Immigration Consultants

Michael Migration Agents is a practice that specialises in migration consultancy.

We provide advice and solutions to people who are interested in visiting or migrating to Australia.

All our staff are Registered Migration Agents.

Being a specialist practice we can provide you with a solution on visa options available to you and a pathway to achieve your dream of living in Australia.

Member of the Migration Institute Of Australia
The Law Society of NSW

Who We Are

Sophia Michael

Sophia Michael

Principal and Registered Migration Agent (0641263)

Sophia is a registered migration agent and legal practitioner. She is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and NSW Law Society.

Sophia has a Bachelor of Business degree, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Certificate in Practical Legal Training and has been admitted as a Solicitor in NSW.

Barbara Haynes

Barbara Haynes

Consultant and Registered Migration Agent (0006377)

Barbara is a registered migration agent and a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).

She has completed a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Business & Human Resources.

Barbara specialises in the employer sponsored visas (the 457 temporary work visa and the employer nominated PR visa).

Our Approach

What makes this practice different?

  • It’s our technical excellence combined with honest and professional advice
  • It’s the ability to take the most complex questions and provide the clearest answers and solutions
  • Your case will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • You will be dealt in a professional and timely manner
  • You will be treated in a respectful, courteous and open manner
  • You will be kept informed of every development in your case
  • Provided with personalised service from our staff who care about your circumstances
  • A commitment to excellence

Our Services

Australian immigration laws are complex and constantly change. It can be expensive and stressful to understand.

To ensure your application is successful use our professional services. All our migration agents specialise in Australian immigration law and can provide you with a professional service.

This is just a few of our services that we provide to you:

  • An overall immigration application strategy
  • Manage all the stages of your visa application process to ensure that all deadlines are met
  • A checklist of documents required for each stage of the immigration process
  • Prepare all necessary forms for the immigration application
  • Prepare and lodge your skills assessment with relevant assessment authority
  • Arrange sponsorship with a State and Territory government
  • Lodge your visa application with the relevant immigration department in Australia or overseas
  • Notify you of updates on the progress of your visa application

Contact us NOW to assist you with your immigration to Australia:

  1. Email- by completing the online contact enquiry form. We will respond within 48 hours
  2. Face to Face Consultation- come into our office and meet with our registered migration agent
  3. Phone Consultation- speak on the phone to one of our registered migration agents
  4. Skype Consultation- arrange to speak with us via skype

Consultation fee

There is a consultation fee payable in order to arrange a detailed consultation with our Registered Migration Agents.

What do I get as part of the consultation?

  1. A detailed assessment of your best visa options, critical dates and pathways to a visa.
  2. A full fee schedule that includes the immigration fees, professional fees and other costs associated with processing your visa application.


Sophia has helped me with a number of visas during my 9 year stay in Australia. I started off with Work Holiday visa, but I needed organising further visas so I could study and live in Australia.

Sophia knew all the ‘ins and outs’ of the immigration rules and regulations, she was incredibly helpful, and generous with her time. I always received quick responses to my many questions!

The process can be a bit overwhelming, so I was grateful that Sophia assisted in organising my student visa then my partner visa now I am a permanent resident. Sophia always made me feel confident during this journey and I am very happy to live in this amazing country. You made it happen!!! Thanks again.

Svanthe, Web Designer

I met Sophia 5 years ago when I came to Australia as a student. She was really helpful through the whole process of applying for my permanent residency. I have recently lodged for my Australian citizenship. At first it was all very overwhelming, but with Sophia’s help any time I had a question, I knew she was only a call or email away and she would answer and nothing was too much trouble.

Sophia is very kind and very professional. Sophia has made the process very easy so I didn’t have to worry about anything!

Alex Galankis, Graphic Designer

I had a series of unexpected problems during the processing of my permanent residency visa. Firstly, getting my professional registration where Sophia approached the registration board and I eventually received registration. Due to the delay in the registration Sophia had to find a pathway for me to stay in Australia, she did this with days to spare! After this I faced another hurdle with trying to get my children here. Sophia acted quickly and fixed this problem. Now my children and I are in Australia. We have lodged for our Australian citizenship. Sophia did a wonderful job she helped me reach my destiny!

Enita Chabata, Registered Nurse

My friend recommended Sophia to me as I had difficulty in getting my baby daughter a temporary visa to travel to Australia. She assured me that I would receive the visa within 4 weeks but the visa was granted in 2 weeks! Sophia has helped me through the permanent visa process. It has taken 2 years to get my PR due to the processing however, Sophia has helped with the many complicated correspondence received by the immigration department. She always provided my family & I support and went beyond the services that we had signed up. I do not hesitate to recommend Michael Migration Agents to anyone who needs advice or help with immigration to Australia.

Dr Mohammad Hossain

Visa Services for Migration to Australia

There are many visas to enter Australia depending on your circumstances.

At Michael Migration Agents we can provide you with:

  • Selecting the right visa option for you
  • Prepare and lodge your visa application on your behalf

Here is a summary of some of the Australian visas available:

Skilled Migration Visas

Australia’s skilled migration program is intended to attract young, highly skilled people with a high level of English language ability and who have skills in particular occupations that are needed in Australia.

