About MyVisa Immigration Lawyers
MyVisa® Australia takes care of all visa, sponsorship and citizenship application lodgments and approvals. This involves representation at the Department of Immigration, the Australian Passports Office and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
MyVisa® Lawyers supports visa applicants and their sponsors in appeals made to the Federal Circuit Court and to the Federal Court of Australia.
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MyVisa Immigration Lawyers Team Members
Nilesh Nandan BBUS (Accy) LLB (QUT) GDLP MBA RMA 0104983
Simon Jeans B.EC BA LLB ACC. SPEC. RMA 9253749
Krishlyn Chetty BA LLB PDLP
Sean Duce BA LLB (HONS) GDLP JP
Mark Roberts BA (Comm) MBus (Mgt) GDMLP RMA 1575942
Shanthi Kuruwitage-Silva BBUS (HRM & IR) LLB GDLP RMA 1682622
Ieva Vaityte GCMLP (ANU) RMA 0851845
We'll understand you. ``Getting you`` is what we do best.
We'll help prepare and lodge the very best application given who you are.
We'll deal with issues if they arise- quickly, professionally and with minimum stress
BBUS (Accy) LLB (QUT) GDLP MBA RMA 0104983
I was admitted to practice law in Australia in 1993. I first became registered as an Australian Migration Agent when launching MyVisa® in 1999. Managing immigration applications is all I’ve ever done since. And I love it!
My first desk (one which I could truly call my own) was a crude bench in a shared cubicle, above an inner-city chicken shop.
Today I still share one cubicle, but now in several offices across Australia. We are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
I’ve now spent more than 20,000 hours advising visa applicants and their sponsors.Everyday I travel to one of our MyVisa® offices Australia-wide. I meet with clients like you, face-to-face or offer my advice by telephone in cases where things need to be actioned urgently.
I migrated with my parents, two older sisters and younger brother to Australia in 1976, after the Australian Labour party abandoned the White Australia Policy. Landing in Australia by boat (not at Ashmore Reef).
I started school at the local public primary school, riding there daily on my Madison 10-speed racer. I became studious in the hope that better marks would immunise me from school-yard bullying. That didn’t work.
I attended Brisbane Grammar School, loved maths, reluctantly learned Latin, and played rugby before getting to study law and accounting at QUT. The QUT program in 1987 was one of Australia’s first combined degrees.
In 1990, I attended Harvard University and completed their Business Case Study Program, a foundation program for their MBA. I returned from the US to Queensland and completed a Bachelors of Business, Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. I also completed an MBA in International Business.
Having dedicated all my professional life to Immigration Law, I have now helped several thousand visa applicants and their families get visa grants. I’ve been involved in hundreds of visa appeals at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (“AAT” and previously called the “MRT”).
My work involves persuading decision-makers to grant visas.
I can represent you at several levels – Departmental, Ministerial Intervention, AAT, IAA, Federal Circuit Court, as well as the Federal Court. Can you benefit from my experience?
Refusals & Cancellations
I have a special interest (and exceptional success rate) in assisting with visa refusals and visa cancellations. Our practice runs many immigration appeals. I’m fortunate to have been trusted to personally handle more refusals and appeals than most immigration experts would see in their entire careers.
Learning & Teaching
I also get great satisfaction mentoring new immigration lawyers who queue up to complete their Practical Legal Training (PLT) with us, and I assist migration agents with their own practices issues. At the same time, I’m blessed to receive mentoring from immigration lawyers and barristers who are far senior to me.
My Value & Your ROI
I feel incredibly privileged to assist people like you. My satisfaction comes from helping you get a better outcome. Our fees are more expensive than many agents, and some applicants simply won’t be able to afford our fees. I act for a select group of applicants and sponsors who need smart advice. Are you one of them?
B.EC BA LLB ACC. SPEC. RMA 9253749
Simon holds degrees in Economics, Arts and Law. He has been a lawyer in Australia since December 1989 and has specialised in immigration law since March 1990.
He is recognised by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law. He is on the Best Lawyers list for Immigration Lawyers in Australia. Between July 2010 and July 2015 he served as a Member of the Migration Review Tribunal and Member of the Refugee Review Tribunal.
BA LLB (HONS) GDLP JP
Sean holds Bachelors Degrees in Arts and in Law. He has experience in the areas of Migration, Criminal Law, Conveyancing and Strata Law. He also leverages the non-legal experience he obtained over some 18 years across the retail sector and small business sector. He helps manage our ever growing client base, identifying immigration needs early and matching clients with the most effective practitioners to get your immigration work completed.
BA (Comm) MBus (Mgt) GDMLP RMA 1575942
Mark is an experienced Registered Migration Agent. His most recent qualification is a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Practice from the Australian National University. Prior to this certification, Mark completed a Bachelor of Arts specialising in Communications and History as well as a Masters Degree in Business Management.
Mark has many years of experience and extensive knowledge of Immigration law, he advises business owners and managers as well as helps individuals with their skilled visa, partner visa and family-sponsored visa options.
An English language expert, Mark began his career as an English teacher, teaching in Australian colleges, including English language schools in Japan and America. Mark’s English language qualifications make him an excellent communicator and he appreciates the challenges faced by people having English as their second language. Of course, his written submissions to the Department are notable and these assist decision-makers to make better immigration decisions on your applications, faster.
Mark is well travelled and has lived and worked in many countries around the world. His cultural awareness makes Mark an exceptionally personable Migration Agent who is sensitive to your needs. He loves working with all of our clients and takes the time to understand your immigration objectives from the outset.
Mark has a special interest in the ever-changing nature of immigration legislation and constantly keeps abreast of new rules in order to be able to identify the most appropriate pathways and options for you.
GCMLP (ANU) RMA 0851845
Ieva is a skilled multilingual immigration practitioner. She has assisted me closely for the last seven years preparing important chess submissions and assisting clients with day to day questions, making immigration processing less stressful. She loves brainstorming strategies for complex immigration applications and is very versed in how to communicate with the Immigration department effectively.