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Migration Lawyer left my case and now have new sponsor offer.

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Old 01-27-2018, 03:20 AM
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Migration Lawyer left my case and now have new sponsor offer.

Hello all,

This is my first post, therefore I would like this opportunity to thank all you folks involved towards helping defenseless ones like myself.

I am in a bad shape regarding my immigration affairs and would like to hear your advice regarding my case.

I hired a migration lawyer back in 2013 to check my options towards change from being an student to a visa that would lead me to PR. I arrived in Australia in 2006 and stayed as a student until 2014 from 2014 until 2016 the time I left Australia to Brazil I was on bridging visas as far as my previous migration lawyer says.

Back when I started the process I was working with painting and decorating and was instructed by my lawyer to open a PTY LTD. I asked my lawyer the success rate regarding my case and until few months ago she was always very confident and positive I would get my PR via the 186 direct entry. I went trough all the TRA, EOI process and got 6.5 overall band on Ielts.
I am 38 years old and hold a Brazilian passport.

I understand Immigration affairs are super complex and there are always 2 or more versions to any story.Follow are my side of this story; Resuming a long story short I was instructed by my lawyer to leave Australia in December 2016.
She only sent me an email asking me to depart the country as the Immgration was delaying processing my visa. I follow her instructions and left thinking I would be back in a month or two.
I left a unit fully furnished and all my valuables inside, mostly tools of trade and personal goods including a 2009 work van, altogether the items cost me around 100k of life savings. Also continue to pay all the bills for 6 months until I completely run out of money. Thank God with the help of my friends in Australia I managed to find people to live on my leased unit recently.

One year has passed by and finally in December last year my lawyer sent me an email saying unfortunately she could not bring me back to Australia and she was very upset about it but that was nothing else she could do.

I have recently learnt I did overstayed my visa by 20 days. I did not know that until my lawyer left my case and I started investigate my migration affairs on my own. My migration lawyer told me recently I overstayed my visa because the department ignored her applications for bridging visa. And also I was on a BVE when I left.

I did called the department to explain my situation and wether I could get any type of visa just to return to Australia to ship my tools home, sell what I could sell and return my unit. The department instructed me to apply for a 600 business stream and so I did but I got the email today of refusal of the visa.

I have found a painting business willing to sponsor me in Brisbane who are fully aware of my case. The owner told me one of the workers already got PR working with them. It is a small business.

I would like to know what are my chances of getting back to Australia after few visa refusals and also for overstayed a visa by 20 days ?

I understand my case is complex and I will be more than happy to pay the fees for a proper professional guidance as I understand affairs like mine are very time consuming and will require hours of research. I am not expecting fully comprehensive answers but any tips on where should I start from is greatly appreciated.
Would any folks here private message me a professional or law office willing to take cases like mine ?
Also would you folks know if I can apply for a 457 visa while I am in Brazil ?

Any help is much appreciated folks.

Thank you.

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Old 01-27-2018, 04:25 AM
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There are 5 Registered Migration Agents that post on this forum, they all are recommended by a number of members. I have personally used two of them, you should consult with one of them.

I expect they will need certain details from you and need to do a FOI on your case.

There are 4 MRA's in a sticky and the 5th is Lisa someone, I can look up if you want.

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Old 01-27-2018, 04:43 AM
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Dear ampk,
Thank you for your prompt response! I greatly appreciated!!

Would you have these lawyers you recommend contact by any chance ?
If so could you perhaps send me by private message ?

FOI stands for freedom of information, is that what you meant ?

And sorry what you meant about the sticky issue ?

Thank you so much ampk!


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