These visas are all points tested. You are awarded various points for:

  • Age – must be under 50 years of age at the time of lodging your visa application
  • English language ability
  • Specific work experience
  • Australian work experience
  • Australian or overseas qualifications
  • Australian study requirements
  • Australian Professional Year
  • Study in regional Australia
  • Partner skills
  • Designated Area sponsorship by Australian relative
  • State/Territory Nomination
  • Credentialed Community Language

In order to apply for a skilled migration visa you must firstly submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Skillselect and then be invited by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) to lodge a visa application.

Skilled Independent
This is a permanent visa that does not require sponsorship. It allows you to live anywhere in Australia.
Skilled Nominated
This is a permanent visa that requires sponsorship from a state or territory government. Condition of this visa is that you must live in that region for 2 years.
Skilled Regional (Provisional)
This is a temporary visa if you are sponsored by a state or territory government or by a relative who lives in a designated area in Australia.
The condition is that you must be willing to live for 2 years and work for 1 year in this region. After meeting this condition you can apply for the Skilled Nominated visa for permanent residency.
Temporary Graduate
This visa has 2 streams:
Graduate Work
For international students with an eligible qualification who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List. A visa in this stream is granted for 18 months.
Post-Study Work
For international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study. A visa in this stream can be granted for up to 4 years, depending on the visa student’s qualification.

Corporate Employment Visas

Employment visas are for businesses who are seeking to recruit skilled staff from overseas for either temporary or permanent entry to Australia.

Visas available in this category are:

Temporary Sponsorship by Australian or Overseas Business
Australian or overseas businesses that have been unable to meet their skill needs from the Australian labour market or through their staff training can sponsor on a temporary basis for up to 4 years, overseas employees to fill skilled positions in Australia. Under this program positions must be full-time, meet skill requirements, English language proficiency and market salary levels.
Permanent Sponsorship by Australian Business
Australian businesses can recruit highly skilled people and nominate them for permanent residency where the employer has been unable to fill the position from within the Australian labour market or through training their Australian staff.
Regional Sponsored Migration
This is a permanent visa that requires a job offer in a regional area of Australia. This position needs to be certified by a Regional Certifying Body (RCB).
Training and Research Visa

This allows you to take part in a structured workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your career, occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise.

It also allows you to participate in a professional development program or Australian research project.

These visas require you to be sponsored by either an Australian government or organisation.

Business Visas

Australia’s Business Skills Program is designed to attract business people to settle in Australia and use their exceptional business skills to develop business activity in Australia.

Business skill migrants enter Australia initially on a provisional (temporary) visa for 4 years. After satisfactory evidence of operating a business or investment activity may apply for permanent residence.

Business Innovation & Investment

These visas are for investors and business owners wishing to establish business operations in Australia. These visas are temporary for 4 years with pathway to permanent residency.

For these visas you must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government.

Significant Investor Visa
This is a 4 year provisional visa for people willing to make a $5million investment in Australia. This visa has a pathway to permanent residency after meeting the requirements of the provisional visa.
Business Talent (Migrant)

These visas are permanent visas available in 2 streams:

  1. Significant Business History Stream a high calibre business owner who will enter into a business in Australia.
  2. 2. Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream sourced $1million in venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited to fund after a start-up or a business in Australia.
Business Visitor Visas
If you wish to visit Australia for 3 months or less to attend business meetings or to explore business opportunities, the Business Visitor visa is for you.

Student Visas

Australia offers first class education system that is internationally recognised and quality assured by Australian government laws.

Before applying for a student visa, you must have been accepted for full-time study in a registered course in Australia.

A registered course is one that is in an education or training course offered by an Australian educational provider that is registered to offer courses to overseas students.

You must apply for a visa in the area you wish to study. Condition of this visa is that you must meet the requirements of the course, stay in the same visa subclass courses.

You can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight.

Streamlined visa processing (SVP)

This allows you to have your student visa processed quickly as though you are lower migration risk regardless of your country of origin.

To qualify for SVP you must have received admission to one of the participating universities or higher educational institutions.

Educational Agents

We may have an Educational Agent in your country that can assist you.

Please contact us for more information.

Family Visas

Family stream migrants are selected on the basis of their family relationship with their sponsor in Australia. There is no test for skills or language ability for these visas.

Partner Visa

If you are married, engaged, or living in de facto relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident your partner may sponsor you for migration to Australia.

Prospective Marriage
This visa allows you to come to Australia and marry your prospective spouse. You must marry within 9 months of your visa being granted.
Married partners (Spouse) or De Facto Partner (including same sex relationships)
This visa has a 2 stage process towards permanent residency. This visa allows you to stay in Australia whilst your visa is being processed, work and enrol in Medicare.

Child Visas

Dependent child
The natural, adopted or stepchild of the Australian sponsor
Adopted Child
A child adopted overseas
Orphan Relative
An unmarried child under 18 years at the time of application who cannot be cared for by either parent

Parent Visa

To apply for the parent visas you must be the natural parent, step-parent or parent by adoption (before the child turns 18) of a settled Australia citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen. Be sponsored, usually by their child, meet the ‘balance of family’ test and meet the health, character and public interest requirements.

Visas in this category are:

Contributory parent
Contributory aged parent

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