AUSA Migration is a highly regarded migration agency specializing in migration to Australia. Since it was established by founder Jennifer Kwok in 2003, AUSA Migration has helped thousands of its clients from across the world to achieve their dream of living in Australia. Jennifer Kwok, an Australian citizen with a Chinese heritage, has been a leader in the migration advice profession in the field of migration from China to Australia for over 15 years. She is a Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and a member of the MIA’s NSW Advisory Committee.
Located in Sydney’s Haymarket District in Chinatown near Central Railway Station, AUSA Migration prides itself on our extensive experience, strong local expertise, professional service, efficient processing and high success rate. We can be trusted with your confidential personal details and will always act with discretion in your best interests.
Our team members come from China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia and are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and English. They have relevant expertise in migration, business and accounting.
We offer premium level personal services to selected investor and business clients looking for a trusted adviser - more than someone to just ‘manage the paperwork’. Our staff can assist with your family’s smooth settlement in Australia, working with reputable companies to help with choosing a home, a school, health insurance, registering for Medicare and English language classes. We can also assist you during your time in Australia on a provisional visa to ensure that you stay ‘on track’ to qualify as quickly as possible for permanent residence.
AUSA Migration’s ultimate goal is to help more people come to Australia, and enjoy the peaceful and better life in this beautiful country.
Business Talent 132 Business Innovation Stream 188 A Investor Stream 188 B Significant Investor Visa (SIV) 188 C Business Innovation 888Learn More
Skilled Independent 189 Skilled Nominated (by a State Government) 190 Skilled Nominated (Regional) 489 Skilled Graduate (Temporary – 18 Months) 485Learn More
Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482 Employer Nomination Scheme 186 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187Learn More
Company Specific Labour Agreement DAMA Agreement Global Talent Scheme (GTS) Agreement Industry Labour Agreement Project AgreementLearn More
Partner 309/820 Prospective Marriage 300Learn More
Contributory Parent 173/143 Parent Visa 103Learn More
Training Visa 407Learn More
Temporary Activity Visa 408Learn More
Mr Chengda - Partner visa approved in 7 months I came to Australia on a student visa in 2010. After completing my master’s degree, I went to study the professional year program. Around mid of the year in 2014, I met my girlfriend, Jinxi in one of the parties I attended. Jinxi came to study in Sydney after completing her high school. She had finished her bachelor’s degree. After through exchanging number and talking to each other, we started liking each other and as both our lease was coming to an end, we decided to move in together. After living together for some months, we exchanged our feelings and started dating each other from 25th Jan 2016. As we both come from different parts of China, we have different customs, and we are planning to get married by this year end. We have met both our parents, and they are very happy with our relationship and respects our feelings for each other. We lodged our Partner visa application subclass 820 on 07/03/2018. On 4th Oct, we received a request for Jinxi’s character check, and on 24th Oct 2018, the partner visa was approved. I was astonished and glad about the approval notification when Jennifer shared the good news with me. As I was aware of the Department Website, the global processing time is 21-26 months, and our application was processed within seven months. Thanks to your company and the excellent service provided by your delightful team and the application process went off without a hitch. I would love to recommend your company to anyone who needs migration services. Your high attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and your expertise made my application get processed faster than I expected.Shen Chengda - Partner visa approved in 7 months
Another success story for 132 visa Mr Zhang has a business in China for more than 15 years. Our former client referred him. He approached us with the intention to start a business in Australia. After discussing the client’s interest and analysing the client’s expertise and business profile, the client was happy to start the process based on our suggestions. Based on the business nature, we had suggested doing the nomination under the QLD state government. As the business was related to prawn breeding, there was a significant risk involved due to the outbreak of the white spot disease on the prawn. We had a relevant meeting with the applicant and visited the related authorities and QLD state regulatory authorities to discuss the matters and ensure there will be no further delays to obtain the required permits. Based on the research, we prepared a details Business Proposal and the Plan which outlined all the required details by the QLD state nomination under the 132 visas. The Plan had a detailed report on all the criteria and what steps are being undertaken to eradicate the white spot disease. We collected all the relevant information of the applicant’s current business and the required documents, and the application was lodged last year. We are happy as the visa got approved today and the client is ready to invest and start the business. Our expert skills in the Business visa has led to another business visa approved in less than the global processing time of the visa subclass.Another success story for 132 visa
