If you are a genuine LGBTIQ+ foreigner and you believe your life is at risk if you go back to your country, you may be eligible to apply for a protection visa and stay permanently in Australia

LGBT Visa

If you are a LGBTI foreigner living in Australia, stay with me. In just a moment, I will explain why you could be eligible to apply for an Australian permanent visa. 

Homosexual relationships are criminalised in 72 countries and people are detained and attacked on morality grounds in a few other countries, such as Indonesia, India, Japan, Russia, Nepal, Cambodia, Hong Kong and China.

Below is a list of countries where homosexuality is criminalised (but there is a few more where people’s lives are at risk)…

Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua & Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Brunei, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Cook Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territory (Gaza Strip), Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

In Iran, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, homosexuality is still punishable by death, under sharia law. The same applies in parts of Somalia and northern Nigeria.

In two other countries – Syria and Iraq – the death penalty is carried out by non-state actors, including Islamic State.

In Indonesia, India, Japan, Russia, Nepal, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Paraguay, Peru and China, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are vulnerable to unofficial oppression and police harassment. They are also forced into treatment to cure their sexual orientation.

That’s why many LGBTI foreigners are running away to Australia…

Oftentimes they come as a student or tourist…

Here they experience freedom to express their real sexuality and gender identity without discrimination.

Australia is one of the most LGBTI-friendly countries in the world.

In a Pew Research poll, 79% of Australians agreed that homosexuality should be accepted by society.

What’s more, when they get here, LGBTI foreigners realise that they can apply for a protection visa and stay permanently in Australia…

How good is that?

If you believe your life is at risk because of your homosexuality or gender identity, you may be eligible to apply for a protection visa, which leads to permanent residency. 

And in just a moment I will explain why you should apply for a protection visa as soon as possible.

Before that, let me address the main issue…

Quite often these protection visas are refused by the Immigration Office when not done properly (more on that in just a moment).

In fact, SBS published on 9 September 2019 that “more than 90 per cent of onshore protection visa cases are refused”.

So what happens if your protection visa application gets refused.

If your application gets refused the first time, your chances of staying permanently in Australia will be very slim.

You will have to appeal.

You may have to go to court. 

Avoid that at all costs.

Reasons that could lead the immigration office to refuse your protection visa application?  

Oftentimes, LGBTI applicants don’t have the time and resources to properly write claims explaining why going back to their country of origin poses a risk to their lives. 

And they also struggle to explain and prove that they are genuine homosexuals or transgender. 

Sometimes because they haven’t even come out to their family and friends. 

See, it’s difficult for them to gather the right evidence to support their claims.  

There are ambiguities, contradictions and even grammar mistakes in their claims.

What they are trying to say can be easily misinterpreted by the Immigration Office.

Anything that could spark doubt in the mind of the Immigration Department could jeopardise your protection visa application.

If you are a genuine LGBTI foreigner living in Australia and you believe your life is at risk if you go back to your country, click here to book a consultation with us. We will assess your chances of getting a protection visa.

The second main reason LGBTI foreigners get their protection visa application refused is also quite alarming… 

Foreigners tend to look for immigration agents who share the same country of origin with them.

And many immigration agents who share the same country of origin with these LGBTI applicants were raised by families who do not accept homosexuality, let alone transgender.

They might agree to help you. But be careful.      

Most of the time, they don’t specialise in protection visas. Even worse, deep inside they don’t agree with your homosexuality or gender identity. 

Plain and simple, they just want your money. 

More than often, these protection visa applications are refused. And we get LGBTI foreigners coming to our office crying and asking for help.

Sometimes we can help. But other times, there is nothing we can do.  

In the last month alone, in response to a growing number of protection visa refusals, LGBTI foreigners came in droves to get assistance from us.   

We are the No. 1 protection visa lawyers, proudly helping LGBTI foreigners to stay in Australia…

Last year, we were rated as “Best Protection Visa Lawyers in Melbourne” by “Top 10 Lawyers”. 

And the news is quickly spreading among the entire LGBTI community in Australia.

We believe in human rights without discrimination of any kind, including discrimination on the basis of sexuality, sex identity or gender.

