OUR MIGRATION SERVICES
Based in Melbourne CBD, Australia, Nevett Ford’s top immigration lawyers have earned an international reputation for their service in this complex and important area of law.
Nevett Ford’s reputation for innovation is best exemplified by it becoming one of the first legal firms in Australia to become active in advising intending migrants. Our Australian immigration lawyers will consider a range of alternatives to find one that is suitable to the needs of migrating clients. As one of the best full-service firms in Melbourne, our lawyers are able to offer strategic immigration solutions to intending migrants. Decisions about migration are often difficult. Our involvement in this area means that we understand how intending migrants feel, their concerns and fears and their desire to have a smooth transition to Australia.
Nevett Ford’s Migration Services
Our services in this area include all aspects of Australian and American migration including independent applications, family migration (including partner – spouse and de facto – and child/parent), employer nominations, corporate and business sponsored temporary and permanent residence visas, business skills migration, general skilled migration, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) appeals and Federal Court matters.
The team at our immigration law firm is led by Ryan Curtis-Griffiths and comprises an accredited specialist in immigration law, Mr David Stratton, and other highly experienced senior immigration lawyers and registered migration agent practitioners. Whether you require an immigration appeal lawyer, immigration lawyer for citizenship or an immigration lawyer for spouse visa, the team at Nevett Ford has years of experience behind them so you can trust you are in safe hands. Our local immigration lawyers look forward to assisting you, every step of the way.
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
Our team has assisted thousands of clients obtain Australian Permanent Residence and Citizenship even when they have previously been refused. The following is an example in relation to a client who had a Partner visa application refused when they engaged another lawyer.
There were multiple reasons for the refusal, including failure to meet the health criteria but it also involved character (police convictions). Nevett Ford was able to assist and advise the client through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) appeals process and then the Ministerial Intervention request process to obtain Australian Permanent Residence when the client had previously been advised by another lawyer that they had no chance of success.
At Nevett Ford, we are dedicated to providing certainty and clarity about your Australian Visa options. We can navigate confidently through all types of cases, including highly complex cases, to obtain the desired outcome.
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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
"Friendly, professional service. Subject matter promptly dealt with. Will recommend them."
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
"Ryan Curtis-Griffiths and Jacqui Azouz provided excellent legal work. I am a lawyer in the United States so I expect a lot. And I got it from Ryan and Jacqui. They are knowledgeable, efficient and very easy to work with. I will use them whenever I have an opportunity. "
Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value
"I cannot find any words to describe the professionalism of thos firm. Everyone from the reception to financial services and not to say Mae who helped out was absolutely amazing. I had Richard Hamilton who was definitely someone I will always have to represent me if I need any further help. Keep up the fantastic work ? "
Reliable Lawyer and Good Expertise
"Richard Hamilton is a very genuine lawyer with very good expertise, good values and ethics of responsibility. He is not one of the lawyers in the market who would deceive you with false hopes. I found him very reliable which is something you need when you are going through a difficult family court case. Richard is also very good in returning to calls and emails. I definitely recommend him."
Excellent services and advice
"Ryan has been my migration lawyer of a number of years now and has been successful in obtaining PR and Australian Citizenship for me. His advice is clear, straight forward and tailored to an individual's needs. He puts in the effort and time and always cares for his clients. Overall, I received a first-class service from him, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for migration advice."
The best immigration service provider in Mel
"In all respect to achieve your PR and the pathway for citizenship was done very professionally ! Special thanks to Rayan ( MD) who helped me in all the way throughout to achieve goal."
"Ryan Curtis-Griffiths knowledge of immigration law, a skills in preparing all documents, excellent communication skills, rapid response to my inquiries, thoughtful and good listener."
Professional Service with Attention to Detail
"We engaged Nevett Ford Lawyers to prepare our 186 Business Nomination and Visa Application. Ryan provided outstanding service by assisting us with all his experience in the industry. It was the best decision to work with Ryan as he always listened to our instructions and assisted with timely advise. I would definitely recommend Ryan and his team to anyone looking for a Immigration lawyer."
Professional Service and Prompt Response
"Ryan and his team made sure the process of 186 Business Nomination and Visa application were as seamless as possible. We always received prompt response and correct advise regarding the matter. I would happily recommend Ryan and Nevett Ford to anyone who wants assistance with 186 visas."
Best Lawyers in the business
"Looked after me. Always made sure I knew what was going on and why, but also made sure my mental health was top priority."
Very professional team
"Great professional team, best communicating with the customer."
Legal expertise, Client focused service, Courtesy
"Nevett Ford Lawyers, including paralegals and administrative staff, displayed professional and reliable services. All staff with whom I interacted responded promptly to my queries and requests. Their polite and friendly manner was appreciated and reassuring."
Professional, Efficient & Supportive
"A Positive outcome of Permanent Residency from a Ministerial Intervention is what we achieved through Nevett Ford Lawyers. David Stratton and his Team have been highly efficient and professional along the entire journey through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Ministerial Intervention. The Team managed our file with great care and patience while supporting us through the entire process during the past four years. We would highly recommend Nevett Ford Lawyers for their Professionalism and Task Accomplishments."
Ryan and Shalini worked extremely hard for us
"Ryan and Shalini's communication skills were what really stood out to us. They replied to emails most of the time within minutes and did a good job on helping us stay realistic about expectations as our case was extremely difficult and had a high chance of failure, they did a brilliant job of getting the visa through for my partner."
Service provided was professional & prompt
"Great communication, friendly interaction with all staff (including reception), prompt and did what they said they would do."
Navigating a tricky workplace case
"Generous with their time. Fair and pragmatic advice from which I was able to make an informed decision."