What is Migration Law?
Migration Law regulates rights around people entering and remaining in Australia. There are special requirements about giving Migration Law advice – we strongly recommend seeing a migration lawyer (including TEWLS) or a registered migration agent.
Some examples of Migration Law matters include questions about a visa, changes to family circumstances, and impacts of domestic, family and sexual violence.
The TEWLS Temporary Visa Holders Experiencing Violence Pilot
As part of an Australia-wide Pilot, TEWLS is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services to support people identifying as women in the Northern Territory with Migration Law.
Who can we help?
TEWLS can help people identifying as women in the Northern Territory who –
- Hold a temporary visa or have no visa; AND
- Are escaping a violent relationship (experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence).
How can we help?
TEWLS can provide free, holistic and wrap-around assistance for migration, family and civil law matters related to domestic, family and sexual violence. Our assistance includes providing legal advice and support, ongoing representation and casework assistance (including court work), and information and referrals, as applicable.
For migration matters, we are able to provide the following services –
- Reviews of visa options and pathways;
- Visa applications;
- Representation in matters involving the Department of Home Affairs, as well as tribunal and court matters; and
- Requests for Ministerial Intervention.
Financial assistance by the Red Cross
Under the Pilot, the Red Cross can provide grated of up to $3,000.00 in financial assistance to cover immediate expenses.
For more information about the Migration and Family and Domestic Violence Financial Assistance Program, please see here.
How can I refer someone, including myself, into the Pilot?
To make a referral to the Pilot, including self-referrals, please complete the Pilot referral form here and email it to TEWLS’ Pilot team at email@example.com.
If you need help completing the referral or have any questions about the Pilot, you can contact TEWLS by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on (08) 8982 3000.