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National Visas Experienced Immigration Advisors

National Visas Migration Agents are registered to provide Australian immigration advice, as required by Australian law.

National Visas Registered Migration Agents adhere to the professional Code of Conduct (Administered by MARA) along with undertaking continuous professional development (CPD) training on a yearly basis.

John Bell
Senior Migration Agent
Registered Migration Agent Number (MARN): 0321386

John Bell has been involved in the immigration industry since 2000 and before this has had extensive experience in the IT industry in Australia and the UK. He is tertiary qualified and has gained vast experience in international immigration law over the years working in the UK and Australia.

John has practiced in Australia as an Australian Registered Migration Agent since 2003 and in the UK as a UK immigration adviser between 2000 and 2002. The combination of John's extensive international immigration law and IT experience is a perfect fit for the services provided by National Visas.

John is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia.

Ivanna Cheng
Migration Agent
Registered Migration Agent Number (MARN): 1066462

Ivanna has many years of experience working with speakers of English as a second language in various fields of business, including wholesale trade, building development and hospitality. She also speaks Chinese Mandarin.

Ivanna was awarded the prestigious Sir John Monash Scholarship for Excellence for her double degree in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Music at Monash University. She continued on to do Honours, and most recently received the Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice at the ANU.

Ivanna has experience across a broad range of visas including employer sponsored, business, skilled migration, family, visitor and student visas.

Alfonso Varela
Migration Agent
Registered Migration Agent Number (MARN): 1278626

Alfonso has a Bachelor of Laws from Mexico (UNAM). He also has an Australian Professional Certificate and a Graduate Certificate, both in Australian Immigration Law and Practice (Victoria University). He speaks English, Spanish and Italian fluently.

Alfonso has practiced law for numerous years and has extensive experience in the areas of property, corporate and immigration law. His areas of expertise include general skilled migration, partner visas, student visas and employer sponsored visas. He also has many years of experience dealing with multinational corporations and clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

As a migrant himself, Alfonso is also a permanent resident in Australia, which gives him a great personal approach and understanding of his clients' needs and circumstances. In 2012, Alfonso joined National Visas as a Registered Migration Agent demonstrating a great passion in his job and a total commitment to his clients.

Alfonso is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).

National Visas Other Staff:

National Visas staff are from diverse cultural backgrounds and some have recently migrated to Australia.

Katherine Kim
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Advisor

Katherine is a qualified accountant and has over 16 years accounting experience.

Katherine is National Visas' Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Advisor, she manages our ETA visas and also provides accounting and administrative support.

Prior to joining National Visas in 2008 Katherine worked for a number of large international companies in Korea, in both accounting and account managerial positions.

Katherine has completed an undergraduate degree in Accounting at Shingu University in Korea and also a Diploma in Accounting from Holmesglen in Australia.

Katherine migrated to Australia in 2006 with her husband and children and speaks fluent Korean.