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Why Choose us?


We are not merely migration agents but a law firm comprising the best immigration lawyers Melbourne has. Our Principal Lawyer, James Bae, represented the Australian Governments as a legal adviser, and has the insightful understanding of accounting and business.


Some matters require diverse expertise. For example, judicial reviews require barristers and counsels whereas business and investment visas require accountants and business brokers. In certain cases of protection visas, we may need journalists to shed light for coverage. We have the networks to accomplish the results that you deserve.


However experienced, knowledgeable or passionate, everyone is prone to human errors. At Visa Plan, we completely eliminate these errors by having two migration lawyers attending to each visa application at all times. We are the only immigration agency in Melbourne and perhaps Australia to implement and enforce this system.

Continuous Learning

We never stop learning and developing our professional capability. As top immigration agents in Melbourne, we acknowledge that Australian immigration law constantly changes and that it is the professional responsibility of every registered migration agent to be aware. We not only actively participate in seminars, but we create learning materials for other migration agencies to learn.

Fixed Fee

We provide you at first with an estimate of our professional fee and disbursements before formal engagement as your immigration lawyer. We do not ask for an additional amount and continue until we deliver the visa advice and service to your satisfaction.

Industry Leaders in Client Service

Simply look online for Google reviews on our firm. All legitimate clients, who have received our service and advice with their visa, highly recommend our registered migration agents and lawyers. This is the objective evidence that shows we are leading the Australian visa service industry with our expert immigration lawyers in Melbourne.

Australian Immigration Services

Specialising in all types of visas and citizenship matters

Australian Citizenship

Being an Australian citizen confers numerous benefits, and such benefits may include:
  • Access to consulate services if one is experiencing difficulties whilst abroad;
  • Ability to travel in and out of Australia without the burden of a Resident Return visa;
  • Right to cast a vote;
  • Accessing certain welfare benefits, such as student loans and medical facilities.
  • Nevertheless, the process of becoming an Australian citizen may not always be easy. Common reasons for refusal of Australian citizenship are outlined below:

    Failing the citizenship test

    Although the majority of applicants pass the citizenship test on the first attempt, there are some who score below the minimum. We only have one piece of advice for you here – study hard!

    Failing to prove the identity

    The Department needs to be able to verify your identity for your citizenship application to be processed. As part of the assessment process, the Department verifies the identity of every applicant with the documents and information that have been provided. The documents must be accurate and genuine in terms of addresses, name spellings and so on.

    Failing to meet the character requirement

    Before granting citizenship, the Department must be satisfied that you are of good character. This is evidenced by national police clearance from countries in which you have resided in the past. Citizenship applications may be refused if there is a history of serious offences that could be detrimental to the Australian communities. As the Department may conduct further investigations it is absolutely necessary that you make complete and frank declarations in this respect.

    Failing to meet the residency requirement

    Unless by descent, you can be an Australian citizen after having resided in Australia longer than the residency threshold which is currently set at 4 years as a permanent resident. This may vary depending on circumstances.

    Failing to prove the genuine intention

    A citizenship application may be refused if the Department is not satisfied that your intention for being a citizen is to build your life in Australia, or maintain close and continuing association to Australia. If you have significant business or family outside of Australia that requires you to spend a significant amount of time overseas, it may potentially affect your Australian citizenship application.

    Immigration to

    Following World War II, the Australian Government was committed to boosting the Nation’s population under the slogan – “Populate or Perish”. This policy was designed to stimulate post-war economic development and defend the country in the event of another war.

    ​Despite the Government’s original intention to grow the population by 1% per year via immigration, hundreds of thousands of displaced Europeans immigrated to Australia in quick succession. As a result, the proportion of the Australian population born overseas rapidly increased from 9.8% in 1947 to 20% in 1971. This figure has continued to grow and by 2019, according to the latest statistics, almost 30% of Australia’s resident population was born overseas, making us one of the world’s most multicultural nations.

    ​Governing this remarkable immigration program is The Migration Act of 1958. It established Australia’s universal visa system (or entry permits) with the long title – “An Act relating to the entry into, and presence in Australia of aliens, and the departure or deportation from Australia of aliens and certain other persons.”

    ​The 1958 Act replaced the Immigration Restriction Act 1901, which had formed the basis of the archaic ‘White Australia policy’ and many other discriminatory practices. The 1958 Act has been amended a number of times over the past 60 years, with each presiding Government seeking to impose its own migration policies.

    ​This has resulted in a unique mixture of drafting styles and policy objectives, producing the current Australian immigration landscape we see today. As long as Australia remains a popular destination for migrants from around the world, the Department, Tribunal and Courts will be called upon to interpret the various provisions in the realm of Australian immigration law.

    Full list of Australian visas as of 21 April 2020

    1. Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

    2. Visitor (subclass 651)

    3. Transit visa (subclass 771)

    4. Visitor (subclass 600)

    5. Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

    6. Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

    7. Student visa (subclass 500)

    8. Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)

    9. Training visa (subclass 407)

    10. Adoption visa (subclass 102)

    11. Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114)

    12. Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838)

    13. Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)

    14. Carer visa (subclass 836)

    15. Carer visa (subclass 116)

    16. Child visa (subclass 101)

    17. Child visa (subclass 802)

    18. Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)

    19. Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864)

    20. Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

    21. Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)

    22. Dependent Child visa (subclass 445)

    23. New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (temporary) visa (subclass 461)

    24. Orphan Relative (subclass 117)

    25. Orphan Relative (subclass 837)

    26. Parent visa (subclass 103)

    27. Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100)

    28. Partner visa (subclass 820 801)

    29. Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)

    30. Remaining Relative visa (subclass 115)

    31. Remaining Relative visa (subclass 835)

    32. Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)

    33. Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) visa (subclass 888)

    34. Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)

    35. Business Owner (subclass 890)

    36. Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

    37. Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124)

    38. Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 858)

    39. Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

    40. Investor visa (subclass 891)

    41. Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191)

    42. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

    43. Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 494)

    44. Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

    45. Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

    46. Skilled-Recognized Graduate visa (subclass 476)

    47. Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)

    48. Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)

    49. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

    50. State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)

    51. State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)

    52. Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)

    53. Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

    54. Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)

    55. Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)

    56. Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)

    57. Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202)

    58. Protection visa (subclass 866)

    59. Refugee visas (subclass 200, 201, 203 and 204)

    60. Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)

    61. Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790)

    62. Bridging visa A – BVA – (subclass 010)

    63. Bridging visa B – BVB – (subclass 020)

    64. Bridging visa C – BVC – (subclass 030)

    65. Bridging visa E – BVE – (subclass 050 and 051)

    66. Crew Travel Authority visa (subclass 942)

    67. Former Resident visa (subclass 151)

    68. Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988)

    69. Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)

    70. Resident Return visa (subclass 155 157)

    71. Special Category visa (subclass 444)

    72. Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405)

    73. Confirmatory (Residence) visa (subclass 808)

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