Submission to show the one-year working experience wages paid in cash Sammy graduated from UNSW with major in accounting. She applied for graduate temporary visa 485 after her graduation. After that, she found a job of accounting in a small accounting firm to accumulate her one year’s work experience to meet the requirement of the permanent resident application. With one year’s work experience, AUSA migration lodged an online application for Sammy. After five months waiting, Sammy’s application was allocated to a case officer. The case officer required further evidence for Sammy’s work experience. It is usually case officers’ discretionary power to ask for specific documents as supplementary evidence. In Sammy’s case, it is reasonable that the case officer arouses such queries as Sammy was paid by cash for the past one year due to the company payroll system. Sammy firstly considered the request letter unnecessary to respond as she thought she had already provided the payslips and reference letter, which she believed would be sufficient enough to prove her work experience. With many years’ experience in the industry, our agent explained to Sammy that the request was reasonable and how important it was to respond to the request with sufficient documents within the timeframe. What we should work together is to accumulate sufficient evidence and write a submission to the case officer with further documents. Sammy showed her bank statements with the deposit records periodically, which, however, didn’t show the exact amount of wages she received since she spent part of wages straightaway without depositing them to her bank account. Logical and sufficient documents with the persuasive submission made Sammy’s case stronger to be granted. Sammy got her visa one week after the further documents were submitted. Sammy appreciated AUSA’s persistent effort and professional service for her case. She told AUSA she is going to pursue her career in accounting and wished to be a professional accountant soon in Australia.Sammy - Submission to prove the wages paid by cash
Employer Sponsored Visa Application Joseph arrived in Australia on working holiday visa from Portugal in 2008. Before coming to Australia, Joseph and his wife had visited lots of countries in the world. Among them, Australia is the most attractive one. On their first arrival in Australia, Joseph and his wife fell in love with Australia. They had never seen anything like sunshine beaches in Australia. Joseph is fluent with English and has professional skills. So they decided to choose Australia as their migrating destination. After his arrival in Australia, he found a job in an Australian company and the employer was so impressed and satisfied with his work performance and skills that the employer was more than happy to provide sponsorship for Joseph and his family, which would enable them to stay in Australia for long. The employer and Joseph worked together on the visa application for 457 Long stay temporary visa. However, with limited knowledge in migration law and visa conditions together with the constantly changing policy, the employer and Joseph had encountered difficulties. Soon after the applications for 457 sponsorship, nomination and visa were lodged, they received a request letter with long list of requested documents, which made them confused and frustrated. With the deadline for submitting the further documents approaching, Joseph was still at a loss as to what respond he could make to avoid the refusal. Friend’s referral shed a light on Joseph. He came to AUSA Migration inquiring about his options. The experienced AUSA Migration agent found out that the critical issue was that Joseph chose the wrong occupation at the application. Our agent withdrew his previous application in time and prepared new documents and resubmitted again for his 457 visa application. It was granted in one month. AUSA Migration is always committed to providing clients with comprehensive and professional services; leading clients take every step securely to migration. One and half a year after Joseph’s 457 visa granting, with AUSA Migration’s consistent services, Joseph and his wife realized their dream of migrating to Australia and became permanent residents of Australia.Joseph
Decision Ready Checklist (DRC) for Employer Sponsored Visa Application Amy studied nursing in Australia. She found a training opportunity in an aged care village established by a charity organization. With the professional qualification of nursing, Amy’s working performance and capability was recognized by her employer. After probation period, Amy’s employer agreed to offer a full time nursing job for her. At that moment, Amy was still waiting for her 485 visa to be granted. 7 months had passed without any information. Amy was so anxious about her visa and she was not sure if she could get her permanent resident visa successfully in the future and there were so many uncertain questions in her mind. Her previous migration agent did not renew their licence, therefore could not give Amy professional migration advice any more. Amy’s friend suggested her make an enquiry about her visa issue with registered and professional migration agents. In October of 2010, Amy made an appointment with AUSA Migration agent, coming all the way from regional area to Sydney. After a detailed enquiry and assessment, our agent told Amy she could apply for employer sponsored visa. To her surprise, Amy could get her PR directly without waiting for a long time. Amy was relieved and did not need to worry about her visa problem. Amy could stay in Australia to continue her nursing job with a piece of mind. With our personalized service and effective guidance, we helped Amy prepare supplementary documents in time and update all information in her application and made sure all the documents are complete and correct. We lodged Amy’s Employer Sponsored Application with the Decision Ready Checklist (DRC) in early December 2010. Amy’s visa application was approved in only one month.Amy
