abode migration lawyers, Melbourne. Australian visas and immigration lawyers.

You want a number of qualities in an immigration lawyer and migration adviser. This is our offer:



  • Yes, we are ready and willing to help.
  • We have the tools and the attitude.



  • We'll listen to your story. It matters.
  • We'll give you advice best suited to you.




  • We've been working in this space for ages.
  • We're very good at what we do.




  • We're available to talk when you need it.
  • We'll stay in regular contact.




  • We work fast and efficiently.
  • And we are tenacious on your behalf.




  • We'll be value for money.
  • Fixed fees in most instances.

Family, partner, skilled independent, humanitarian and protection, student and 457 visas supported. Department, Tribunal, Minister and Judicial Review.

Whether you are looking to reunite family, or sponsor your life partner, or apply for residency based on your professional or business skills, or you are an employer wishing to fill a skills gap with a 457 visa or TSS visa holder, an international student or seeking asylum in Australia we can help.


We'll provide support and representation in your liaisons with officials at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Minister for Immigration. We offer legal advice for your review of refusal at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or at the Federal Circuit Court. Indeed, as your immigration lawyer - Melbourne-based - we can guide you every step of the journey. We love what we do and we are good at it.


Click on services for the full range of help we provide as immigration lawyers.

Value for money fixed fees.

We know that clients hate the uncertainty associated with by-the-hour billing. abode migration lawyers charges a fixed fee for our service (excludes third-party costs), as agreed at the outset of an engagement. There are rare exceptions for very complex open-ended matters, but in these instances work is only undertaken after the client has a clear understanding and approval of the hourly billing method. Moreover, the client is regularly informed of ongoing costs.


Our cloud-first streamlined structure allows us to offer a highly competitive value-for-money service.

abode migration lawyers. Bold and brilliant.

abode migration lawyers is led by Samantha Fitzsimons and Desislava Hristova. Sam and Dessie. We are former senior lawyers at Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers and Dessie also practiced at Maddocks.  Sam's our expert at family visas. Dessie is your go-to person for business and skilled visas including 457s and 482s/TSS visas.  Travel to about to learn more of our story.

What else? Oh yes, check out our blog and happy clients. Then let's talk.

Go to our blog to read about what we're up to, and our thoughts across a range of topics.  And from time to time, we'll be posting testimonials from happy clients. So call us for a  FREE 15-minute consultation and meet us in the Melbourne CBD.

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Abode Migration Lawyers Pty Ltd

40/140 William Street


Victoria 3000



All registered migration agents must comply with the Code of Conduct of the Office of Australian Migration Agents' Registration Authority (OMARA). A link to information about the Agents' Code of Conduct can be found here

03 9607 8362

03 8692 1005

Want expert, value-for-money advice and a Melbourne immigration lawyer by your side? Please get in touch.

abode migration lawyers is a proud sponsor of the U12s, U11s, U10s and U8s Ascot Vale Vikings.
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And we also sponsor

Afghan Victory: two men's team and one ladies' team.

To Victory!

2018 Finalist 14th Victorian Legal Awards - Boutique Law Firm

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