Partner Visa Immigration Agent

Everything you need to know before booking your first consultation with a partner visa immigration agent or lawyer in Australia 

Partner Visa Immigration Agent

So, you have been dating an Australian permanent resident or citizen and you think you may be eligible to apply for a partner visa in Australia.

You scour the internet to make sure you meet all the requirements…

After reading a few pages, questions pop into your mind.

And you decide to book a first consultation with an immigration agent.

YAY! The first consultation is FREE!

But, don’t get overexcited…


Most immigration agents out there who offer a free first consultation are generalists.

In other words, they do not specialise in partner visas.

Think for a moment…

When you go to a Doctor who is a General Practitioner, chances are that you will get a free consultation. Medicare will cover it.

But let’s say you have a heart problem.

Most likely the General Practitioner will refer you to a Cardiologist.

However, that will not happen in the immigration industry.

If you go to a first free consultation with a generalist immigration agent, he will try to persuade you to hire him to help with your partner visa application even if he doesn’t specialise on partner visas.

Often times, they will not even know if you really qualify for a partner visa. They might even lie to you.

If your partner visa case is not an easy one, it’s highly recommended that you book a consultation with an accredited and specialised partner visa migration agent or lawyer.

First of all, check if your partner visa immigration agent is a registered migration agent with the Office of the Migration Registration Authority (OMARA Register). You can check it here.

Then pay attention to how many years of experience in partner visas the migration agent has.

If they got more than 5 years of experience, good. If they got more than 10 years, perfect!

Now go and book your first consultation with them.

Most likely it won’t be a free consultation!

SO how much does a SPECIALISED partner visa immigration agent charge FOR A FIRST CONSULTATION?

Partner visa migration agent or lawyer fees vary according to the experience of the agent or lawyer.

Agents and lawyers with over ten years of experience IN PARTNER VISAS, will charge between AUD $200 and AUD $400 for the first consultation.

But rest assured, they will answer all your questions and clear all your doubts. Peace of mind!

At the end of the consultation you will know precisely if you can apply for a partner visa and what your chances of success are.

Should I hire the specialised partner visa migration agent after going through the first consultation with them?

If the partner visa immigration agent was very knowledgeable during the first consultation and answered most of your questions, it’s a good idea to hire him or her to help you with preparing and lodging your application. Especially if your case is not straightforward.


Partner visas have a high refusal rate.

In 2018, 42% of partner visa applications were denied. Most of them were lodged by applicants without the help of a partner-visa-specialised migration agent or lawyer.

If you are not 100% sure the specialised partner visa immigration agent is really a great one, go check his Google reviews.

For example, if you go to Gold Migration Lawyers reviews on Google at the time of this writing, you will find the last review left by one of our clients:

“My wife and I, who had been separated due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, engaged Gold Migration Lawyers to help us be reunited after having been unsuccessful in doing so on our own. To go from feeling hopeless and having no idea how to move forward to leaving our initial consultation with Gold Migration with a firm plan and full confidence that the team understood our situation, to having a 309 Partner Visa approved just 4 months later (just 2.5 months processing time!) and being reunited with my wife in Australia just a few weeks after that goes beyond what a five-star review can convey, but needless to say we are extremely grateful for the always professional, prompt, and practical assistance of Gold Migration. Especially in cases like ours there is no price that can be put on what their hard work makes possible. Cannot recommend highly enough for working through visa and immigration solutions from the ground up.”

That shows how satisfied clients are with our services and results. So far we have had 98.9% approval rate. And that shows in our Google reviews.

You can go even further and search for the best partner visa immigration agent or lawyer in Australia…

Chances are you will come across Gold Migration Lawyers once again as the top partner visa migration agent or lawyer in Australia.

And I don’t say it lightly…

In 2020, Gold Migration was rated “Best Partner Visa Lawyers in Australia” by TTL.

No, we don’t have special connections with decision makers in the Department of Home Affairs.

But we hold a professional background that would cause envy in any migration agent or lawyer in Australia…

Our own Peter Pang is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia.

He has also been the Academic Advisor of China Law Society in Hong Kong since 2007.

Whereas Ramtin Diznab has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia and has jurisdiction to appear in all Federal Courts of Australia.

You can contact one of Gold Migration top partner visa lawyers by clicking here.

Why you should consider hiring the best partner visa migration lawyers in Australia?

Because they will not only increase dramatically your chances of getting a partner visa approval, but they could also fast track your partner visa processing time…

Gold Migration has had record-breaking partner visas’ processing times.

On 7 June 2021, a Nepalese national who hired Gold Migration to prepare and lodge his partner visa application (Subclass 820) got it approved in only 3 months and 3 days.

Less than a month later, on 1 July 2021, a Thai woman who also hired Gold Migration got her Partner Visa approved in just 4 months and 15 days.

More recently, we had a partner visa (Subclass 309) granted in only 2.5 months.

What’s the secret?

You must lodge a “decision-ready” application if you want to fast track your partner visa processing time. But how do you do that?

According to Ramtin Diznab, Gold Migration Principal Lawyer, part of the secret to speed up your partner visa processing time lies in how you structure the statutory declaration.

Events must follow a sequential order.

Everything must be interconnected.

No inconsistencies.

Preparing a “decision-ready” partner visa application is almost like writing a movie script says one of the top partner visa lawyers in Australia…

If a script writer takes one page out of a movie script or if he messes up with its page order, nobody will understand the movie.

The same goes to your partner visa application. If you miss an important document in your partner visa application or if you don’t follow a good structure and sequential-narrative throughout your statements, the case officer will be doubtful at best and lost at worst.

What’s more, documents and photographs must be paired with the right statements, backing up all written claims.

Think of it as the storyboard built after the movie script…

See, the success of a short-time-processing partner visa application relies on sequential storytelling…

You need to combine all different stories into a single unit.

You got to please the case officer… Not make his job difficult.

Don’t get me wrong! Everything from facts to evidence must be 100% genuine. But they should be presented in a very compelling and easy to understand format.

And that’s a skill that Gold Migration Lawyers have developed in the course of 12+ years specialising in partner visas.

Think of Gold Migration Lawyers as the script writers and storyboard artists to some of the most successful Hollywood movies.

No wonder in 2020, Gold Migration was rated “best partner visa lawyers in Australia” by TTL.

If You don’t know how to put together a “decision-ready” application with a compelling sequential narrative in order to increase your chances of speeding up your partner visa processing time, fill in the form below and book your first consultation with one of Australia’s top partner visa lawyers…

P.S.: Our partner visa processing time success has even been featured in a Reddit story. Read the story here.

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
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 more
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 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 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
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 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 more