Mr Chen’s Migration Story Mr Chen has been working as an experienced fitter for more than 10 years. With his family, they arrived in Australia as 457 visa (temporary business visa) holders. After three years’ hard work for his sponsored company, Mr Chen wanted to find a migration agent with high reputation and could be trustworthy to help him apply for his 856 Visa application. Referred by one of his friends, Mr Chen found AUSA migration in April of 2010. This case was not straightforward at all. Firstly, Mr. Chen could not pass the IELTS test with an average score of 5.0 even though he had been practising English since coming to Australia. Therefore, professional migration agents need to provide sufficient evidence to waive the English requirement for the applicants. Based on the nature of the work and his job duties, AUSA migration agent explained to the case officer in details that current English level of Mr Chen was competent for executing his job duties and understanding and complying with occupational health and safety requirement and also dealing with work emergencies when it occurred. Meanwhile, Mr Chen actively improved his English ability in consistency by attending English language course. Secondly, Mr Chen was over 45 years old, which is over the age requirement for ENS. However, with nearly 28 years closely related working experience, his job position was very special to the company which was hard to be replaced by other staff with younger age. Furthermore, Mr Chen had been working for the company for over 3 years and his employer was very satisfied with his working performance. Therefore, our migration agent applied for the waiver request for the applicant’s age at the same time. Thirdly, Mr Chen’s son just had his 18 years birthday. According to the requirement of the immigration department, the child over 18 years old is independent with his parents. Independent child has to apply for the permanent resident by himself, which means longer waiting period and extra application fees. Depending on many years of migration experience, our AUSA agent explained his son was currently a full time student at school without income, and was still fully dependant on Mr. Chen. Therefore he still needed his parents’ support until he started his employment after he successfully finished his study at school. With persuasive documents submitted, Mr. Chen and his wife got their ENS permanent resident visas within couple of months. They felt so lucky to come to AUSA Migration, and felt so proud to be an Australian permanent resident.Chen
Growing up with Our Clients from Student Visa to Partner Visa Growing up with Our Clients from Student Visa to Partner Visa Two years ago, Frank and his parents visited AUSA Migration. As a dependant, Frank had been living in Australia with his parents for eight years. He was used to life, study and culture and so on. His parents came to Australia for work on 457 temporary working visas. However, due to the work reason, they had to cease their 457 visas and go back to China. Under this urgent situation, his parents wanted to apply for the student visa before the current 457 visa cancelled. With our efficient service, Frank got his student visa before his parents went back to China and avoided the inconvenience if Frank had to go back with his parents and applied for the student visa outside of Australia. After a year, he contacted us to share the good news of him getting married his dream girl. This time Frank wanted AUSA Migration to help his wife to apply for a partner visa. Frank was our previous client, and he knew our efficiency and procedure of our work. He and his wife were very cooperative with our migration agent to collect all the information and documents we need. However, there were still some difficulties while preparing their supporting documents. As Frank and his wife fell in love with each other at first sight, there were only eight months between their first meeting and marriage. The interval between their marriage and visa application was relatively short. Furthermore, Frank and his wife had similar interest and living habit. They liked simple life and did not keep paper letters they thought there was no use. Moreover, when they had time, they would like to stay at home. Therefore, there were not so many letters, bills and photos available to use as evidence of their relationship in their supporting documents. Base on the genuine and continuing principle of partner visa requirement, AUSA migration agent led the clients to collect useful documents as many as possible to prove their relationship. We helped Frank lodge a complete partner visa application in a timely manner. On the second day after submitting their partner visa application, it was approved successfully, which was the quickest visa was granted by immigration department after they cancelled the interviewing system of partner visa in Sydney processing centre.Frank for his student and Partner visa
