Visa Assist Australia is a visa and citizenship consultancy service which provides professional advice and services in all areas of Australian permanent and temporary visas and citizenship matters.
Your decision to migrate to Australia is both important and significant. A skilled Registered Migration Agent provides you with an objective insight into which Australian visa is the most likely to be approved.
We take the time to understand your visa requirements and will give you a clear assessment of your chances of success from the very beginning. We can provide the patience, understanding and commitment necessary to give you personalised assistance for your visa and citizenship needs.
We will handle the paperwork and correspond with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf. We will ensure that you are informed of all communications that relate to your application.
Whilst we in no way guarantee the success of any visa application, Department of Home Affairs statistics (as at 11 December 2016) indicate that over 90% of all visa applications lodged by us have been granted. In addition, 100% of all Partner visa applications which we have prepared have been granted.
Our Migration Agents are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority and meet ongoing professional development requirements. In addition to meeting the required education and other requirements to be registered in Australia, we must continue to adhere to the Migration Agents Code of Conduct.
Principal, Migration Agent
Sandra Willis (Registered Migration Agent No. 1065436) is the principal migration consultant of Visa Assist Australia. Sandra holds a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice from the Australian National University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Cross University. Sandra has experience in Partner visas and other Family visa options having successfully advised and represented numerous clients over her many years of practice.
Solicitor, Migration Consultant
Nathan Willis (Registered Migration Agent No. 1467692) is a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia. Nathan completed the Juris Doctor (Law) degree at the University of Southern Queensland and was awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Nathan further completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University. He has been published in numerous academic journals. He has experience in Child, Orphan Relative, Humanitarian, Skilled Migration and Employer Sponsored visas. In addition he has represented numerous clients successfully before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Solicitor, Registered Migration Agent
Manfred Ewikowski (Registered Migration Agent No. 1912921) completed a Bachelor of Laws degree with first-class honours at the University of Tasmania. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Tasmania. Manfred has published in academic journals and has experience in legal research. Manfred works with both Sandra and Nathan on complex visa and citizenship matters.
Tom Kershaw has recently completed a Bachelor of Laws degree at Southern Cross University. Tom assists Nathan with both skilled and humanitarian visas and brings a range of strengths to the team as he has an extensive background in the corporate setting. Tom intends to undertake additional postgraduate studies in a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University in order to seek admission as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia.
Chloe Willis is currently studying a double-degree in Music and Law. Chloe assists in the smooth running of our office to ensure an excellent client experience.
Maree Dunne is a Justice of the Peace who has worked cross culturally for some years and holds a qualification in Business Administration. She assists Nathan with visas including humanitarian visas to ensure that the information provided to the department is clear and precise.
Cherie Hamilton assists Nathan and Sandra on a range of visa types to ensure information provided to the Department of Home Affairs is precise and clear and visa applications are completed to a high standard. Cherie loves working with people of all cultures, communicating regularly to ensure client satisfaction.
Charlie Tasker is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Studies. Charlie assists in the smooth functioning of the office and works to ensure an excellent client experience.