Virginia, US

Farid is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. Providing advice and assistance in all aspects of immigration and citizenship law, Farid’s clients include multinational corporations sponsoring overseas workers, significant investor visa applicants and other business migrants, general skilled migrants, partner and other family based visa applicants, students, visitors, refugee and humanitarian entrants, and people with a distinguished talent.

Leading the Fragomen Litigation & Review practice, Farid has extensive experience across the range of Courts and Tribunals which review migration and citizenship decisions. Farid also oversees the firm’s work under the Government funded Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS).

In addition to immigration law, Farid has significant experience in related administrative law areas, including Freedom of Information. Farid has been a regular presenter of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for migration advisors since 2007.

Farid provides eligible persons in financial hardship with advice on their prospects of success with court proceedings in relation to migration decisions. In addition, he provides pro bono advice under the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Migration Duty Solicitor Program and undertook volunteer work for the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) and the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC).

Farid speaks English and Persian.

Education


Macquarie University | Bachelor of Commerce, 2002
Macquarie University | Bachelor of Law, 2002, honours

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers in Australia, Immigration Law, 2013 to 2019 and Human Rights Law, 2014 to 2019

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0318952), Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Law Society of New South Wales

Court Admissions: Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, High Court of Australia

Member, Law Society of New South Wales

Member, French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Member, Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT) Community Liaison Network

Assisted clients facing a possible or actual unfavorable decision, including business sponsors faced with a notice of intention to take action, clients that did not clearly meet visa criteria, clients with health or character issues, and clients faced with a notice of intention to cancel or refuse a visa

Assisted businesses to remain compliant with their immigration sponsorship obligations

Assisted both employers and employees with immigration related issues when employment relationships were terminated

Assisted clients in immigration detention with migration applications

Assisted with migration-related compensation claims

Represented clients at the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), Refugee Review Tribunal (RRT), and Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA)

Represented clients before the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court, and High Court

Acted in numerous court and tribunal matters, including the following: Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZSCA [2014] HCA 45 as reported on variously including by Lateline. SZSSY v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCA 1144. SZSRQ v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2014] FCCA 2205. Plaintiff S4/2014 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Anor (2014) 88 ALJR 847 as reported on variously including by The Australian. Plaintiff S297/2013 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Anor (2014) 88 ALJR 722 as reported on variously including by Sky News. SZRUA v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCA 621. SZTIF v Minister for Immigration & Anor (2014) 285 FLR 251. SZSZO v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2014] FCCA 242. NBMZ v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2014) 220 FCR 1 as reported on variously including by the Sydney Morning Herald. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZSRS (2014) 309 ALR 67. Minister for Immigration v MZZEV & Anor [2014] FCCA 22. SZSSM v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2013] FCCA 1489. SZSMQ v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2013] FCCA 1768. SZSRB v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2013] FCCA 1382. SZSFK v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2013] FCCA 7. Jaravaza & Ors v Minister for Immigration & Anor (2013) 276 FLR 32. SZRUC v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2013] FMCA 87. SZRDW v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (2012) 134 ALD 290. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZQKB (2012) 133 ALD 495. Re Todd and Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (2011) 124 ALD 453. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZNWC (2010) 190 FCR 23. Tran v Commonwealth (2010) 187 FCR 54  as reported on variously including by the Sydney Morning Herald. Austal Ships Pty Ltd [ABN 80 089 160 679] v King & Anor [2009] HCATrans 192. SZMJQ v Minister for Immigration and Anor [2009] FMCA 1068. Haidari v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship and Another (2008) 104 ALD 74. SZIOZ v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship [2007] FCA 1870. Re Hakimi and Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (2006) 89 ALD 744. SZHVN v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2006] FMCA 1117.

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Humanitarian.” Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance Immigration Law Module, 2014. Web.  

Presenter, “New 400 visa changes and you.” HC Online TV, Web Interview, 2014.  

Author, “Bridging Visas.” Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC) The Immigration Kit, 9th Edition, 2012. Web.  

Author, “DIAC policy on “exceptional circumstances” is inconsistent with legislation.” IARC Immigration News, Issue 94, 2010: n.pag. Web.  

Author, “Mischief, Inadvertence, Certainty.” IARC Immigration News, Issue 88, 2009: n.pag. Web.  

Author, “‘The Buck Stops at the Board’? An Examination of Directors’ (& Other) Duties in Light of the HIH Collapse.” Commercial Law Association of Australia, Commercial Law Quarterly, 2002: n.pag. Web.  

Co-author, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax Practice Papers. Sydney: College of Law, 2002. Print.