FBP International proudly stands today as the only firm in the GCC to have in-house Australian lawyers and advisors specialize in Australian Immigration Law.
The highly specialized nature of Australian Immigration Law means that Registered Migration Agents (RMA’s), from Australia, are not always thoroughly equipped and experienced enough to provide consultancy services and legal advice for immigration and settlement matters. FBP International is the only firm in the region to have in-house Australian lawyers and advisors who specialize in Australian Immigration Law. We specialize in providing legal consultation for issues and matters related to Australian Immigration with the expertise and assured guidance of our in-house immigration lawyers and legal experts from Australia.
A significant difference between an RMA, and an Immigration Lawyer, is the level of qualification and study undertaken. For example, an Australian Immigration Lawyer holds a law degree; while an RMA does not have a law degree, an Immigration Lawyer has broader legal training and experience in dealing with the interpretation of Immigration Law and cases and can provide legal advice that an RMA cannot.
Giving another simple example, if your case goes to court, our Immigration Lawyers have complete knowledge and experience and thus can provide seamless representation, unlike an RMA. In a nutshell, an RMA cannot offer “Immigration Legal Assistance” within the meaning of s277 of the Migration Act 1958.
As per the new bill and law passed in 2021 by the Australian Government, all Australian Immigration Lawyers do not need to be registered with MARA (Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority). If an Australian Immigration Lawyer continues to be registered with MARA, they must cease practicing law to remain on the MARA Registrar of Migration Agents. FBP International’s in-house Australian Lawyers are not in favor of giving up their Legal Practicing Certificate and have chosen not to continue being registered with MARA.
Janine Elizabeth - LLB/LP
Australian Legal Practitioner
“WE WILL NOT TAKE ON YOUR CASE UNLESS WE BELIEVE YOU HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF SUCCESS”
Janine is a highly skilled and knowledgeable Australian immigration specialist that enables her to provide a high level of immigration assistance.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice from Flinders University, South Australia, and completed her practical legal training at a full-service law firm in Adelaide where she was drawn to Australian immigration law. In 2014, Janine was admitted to practice as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of South Australia and has been in the migration profession ever since.
Janine has significant immigration practical experience and her extensive understanding of Australian migration law and the Australian immigration system has seen her support individuals and families through complex visa applications, including visa cancellations, with a high success rate. Her areas of expertise are in General Skilled Migration, Resident Return, Partner, Child, Citizenship and Administrative Appeals Tribunal matters.
Since 2014, Janine has provided her consultancy services to FBP International. Her experience in the migration consultancy area has resulted in countless migration success stories. With her broad and vast experience dealing with General Skilled Migration matters, including skills assessments and state nomination opportunities, we are able to cater to the immigration needs of our clients with the upmost confidence.
As a member of the Law Society of South Australia, Migration Alliance and the Migration Institute of Australia, Janine is connected to leading associations and professional bodies in Australia for migration professionals. She has travelled internationally promoting Australian migration and has enjoyed mentoring new migration agents.