Helping others live the dream
“ We love working with people to help them create a better life and a better future in Australia.”
Carol Shipway has navigated through hundreds of changes in immigration procedures for clients in her 21 years in the industry, including the 2017 changes to the Regional Employer Sponsored Visas, which has caused a great deal of concern and confusion for both workers and employers.
“These changes have made things quite difficult for everyone involved,” said Carol, who holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences, has been a Registered Migration Agent since 1996 and is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia. “We are devoted to getting through these changes and finding options and ways to help people.
“While there has been quite a bit of negativity around those changes, we are also working with stakeholders to try and turn that around and lobby for changes that will benefit regional Australia.”
Carol and her team at Carol Shipway Migration Services are also experts on partnership and spousal visas, family visas for parents or children, professional skilled visas, student visas, and citizenship applications. As registered migration agents, they also assist with review applications to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Again, it is essential to manage on-going changes in immigration matters.
“Immigration laws and policies change frequently, almost on a week-by-week basis,” Carol said. “The only way to keep on that is to review regulations and policies on pretty much a daily basis, which our team does.”
Carol and her team prepare all relevant documentation and liaise with the Department of Home Affairs on their client’s behalf until the application is finalised. They also provide advice and referrals to service providers to help their clients settle into the Australian lifestyle.
“We love working with people to help them create a better life and a bright future in Australia,” Carol said. “It’s very rewarding helping clients achieve their immigration dreams.”
Carol Shipway Migration
Test of Time
Words by Janie Barton
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