Farid Varess

Former contributor to Practical Guidance Immigration. Former Special Counsel, Fragomen

Area of expertise

Humanitarian and Protection Visas, Merits and Judicial Review


Bachelor of Commerce-Accounting, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2002), Macquarie University; Accredited Specialist - Immigration Law, Law Society of NSW, Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0318952)

About Farid

Farid is responsible for Fragomen's Litigation & Review Practice. Being one of a small number of solicitors and migration agents who are Accredited Specialists in Immigration Law, Farid has extensive experience in the field.

He has advised on and assisted with applications for a very wide range of visas and other approvals under the migration legislation, and regularly acts for clients in the range of Tribunals and Courts which undertake merits as well as judicial review of migration decisions. Farid oversees Fragomen's work under the 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.

In 2013 Farid was included in the Best Lawyers list for Australia.