Are You Getting the Right Immigration Help?

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Emily

There are many people out there that offer immigration services. It is important that you are aware that not all services are authorized to do so.  Unauthorized practitioners are everywhere and it is important that you do not fall victim to an immigration services scam.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have been subject to substantial fee increases over the past 12 months. The visa process is both labour intensive and costly.  Ideally this process should be streamlined and all visa applications need to be completed accurately to ensure no mistakes are made. Attention to detail is vital. Taking the wrong or inappropriate advice can result in the following events:

  • Delay your  visa application
  • Incur unnecessary fees
  • Lead to cancelation or refusal of your visa application

Immigration Solutions Lawyers (ISL) is a leading immigration law firm headed by the managing director and principal lawyer Anne O’Donoghue. The firm has been assisting clients in navigating the different avenues of migration to Australia since 1993. ISL takes a very “hands-on” and collaborative approach with their clients.

ISL consists of three streams: corporate migration, family migration, judicial and administrative merits review.

ISL has been involved with the development of immigration law not just domestically, but also internationally. In regards to our contribution to developing the field of immigration law locally, Anne O’Donoghue is an accredited specialist in immigration law and an executive member of the International Law section of the Law Council of Australia. Anne O’Donoghue has over 22 years of experience and has been invited to join the Specialist Accreditation Immigration Law Advisory Committee as of July 2015.

Anne O’Donoghue has developed her international affiliations through the International Bar Association (IBA), whom she is a patron member. She is Vice Chair of the IBA’s Immigration and Nationality law committee, the secretary of the Immigration Commission of Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), an associate of the American Bar Association – international section and a non-resident member of the New York State Bar Association’s international section.

Mrs O’Donoghue was awarded the Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2014, best in Immigration Law Australia 2014 from Acquisition International; Nominated for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2014 and has been listed in the Who’s Who Legal of Corporate Immigration Lawyers for four consecutive years 2011-2015.


Immigration law is a fast-paced, dynamic and complex area of law that can be difficult to understand and keep abreast of. As such, it is crucial to seek help from a firm that has experience and is practiced at anticipating future changes that might affect clients. ISL combines experience and creativity to provide expert advice on immigration matters and prides itself on being an innovative and dedicated law firm.

Click here to read more about Immigration Solutions Lawyers.                                                                           

Click here to find out about The Law Society of NSW.

Click here to read ‘Avoid Scams’ by the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Read about Migration Agents Registration Authority at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.