do-able”).

vi. If your case needs URGENT attention, please click on [Book Urgent Consultation]


Service # 2
Free Phone Discussion (FPD) (also available via Whatsapp) 
Here’s how it works:
  1. Complete and submit our FPD form. To do this, click here: [Free Phone Discussion]
  2. Upon receiving your completed FPD form, AICLA Global (AG) will assess the info you provided. If our assessment suggests that your case/enquiry is “do-able” (for meaning of “do-able”, see “a” below), AG will phone you to obtain further info for completing and confirming our “do-ability assessment”.

NOTES (the fine print):
(Description/Purpose/Terms)

a. We will do (at zero financial cost to you) our “do-ability assessment” of your case/enquiry, meaning assess whether, if AG were to handle it for you, your case is “do-able”. (“do-able” means your case is eligible or has at least a reasonably good chance of success for the result/visa you want or whether AG can suggest a strategy for a better result/visa pathway for you).

b. The FPD presents great opportunities for you:

i. to quickly provide “the full and relevant facts about your case/enquiry” in the answers you give (in 2) when AG asks you very specific questions (for the purpose of better helping AG do its “do-ability assessment”); or

ii. to enquire about how AG will handle your case including AG’s procedures regarding its administration, costs and instalment plans so that you can be fully informed before you decide who best to hire to handle your case for you; or

iii. (no obligation) to negotiate AG’s fee/terms (as per Service #4 – see below). At your request, this will be confirmed (in writing) by AG emailing to you our Agreed Quote based on your discussions with us; or

iv. to talk to your chosen AG consultant (so you can decide if he/she or AG are the right people for you to work with). If you wish to choose your own AG consultant, click on: [Our AG Professionals]

c. Clearly, a 5 or even 15 minute period of “free assessment” offered by other lawyers or migration agents is almost certainly (especially in on-shore or otherwise complex situations) not sufficient for a competent assessment of a case/enquiry – and an incompetently assessed case (a fortiori a complex one) is logically an extremely dangerous starting point and absolutely incompatible for a successful and economical case-management. So, AG is different – we will allow whatever time it takes (at absolutely no cost to you) to assess do-ability competently. So, AG’s work in 1 and 2 can take any amount of time (on a case by case basis) as judged necessary by AG to properly “do-ability assess” your case.

d. Miscellaneous:

i. AG does not (without a fee) provide services that involve legal/professional advice or specific answers/information customised “for your case”. So if you are looking for FULL legal/professional advice and customised answers/information “for your case” (after step 2 or at any time), you can get this during a full standard consultation – half hour is common ($125) (to book, click on:

http://www.australianimmigration.com.au/book-a-consultation-with-our-immigration-lawyer/ )

ii. AG normally work on fixed or capped or retainer fee plans at the client’s choice, and in special cases, subject to mutual agreement, can accept cases on a ‘no win-no fee’ or ‘contingency/success fee’ basis – please email to us requesting information and include your phone/whatsapp details – click on: [nofeeorsuccessfee@australianimmigration.com.au]

iii. Please do NOT email attachments to us “for assessment” BEFORE we ask you for them – AG will inform you as to what docs (if any) to attach and email for our do-ability assessment.

iv. If you have not downloaded Whatsapp onto your mobile, then you may need to phone the AG consultant at the specified date/time/number given to you by AG. If you miss your appointment, AG may give you a further FPD at a later date.

v. AG does not accept any case for case-management unless the case is “do-able”. (see “a” above for meaning of “do-able”).

vi. If your case needs URGENT attention, please click on [Book Urgent Consultation]


Service # 3
Full STANDARD Consultation
Full
URGENT Consultation
  • All Full Consultations are DETAILED consultations, and need to be pre-arranged, pre-paid and by appointment only.
  • Standard Consultations are for non-urgent situations and are normally confirmed within 3-7 days
  • Urgent Consultations will be confirmed within 24 hours of receipt of email booking (or else the lower standard consultation rate will apply). (To receive your confirmation within 24 hours, you MUST book an Urgent Consultation online and pay by a Visa or MasterCard credit card)
  • Costs:

Standard Consultation:
half hour (telephone/skype only) $125;
one hour (telephone/skype or face to face) $250

Urgent Consultation:
half hour (telephone/skype only) $220
one hour (telephone/skype or face to face) $440

  • Standard or Urgent Consultations are for receiving FULL & DETAILED professional legal advice/assistance on your case. This will occur during your Consultation after your AG Immigration Professional has fully analysed, assessed and discussed your case and explored all possible legal options and solutions with you.
  • You can pre-book and pre-pay for any Consultation online using either a Visa or Mastercard credit card – to do this, click on:

[Book STANDARD Consultation]  OR  [Book URGENT Consultation]

For alternative pre-payment methods, please click on: [How to pay AG]
(Note: During the booking process, you will need to suggest your 3 preferred dates and times for your Full Consultation, one of which will be chosen and confirmed by one of our expert Australian Immigration Professionals).

