registered migration agents

Everything you need to know about Australian Registered Migration Agents

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The most important thing to keep in mind is that anything related to a visa including company sponsorship and nomination applications is all subject to legal criteria under the Migration Act 1959, Migration Regulations 1994, and discretionary Departmental policy. Do I need to use a registered migration agent? The short answer is no, you are […]

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Alice Wang Migration Downunder

Alice Wang

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My name is Wei (Alice) Wang and I came to Australia from Mainland China on November 11th, 2001 on a student visa. I studied for my Master of International Business at The University of Wollongong just south of Sydney and I was granted a skilled permanent residency visa following on completion of my studies in Australia. I understand […]

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Katrin Hodder Migration Downunder

Katrin Hodder

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I am a highly responsive and collaborative global immigration and mobility professional with over 22 years of experience.  I have previously worked within a Big 4 professional services firm providing bespoke immigration advice and global mobility assistance to both corporate and individual clients which has spanned policy development, client delivery, process improvements, compliance and audit […]

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Silvana lakic Migration Downunder

Silvana Lakic

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My name is Silvana and I am a Registered Migration Agent having worked previously for Migration Downunder between 2014 and 2018 as a Migration Co-ordinator, before returning in my current position in 2022. I hold a post-graduate diploma in Migration Law from Western Sydney University for which I’m proud to be placed on the Dean’s merit […]

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Nathan Kang Migration Downunder

Nathan Kang

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My name is Nathan, and I am an experienced Registered Migration Agent, working as the Case Manager with Migration Downunder since the beginning of 2022. I was born and raised in Sichuan, China, and spent a decade in Beijing completing my bachelor’s degree – from the best university in China – in computer science and […]

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Victoria Capponi Migration Downunder

Victoria Capponi

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I am Victoria, working as a Migration Coordinator at Migration Downunder. Originally from Argentina, I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in my home country. I arrived in Australia in 2022 on a student visa, which has given me first-hand insight into the challenges of maintaining a work-study-life balance as an international student and migrant. […]

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Kirby Migration Downunder

Kirby Nghiem

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My name is Kirby and I am a Migration Coordinator at Migration Downunder. I was born and grew up in a mountainous area in Southern Vietnam. I came to Sydney Australia in 2016 to take my Masters Degrees in Hotel Management and Accounting. I am currently pursuing a career in Migration Law because I have […]

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Christina Mathew Migration Downunder

Christina Mathew

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I was born in God’s own country, Kerala, India and landed in Melbourne in 2024 as a Permanent Resident.  I am a global immigration professional with over 7.5 years of experience in immigration. I previously worked with a Big 4 professional firm and provided immigration services to corporate clients along with various process improvements and quality control […]

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Emma Lander Migration Downunder

Emma Lander

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My name is Emma and I am the Office Manager here at Migration Downunder, a role that I’ve held since January 2022. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. In the last decade, I have dedicated my time to supporting and mentoring international students first at an international student agency, and most recently at a […]

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Jessica Migration Downunder

Jessica Sasayiah

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I am from Singapore and was last working at a local university in the Marketing and Communications department. I’ve also had corporate communications and public relations experience in the national healthcare and research industry. Prior to this, I was a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney where I completed my Master of Strategic Public […]

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Australian Federal Budget 2024-2025 – Immigration Update

Australian Federal Budget 2024-2025 – Immigration Update

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The Australian Government has handed down its 2024-2025 budget.  Our Managing Director and Principal Migration Agent, Julie Williams, breaks down what the latest updates could mean for you. The Albanese Government has handed down its 2024-2025 budget with the net immigration to be halved with a forecast of 260,000 in next financial year compared to […]

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What to Do After Receiving a Visa Refusal or Cancellation

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What could be more devastating than receiving a visa refusal? Encountering a visa refusal or having your Australian visa revoked is more than just a bureaucratic setback

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Migration Journey: Packing your Legal Luggage to Australia

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Embark on your migration journey with legal readiness, emotional resilience and expert advice. Read the first hand insights of our Migration Coordinator, Victoria Capponi, in our latest article below. Migrating to a different country can be a challenging experience. As a migrant myself, I understand firsthand that the journey to Australia isn’t always smooth sailing. […]

