GETTING LEGAL HELP
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GENERAL INFORMATION If you are an asylum seeker seeking legal
assistance, we ask you that you consult these pages to inform yourself
of the legal options available to you before contacting RACS.
What we do:
What we do not do:
- Assist you in lodging a Protection Visa application,
- Assist you in preparing for interviews with the Department of
Immigration and Citizenship and attend these interviews and discuss the
decision with you, and
- Assist you in applications to the Refugee Review Tribunal,
should an application be necessary, as well as attend your hearing at
the Refugee Review Tribunal.
- Provide you with one off advice about your case, either over the phone or face to face at a booked appointment;
- Provide you with minor assistance(e.g. help in filling out a
form) at a booked appointment; take your matter on as one of our cases,
in which case we may:
- Assist you to prepare a Protection Visa application and any relevant supporting material,
- Assist you to prepare for interviews with the Department of
Immigration and Citizenship and attend those interviews with you as
well as provide you with any relevant legal submission on your behalf;
- Assist you in a review application to the Refugee Review
Tribunal, should an application be necessary, as well as attend your
hearing at the RRT and provide any relevant legal submissions on your
RACS will not assist you in applying for visas that are not
associated with claims for refugee status. For free general immigration
advice contact the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre at: Level 5,362
Kent St Sydney; Ph 92623833 (Tues and Thurs 2-4pm).
RACS does not provide advice about Judicial Review (ie.
appeals to the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, the Federal
Court of Australia or the High Court of Australia).
If RACS takes your case on, we can represent you in relation to your
application to the Department and in relation to your merits review
application to the Refugee Review Tribunal. However, we are not able to
represent you in relation to any Judicial Review application or in any
request to the Minister for immigration and Citizenship. We can however
provide you with advice on making a request to the Minister.
RACS is unfortunately only able to take on cases depending on
our limited capacity. If we are not able to formally represent you for
this reason, we can provide you with advice and minor assistance in
relation to your case.
Disclaimer: Please note that the content of this web site is
provided for information purposes only. RACS does not accept any
liability for the information or advice (or the use of such information
or advice) which is provided on this web site or incorporated into it
by reference. No responsibility is taken for any information or
services that may appear on any linked web sites.
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