Immagine Immigration

Immigration Lawyers & Registered Migration agents Melbourne

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IMMagine Immigration are the best immigration lawyers and registered migration agents in Melbourne. With over 30 years of experience, IMMagine Immigration offers a range of services, including Australian & New Zealand temporary, provisional and permanent visas and citizenship assistance.

Based in Melbourne, our deep knowledge of Australia’s & New Zealand’s complex immigration system is at your fingertips. We proudly help individuals and families from every background seeking to immigrate and start a new life.

As registered migration agents, nothing makes us happier than when goals are realised; when young professionals find their way in a new country or when families are reunited after a successful immigration application. We’re here to help you make your goal a reality.


Why hire registered Australian Migration Agents?

Migrating to Australia can be challenging due to the many restrictions enforced by the Australian government. Our Melbourne-based immigration lawyers/registered migration agents are here to assist you and help make immigration less stressful.

Applying for Australian visas and citizenship can be very time-consuming and frustrating. The application process usually costs thousands of dollars and the waiting period can be very lengthy.

It’s important to get the application right the first time to avoid getting rejected and being forced to pay for additional applications. More importantly, however, you may need to start at the back of the queue again, and it can take years for your application to be reviewed again. That’s why it's important to hire Australian registered migration agents to assist you with your visa and citizenship applications.



We prepare and process visas and all related applications for you and keep you sane during the process. We are not in the business of simply telling you what forms to fill in and lodge; we go beyond that. We become your allies and advocates and represent you to the Australian or New Zealand government in the most professional manner and leaving nothing to chance.



Australia has complex legislation and a separation of process between different bodies such as state governments, federal government, skills assessing authorities and English-language requirements to name a few. New Zealand is complex because of the absence of detailed policy and the discrepancies in the application of policy within Immigration New Zealand.



If you want summaries of immigration policies you can look at government websites but they are confusing and our role is to make sense of policy and advise how the policy applies in your particular circumstances and provide you with an immigration plan. We tell you what you need to know not necessarily what you want to hear.



Migration is expensive when you consider government application charges, airfares, cost of shipping household contents, transferring your finances and having sufficient funds to support yourself until you start earning local currency. It’s not a process that you can get 98% right.



For the most part, Australia and New Zealand are on par in terms of lifestyle, opportunity, education & health. Both countries distinct emphasis on equality as a priority means that opportunities exist for everyone. The differences are in the details and in the nuances of each country's political, cultural and social environments, and both offer similar promise.

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Making immigration to Australia easier

Our Melbourne immigration lawyers run obligation-free online seminars, which are accessible anywhere in the world. These seminars discuss topics related to general eligibility and the cost of immigration on immigration to Australia and New Zealand and lifestyles in both countries.

The information provided will help answer some of the questions you might have about immigrating to Australia and New Zealand, as well as help you understand the visa and citizenship services we can offer to help you stay for longer.

Australian and New ZealandImmigration Services

As registered migration agents, we have a wealth of knowledge about the immigration landscape in both Australia and New Zealand. We can help you navigate immigration law and obtain Student Visas, Partner Visas, Parent Visas, Work Visas, provisional and permanent residence visas and Citizenship.

Our immigration lawyers and registered migration agents in Melbourne will be able to find you the best visa for your unique situation. You’ll be in good hands.


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    Free Online Immigration Seminars

    Our online seminars are +-60 minutes in duration and cover topics related to general eligibility, the cost of immigration to Australia & New Zealand, lifestyle in both countries as well as our services.

    Full Service Australia Immigration

    Our Australian Immigration lawyers facilitate immigration all across Australia, including; MelbourneSydneyBrisbanePerthAdelaideDarwinGeelongCairnsCanberraCentral CoastGold CoastHobartNewcastleSunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Townsville.
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    South Africa

    Hi Kane, Just to let you know that i have settled in very nicely here in Mount ISA working for Glencore mining. I have a great job, a great package and am happy. Again, if you need any advocates for your business; always willing to ‘tell my success story’ with IMMagine.


    The experience throughout was fantastic, I felt like April and Myer had a thorough grasp of my situation and goals and were able to advise the best approach to the visa situation. From the very first conversation, I felt that they were operating from my best interests and only had the best advice. Of course, the Covid situation hampered (lengthened) the timeline a bit but that was out of anyone’s control. Despite this, April maintained regular communication with constant updates, which made me feel included in the journey, which led to less questions and anxiety about the progress of the application. April was also quick to respond to any of my questions, and patient when explaining anything, no matter how ‘silly’ the questions may have been. I would highly, highly recommend April, Myer and Immagine to anyone who is looking to migrate to Australia or New Zealand.

    Nicoline, Brian & Michael
    South Africa

    I must say this IS the best news ever! We are as a family very humbled and grateful. We cannot ever thank you enough for each and every encouragement, smile & advice given to during this time, Jo & team. It meant the world to us.

    South Africa

    We would like to thank Immagine for being amazing and helping us through everything. We can’t thank you enough for all the help and advice you gave us. Your service is excellent in every way and we would highly recommend Immagine to anyone. Overall we were very satisfied by the service given to us by Immagine NZ. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s thinking of migrating to NZ.

