Signet Consulting & Migration is a specialist migration agency based in Brisbane, Australia which has been operating since 2002 with Simon Earles LL.B, MMIA as its principal. He is an experienced migration agent registered by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA – 0214055), to provide Australian immigration advice and visa help for fees.
Simon is an ex Vice-President of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch – the peak professional body for the migration advice industry.
He is also required to obtain a required number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points every year to renew his migration agent’s registration.
As a further protection for his clients, as a registered migration agent Simon is bound by the MARA Code of Conduct. (The Code).The Code sets out best practice when assisting and providing migration advice to clients and it places a clear responsibility on MARA registered agents to act in the best interests of their clients.
As a migrant himself, having come to Australia at the age of 6 as a ‘ten pound pom’ with his familiy in 1964, he is aware of the complexities of the process. Back then the process was much simpler but with increasing numbers and legal challenges, the system has become far more complex than it was then.
From these early beginnings, Simon undertook his schooling first in Victoria and completing his law degree in Tasmania.
He and his wife Annette, spent almost 14 years in Hong Kong as expatriates, where he worked as a solicitor with first the British Hong Kong government up to 1997 and then up to 2002 with the Hong Kong SAR government. Their two daughters were both made in Hong Kong! Hong Kong holds a special place in their hearts.
He now resides in Queensland with his wife and 2 daughters and has practiced and continues to do so exclusively as a registered migration agent since 2002.
He is also a Commissioner for Declarations.