Getting the visa process right is important from the very beginning, so it is sometimes worth getting professional advice. With the team at Estrin Saul Lawyers (one of Australia's largest immigration law firms), you are in safe hands; our immigration lawyers and agents provide you with clear and pragmatic advice from the start of the process to save you the unnecessary expense and delay of putting things right further down the line.


Estrin Saul Lawyers generally work on fixed fee agreements. Our fees depend on the complexity of your matter and the time involved. Our first step is usually an initial consultation with our lawyers and consist of:

  • approximately a one hour meeting to discuss your situation;
  • a review of your case;
  • advice on your options;
  • a cost estimate of any further work that needs to be done.

A consultation generally costs $330 for standard matters of $440 for urgent same-day consultation matters.

Following the consultation, Estrin Saul Lawyers will generally send you a fee estimate so you know what you are likely to spend.


Fee estimates

Service Our Professional Fees (excl. GST)*
Citizenshipfrom AUD 1,650
Citizenship (complex)from AUD 3,300
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) 494 visafrom AUD 2,310
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) 494 visa nominationfrom AUD 2,750
Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)from AUD 4,840
189/190/491 visa - Expression of Interest & Visafrom AUD 4,990
189 NZ Citizen visafrom AUD 4,290
Visitor visa (post-refusal)from AUD 2,750
PIC4013/PIC4014 3 year exclusion period submissionfrom AUD 3,300
Protection visafrom AUD 6,600
SHEV (first)from AUD 4,400
SHEV (second)from AUD 2,200
Comprehensive written advice regarding MOC health costing (Health team led by Dr Jan Gothard)from AUD 2,500
PIC4020 submissionfrom AUD 4,950
Response to s56 or s57 Request for More Informationfrom AUD 3,300
Health team (led by Dr Jan Gothard) - • Brief review of health condition (pre-lodgment) to ascertain prospectsAUD 660
Brief review of MOC costing to ascertain prospects (Health team led by Dr Jan Gothard)from 660
Comprehensive written advice regarding MOC health costing (Health team led by Dr Jan Gothard)AUD 2,500
Letter to the Department attacking MOC health costing and seeking review (led by Dr Jan Gothard)from AUD 3,500
Health waiver submission (if available) - Health team led by Dr Jan Gothardbetween AUD 6,600 and AUD 11,000 depending on complexity.
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Migration Division)from AUD 7,700
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Refugee Division)from AUD 9,900
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (character)from AUD 15,200
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Business skills cancellation)from AUD 21,000
Federal Circuit Court (Review for prospects of success)from AUD 2,200
Federal Circuit Court appealsFederal Circuit Court appeals from AUD 9,900
Federal Court appealsfrom AUD 9,900
Response to NOITTAfrom AUD 6,600
Review of Partner visa documentsfrom AUD 1,320
Partner visafrom AUD 5,500
Medical Treatment visafrom AUD 2,200
Business visasvaries, please contact
Ministerial Interventionfrom AUD 5,500

*The above fees cover our firm’s professional fees only. There may be additional fees payable such as government lodgement fees and health and character clearance fees. These fee estimates are for standard applications only. Where your circumstances are more complex (or fall outside our standard scope of services), we will provide you with a tailored fee estimate.