Australian migration law is ever-changing depending on the Government’s policy push at the time. These changes can happen overnight and directly affect current and future migrants and those who depend on migrants to work in their businesses or support their families.

We assist small businesses, large corporate clients and individuals help achieve the migration solutions that best suits them. We know that factoring financial and time restraints together with personal commitments such as study, work and family are crucial to providing the best migration solution.

Our team can assist with all migration matters, from sponsoring a partner or family member to come to or stay in Australia to dealing with complex issues, such as a waivers of visa conditions, visa refusals and cancelations. We are experienced advocates in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and judicial review in the Federal Court.

Services

  • Partner, parent and child visas
  • Independent skilled migration
  • 482 and 494 skilled visas
  • Short term working visas
  • permanent employer sponsored visas
  • permanent residency
  • student visas
  • Tribunal and Federal Court appeals
  • Australian citizenship
  • General migration advice

Local Agent working for Locals

Vanessa is the only migration agent west of the dividing range, practising in Orange, NSW. As a local, Vanessa understands the region’s skilled migration needs and the vibrant country communities in which migrants come to live and work. Our clients are geographically spread in the central west and Orana regions including large towns of Orange, Dubbo, Mudgee and Bathurst, to the smaller towns of Cobar, Parkes and Forbes.

So much more than just a Migration Agent

As a migration agent and lawyer, our point of difference is that we are skilled in other areas relevant to your migration matter including employment law, commercial law, wills and estates and family law.

Migration lawyers have law degrees as well being a Registered Migration Agent. A migration lawyer has wider training and experience interpreting the law and cases and will provide legal advice that a migration agent cannot. In addition to having a higher level of education, as a lawyer, we are required to abide by rigorous professional and ethical standards and a higher level of practical, continuing education, development and supervision. Finally, if the matter is appealed, a migration lawyer can appear and advocate for you in court.

Vanessa Vazquez

Vanessa Vazquez
Solicitor and Migration Agent
vanessa@whiteleys.com.au

Wills
'Thank you for all your hard work & help throughout the process of gaining this Visa! It is such a weight off our shoulders. We are so grateful for your professionalism & expertise. We agree that having you represent us was absolutely the best decision we could have made, & we couldn't be happier with the service you provided!'
Serena Dyer & Campbell Wills

Anywhere in the world consultations - face to face, phone or Skype!

As a migration agent servicing the central west and Orana region, we understand that you might not be close by or even in Australia. Many of our visa applications are done remotely. When you contact us, please let us know what suits you best.

Recent Victories:

  • Acted for employer and employees in the Orange’s restaurant industry to secure skilled employment migration with pathway to permanent residency.
  • Successfully granted a second skilled migrant visa for a diesel engineer, notwithstanding the applicant was older than 45 years.
  • Overturned a work restriction condition affecting a medical professional, and applied for permanent residency, allowing the professional to live and work in Australia
  • Permanent residency granted for 190 skilled visa applicant and family working in the science sector in the central west.
  • Partner visa granted despite applicant’s history of overstay and obtained a waiver for the 3-year ban for onshore visa on the basis of compassionate and compelling circumstances.
  • Reunited partners through the grant of a temporary partner visa after being separated due to alleged breach of conditions on the basis of compelling and compassionate
  • Successful grant of partner visa whilst waiting for the appeal on an unrelated visa application, notwithstanding living separately for a period
  • Granted partner visa for couple who were not married or de facto at the time of application based on extensive submissions and evidence of religious beliefs.