The ASRC is partnering with a number of law firms and a large number of volunteer lawyers to provide free legal assistance to people from Afghanistan through a legal clinic.
This service is limited to people calling from Victoria, South Australia and Northern Territory because there are other free legal services providing similar help in other states. Details for other free interstate services can be found here.
Legal assistance is now available If you are seeking information or legal assistance to:
1. Prepare an offshore special humanitarian visa for family members who are in Afghanistan or now in other countries.
For detailed information about applying for an offshore humanitarian visa see infokit here.
See translation of this infokit in your language:
See also this Guide about which family members you can include in your application here
You can also view answers to Frequently Asked Questions for those who have already lodged their application, here.
For proposing someone for an offshore humanitarian visa click here.
See translation of the Australian Proposers infosheet in your language:
2. You are from Afghanistan living in Australia and have had your protection visa application refused.
3. If you are in Afghanistan and seeking visa information or other help, please see our infosheet here.
See translation of this infosheet in your language:
4. You seek referral for ongoing legal assistance with other kinds of offshore family visa applications or an existing offshore special humanitarian application. Click here to view an information session in Dari/English about visa options for Afghan Australians with family impacted by the crisis in Afghanistan.
The ASRC would like to acknowledge the very generous law firms which have contributed to this initiative to make it possible:
Only use a registered migration agent or lawyer who regularly provides immigration advice. The lawyers listed below may help you with your immigration matter. They will charge fees for their assistance, called legal fees or professional fees.
A lawyer must give you a ‘costs agreement.’ This document is your legal contract with your lawyer and explains how much money you must pay, when you must pay it, and what you can expect from your lawyer.
|Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers||(03) 9396 email@example.com||Footscray|
|Clothier Anderson & Associates||(03) 9347 firstname.lastname@example.org||Carlton|
|PB & B Immigration Lawyers||(03) 9381 0770 / 0411 612 email@example.com||Brunswick|
|Mary Hanna Lawyers||(03) 9077 firstname.lastname@example.org||Coburg|
|Abode Migration Lawyers||(03) 9607 email@example.com||Melbourne CBD|
|Kerdo Legal||(03) 9416 firstname.lastname@example.org||Preston|
|Playfair Visa and Migration Services||(03) 8763 email@example.com||Dandenong|
|Erskine Rodan & Associates||(03) 9329 firstname.lastname@example.org||North Melbourne|
|WLW Migration Lawyers||(03) 9088 email@example.com||West Melbourne|
If you are in Australia but not living in Victoria, please contact a free legal service in your state, details are here: