Why Visa Plan Lawyers?

Visa Plan is a premier boutique migration law firm rendering professional assistance in all forms of Australian migration matters. We are headquartered in Melbourne with offices in South Korea and Vietnam.

Visa Plan was founded with a mission to set a new standard for integrity and quality of service in the Australian migration industry. By focusing on the client experience, our team of dedicated, skilled and empathetic lawyers pride ourselves on treating each matter with the care and dedication they deserve. A law firm lives and dies by its reputation, as so do we.

James Bae - Principal Solicitor

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Prior to founding Visa Plan in 2019, James was a Legal Adviser at Comcare where he represented the interests of Federal agencies at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He had not only learnt practical knowledge of laws, but also attained insight into government operations, procedures and policies. This has transformed into the organizational strength of Visa Plan in the migration context.

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James is politically active, having run for Councilor as an independent candidate in the Langridge ward of the City of Yarra. He received 3,903 votes in the final counts, positioning himself in 4th place out of the three (3) positions to be elected. He maintains extensive networks developed during the election campaign, and further develops the networks.

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Laws (Accounting), University of Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Economics, University of Queensland
  • Registered Migration Agent (MARN): 1468128
  • Solicitor – Victorian Law Institute and High Court of Australia

Why engage Professionals?

You probably have decided to embark on a new journey to migrate to and settle in Australia. You may be certain on what visa to apply for and are preparing to start the application process on your own. You may be asking yourself – “why would I need to engage an Australian immigration lawyer or migration agent especially if you are not obligated by law to do so?” Regardless of your circumstances, there are a number of reasons why you should.

Risk of Refusal

The Department strictly enforces the Australian migration law and heavily scrutinizes all visa applications. This means that a seemingly trivial mistake may be catastrophic resulting in a refusal. Given its importance, it makes sense to consult with a professional migration lawyer.

Our abundant experience means we understand how the Department, Tribunal and other decision-makers analyse migrations applications, or exercise their statutory discretions. We know which strategies and tactics work in reality. With our attentive services, your application will be the strongest it can be.

Visa application fees are costly and non-refundable. This means that a refusal may leave you thousands out of pocket and without a visa. Additionally, having a refusal on your record would leave a permanent stain on your immigration history, adding complications to your future applications. 

When you consider the cost of a visa refusal in broad terms, it is often cheaper and wiser to engage professionals to do the job right the first time. Don’t risk your Australian dream with a DIY visa application!

Lawyers vs Agents?

Through their many years of intensive legal study, an Australian lawyer has probably developed intimate knowledge of the Australian legal system. Their extensive training and breadth of professional experience offers enormous advantages to their clients.    

In contrast, a migration agent can become accredited merely after completing a one year course and passing one examination. Agents registered prior to 2020 were exempt from this only examination, and those registered before 2018 were merely required to complete a six (6) month graduate certificate. Whilst competent agents may exist, it remains the case that the barrier to entry remains far lower than that of lawyers. 

Having regards to their backgrounds, immigration lawyers possess a far more comprehensive understanding of the legal regime and thus are capable of providing better services. Given migration agent charges fees that almost the same as lawyers, why not choose a migration lawyer instead?

Our Promises to Clients

Quality of Service

You will always receive quality legal advice from Visa Plan.

Responsible Practice

We will work on your case diligently to achieve the best outcome.

Transparency

Our professional fees will always be reasonable and without nasty surprises.

Our Offices

Melbourne, Australia

Level 7, 530 Little Collins
Street Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9958 5854

Daegu, Korea

​Level 3, 21 Taepyeong-Ro
Daegu, Korea​
​Tel. +82 53 568 7800

Nha Trang, Vietnam

108 Hong Bang Street
Nha Trang, Vietnam
​Tel. +84 565 228 705

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