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Registered Migration Agents - Canberra and Capital Region.

Hourigan Visa & Migration Services Pty Ltd is an established, Australian based privately owned independent immigration consultancy with a team of highly skilled OMARA Registered Migration Agents who represent our clients from around the world. Hourigan Visa & Migration Services Pty Ltd provides fee-based services in addition to the official Government application fees and disbursements to advise, assist and represent our clients through the complex visa application process.

All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Australian Government, subject to lodging a valid application using the forms or electronic lodgement systems available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Hourigan Visa & Migration Services is not affiliated with the Australian Government. We act independently in assisting and representing our clients’ interests, we advocate for our clients. The Australian Government registers Migration Agents – all our Agents are registered under that system.

We also provide Continuing Professional Development to Migration Agents and we belong to the peak industry body, the Migration Institute of Australia. We take great pride and offer exceptional professionalism in helping you achieve your immigration goal.

Hourigan Visa & Migration Services 

John Hourigan is one of the longest serving registered migration agents in Canberra. He is also a Past National President of the profession's highly respected peak body, Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) (2018-21).  John is the only member of the MIA in Canberra to be awarded Life Membership; and he is the only dual recipient of the Institute's prestigious Kevin Lane Service Award (2013 & 2022). 

John is in regular communication with the Immigration Ministers and the Department of Home Affairs. 

Hourigan Visa & Migration Services Pty Ltd is a specialist and dedicated migration consultancy.

Getting the visa process right is very important from the very beginning, it is sometimes worth getting professional advice.  In Australia, only Registered Migration Agents can provide immigration advice and assistance.  

We pride ourselves on delivering strategic and innovative advice based on Australia’s current immigration laws, policies and procedures. Our Registered Migration Agents have the accumulated wisdom of over 50 years’ immigration experience. No other migration firm in Canberra and the surrounding Capital Region can claim this level of accrued immigration knowledge; or make the claim that two of the of the three migration consultants are former officers with the Department of Home Affairs who between them have worked in over half a dozen countries administering Australia’s immigration programs.

 In choosing Hourigan Visa & Migration Services Pty Ltd you are accessing the accrued knowledge and experience of our firm to handle your immigration matter.

 At Hourigan Visa & Migration Services Pty Ltd we tailor our services to meet your service and price expectations ranging from the initial consultation which can point you in the right direction to project managing your visa or review matter. In most cases, we fix price our services to you after the initial consultation. 

 Should you wish to engage us to progress your immigration matter with Hourigan Visa & Migration Services Pty Ltd please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 We are bound by the Code of Conduct published by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Why choose Hourigan Visa & Migration Services? 

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Most immigration lawyers in Canberra and elsewhere concentrate on other areas of the law and treat immigration law matters as a minor or non-core activity of their legal practices.  Hourigan Visa & Migration Services devote all of our resources to your visa and/or citizenship matter. 

Hourigan Visa & Migration Services is Canberra's leading authority on Australian visa and migration applications, reviews of decisions and visa compliance and cancellations.  In fact, John Hourigan is the migration agent nearly every other Canberra registered migration agents consult with on everything immigration when they are trying to find visa and migration solutions for their clients.   

At Hourigan Visa & Migration Services we specialise exclusively on providing dedicated immigration services to clients. Australian immigration law matters is all we handle. Australia's immigration laws are complex and with the immigration regulations, policies and procedures changing constantly, one of Australia's leading registered migration agents recommends intending visa applicants engage the services of a dedicated and highly skilled registered migration agents.

Just one mistake on your Australian visa application could carry “devastating” lifetime consequences. Minor errors or mistakes in immigration applications can prove very costly as the Australian Government's visa application charges are generally non-refundable. As the leading firm of immigration professionals in Canberra we ensure that clients apply for the correct visa subclass and that the information and documents submitted with applications support the grant of visas.

At Hourigan Visa and Migration Services we support and represent clients through the complexities of Australian immigration laws.

As Canberra's leading provider of immigration services we provide innovative and strategic migration and visa solutions which are results orientated. We provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date migration and visa information and services to clients in Canberra and the surrounding Capital Region.


Our experience 

Hourigan Visa & Migration Services is focused upon finding innovative and pragmatic solutions for clients and giving strategic advice. We are skilled in assisting clients in their dealings with government departments and agencies at all levels.

John Hourigan is widely recognised for his work in immigration law, which is one of the most complex areas of administrative law in Australia. We handle all types of Australian visas and appeals to all of Australia’s immigration tribunals, as well as appeals to the Minister for Home Affairs.


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