Most people living or working within our catchment area are eligible for a first free interview with one of our solicitors. Our interviews tend to last around 45 minutes, but will depend upon the kind of legal matter(s) involved.
Ongoing assistance, including representation, is assessed on a case-by-case basis against our client eligibility criteria. These criteria include the legal merit in the matter, as well as the financial means of the client.
We can usually accommodate our clients needs when it comes to booking appointments, including phone interviews or arranging interpreters, free of charge to the client.
If there are any other costs associated with your matter (eg. court costs, application fees, etc.), you will be advised during your appointment. Northern Community Legal Service does not accept liability for your costs.
Northern Community Legal Service (NCLS) provides free immigration advice, assistance and representation to people who live or work in our catchment area.
Access to free immigration law advice and assistance is subject to an eligibility criteria and priority is given to vulnerable members of the community, including but not limited to those experiencing family or domestic violence, asylum-seekers and refugees. Should you be eligible we can help you lodge your visa application.
NCLS provides advice and assistance in relation to:
NCLS’s migration law services are free and confidential. Interpreters are available for clients, free of charge to the client.
If you need an interpreter please phone TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Northern Community Legal Service on (08) 82816911.