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If an application ...has no hope of success... a registered migration agent...must advise the client in writing that, in the agent’s opinion, the application is vexatious or grossly unfounded (emphasis added)

Excerpt from Regulation 2.17 Migration Agents Code of Conduct


There are approximately 84 classes of visas and 148 subclasses of visas.  Lloyd Meridian Legal concentrates mainly on business, employment, skilled and family visas in respect of onshore and offshore applications.  Our firm also advises clients on maintaining their Permanent Residency (PR) status and, in some cases, reinstating their PR status.  Our migration clientele ranges from individuals, local companies to multinational corporations in applications for business migration, and permanent, temporary and bridging employment visas.

Professional accreditation

Our firm only engages migration agents accredited and registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).  MARA is the peak professional association of migration agents appointed by the Australian federal government and provides assurance of high standards of knowledge, ethics, financial accountability and professionalism in the provision of migration advice.

Legal and other multi disciplinary support

Our firm consists of established members of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.  This multi disciplinary support enhances the content and quality of applications, especially of business migration submissions and applications, to the State and Territory Governments and the Federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

International exposure

Lloyd Meridian Legal’s lawyers are invited and engaged to speak at international exhibitions on law, including migration law.  Our firm has handled applications from numerous countries including the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Africa, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and the Peoples Republic of China.

We are multi-lingual and conversant in customs and cultures of the Asia Pacific region and have a panel of translators on hand to assist with communicating with our clients (if required).

Fixed pricing policies

Our migration matters are generally charged according to a fixed price policy.  In accordance with the requirements of good legal practice, a costing agreement is provided to every client detailing the fixed costs and conditions for the scope of work.  As a sign of good faith, your first consultation is complimentary – please feel free to book a complimentary appointment or teleconference by contacting us on:

Phone: +61 3 9629 6388

List of Services: 

Lloyd Meridian Legal offers migration services in respect of the following visa categories:

General Skilled Migration

  • Skilled – Independent (Subclass 175);
  • Skilled – Sponsored (Subclass 176);
  • Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Subclass 475);
  • Skilled – Recognised Graduate. (Subclass 476);
  • Skilled – Independent (Subclass 885) Residence;
  • Skilled – Sponsored (Subclass 886) Residence;
  • Migration Occupation in Demand Applications;
  • 1121i Skill Occupation List Assessment recommendations;
  • International English Language testing System (IELTS) recommendations; and
  • Designate Area Sponsorship.

Business Skills

  • Business (Short Stay) visa (subclass 456);
  • Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) visa (subclass 459);
  • Business Owner (Provisional) (Subclass 160);
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional) (Subclass 163);
  • Senior Executives (Provisional) (Subclass 161);
  • State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional) (Subclass 164);
  • Investor (Provisional) (Subclass 162);
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) (Subclass 165);
  • Investor Retirement Visa (Subclass 405);
  • Business Talent (Migrant) (Subclass 132);
  • Business Owner (Residence) (Subclass 890);
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Residence) (Subclass 892);
  • Established Business in Australia (Subclass 845);
  • Regional Established Business in Australia (Subclass 846);
  • Investor (Residence) (Subclass 891);
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Residence) (Subclass 893);
  • State Territory Sponsorship Applications; and
  • Business Survey and Monitoring Submissions.

Employment Related

  • Temporary Business Long Stay – Standard Business Sponsorship (subclass 457);
  • Medical Practitioner visa (subclass 422);
  • Educational visa (subclass 418);
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 121/856);
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 119/857);
  • Labour Agreements;
  • Invest Australia Supported Skills Program; and
  • Business Plan Preparation and Submission.

Family Type

  • Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) (‘Fiance’ application visa?);
  • Interdependency Temporary Visa (Subclass 310) (“De facto”) and Permanent Visa (Subclass 110);
  • Spouse temporary visa (subclass 820) and permanent visa (subclass 801);
  • Interdependency temporary visa (subclass 826) and permanent visa (subclass 814);
  • Spouse Temporary Visa (Subclass 309) and Permanent Visa (Subclass 100);
  • Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 804);
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864);
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884);
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (from subclass 884 to subclass 864);
  • Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (from subclass 173 to subclass 143);
  • Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103);
  • Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 143);
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173);
  • Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (from subclass 173 to subclass 143);
  • Child (Permanent) (Subclass 802);
  • Orphan Relative (Permanent) (Subclass 837);
  • Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445);
  • Child (Permanent) (Subclass 101);
  • Orphan Relative (Permanent) (Subclass 117);
  • Adoption (Permanent) (Subclass 102);
  • Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445);
  • Remaining Relative (Subclass 835) (Permanent);
  • Aged Dependent Relative (Subclass 838) (Permanent);
  • Carer (Subclass 836) (Permanent);
  • Remaining Relative Visa (Offshore) (Subclass 115);
  • Aged Dependent Relative (Subclass 114); and
  • Carer Visa (Offshore) (Subclass 116).

Student Visas

  • English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) visa (subclass 570);
  • Primary or secondary school course visa (subclass 571);
  • Vocational education and training visa (subclass 572);
  • Higher education visa (subclass 573);
  • Postgraduate research visa (subclass 574);
  • Non-award visa (subclass 575);
  • Student Guardian Visa (Subclass 580); and
  • Student Visa Cancellation Submissions.


  • Investor Retirement Visa (Subclass 405).

Permanent Residency Maintenance

  • Five Year Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155); and
  • Submission for RRV on concessional grounds.