Hi I am an Aussie with an Egyptian de facto partner and we are in the process of putting all the paper work together for a partner visa. From past experience (applied for a prospective marriage visa in 2008 and embassy scared my partner into withdrawing) then he applied for a tourist visa about 15 months ago but it wasn't granted) it is so frustrating and expensive! I gather it is very difficult getting visas through the embassy in Cairo but what can we do? This time we are applying for a partner visa as we have been living together in Cairo for a little over a year. I have so many questions but I'll start with this one - Can anyone recommend a good Immigation lawyer or Migration agent? According to the MARA website there aren't any registered with MARA in Egypt so maybe I should get one in Australia. It would be good to find someone with experience in getting a partner visa from Cairo.I have to return to work in Perth in 10 days as I could only afford one year's leave without pay. If we can't get this visa I could try and get a teaching job in the Middle East as I'm not impressed with education in Egypt however I really just want to be able for us to live together in Australia.