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Navigating the Path to Australian Citizenship: A Comprehensive Guide

Navigating the Path to Australian Citizenship: A Comprehensive Guide

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Are you dreaming of crossing the finish line in the marathon of migration? Many settle for the comfort of permanent residency, but why not push a bit further and claim the ultimate triumph? Australian citizenship. It’s not just the end of the race; it’s the culmination of your migration journey. The journey from permanent residency […]

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Changes to Australian Student Visas: What You Need to Know

Changes to Australian Student Visas: What You Need to Know

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On 23 March 2024, The Department of Home Affairs has made a number of changes to both the student and graduate student visa.  If you have lodged your visa prior to 23 March 2024 these changes will not effect you. These changes aim to streamline processes and ensure the integrity of the visa system while […]

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Grace & Lee | Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa Success

Grace & Lee | Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa Success

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Grace & Lee’s Story – Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa Success Grace and Lee’s love story took flight from the Philippines to Australia. With the help of Migration Downunder, they were able to gain their Subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visa in just 6 months. As they plan their wedding for later this year, we’re proud […]

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Luis | Australian Citizenship Success

Luis | Australian Citizenship Success

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Luis’ Story – Citizenship Success Meet Luis; originating from Mexico, his journey to Australian Citizenship was not a straightforward process but a journey woven with the threads of perseverance and trust. Luis has trusted in Migration Downunder’s guidance throughout this entire process, from his initial partner visa to the attainment of citizenship for himself and […]

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Fahima

Fahima | Subclass 186 Visa Success

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Fahima’s Story – Subclass 186 Visa Success Recently, our Managing Director spoke with Fahima, an inspirational woman who has faced many challenges in the past twelve months. As the International Women’s Day (IWD) organisation, have stated, “When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world.”. When women themselves are […]

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Celebrating Inclusive & Supportive Environments for Women – Not Just on IWD, but Everyday!

Celebrating Inclusive & Supportive Environments for Women – Not Just on IWD, but Everyday!

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We want to create environments where women are allowed to be themselves. In line with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’; we wish to showcase a particular woman who has inspired us all at Migration Downunder. Meet Fahima Recently, our Managing Director spoke with Fahima, an inspirational woman […]

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Vasanthi | Visa Success

Vasanthi | Visa Success

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Vasanthi – Visa Success Tell us a bit about your background. I am Vas, born and raised in Singapore. I arrived in Australia in April 2023, just when I hit my big 30! As a woman, what has been your experience migrating to Australia? It has been a long journey since I applied for my visa […]

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Understanding Same-Sex Migration in Australia

Understanding Same-Sex Migration in Australia

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Same-Sex Migration: Insights for Same-Sex Couples Considering Australia As the festivities of Mardi Gras fill our streets with colour and celebration, it’s an appropriate time to shed light on the experiences of same-sex couples considering migration to Australia. Australia, known for its cultural diversity and welcoming atmosphere, presents both opportunities and challenges for LGBTQIA+ individuals […]

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Employer Compliance & Business Sponsorship Obligations

Employer Compliance & Business Sponsorship Obligations

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Employer Compliance & Business Sponsorship Obligations Are you ready for sponsorship success? Australian business sponsors play an important role in facilitating skilled migration to Australia. As an approved Business Sponsor and employer, there are a number of sponsorship obligations that you are required to comply with. In December 2023, the Government announced their new Migration […]

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Tiago & Abby | Subclass 801 Visa Success

Tiago & Abby | Subclass 801 Visa Success

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Tiago & Abby’s Story – Subclass 801 Visa Success Tell us a bit about your background. I am originally from Portugal and my partner Abby and I moved to Australia in November 2020. We met while living in London and after a few years together and a holiday to Australia to visit family, we decided to […]

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Dorota & Robert | Subclass 801 Partner Visa Success

Dorota & Robert | Subclass 801 Partner Visa Success

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Dorota & Robert’s Story – Subclass 801 Partner Visa Success When we decided to live together as a couple, we carefully searched for an immigration agency that would guide us through the visa process. We are a mature couple, so we were looking for an agency to gain our trust and help us go through […]

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