But most importantly, we proudly support the LGBTI community. 

You might have seen us before in LGBTI protests around Melbourne. And we will continue actively participating and sponsoring upcoming LGBTI activities.

If you are a genuine LGBTI foreigner living in Australia and you believe your life is at risk if you go back to your country, check your eligibility to get a protection visa in Australia right now.

Our strong connection with the LGBTI community is the main reason why 98.9% of our protection visa applications get approved…

We understand LGBTI issues like no other immigration agents and lawyers in Australia.

We know how to write claims and collect all the necessary evidence to prove to the Immigration Office that you are a genuine LGBTI person and your life is at risk if you go back to your country. 

LGBT Protection Visa

We have even successfully represented LGBTI individuals in court when their visa applications got refused and they had little hope to stay in Australia. 

But as I said before, you want to avoid getting your visa refused at any costs. 

And we want to help you lodge your protection visa application in a way that doesn’t create any doubt in the mind of the Immigration Office from the outset. 

Right now you have the best chances to succeed in your protection visa application if you are a genuine LGBTI foreigner living in Australia and your life is at risk if you go back to your country… 

But you have to be quick. We are living moments of uncertainty. 

If you set foot outside Australia before lodging your protection visa application, your chances of getting a protection visa will be zero. You cannot apply for a protection visa outside Australia. 

That’s why as of 26 May we are having a high influx of LGBTI foreigners coming to our office…

This is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to free yourself from gender and sexual oppression and discrimination. 

But it’s not only that… 

It’s also about a unique opportunity to live in a country with the world’s highest standard of living…

Everyone wants to live in Australia. 

Wages in Australia are much higher than most other countries. 

A protection visa let’s you stay in Australia permanently.

You can live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

And that means you are also entitled to Medicare (Australia’s free health care scheme) and Centrelink services (financial support from the government).

Better still, you can get your Medicare right after lodging your protection visa application.

Ultimately, you will have all the power to fight against LGBTI discrimination in your country of origin right here from Australia, while enjoying most privileges and benefits Australian citizens have.

If you are a genuine LGBTI foreigner and you believe your life is at risk if you go back to your country of origin, fill in the form below to see if you are eligible and what you need to do to apply for a protection visa in Australia.

Attention: We’ve been experiencing a high number of LGBT enquiries. But we promise we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Helping People Just Like You

What matters to us most is what our clients have to say about their experience once everything has been resolved. Below are some of the messages we have received from people we’ve represented.

