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About Carol

I am a registered migration agent in Darwin, Northern Territory, with a combined experience of 14 years in Australian migration industry. My experience began when I started working for the Australian Embassy Manila in 2006. I received invaluable training in visa processing, decision making and integrity checking and reporting (this means investigating for any bogus or fraudulent documents, trends, schemes, scams etc). After 5 years with the embassy in Manila, I resigned for a change of career.

I didn't know what I wanted to do after that, only that I wanted to do something meaningful. After about a year of taking a break, I was invited to become a consultant for a Manila-based firm processing student visa applications. This opened my eyes to the fact that many people desire to study or migrate to Australia for better opportunities. I therefore found my calling in helping people achieve their dreams of going to Australia, whether it's to explore opportunities, enhance their careers or to reunite with loved ones.

I became an independent immigration consultant in the Philippines. For about 3 years I provided advice to those wishing to visit, study or apply for a family visa to Australia. I realised my limited knowledge and that I needed to do further study about migration law and get formally registered as a migration agent if I wanted to help more people. There were SO many other visas to learn about. What I knew then was only the tip of the iceberg. I also knew that I must experience migration myself so I could experience first-hand the desire, the struggles, the pain and eventually, the pure emotional happiness of getting your permanent visa granted of would-be migrants.
In 2016 I made the move to Darwin, Northern Territory with my family. I must admit, I could not have successfully obtained my permanent residence on my own, without help from the right people. But that is another story for another blog. I just want to leave this important message for this post - With any goal - not just migrating to Australia, you need to find the right person/s who will guide you in achieving that goal. A mentor you can trust. An adviser who will stay with you even when times get tough.

I know what you are going through. I've been there and done that. I look forward to connecting with you.


  1. Hi Carol, how does one contact you? No contact details on the website

    1. Please click on "How to contact me" or "Link to OMARA Profile". Thank you!


Popular posts from this blog was a website I started in 2014 before I became a registered migration agent. Back then there was no way for me to become registered because of a few limitations: a. I was not a permanent resident or citizen of Australia  b. I had not yet studied the formal 6-month course (now 12 months) and had not yet taken the dreaded Capstone Assessment for migration agents to become a registered migration agent (although in the past it might interest you to know that the older registered migration agents only needed to complete a 1-day seminar! Yep, you read that right.) So all I had back then was practical experience and skills as a former case officer for DIBP (now called DHA), and a completed and signed Form 956A authorising me to represent my clients in their dealings with the Department. Yes, I was an "unregistered agent". They make it sound so bad now when someone is an unregistered agent. Like someone dodgy. But honestly, how can someone overseas become a registe