We provide professional and personalised advice for both permanent and temporary visas. A Registered Migration Agent will always act in your best interests to maximise your success. We will not take on your case unless we feel you have a good chance of success.
You can be reassured that the information you share with us and the details of your application are made in the strictest of confidence.
Our Principal, Lisa Vorbach, is a highly trained and dedicated professional who is devoted to providing excellent service and advice. She is registered with the Australian Government’s Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARN 0107508) and a Member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MMIA 1317) the peak professional association for migration agents.
Lisa established Travelling South Migration Services in August 2003, specialising in assessing eligibility and preparing visa applications for clients seeking both temporary and permanent residence (including visas for sponsored employees, skilled migrants, family categories and students).
In June 2001, she completed the Immigration Law for Migration Agents course with Deakin University & Migration Institute of Australia.
She became a registered migration agent in December 2001 and a member of the MIA in February 2002. She was previously elected an MIA NSW/ACT Committee Member from 2009-2011 (2 years) and again from 2011-2013 (2 years).
Lisa is a trained and experienced migration agent and a person of good standing and character, committed to excellence in migration knowledge, service and results. Her many years of experience and Continued Professional Development allow her to provide the most current and relevant information concerning migration.
Why use a Registered Migration Agent?
There are many reasons why a person migrating to Australia should choose to use the services of an Australian Registered Migration Agent. One of the most compelling is that, Australian immigration laws are complex and change frequently.
In Australia, all Migration Agents must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).
As a Registered Migration Agent, we must meet competency standards, abide by the OMARA’s strict Code of Conduct and keep our knowledge of migration law and procedure up-to-date. Please view the Code of Conduct.
Australian Registered Migration Agents are highly skilled professionals. They are required to sit a migration law examination and to attend regular Continuing Professional Development seminars. They are also required to maintain a professional library of the current migration legislation (including, Migration Act 1958, Migration Regulations 1994 and the Department of Home Affairs’ Procedures Advice Manual). We must also understand the complexities of migration legislation which is essential to competently address the requirements and criteria for each visa subclass.
Under Australian law, anyone who uses knowledge of migration law or procedures to offer immigration advice or assistance to a person wishing to obtain a visa to enter or remain in Australia must be registered with the OMARA, unless they are exempted by law from registration.
By using the services of a professional Registered Migration Agent, it will save you time, money and unnecessary stress.
Remember every time you apply for a visa, the history will follow you for the rest of your life, so make sure you get it right the first time by engaging a professional Registered Migration Agent!
The OMARA’s Consumer Guide tells you what a registered migration agent does. It also outlines the rules they must follow when they are helping you. Please view the Consumer Guide.
The OMARA’s factsheet ‘Giving immigration assistance in Australia’ explains who can legally provide immigration assistance in Australia. This is a resource for consumers and the wider community on who can give immigration assistance lawfully. Please view the Giving immigration assistance in Australia.
Unregistered migration agents based overseas are not accountable to any Australian authority. They do not have to be registered or keep their knowledge up-to-date. They are not compelled to act within the guidelines of the Code of Conduct and cannot be sanctioned for failing to abide by this Code. Why risk it? Speak to an Australian Registered Migration Agent today.