    South Africa

    Immagine has been nothing short of amazing. Their honesty is the one thing that I have appreciated most. They are consistently approachable, reliable and knowledgeable and have been like a solid rock in something that has felt like a crazy storm at times. Their understanding of anything and everything I have put to them, their guidance and respect for the emotional roller coaster this entire process puts you through gave me confidence that no matter what the outcome was going to be we had done everything we could have possibly done and to the best of our ability! “Thank you” doesn’t even cut the mustard here. There are no words to describe how grateful we are of the service and effort that the team at IMMagine have put in to helping my partner and I turn what we could only ‘imagine’ into reality…thank you, thank you, thank you!


    My Goodness!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you very very much. It is an astonishing thing!!!!!!

    I am not sure what to say and how to communicate. My heartful thanks to you. Without your support and guidance, it would not have been possible. You supported and guided me during all my tough times on this journey. I could always come to you for help, and you helped. I know I will continue to communicate with you, and you will be there with me always to guide and help me.

    I am stopping it now because whatever I say, it doesn’t reflect my feelings.

    Thanks once again to you and all the staff at IMMagine.

    Michelle and Rob
    South Africa

    IMMagine changed another family’s life forever. Thank you!!!!!!!!. You have no idea how much you have all impacted our lives. The thought of  [returning] to SA gave us never ending nightmares and trauma. We are all here now and we are legal and we are ecstatic. Thank you Jo, Iain and the IMMagine Team.
    I am eternally grateful for your professionalism and your service to us. I will always sing your praises wherever I go. My cup is full.
    We have just moved to Dunedin to be closer to the children.
    God Bless You and your families

    Nayarit, David, Gaia, Leia and Axel
    South Africa

    We want to thank you again for all your help during this long process. You, Iain and all the IMMagine team did an excellent job, and we felt safe taking this huge step by knowing that we have such a great team backing us up.

    If someday you are around Palmy, you are so welcome to visit us and share a meal and a couple of beers with us.

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    South Africa

    Hamish is brilliant was able to answer all my questions. He has great knowledge, is friendly and approachable. I have been in contact with many immigration consultants/ companies for AUS/ NZ/ Canada but i got a very positive vibe from Hamish and the IMMagine team which made my decision easy. I’m looking forward to starting the process with IMMagine.

    South Africa

    We got there!
    We wanted to thank you and your excellent team for getting us through this Investor 2 visa process. What a marathon it has been. You were always confident that we would get there in the end, at times I did wonder about your continued confidence, but like you said, you always get your visa!
    I think the thoroughness of putting together a solid application, with full supporting documentation, helped significantly. This was achieved because of the focus of your team in identifying weak areas and closing them – very impressive. Thoroughness, tenacity and persistence got us a result.

    South Africa

    Very professional experience with IMMagine, with clearly the leaders in the immigration business. I will definitely refer IMMagine to anyone else considering immigration as an option. IMMagine was so involved it felt as though I was her only customer. Very happy with the overall dealings with IMMagine.

    South Africa

    We used the services of IMMagine and are very happy to report that we received our Visas yesterday! We certainly couldn’t have done without them. Another agency’s services were lower-priced, but they couldn’t help us.

    Our visas were challenging and different to the norm. However, IMMagine knew how to deal with the demanding process. The entire team (April, Kane, Victoria, Ruth etc.) is highly professional, friendly and experienced.

    We are grateful that someone referred us to IMMagine and for the two years that they guided and assisted us with the process.We used the services of IMMagine and are very happy to report that we received our Visas yesterday! We certainly couldn’t have done without them. Another agency’s services were lower-priced, but they couldn’t help us.

    Our visas were challenging and different to the norm. However, IMMagine knew how to deal with the demanding process. The entire team (April, Kane, Victoria, Ruth etc.) is highly professional, friendly and experienced.

    We are grateful that someone referred us to IMMagine and for the two years that they guided and assisted us with the process.

    South Africa

    Our immigration journey was not easy, It started back in 2018 with us giving the visa applications a go our selves. But due to my pre-existing mental health condition our application process was complicated. From the first encounter Iain and the team were spectacular with guiding us and getting us on track. Immagine helped with our partner visa’s our EOI, Residence application and finally PR applications. And it was a pleasure to work with the team.

    Dave and Marilyn
    South Africa

    Hi Ee
    A quick and final note to thank you for your continuous focus, support and feedback in getting us over the line. It has been a long and sometimes arduous process, but we got the result we needed in the end. Thank you!
    Good Luck and Kindest Regards

    Nicola & Julien
    South Africa

    I would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to each of you for all your hard-work, dedication, patience and many hours spent on our permanent residence application. We appreciate each and every one of you and all you have done for us. This has not been an easy decision for us but seeing how South Africa is going, it does not make logical sense for us to remain here.

    Thank you for making the process smoother for us, for easing the burden of all the paperwork and for making it less daunting. Myer, I remember the words you used when we came to your seminar last year: There will be blood sweat and tears… Thank goodness there was no blood, but there sure was sweat and quite a few tears shed!

    All I know is that we would not have been able to do this without the assistance, guidance and patience from each of you. We will be in touch with you regarding bank accounts, funds transfers etc. but for now we need to break the news to the family… Thank you once again for everything.

    May you all have a lovely day further.

    Dewald & Melanie
    South Africa

    Nobody can prepare you on how difficult the immigration process is. This process has pushed us in every single aspect: It pushed our marriage to the very limit, it pushed us spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially. However, I don’t have a doubt in my mind that we have done the right thing. Every single day when I drive into our neighbourhood and look at the magnificent view, I get a lump in my throat because I know this entire ordeal has been worth all the effort and heart ache. All I can say is thank you to Immagine on assisting us in making our dream come true.