Niels Andersen, the principal of Premier Migration Services is a registered migration agent (No 0210271) who practices in the historic old port city of Fremantle.
Born in Denmark and raised in Zimbabwe, he graduated in law from the University of Capetown before migrating to Perth, Western Australia in 1984.
Niels brings to his practice a background of 14 years experience as a business owner, as well as in law where he worked as an advocate in the Workers Compensation field.
He has practiced as a migration agent since 2002. He specialises in Company Sponsored visas, both temporary and permanent, as well as Business Owner visas, Skilled visas and Family visas, in particular Partner visas. