Kian is a highly experienced immigration lawyer who has worked for large national and global migration firms. His experience includes sponsorships and nominations, primary visa applications, merit reviews and judicial review matters, representing both corporate clients and individuals.

Throughout his legal career, Kian has provided immigration advice to some of Australia’s and the world’s largest companies as well as small and medium sized enterprises.

Kian has also acted for private clients in personal matters such as family stream and protection visas. Kian has a keen interest in advocacy, having appeared in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Migration and Refugees and General Divisions) as well as acting in matters before the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.

“The path to enter and work in Australia is complex. It’s something I strive to make easier for my clients.”

Significant matters

Advised on and provided support to one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies in their government lobbying efforts following major changes to immigration laws.

Provided high-level strategic advice on complex corporate structures to a multi-national company to ensure compliance with Australian immigration laws when transferring employees from its foreign operations to its Australian operations.

Represented an opposition politician from a quasi-dictatorship Asian country with regards to his protection visa application.

Appeared in the final and interlocutory hearings for numerous clients affected by the ‘Ports Case’ and successfully had relief granted by the Courts in the clients’ favour.

Successfully represented a client at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal who received a multi-million dollar health waiver costing and was subsequently granted a permanent visa.  

Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1069183)

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Masters of Law (Legal Practice), Australian National University

Bachelor of Law, Australian National University

Member, Migration Institute of Australia

Member, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Subclass 482 visa programme
  • Short-term working visas
  • Training and Research visas
  • Permanent Employer Sponsored visas
  • Corporate migration and advisory services
  • Merits reviews or refused visa applications and visa cancellations
  • Judicial review
  • Family based visa applications, including Partner, Parent and Child visas
  • Australian citizenship
  • Protection visas
  • Health waivers
  • Advice on character issues including visa cancellations
  • General migration advice

related contacts

Adam Foster VIC
Luke Gattuso VIC
Tony Gooch NSW
George Haros VIC
John-Anthony Hodgens QLD
Will Marshall VIC
Adriana Reina NSW
Christina Tsakiris VIC