About us

Work Visa Lawyers ® is a migration firm founded by Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent Chris Johnston in 2011. Work Visa Lawyers is now one of the largest migration firms in Australia. Our team is focused on providing quality immigration services to our clients.

Work Visa Lawyers has assisted a large number of individuals, families and corporate clients in a variety of Australia migration matters. The work that we do for our clients are reflected in the testimonials and feedback we receive from our happy clients.

We are experienced in providing migration assistance to a range of industries including: medical services; agricultural producers; hospitality; manufacturing; and mining.

We are committed to providing:

  • Honest and accurate advice based on the current migration laws.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of our client’s affairs.
  • Quality customer service.

We will provide you with a plain English explanation of your migration options.

Our services minimise the time you have to spend on applications, so that you can concentrate on your business or profession.

Based in Adelaide South Australia, we provide migration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.


High Standard of Migration Services

As a Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent Chris Johnston is subject to two sets of professional standards. As a Lawyer Chris Johnston must hold a South Australian legal practising certificate. Chris has a duty to uphold the Law Society of South Australia’s ‘Rules of Professional Conduct and Practice’.

All migration agents in Australia must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). Registered migration agents are required to abide by the 'Code of Conduct'.

The two separate professional standards ensure that your application is handled in the most careful, honest and detailed manner.


Focus on Migration Practice

Work Visa Lawyers ® has a specialised focus on migration law.

The principal, Chris Johnston is a lawyer and he has worked as a migration agent since 2006, with his experience having a strong emphasis on work and business visas. Fellow registered migration agents Christine Lee, Michelle Petty-Sampson and Katie Gilbert have in excess of 20 years in the Australia migration industry between them. As such Work Visa Lawyers has the experience and knowledge in managing all types of Australian visa and citizenship matters.

Australian Migration Laws and government migration policies change frequently. By focussing on Migration Law, Chris and his team are able to give you accurate and up-to-date advice about your Australian visa or citizenship options.

Contact us today and find out how we can help you with all your Australian migration matters.

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Contact us on (+61 8) 8351 9956

Office: 230 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, SA 5031, Australia

Post: PO Box 3057, Hilton Plaza, South Australia, 5033, Australia

ABN: 75 889 635 782

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