Valerie Dagama Pereira

Valerie Dagama Pereira

Da Gama Pereira And Associates Pty Ltd.

Recognized since 2019

Richmond, Australia

Practice Areas

Immigration Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Immigration Law
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Valerie Da Gama Pereira is Principal Lawyer of Da Gama Pereira & Associates P/L. She is an Accredited Immigration Law Specialist


Member - Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group – Hon. Jason Woods Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs

  • Chair - Law Council of Australia - Migration Law
  • Head of the firm Da Gama Pereira & Associates P/L·
  • Accredited Specialist in Australian Immigration Law (LIV)·
  • Foreign Legal Consultant – Registered with the State Bar of California·
  • Represent a number of Corporate clients in USA and Australia·
  • Represent Individuals in complex Legal Immigration Issues in Australia


  • Master of Law (Monash University Australia)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law, NSW, Australia)
  • Certificate Course in Citizenship and U.S. Immigration Law Emory University School of Law)
  • Master of Law (University of Bombay)
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Bombay)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Administrative Management (University of Bombay)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics and French) (University of Bombay)

Areas of Practice·

  • Global Talent Visa
  • Employer Nomination - Permanent Visa
  • Employer Sponsorship & Nomination – Temporary Visa (482)
  • Short Term Work Visa (400)
  • Regional Visa (491, 494)
  • Skill Select Individual (189, 190)
  • Skill Select Business (188, 888)
  • Partner Visa· Child Visa
  • Complex International Student cases
  • Health Issues
  • Citizenship
  • Ministerial Submissions·
  • Merits Review - Administrative Appeal Tribunal·
  • Judicial Review - Federal Magistrate Court
  • Federal Court of Australia (Appeal)
  • High Court of Australia

Highlights of my career

  • Voted by peers “Lawyer of the year” 2020 by Best Lawyers for work in Immigration Law
  • Voted by peers to the Best Lawyer list for 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
  • Successful at the Full Federal Court case (Dhillon - Access to documents) and other court cases at Federal Circuit Court of Australia for migration matters
  • Successful at 3 Special Leave application at the High Court of Australia
  • Successfully settled 2 judicial application on issue on online lodgement system of visa application at the Federal Circuit Court

Contact & Links


  • Unit 12, 1 Bromham Place
    Richmond VIC 3121


  • English

Da Gama Pereira And Associates Pty Ltd.
Richmond, Australia

1 The Best Lawyers in Australia awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Immigration Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Immigration Law, Melbourne, Australia (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2023 for work in:

  • Immigration Law

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