Abdul hamid Adam
Abdul hamid A.
My partner and I walked into Gold Migration for the first time in early November 2023 for seeking help about my case in AAT. Saemeh Ghasemi help me and support me through with everything that I need to prepare for hearing in next few week. Saemeh Ghasemi also accompany and attend AAT hearing with me. Saemeh Ghasemi always give us mentally support, tell us don’t be stress. In January 2024, Saemeh called me and give me a good news, that we won ATT. Thank you Saemeh Ghasemi, you make my self and my partner can be together and stay in Australia together. Thank you Gold migration lawyers.read more
Simon m
Simon m
I engaged Gold Migration, because I had left things a little too late and there were some factors that were too complicated and too confusing and too high risk for me to do on my own.My first meeting with them was by video. I was looking at a set up with lined up desks much like you see in a court room drama. There were 3 people in the room. They asked me to describe my circumstances and they answered my questions. They were forthright and pulled no punches, they told me the risks and the issues I would have to deal with. Then they conferred together and then gave me a price. It wasn’t the most expensive I had been quoted, nor the cheapest, but what impressed me about them was the machine like efficiency they dealt with the problem from the beginning. There are NO surprises from this firm. They lay out all the costs at the time of engagement, they tell you the steps they will be taking and their approach.Remember this is Immigration you’re dealing with, even expert lawyers have no control over such a department, timescale is not in the control of you or your lawyers.For the first month it was a flurry of activity for me. They sent me a cloud based drive to upload all my documents and evidence to. They reviewed it and made suggestions. All of the statements they asked me to write came with examples and best way to write them. Then they told me they had everything they needed and to leave it with them. On reflection I realised I had witnessed a highly experienced team in action. They asked for and got what they needed, it was explained and documented and organised. They have a very efficient set of procedures they follow and they make sure all the boxes are ticked before they submit.You can’t fault this level of experience and practical application, you basically pay them and go along for the ride. Over the months as immigration dealt with the case they came back to me a few times and asked for more information. I know they wrote reports and fielded questions from immigration but all I got was a comment that everything was tracking as planned.The most interesting part for me to see was the obvious pleasure and satisfaction they enjoyed when they called me to tell me we finally had the PR visa. They took it personally and that meant a lot to me.Are they expensive ? Well that depends, how much is having your family members live with you in Australia worth to you ? They are not the cheapest , they are not the most expensive, but I am confident that they are the best!If you are worried about getting a loved one or a valued worker a visa, or you are having issues with your visa, you should not hesitate to go with the gold standard. Go with Gold Immigration and sleep better at night knowing your visa issue is in good hands.read more
Jalal Razavi
Jalal R.
Entrusting Gold Migration Lawyers was the best decision I ever made for my parents to obtain a safe and secure future here in Australia. A life changing decision for them.Our case manager was Saemeh Ghasemi who was instrumental in ensuring their Protection Visa was thoroughly detailed and solid. Saemeh was very kind caring and took extra effort to understand and appreciate the dire situation of my parents and was very supportive all the way to a successful "Visa Granted" outcome.Thank you Saemeh and team for your dedicated and supportive service to me and my parents."Gold Migration Lawyers indeed provides GOLD CLASS service" and I strongly recommend them to our family and friends.read more
Daniel Esdaile
Daniel E.
My partner and I had walked into Gold Migration for the first time in May of 2023. I was anxious at I knew by the time we would have to lodge our partner visa we would not have lived together for 12 months. Walt had given us the reassurance that all would be okay, I instantly felt that sigh of relief through the professional and welcoming service that Walt and his team had provided. We then began our journey with Gold Migration Lawyers, the whole time Walt had been there to support us through every enquiry and every piece of evidence. We eventually submitted our visa in October with every bit of confidence of a positive outcome. In February we got out 820 grant, the moment Walt had told me that the visa had been granted I began to cry of happiness. Thank you Walt! Thank you Gold migration lawyers, you have allowed myself and my partner to be in Australia together.read more
Ghassan Elbarhoun
Ghassan E.
I’d like to thank SAEMEH GHASEMI and her team for their exceptional work on our visa, very very easy process ,I highly recommend gold migration, thanks Samy.
Isoa Talevakaruamainairai
Isoa T.
Massive thank you goes to Saemeh Ghasemi and Carolyn Araboghlian at Gold Migration Lawyer for their relentless support throughout the process of preparing for my AAT appeal right through the exciting news of successfully wining the AAT Appeal. Wow absolutely amazing, to be able to work with Saemeh Ghasemi and Carolyn Araboghlian. Saemeh Ghansemi have been going extra miles to ensure that Gold Migration provide and delivered positive experience that took so much anxiety, nerves away and for genuinely cares about her clients. I am so pleased and grateful to be able to trust Gold Migration Lawyers for the Successful Outcome of my AAT Appeal. Even before the appeal I was already recommending Gold Migration Lawyer to my friends due to the best services that they have already initiate from the beginning of the services. I have never experience best services before thanking you so much Saemeh Ghasemi for going extra miles really means a lot to me personally and Thank You so much Gold Migration for an AMAZING SERVICES. I would definitely highly recommend Gold Migration Lawyers.read more
Tyler Meier
Tyler M.
Hiring Gold migration lawyers, and having Saemeh represent my partner was the best decision we could have made. My partner was applying for a Visa and had a hearing at the AAT, and Saemeh helped us prepare and get ready for the hearing and represented him very well, we were successful and found out within 2 weeks!! Saemeh’s had the expertise and knowledge to help us and we are so so thankful to her and the team at Gold Migration.read more
Syed Rizvi
Syed R.
Just wanted to say thank you walt for helping us getting our permanent residency after alot of bumps in our case.Thank you team gold migration
Kelvin Khant
Kelvin K.
Excellent service and you can always contact the team at anytime. absolutely recommended!