It’s been a pleasure to work with Simon, through our somewhat complicated visa process. From the visitor’s visa that we weren’t sure would come through due to specifics about the application, to the 457 visas that we were recently granted, Simon has been by our side. He’s been calm when we felt stressed, bringing his extensive knowledge of the system (and a fun, dry sense of humor!) to the process. As a gay family, we were particularly concerned about working with a MARA who would be respectful and kind to us, and Simon definitely delivered on that. He was able to guide us in how to apply as “de facto partners”, and to offer tips about the process that we would not have known about on our own. We are excited to be moving to Australia in a couple of weeks, thanks to the guidance Simon offered.

Tanya and Lulu - US- 457 dependent (same sex partner and child) visa

December 13, 2016