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Who We Are

Nicole Kirkwood

Director & Registered Migration Agent (MARN): 0962323

Nicole is an experienced Registered Migration Agent and Advisor with over ten years of experience as a Registered Migration Agent working in medium to large corporate firms and has almost 15 years of experience in the migration industry. 

 

Nicole started as a volunteer at the Refugee and Legal Centre (RILC).

Nicole’s migration experience includes:

  • Skilled Migration

  • Employer Sponsored (457, 482, 494, 186, 187)

  • Investor & Business Skills

  • Student

  • Graduate

  • Parent

  • Partner

  • Resident Return

  • Citizenship

  • Global Talent Visa Program 

  • Working Holiday and Visitor Visas in addition to addressing PIC 4020 compliance

  • Other complex issues and review matters at the Australian Administrative Tribunal (AAT)

Nicole also has extensive experience in skills assessments, regional and state nomination options, the previous subclasses 489, 887 and the new 491, 494 and works with both corporate and private clients advising employers and individuals, located in Australia or anywhere in the world.

Nicole has an undergraduate degree majoring in International Relations and Commerce Law at Deakin University and also a Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice at Australian National University (ANU). 

Nicole is an experienced public speaker and presents Migration Pathway and Information Seminars to individuals, education providers, organisations and businesses.

Nicole is also a Co-Founder of Women in Migration, a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA Member Number 4034) and a member of Victorian Working Group on International Student Employability (VicWISE).

Chantelle Higgs 

Registered Migration Agent 

(MARN): 1463729

Chantelle migrated with her family to Australia when she was young. Having witnessed the challenges her parents faced when migrating to Australia, she understand first hand the experience of migrating to Australia. 

 

She has a Bachelor of Law and Arts from Murdoch University. Her work with refugees during her undergraduate degree encouraged her to specialise in Migration. She has been registered as a Registered Migration Agent since 2014.

 

She has extensive experience in employer sponsored, skilled, partner and family migration including family violence matters, having represented numerous companies and individuals successfully over the years. 

 

Additionally, she has experience handling complex issues, including visa refusals, cancellations, citizenship applications and Administrative Appeals Tribunal applications. 

 

Chantelle is hard working, passionate and driven, it is these qualities that ensure every application completed has the highest chances of success.

 

In her spare time, she loves volunteering, cooking and most importantly spending time with her husband and son. 

Jemma King

Migration and Administration Assistant

Jemma was first introduced to migration law in 2009 when she volunteered with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) at their legal intake clinic.  

She holds a Bachelor degree in Legal Studies from Latrobe University and also a Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice at Victoria University.

 

Jemma has worked in a variety of industries, as both an Assistant and Migration Agent providing her with effective communication and problem solving skills when dealing with government departments, corporate organisations and small business. 

Jemma’s migration experience includes: 

  • Skilled Migration

  • Employer Sponsored visas

  • Parent

  • Partner

  • Working Holiday and Visitor Visas

  • Skills assessments

  • Regional and State nomination

Jemma enjoys the meaningful nature of her work and being able to assist clients from all over  the world in achieving their migration goals. 

Jemma is also Photographer and Certified Pilates Instructor

Jahnavi Duvvuri

 Social Media and Marketing Specialist

Jahnavi is a lawyer turned marketer, having worked in digital marketing and  communications since 2015, with experience both overseas and in Australia.  

She holds a Bachelor degree in Law & Business from Christ University and also a  Masters degree in Marketing from Deakin University.  

Since moving to Melbourne in 2018, she has worked in a variety of industries across a range of marketing projects, guiding teams to leverage their social media content to improve brand and community awareness, increase audience engagement and generate high quality leads.  

She is responsible for all of our social media marketing and content creation, looks after our social pages and explores new avenues for growth in the digital  space. 

Global Immigration Partners

We are pleased to be part of a growing network of leading independent immigration firms around the world. 

​We work with trusted partners to assist with your migration needs anywhere in the world. 

  • North America including Canada & USA 

  • Asia and Pacific including Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore 

  • Europe including France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Luxemboug, Sweden, United Kingdom, Africa including South Africa

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