IARC provides a range of free resources to help the community better understand Australian immigration law and know their rights.
Often people only need information, rather than personalised advice, to better understand their situation. Sometimes the information that you need can be found in IARC’s fact sheets without the need to book an appointment for tailored, personalised legal advice.
Part of IARC’s mission is to advocate for a fairer immigration system and we do that, not only by offering advice and information to clients who can’t afford private migration agents, but also by engaging with public policy and law reform debates.
Prospective Marriage Visas
This information sheet may be relevant to you if you are over the age of 18 and intend to marry an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible NZ citizen.Download
Partner Visa Applications in Australia
Information about how to apply for a partner visa if you are onshore.Download
Partner Visa Applications outside of Australia
Information about how to apply for a partner visa if you are offshore.Download
Breakdown of Relationship – Partner Visas
This information sheet may be relevant to you if your relationship with your sponsor for a partner visa has broken down.Download
Policy and law reform submissions
IARC & Unions NSW – A Migration System for Australia’s Future
15 December 2022
On 15 December 2022, IARC and Unions NSW made a joint submission to assist the government in the development of a new migration strategy.Download
Draft National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032
28 February 2022
Nearly 50% of the work we do at our centre is related to DFV, and in 2020/2021 IARC provided over 1100 individual legal services to more than 350 temporary visa holders experiencing family violence.Download
Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill 2021 [Provisions]
28 January 2022
This joint submission with Unions NSW draws on the knowledge gained from our Visa Assist partnership to offer recommendations to improve working conditions for migrant workers.Download
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into Family Migration
03 May 2021
On 3 May 2021, IARC made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry which is looking into the efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of family reunion visas.Download