Pathway from Student visa to Permanent Residence To most of the Chinese children, they are still looked after by their parents when they are 16 years old. Lawrence left his hometown and went for overseas to study by himself at 16. After he finished his high school in Singapore, Lawrence went to New Zealand to continue his Bachelor study and then came to Australia for his post-graduate education. Almost for ten years, he lived and studied in different countries and faced many difficulties. His friend referred him to AUSA Migration. We successfully helped him to get a student visa to Australia. AUSA Migration is good at timing. Before the policy for skill assessment for accounting changed for tougher which requires 7.0 IELTS result, AUSA Migration contacted Lawrence when he was still one semester away from graduation and advised him to apply for skill assessment for accounting before course completion. Lawrence successfully got his skill assessment within a few weeks’ preparations. After two years’ study, Lawrence started to apply for his general skilled migration. The application looked simple, but actually, it needed to be carefully done step by step. Firstly, Lawrence studied in three counties. Besides, Lawrence had relatives in Australia, and he could apply for the relative sponsorship of general skilled migration. Luckily, Lawrence had two relatives in Australia, and both of them would like to sponsor him. Lawrence’s aunty provided us with a pack of documents related to the relative relationship. However, after looking through these documents, our agent found that Lawrence’s aunty did not live enough time in Australia if she wanted to be the relative sponsor of Lawrence. Therefore, our agent decided to choose his uncle to be his sponsor. Lawrence had a girlfriend for many years. Although his girlfriend did not plan to apply for PR with Lawrence because of her work reason, we still needed to prepare health exam and non-criminal record for her. Thus one application included three parts: skill migration, relative sponsor and partner relationship. With fully prepared documents by our AUSA migration agent, Lawrence‘s PR application was granted after four months we the lodgement of his application.Lawrence Pathway from Student visa to Permanent Residence
Fast Track of Skill Assessment Emily and George knew each other while they were studying in University in China. After three years’ relationship, they relocated to Australia for further studies following their dreams. Except studying hard and making progress together, Emily and George took care of each other in their lives and supported each other emotionally as well. They were familiar with AUSA from the seminars conducted at the Universities. After two years of hard study, they graduated from university and got master degrees. They came to us to process their visa application. As the policies and the regulations were becoming very difficult each day, they needed 7 in each component of the English Test to apply for full assessment. Emily managed to obtain the score, and they were planning to apply before the current student visa of her boyfriend expires. To save time and get the result of skill assessment as soon as possible, our professional migration agent did not lodge their skill assessment by normal post. Instead, we used the fast track option and got the results in three days. Emily and George applied their PR together as two partners. Because they moved much time during their study period, they could not remember clearly their first living address in detail. To prove the genuine and continuing relationship, with the cooperation of clients, our professional migration agent actively collected the detailed documents and prepared complete co-habitation evidence and arranged the health exam and Australian police check-in time for decision ready purpose. Emily and George’s skilled migration application was granted successfully after three months. AUSA Tips: Before lodging Subclass 885 skill assessment, applicant is required to get a complete and valid skill assessment. In order not to delay the PR application, applicant had better to go to related skill assessment website to check the processing time when they applied for skill assessment. For insurance, Emily’s major is accounting. There are three main skill assessment organizations in Australia for accounting, they are ICAA, CPA and NIA respectively. As ICAA for example, the normal processing time for skill assessment is for 1 to 2 weeks. In order to let Emily get accounting skill assessment in the shortest time, AUSA migration agent used the fast track for client’s application and got their skill assessment result in 3 days. Therefore, if applicant wants to speed up the their own application, they could find professional migration agent and let them help your skill assessment application.Emily and George - Skill Assessment approve din 3 days
