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Meet The Team At Sydney Immigration Lawyer

Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Our team of  specialised immigration lawyers and registered migration agents. We are professional, highly experienced and qualified lawyers in a range of fields. We have experience working with the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection and the United Nations in Asia.

More specifically, we have worked with the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunal (MRT-RRT) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Department of Immigration.

We are specialised in immigration law. We are able to advise you and represent you before the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals, Ministerial Intervention and appeals to the Federal Court and High Court. We have experience providing legal advice for court appeals.

We are able to advise on visas for Business, Students, Skilled migration, Spouse, Tourist, Bridging visas, Family Reunion, character matters, visa cancellations and a range of permanent and temporary visas. We can also provide assistance with obtaining police clearances, IELTS and health checks.

Additionally, with our experience working with the United Nations, we are also able to provide assistance to appeal a refugee or humanitarian refusal decision from the Court to the relevant United Nations Committee.

 

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Nicholas Andronicos – Director, Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent

Nicholas Andronicos

Nicholas Andronicos has been migration lawyer and a Registered Migration Agent for over 10 years. He is highly experienced in migration law and has an in-depth working knowledge of migration matters.

As Director of Sydney Immigration Lawyer Pty Ltd, Nicholas will be able to assist you with various immigration law matter and advice using his vast previous experience working at the Department of Immigration.

Nicholas, along with his former partner was awarded an Immigration Advice Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS) contract from the Commonwealth Government of Australia to represent asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat. Being awarded an IAAAS contract in July 2011, Nicholas Co-Directed Malyon Andronicos Law Pty Limited (now Andronicos Law Pty Limited), along with Katie Malyon. In January 2013 Nicholas became the sole Director of Andronicos Lawyers, and has overseen the recent transition of the firm. In this time, Nicholas has managed over 1000 asylum seeker claims from persons from Iran, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Prior to starting his own firm, Nicholas worked for the Department of Immigration in Canberra for 3 years where he was involved with the Migration Review tribunal (MRT), the Ministerial Intervention Unit S351, the UNHCR Team International Cooperation Branch, Migration and Visa Policy Branch, Department of Immigration. Nicholas was involved in researching and writing ministerial and departmental briefs on global and regional refugee flows, people smuggling and Internally Displaced Persons for the Department of Immigration at regional meetings such as the Bali Process and several UNHCR Standing Committees.

Nicholas has also specialised in Indonesia and East Timor affairs. He is an Indonesia and East Timor country specialist having spent 20 years working, living and studying in Indonesia and East Timor. He was previously employed in Indonesia and East Timor for the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) as an Indonesian language interpreter and international consultant on local governance issues. Prior to this, Nicholas worked as a caseworker for 1 year for Amnesty International.

Nicholas is fluent in writing, speaking and reading Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malay.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies)
  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia

Memberships:

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Australia Indonesia Business Council
  • Australia East Timor Business Council
  • Nicholas Andronicos – MARN 0956494

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Andre Benjamin & Associates

Andre Benjamin & Associates is an Immigration Law Practice operating in Sydney, Australia since June 2000. They have provided valuable Immigration Law consultancy and assistance to several prominent law firms and individual clients in Australia and overseas.

Andre Benjamin, Senior Immigration Law Consultant, Migration Agent and principal of Andre Benjamin & Associates has over 15 years experience representing and advising clients for permanent residence in Australia. Andre has represented clients from South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Andre has extensive experience in all aspect of Immigration law in Australia in particular, Skilled visas, Work visas, family visas and Permanent Residence. Andre can assist you with 457 visa applications, investor visas, the skilled points test, partner visas and appeals to all tribunals and the Minister for Immigration.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Australian Immigration Law
  • Master’s Degree in Production Engineering

Memberships:

  • Migration Institute of Australia
  • Migration Agents Registration Number 0102743
  • Justice of the Peace

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Maria Rodriguez – Senior Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent

Maria Rodriguez

Maria Rodriguez

Maria is employed as a Senior Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent with Andronicos Migration Lawyers.

Maria has had many years of experience working in senior legal roles with some of the largest immigration law firms in Sydney. She has extensive experience with business and work visa applications having worked for a significant period of time with various corporate immigration law firms in Sydney.

Maria specializes in business sponsorships & 457 visa applications and permanent residence applications. She has also assisted companies with monitoring by the Department of Immigration.

Maria also has experience with general skilled migration applications, partner visas and permanent residence applications.

Maria commenced employment in the law industry overseas in 1996 and in the specialised area of migration law in Australia since 2006.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Diploma in Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Diploma in Business
  • Bachelor of Science

Membership:

  • Justice of the Peace NSW
  • Member Law Society of New South Wales
  • Migration Agents Registration Number 1068664

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Kelvin Tang – Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent

Kelvin

Kelvin Tang

Kelvin is employed as a solicitor with Andronicos Migration Lawyers.

As a solicitor Kelvin conducts research and drafts visa applications and submissions to the Department of Immigration, Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal. He typically works on partner and work visa applications, and is also able to assist with business visa applications.

In addition, Kelvin also works on the firm’s refugee applications under the award-winning IAAAS contract between the firm and the Department of Immigration servicing refugee boat arrivals.

Kelvin has a Bachelor of Laws degree and Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales. He is fluent in Cantonese.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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Nilofar Tajvidi – Paralegal

Nilofar

Nilofar Tajvidi

Nilofar assists the firm with a multitude of tasks.

She supports the firm’s staff with all, including addressing client queries, liaising with the Department of Immigration and researches the Migration Regulations.

Nilofar previously worked for a migration agency based in Iran for many years where she was responsible for preparing all skilled, work and business visa applications for people migrating to Australia and Canada.

Apart from her immigration experience, Nilofar has had many years of experience working as an accredited interpreter in the Persian/Farsi language with the Australian Government.

Nilofar is fluent in Persian/Farsi & speaks intermediate Dari.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Interpreting
  • Certificate in Accounting
  • Certificate in Management

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Nancy Cai – Accounts Officer

Nancy Cai

Nancy Cai

Nancy is currently employed as Accounts Officer with Andronicos Migration Lawyers.

Nancy performs banking transactions, bank reconciliations, prepares and processes accounts payables and receivables.  She prepares and processes staff payroll.

Nancy also prepares financial reports, establishes cash flow budgets and government reportorial requirements such as quarterly Business Activity Statements.

Nancy has commenced the professional level program to become a Certified Practicing Accountant.

She is fluent in Mandarin.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Master of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)

Memberships:

  • Associate Member of CPA Australia

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