  • Pre-booking and pre-payment are mandatory for any FULL & DETAILED Consultation (our consultation fee is indicated during the booking process so you know BEFORE you confirm payment).
  • Once you have pre-booked and pre-paid, AG will contact you to arrange your Consultation.

Service # 4:
FULL & COMPREHENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT

 AG can fully and comprehensively case-manage for anyone who is moving from anywhere in the world to anywhere in Australia.

 Here’s how it works:

 1. Once you have decided you want AICLA Global (“AG”) to fully and comprehensively manage your case for you, tell us your decision by either:

 (do not worry – if you prefer not to choose, let us know. Our AG office can help you by appointing the most appropriate consultant to be your case-manager)

 2. Upon receiving your email (in 1), AG will contact you by phone/whatsapp/skype to discuss and reach mutual agreement on AG’s professional fee (including the down-payment before work can start) and terms. These details will be confirmed in writing by AG emailing to you an “Agreed Quote”.

3. Upon receipt by AG of your down-payment, we will commence your case-management work.

  

What services will I receive when AG manages my case fully?

AG’s case-management work (overview):

  • We will fully and comprehensively manage your case for you, meaning fully advise, assist and represent youin your case (from start to finish – which includes explaining to you the decision made by the authority at the end of the case);
  • We will accept full responsibility for comprehensively running your case including dealing with all third parties (including government immigration officers of course) involved in your case and any person or organization that in our view could impact on the success/failure of your case. With registered Australian lawyers on our team, we have the legal knowledge, skills and experience (over 20+ years of professional practice) to know how to handle any legal issue or complication so as to legally avoid or neutralise any negative factor that affects the success of your case

AG’s case-management work (details):

  • we sort and select out all important and relevant information in the process of informing, discussing and advising you (before we lodge that information with the government immigration office);
  • we advise you on the probability of obtaining the Australian visa you want based on the information and evidence you give us;
  • we advise you on all legal options (visa pathways and strategies) for obtaining other (alternative) Australian visa/s that will allow you to do what you need to do in Australia before you can obtain your final preferred visa (which is usually permanent residence);
  • we advise you on any other legal strategies or preparatory work which should first be done before lodgement of your visa application;
  • we help you obtain documents (important or critical to the success of your case) from the Australian government when this is necessary;
  • we help you obtain documents (important or critical to the success of your case) from all relevant and important third parties;
  • we check and finalise all legal papers before lodging them;
  • we help you legally “craft” and prepare all important legal documents such as statutory declarations and affidavits;
  • we help and advice you on how and where you can gather together all evidentiary documents necessary for the success of your case;
  • with your approval and consent, we contact, discuss and arrange for all third party experts (including accountants, psychologists, doctors, medical specialists, hospitals, employers, etc.) to provide documents (including expert opinions) which are critical or important for the success of your case. (This normally involves AG having highly legal and technical discussions/meetings with those third party experts for optimum legal orientation so that their documents have the greatest possible legal impact on the success of your case. Third party documents, opinions and reports constitute very important support papers that we submit to immigration authorities;
  • we lodge all papers, forms and documents (and all subsequent follow-up documents) at the correct Australian immigration office;
  • we do all follow-up work and case management until the authority’s decision is received. (This work involves AG conducting all communications directly with Immigration Dept including having to answer further questions on your behalf or making further legal submissions to immigration officers and arranging further technical/legal discussions and meetings with them and any third parties about issues raised by immigration officers; (Therefore, to avoid the high possibility of you unwittingly “corrupting or tainting’” your own case, we strongly recommend you NOT to contact or communicate directly with ANY immigration officer during the entire time when AG manages your case. As your professional representative, AG will legally handle for you all necessary and related communications, negotiations, responses and legal work in dealing with Australian immigration officers and other authorities. If you have any questions at all, you should discuss them with your AG case-manager or AG’s admin office (Chris) and NOT government immigration officers);
  • we help you prepare in advance for your interview with the Australian immigration office. This includes legally coaching/training you on difficult as well as probable questions you are likely to be asked at the interview. This will help you not to give any misleading or unclear answers which will go against your case. (Be aware that it is easyto fail at an interview based on your answers, types of words you use or demeanour/appearance at the interview. Therefore, you should always take the interview very seriously);
  • If you receive any letters, emails or unexpected phone callsfrom any Australian immigration officer, we recommend (in the strongest possible terms!) that you exercise your full legal rights – which include your right to say “no” and refuse to speak or deal directly with them – critically, you should not answer any questions but only request them to contact your legal representative (that is, your AG case-manager) for any information they need. The only exception is where the law requires that you attend an interview before a decision on your case is made – and AG will fully prepare you for the interview beforehand. So, when AG comprehensively manages your case, you are spared from receiving any stressful or unexpected contact/communications from the authorities.