Ivy and Matthew’s migration story Ivy and Matthew were in love relationship for many years. Ivy studied life science, and Matthew studied accounting for their bachelor degrees. They intended to apply for their PR applications separately and supported each other’s careers. After graduation, Ivy applied for translation course. Before their student's visas were getting expired, they applied for their graduate temporary 485 Visa individually. However, Ivy was unlucky. Both of her majors were not in the skilled occupation list due to the migration policy changes, which means she can not apply for her PR application based on her skills. Ivy was so depressed because if she did not have other choices, she had to leave her loved Matthew, her job and their sweet home in Sydney and go back to Hong Kong. Ivy was referred to AUSA Migration when her 485 Visa was getting expired in one month. After a detailed analysis of Ivy’s condition and assessing her boyfriend’s 485 Visa will be expired by four months, our professional migration agent suggested two options for her. Option one, Ivy’s boyfriend Matthew could apply for his general skilled migration first, and when it is granted, he can apply spouse visa for Ivy as her sponsor. However, in this way, Ivy had to leave Australia temporarily and wait in Hong Kong until their spouse visa was granted and there were many uncertain factors during the long waiting period. Option two, Ivy could apply for the general skilled migration with Matthew together as his family member as long as Ivy joins Matthew’s 485 Visa. In our submission, we applied for 485 Visa application for Ivy first. With ten weeks’ queue, Ivy got her case officer allocated, and luckily her HK police check previously used for her own 485 visa application was accepted. She got her visa granted immediately. The timing is good. Ivy and Mathew then could lodge their application for 885 before Mathew’s 485 expired. Matthew and Ivy got their PR granted in just five months. Right now, Ivy is further studying a medical course, and she will become an excellent doctor shortly.Ivy and Matthew’s migration story
Ms Liu - Parent visa Ms Liu was over 60 years old. She had two daughters both living permanently in Australia. They both got married and had their own small family and children. Ms Liu who lived alone in China always missed her daughters and grandsons. Through referrals, Ms Liu and her daughters found AUSA Migration and hoped our migration agent could help her to apply for the permanent resident and get a family reunion with her daughters as soon as possible. Our agent helped Ms Liu prepare her documents and lodged contributory parent visa (subclass 143) for her. During the processing period, to let Ms Liu get a reunion with her family as soon as possible, we applied for a tourist visa (subclass 676) twice, which allowed Ms Liu multiple entries to Australia within one year. Therefore, even in the waiting process of her migrant visa, Ms Liu was already in Australia and lived with her two daughters and their families. The best interests of our clients will always come first. During the waiting and processing period, our dedicated agent kept close contact and communication with the client. At the last stage of visa processing, the immigration department requested the financial support for Ms Liu. Through the communication with the client, we found that her daughters and sons in law could not provide assurance of support in specific time and would be delayed because of the taxation reason. Our professional agent extended the grace period for MS Liu and guided the applicant to change another qualified assurer in time and helped to get their parent visa approved.Ms Liu - Parent visa
Lucy and Tom Long distance relationship for Partner visa Lucy and Tom first met when they were in high school in China. They were arranged to sit next to each other in class and became very good friends as time passed by. They encouraged and supported with each other in their study lives at their boarding school. After graduation, they chose different paths in their lives to seek their own dreams. Lucy came to Australia for overseas study and Tom stayed in China for further study in a university in China. However, the distance did not affect their relation instead their love seeds sprouted in the hearts of two young people. In 2006, they started their love relationship. They went through all problems together during these 5 years. The long distance love tested their commitment to each other and their true love. After Lucy graduated successfully from the university, she found a job related to her major in Australia and got her permanent resident visa. Tom graduated with his bachelor degree in China as well. They were planning to get married in next year. Their parents and relatives were all happy for their engagement. Lucy was AUSA’s previous client and friend. When she told us she was engaged, we were so glad for her. Lucy was busy with her work and could not go back to China in short term. The question about how her fiancé could come to Australia to register their marriage and establish a happy family of their own in Australia bothered Lucy for a while. She hoped our AUSA migration agent could help her again. After a detailed client consultation with Lucy, we got to know the whole history of their relationship and decided to help Lucy apply for prospective marriage visa for her fiancé. Although their relationship is genuine and continuing, they did not live together as they were studying in two different countries. Our agent provided professional advice to them and helped them collect and pack up all related evidence and document. AUSA provided Lucy and Tom service which is more than what they expected to get. We taught Lucy how to apply single certificate in her state and also helped her apply a marriage celebrant for their wedding in Australia. With no doubt, all our service solved a lot of problems to Lucy and Tom who did not have many social experiences yet. With professional help and considerate service from AUSA Migration, the prospective marriage visa of Lucy’s fiancé was granted successfully. They are getting married next year and start a beautiful future in Australia.Lucy and Tom Long distance relationship for Partner visa