Immigration

Our immigration team are some of the most seasoned immigration lawyers, migration agents, and accredited immigration specialists across Australia, but more importantly, we are also immigrants ourselves.

We are as diverse culturally and religiously as the countries we come from, including Fiji, India, New Zealand, Ethiopia, the US, Canada, China, Ireland, Italy and the UK. Together we have lived and worked in every continent in the world. Some of us migrated to Australia with our families, some as professionals, but we have one thing in common with our clients: real life experiences navigating the complexities of today’s immigration laws all the while starting new lives in new countries.

Today there is much more to immigration than securing work visas and residency permits, and assuring unimpeded business travel, as critical as those functions are. Immigration is also about identifying related issues of importance to companies, families, business travellers and investors; including the cross cutting issues of tax, employment law, and payroll.

Given the complexity of international moves it makes sense to work with a legal services provider with a marquee brand, government know-how, and a global reach who can provide effective, integrated advice and immigration services saving you time and expense, and a caring hand throughout the process.

How can we help?

Our team seeks to understand your goals, find solutions, and execute immigration plans. We do this by providing:

  • Strategic planning and compliance
  • Work and temporary visa applications
  • Individual and family based applications
  • Citizenship and permanent residency
  • Co-ordinated worldwide migration including document procurement
  • Streamlined support from home country to destination

Business Immigration Overview

For businesses of all sizes we provide a full range of solutions including development of:

  • Business visitor programs that are compliant and flexible
  • Strategic immigration plans, policies and retention agreements
  • Guidance on temporary and permanent immigration options
  • Immigration compliance programs for the employee and employer
  • Communications and training programs
  • Global mobility, tax and payroll policy frameworks that comply with immigration rules

We have technology solutions to manage your mobile workforce including myMobility, which provides answers in real time including:

  • Monitoring visa expirations
  • Providing mobility data and analytics dashboards
Australian Services
  • Short-term, temporary work assignments in Australia (Subclass 400)
  • Ongoing work assignments in Australia (Subclass 457) the new TSS visa (Subclass 482)
  • Permanent residence under the Employer Nomination Scheme, regional sponsored migration and general skilled migration
  • Training and Research visas and structuring of training plans
  • Compliance audits and sponsorship obligations management
US Services
  • Short terms and business visitor travel (ESTA and B-1)
  • E-3 visa for Australian professional workers and H-1b1 for Singaporeans
  • Intra-company transfers (L-1) and H-1B for other professionals
  • Extraordinary ability for athletes, artists and business people
  • J-1 for trainees, interns and working holiday students
  • I-9 and payroll guidance
  • Work based Permanent Residence (green cards)
  • Waivers of inadmissibility for arrests or prior immigration violations
  • Australia based US immigration attorney for US consular applications
Global Services
  • Advisory, consulting and visa coordination utilising our in-house immigration capability in over 150 locations outside Australia
  • Consular visa services, including preparation and lodgement of entry visas and work visas directly with consular authorities
Document Procurement Services
  • Police clearances
  • Notarisation, Apostile and Legalisation

Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Australian Immigration
  • Short-term, temporary work assignments in Australia (Subclass 400)
  • Business Innovation and Investment visas (Subclass 188) for start-ups, SME business owners and investors
  • Significant Investor visas for applicants making a $5 million complying investment
  • Investor Retirement visas for retirees seeking temporary residence in Australia
US Immigration
  • Short term and business visitor travel for seed and early stage funding pitches and boot camps
  • Work visas for investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups including the E-3, E-2, H-1B(1) and intra-company transfers (L-1)
  • Extraordinary ability visas for athletes, artists and business people
  • Work based Permanent residence (green cards)
  • Waivers of inadmissibility for arrests or prior immigration violations

Individual and Family Immigration

Australian Immigration
  • Ongoing work assignments in Australia (Subclass 457) and the new TSS (Subclass 482)
  • Partner visas for married and de facto couples
  • Parent visas to allow Australian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor parents living overseas
  • Australian citizenship
  • Investor Retirement visas for retirees seeking temporary residence in Australia
US Immigration
  • E-3 visa for Australian professional workers and intra-company transfers
  • Extraordinary ability for athletes, artists and business people
  • Family based Permanent residence (green cards) and fiancé visas including expedited processing for overseas applicants
  • Waivers of inadmissibility for arrests or prior immigration violations
  • US citizen services: passport, consular report of birth abroad, and renunciation of US citizenship

Meet our team

Carter Bovard

Partner - National Practice Leader | MARN: 0956696, Melbourne, PwC Australia

+61 3 8603 1879

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Nikki Dryden

Director - US Immigration, Sydney, PwC Australia

+61 2 8266 5652

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Sarah Pettit

Senior Manager | MARN 0641314, Perth, PwC Australia

+61 8 9238 3077

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Annalisa Symons

Senior Manager | MARN 1277734, Melbourne, PwC Australia

+61 3 8603 1418

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Arathi Tekkam

Senior Manager | MARN: 0639827, Sydney, PwC Australia

+61 2 8266 0117

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Stacey Tsui

Director | MARN 0747379, Sydney, PwC Australia

+61 2 8266 0734

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As required under Australian immigration law, our team hold registration with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).  Please refer to the following link to the ‘Consumer Guide’ for further information on our profession and our responsibilities as migration agents.

 

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Contact us

Carter Bovard
Partner - National Practice Leader | MARN: 0956696, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 3 8603 1879
Email

Nikki Dryden
Director - US Immigration, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 5652
Email

Stacey Tsui
Director | MARN 0747379, PwC Australia
Tel: +61 2 8266 0734
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