We are Australian immigration lawyers with an answer to all visa & citizenship issues. From helping people obtain Australian visas and citizenship, to helping Australian businesses get the employees that they want, through to helping people choose where to study or work in Australia and receive legal advice in Australia.

We are experienced in helping people with visa applications, visa refusals (visa rejection), visa cancellations, citizenship refusals, Ministerial Intervention applications, Tribunal (AAT) Appeal and Court appeal representation for areas including refusals and cancellations, health and character waivers, PIC4020 / PIC 4014 / Schedule 3 Waivers,  jurisdictional error, travel exemption applications and more.


Our purpose is to open Australia and to ensure that your immigration experience is seamless, we have aligned with quality partners in a variety of fields including, Education providers, Financial Investment firms, Property agents, Health Providers, other Law firms and Recruitment providers.

Our office is conveniently located in Surry Hills, 2 minutes walk from Central Station, Sydney.

We provide our full range of immigration legal services to clients no matter where you are located around the world.

We look forward to helping you.

Principal Lawyer - Adam Byrnes

“Adam oversaw the process of our company becoming a business sponsor  and us gaining two employees on work visas which came at a crucial time for our business. I was impressed with Adam’s knowledge of immigration law. His professionalism was assuring.”
- Tim McGann, Director of Blown Lux https://blownlux.com.au

The management of Visa & Citizenship Lawyers is overseen by its founder - Adam Byrnes.

Adam is an Australian lawyer and holds a NSW solicitor’s practicing certificate.
• NSW Law Society Number: 86606

Adam is passionate about Australia and about sharing this great country with others who also have a keen interested in Australia.

Before Visa & Citizenship Lawyers, Adam worked as a lawyer at the law practice Byrnes Legal.

Before his legal career, Adam had a successful 10 year professional rugby union career which saw him play for teams including the QLD Reds, Melbourne Rebels and Leinster. He also played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup for Russia, qualifying through his Mother’s heritage.

Other tertiary courses that Adam has completed over the years include: a diploma of Business Management, a diploma of Business Mastery and a Real Estate agents course.

Adam is a member of Migration Alliance Australia and also the Migration Institute of Australia.

Practice Manager - Sania

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Sania is the business operations manager at Visa & Citizenship Lawyers. She has a keen interest in the process of constructing and submitting Visa Applications. She performs administrative, clerical, development and operations work with an eye for detail. This includes collating evidence and preparing applications for lodgement.

She is also involved in preparing cases for Tribunal hearings, preparing briefs for barristers and liaising with the court. Sania enjoys meeting new clients and learning about their lives and backgrounds.

Solicitor - Rosa

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Rosa is a solicitor at Visa & Citizenship Lawyers. Rosa assists clients with a broad range of immigration law matters. Rosa's passion to pursue a career in immigration law has been fuelled by her degrees of Laws and International Studies from UNSW. Prior to joining Visa & Citizenship Lawyers, Rosa gained extensive experience working in different immigration law firms. Rosa is committed to creating strategic solutions for clients within the immigration law landscape.

Paralegal - Michelle

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Michelle is a law graduate and a paralegal at Visa Citizenship Lawyers. She has an interest in migration law, administrative law, and medical law. She also has experience in journalism, tourism, and the higher education industry and has worked in South and North Korea. Michelle helps prepare visa and travel exemption applications prior to submission.

Paralegal - Imran

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Imran is a paralegal at Visa & Citizenship Lawyers. He has recently completed the requirements to graduate from Macquarie University with First Class Honours in a Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Security Studies. His international mindset has led him to volunteer his legal services in Malaysia, where he worked closely with indigenous peoples in land rights issues. He sincerely believes that justice should be afforded to all regardless of geographical boundaries and works passionately to represent client matters in the best light. His zeal is evident in his work, where he drafts detailed submissions, prepares high quality applications, and engages constructively with clients to produce tailored outcomes.

Paralegal - Brian

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Brian is a paralegal at Visa & Citizenship Lawyers. He is recent law graduate passionate about international human rights, immigration law and regulatory compliance. He has considerable administrative experience and performs clerical legal tasks in addition to administrative work. This includes client and file management. He is particularly enthusiastic about client relations, visa applications, immigration pathways and consultation preparation.

Paralegal - Nariya

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Nariya is a paralegal at Visa & Citizenship Lawyers. She has recently graduated with a combined degree in Law and Criminology. Nariya’s interests lies in Migration Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation. She performs administrative and clerical work with a deadline-oriented approach. She is constantly seeking new challenges within her role to learn and grow professionally. With an immense passion for helping people, she looks forward to meeting new clients.

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