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Visa cancellation kit

8. Important contacts

Legal Aid NSW

Provides free legal advice and assistance in visa cancellation matters.

Ph: 1300 888 529 (LawAccess NSW) to contact your nearest Legal Aid office

Prisoners Legal Service

The Prisoners Legal Service (PLS) is a state-wide specialist service of Legal Aid NSW. PLS provides advice, minor assistance and representation to prisoners. Our service is free and confidential.

Ph: 8688 3888 (reverse charges)
or 1800 806 913 (toll free)

Immigration Advice and Rights Centre

Provides free immigration advice for holders of most visa types, temporary and permanent.

Ph: 02 9262 3833

Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

Provides advice and assistance to people seeking asylum in NSW both in the community and in immigration detention.

Ph: 02 9114 1600

Kingsford Legal Centre

Provides free advice and minor assistance in visa cancellation matters.

Ph: 02 9385 9566

Email: legal@unsw.edu.au

PILCH NSW (Public Interest Law Clearing House)

PILCH NSW provides advice and assistance through its solicitor and barrister members in visa cancellation matters.

Ph: 02 9114 1793

New South Wales Bar Association

The Legal Assistance Referral Scheme provides referral services to barristers who may be able to assist on a free or reduced fee basis.

Ph: 02 9232 4055

National Character Consideration Centre (NCCC)

The section of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship that deals with visa cancellation and refusal on character grounds.

Ph: 1300 722 061

Email: nccc@immi.gov.au

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Provides independent review of some character decisions of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Ph: 02 9391 2400 (Sydney metropolitan area)
1300 366 700 (country areas – for the cost of a local call)

Email: Sydney.Registry@aat.gov.au

Migration Review Tribunal

Provides independent review of some cancellation decisions of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Ph: 02 9276 5000 (Sydney)
1300 361 969 (country areas – for the cost of a local call)

Email: enquiries@mrt-rrt.gov.au

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

If you need the help of an interpreter call TIS, tell them what language you speak, and they will get a telephone interpreter for you.

Ph: 131 450