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.

Nane Siamoa
Nane S.
Gold Migration Lawyers made everything so easy for us to understand our Case Manager Walt was the best always so patient with us because we didn’t have a clue what we were doing my partner and I work full time jobs with little time to spare so having them represent us and help us throughout this whole process and submit our application was the BEST DECISION I have ever made and only after 58 days of submitting our application our Partner Visa was GRANTED!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 THANKYOU GOLD MIGRATION LAWYERS Especially to you Walt for all your Hardwork in helping us receive this 461 Visa and start our new journey together here in Australia 🇦🇺read more
Gabriel
Gabriel
In March, I received an invitation from the AAT and consulted a few immigration lawyers. I ultimately chose Gold Migration, and it was the best decision I could have made.I want to give a big shout-out to Seameh and Gearoid. Seameh has been amazing and incredibly helpful since day one, providing continuous support and guidance. Gearoid, thank you so much for preparing me for my case with such patience and dedication. Your help was invaluable.We went to the AAT in May, and a few weeks later, I was overjoyed to be notified that I had won my case. Tears of happiness streamed down my face as I realized what a monumental victory this was.I highly recommend Gold Migration. To say they are amazing would be an understatement. Their professionalism and dedication are truly exceptional. They went above and beyond for me.Once again, I can't thank you both enough. Your assistance means the world to me, and I am deeply grateful.read more
J T
J T
I would like to thank Peter Pang (he has left) and Walt Calis for their absolutely amazing and caring nature. Peter was an absolute gem. When I heard that he had left, I was devastated. However that feeling didn’t last long as Walt helped me with my visa application after. He has always been so prompt in responding to my emails, so caring, and friendly. Nothing was ever too difficult for him and he made sure I was well informed and updated throughout the whole process. Although my visa application was a long wait of 4 years, we made it through. He called me to deliver the good news and I can’t thank him enough. Thank you once again Walt. I appreciate you and everything you have done.read more
Natalie Nyein
Natalie N.
I was so stressed about applying for a protection visa because I heard about how difficult it was to apply for and the rejection rates, but Saemeh and her team made the process easy and seamless. All I had to do was fill out some forms and send out my documents and they took care of everything! If you are a Burmese citizen looking for a protection visa I couldn't recommend anyone better to handle your case.read more
Pramela Raja Desinggit
Pramela Raja D.
I cannot speak highly enough of my lawyer Mr Walt and his exceptional representation throughout my appeal process at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). From the moment I engaged their services, I was impressed by their professionalism, expertise, and unwavering dedication to my case.Mr Walt demonstrated an unparalleled understanding of migration law and meticulously prepared my appeal, leaving no stone unturned. His clear communication and guidance throughout the entire process alleviated any concerns I had, providing me with the confidence and reassurance I needed during what was undoubtedly a stressful time.What truly sets Mr Walt apart is his genuine care for his clients. He took the time to understand my unique circumstances, and his personalized approach ensured that my case received the attention it deserved. His strategic legal arguments were both persuasive and compelling, ultimately leading to a favorable outcome at the AAT.I am immensely grateful to Mr Walt for his unwavering support and tireless efforts on my behalf. Thanks to his expertise and dedication, I can now look forward to a positive future in Australia. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr Walt to anyone in need of expert migration legal services.Thank you once again for everything.Sincerely,Pramela Raja Desinggitread more
KAMALPREET SINGH
KAMALPREET S.
I am highly thankful to Saemeh Ghasemi and Carolyn Araboghlian for helping me to get visa for my wife and 12 years old step daughter.I was stuck with any other migration agent for almost 2 years but no response from immigration.Someone has recommended me Gold migration and I received my visa in 5 months with their hardwork and well prepared lodgement of my file.Little bit expensive for me but really worth it.Thanksread more
Nay Zaw
Nay Z.
Saemeh has been very supportive and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
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