Team Members

Staff photo Chris Chris Johnston completed a Bachelor of Law with Honours at the University of New England (NSW) in 2005.

He worked in civil litigation in 2005 to 2006. He was part of a legal team in an important, successful precedent setting case in the Supreme Court Trevorrow v State of South Australia (no 5) [2007] SASC 285

Chris became a Registered Migration Agent in 2006 (RMAN #0640686).

Chris worked for two of the largest migration advice businesses in South Australia between 2006 and 2011. During this time he gained extensive experience in the areas of employer sponsored migration, business skills visas, religious workers, partner visas and reviews before the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT).

Chris is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). The MIA is the peak professional body for registered migration agents. As a member of the MIA, Chris stays abreast of all migration legislation and policy changes and other issues relevant to the migration advice profession.

Chris was elected by his peers to serve as a member of the SA State Executive Committee of the MIA from 2010 to September 2011.

Practice areas include:

  • Employer Sponsored Migration - 457, RSMS and ENS.
  • GSM Skillselect visas including subclass Skilled Independent 189, Skilled Nominated 190 and Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Provisional 489
  • Business Innovation and Investment including Significant Investor Visa
  • Family Migration including Partner applications
  • MRT and Judicial Review
  • Australian Citizenship

In 2011 Chris founded Work Visa Lawyers, continuing on his practice focus on the area of work visas and business visas.

Based in Adelaide South Australia, Immigration Lawyer and Migration Agent Chris Johnston provides migration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

Staff photo SeanSean joined Work Visa Lawyers in December 2014 and brings more than 9 years of experience working in the Australian migration industry in Malaysia. Sean speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay. He holds a Bachelor of Business with double majors in Finance and Marketing from the University of Technology Sydney.

Sean completed a Graduate Certificate in Australia Migration Law from Victoria University and obtained the status of Registered Migration Agent from MARA in 2017 (MARN 1794465).

Sean has extensive experience with the following visa types:

  • Business Innovation and Investment visas
  • General Skilled Migration visas
  • Employer Sponsored visas
  • Family Migration visas
  • Migration Skills Assessments and Business Visa proposals

Coming from a multicultural country and being a migrant himself, Sean is able to understand a variety of client needs and considerations, especially in a migration context. In addition to managing visa applications Sean is also involved in the marketing and business development activities for Work Visa Lawyers.

Spoken Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay

Karina

Karina Di Blasio: Office Administrator

Karina joined Work Visa Lawyers in September 2014. She has a Bachelor of Management from the University of South Australia, and has over 7 years experience in customer service and administration within the finance and legal industries.

Karina prides herself on her attention to detail and interpersonal skills. She provides valuable and efficient administrative support within our office and contributes to the smooth running of all aspects of the business.

Sumandeep GrewalSumandeep has been working with Work Visa Lawyers since 2011. She performs a range of clerical and administrative tasks in support of the Migration Agents and Lawyer.

Sumandeep’s excellence in customer relations and attention to detail are valuable skills contributing to our practice of Migration Law.

She has over 6 years of work experience in administrative work in Migration industry.

She has a Master degree in Arts from Panjab University, India and also an Advanced Diploma in Computer Applications from DOEACC, India.

Spoken Languages: English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Sign up to our Migration Newsletter

Please let us know your name.

Please let us know your email address.

(Optional) I am interested in...
Invalid Input


View our recent newsletters

457 Visa

We know all about 457 visas and 457 Business Sponsors requirements. Whether you operate a small business or manage a large Australian corporation Work Visa Lawyers® can provide you advice and complete assistance with a wide range of migration processes.Based in Adelaide South Australia, Immigration Lawyer and Migration Agent Chris Johnston provides migration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

Read more

Copyright © 2016  MARA Code of Conduct   Privacy Policy   Disclaimer  Site Map

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

This site's contents are for general information purposes only
We recommend you seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent and Lawyer
(such as Work Visa Lawyers) in relation to your factual situation and relevant migration laws

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Site by Adelaide Websites