AG’s single paramount objective and focus can be expressed simply in one word: “Success” (the success of your immigration case). We are absolutely mindful that this is why you hire AG – to use our professional minds and best efforts to achieve success for you.


Service # 5:
Pre Lodgement (Visa Application) Check (PLC)

(This is AG’s “You Do It, We Check It” service – for clients wanting professional help with preparing their papers at a minimum of cost)
Please DO NOT send us your ORIGINAL documents

Here’s how it works:
  1. You need to prepare your entire Australian visa application papers (as you see fit).
  2. BEFORE you lodge the application, you contact AG to discuss your requirements including our fixed fee for doing your PLC – to email to AG requesting your PLC, click here: [PLC@australianimmigration.com.au]
  3. Upon receiving your payment, AG will organise for your PLC to be completed.

NOTES (the fine print)

a. Having your PLC done by AG (with 20+ years in business) will give you TOTAL PEACE OF MIND because you are using the skills, knowledge and experience of an AG immigration law expert to check your papers before you lodge.

b. When you lodge your visa application without a PLC, you run the serious risk (which can occur in one or more ways) of lodging a fatally defective or insufficiently documented visa application. This WILL result in visa application failure. (Such failures are very serious and damaging to any kind of future visa application or dealing you have with immigration authorities. Such failures are to be avoided at all costs if possible.

c. Upon commencement of the PLC process, we will tell you exactly when and how to send a copy of your visa application papers to AG. (Therefore, please DO NOT SEND YOUR ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS as we will normally retain on file the copy you give us to do the PLC).

d. Upon receiving your papers, we will carry out our examination/assessment of your papers before we arrange a consultation with you (in our office or by phone) to discuss our PLC result.

e. Our PLC work includes reading and checking EVERY paper, making notes on any potentially and legally conflicting facts, doing legal research to ensure the correct up-to-date laws, forms and other documents are satisfied, and commenting on any documentary or evidentiary deficiencies in your papers. Our PLC work ensures that you are advised about any factual and legal errors (and how to remedy them) before you lodge your papers. This includes advising you on whether any further documents or materials are required or recommended.

f. Our fixed fee for your PLC varies from case to case (depending of course on the volume of papers you send to us for checking and the legal complexity of your case).

g. AG will send you in writing an Agreed Quote before you send your visa application papers to us.

To email to AG requesting your PLC, click here: [PLC@australianimmigration.com.au]

Service # 6:
Small Assignments

We are also able to deal with any “follow-up work” including any particular or specific aspect of your immigration matter before or after you lodge your papers. Perhaps your application is taking too long to be processed by the Australian Embassy or High Commission. Or they have asked you some “difficult” questions and you are worried and not sure  how best  to deal with them. AG can help you here via a Small Assignment engagement for a fixed-fee.

Some clients contact us for help to speed up the processing of the case (common especially when dealing with Australian immigration officers at Australian Embassies or High Commissions) or checking post-lodgement papers and then advising on, for instance, medical criteria, sponsorships, assurances of support (mandatory or discretionary), or any other unexpected matters raised by Australian immigration officers during the processing of their application. Our AG Professionals are experienced in dealing with all such matters.

Also, we can help you prepare and lodge further documents and legal submissions for strengthening your case or monitor and follow-up on your case until a decision is made by Australian immigration authorities. We are experienced at helping clients in small jobs such as these.

So if you only have a specific or particular issue in your post-lodgement processing stage that is worrying you, why not contact an AG Professional for help. For a negotiated fixed-fee, we can expertly work to legally settle your worries or concerns and so give you peace of mind.

PLEASE NOTE: As in service #2, if you use our “Small Assignment” service, we highly advice and recommend that you elect NOT to talk to or be contacted by any Australian immigration officer during the period of AG’s engagement – we will handle ALL communications with Australian immigration officers for you.

If you want AG to handle your Small Assignment, please contact your AG Immigration Professional to discuss how to proceed and our fixed costs for doing the job – click on: [Our AG Professionals]