We have particular expertise in Skilled, Business, Student and family migration. Our organisation has assisted thousands of people with Australian Immigration matters. Our services involve quick and effective application handling. We forward plan your migration process, offer expert advice on the migration process. We offer efficient dealing with all the Australian government and authority officials who make crucial decisions during the visa application process. Our experience and knowledge of migration law matters enables us to offer high quality and valuable assistance  in the complicated and ever changing field of Immigration Law.

David Stephens


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  • Bachelor of Laws (NE)
  • Master of Laws (ANU)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mon)
  • Admitted to High Court of Australia as a Solicitor and Barrister
  • Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW
  • Member of Law Council of Australia
  • Member of Migration Institute of Australia
  • Member of Migration Alliance
  • Member of Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Migration Agent Registration No: 9795466
  • Consultancy on Business Migration in Europe & Asia since 1995
  • Justice of the Peace.


Practice Areas

  • Visa application and skills assessment preparation & processing
  • Detailed advice & case planning
  • Appeal management
  • Educational Services.
  • Business & Employment advice.


Practicing Migration throughout Australia and associated offices in the following areas

  • South East Asia
  • Middle East
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Africa
  • Sub-continent


Provision for a Code of Conduct for migration agents is set out in Section 314 of the Migration Act 1958 and is prescribed in Schedule 2, Regulation 8 of the Migration Agents Regulations 1998. All migration agents are required to be registered in accordance with Australian Law and must act within the Code of Conduct.

Some notable cases run:

060479861 [2007] MRTA 62: Business sponsorship appeal to MRT. The Tribunal set aside the original decision. Successfully argued against government policy that contractors not be considered as employees for the purpose of regulation 1.20D. The business was approved as a business sponsor even though total wage bill was less than $4000.

1301230 [2015] MRTA (16 February 2015): Business subclass 846 – Business Assets – The Tribunal set aside the original decision. Successfully argued against government policy. I argued that goodwill is a business asset even if it has not been purchased. The applicant was consequentially deemed to satisfy clause 846.213.

Student visa processing: successfully argued extension of the principle in Patel (FMCA) that credit cards can be accepted as suitable source of funds for the purpose of student visa applications. This application resulted in subsequent change in the Department’s procedures Advice Manual (PAM), which previously excluded credit cards as an acceptable line of credit for student applications.

I was instrumental in saving more than 3000 visa applications from refusal due to a new department policy that negatively affected skilled regional migration applicants. Department policy changed so as not to recognise state sponsored applicants whose nominated occupation was no longer on the skilled occupation list. Application processing had been severely delayed by Department policy, and during that delay, many applicant’s occupation was no longer on the present skilled occupation list. The Department sought to have these applications refused. I campaigned that such a move to refuse these applicants’ was unreasonable and an elevation of policy over legislation. The campaign was successful. The policy was reversed. And the applications nominated occupations were accepted.