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For legal aid to be granted for representation in a migration matter the following tests must be satisfied:
Applicants who do not meet Guideline 3.1 or 3.2 – migration cases should contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to obtain assistance through the Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS). Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) is the only Queensland service provider for IAAAS.
Applicants seeking a grant of legal assistance should forward all of the following documents for assessment:
Preferred suppliers seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an application for aid via the Grants Online system ensure that the following documents are retained on file:
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).
Last updated 13 July 2021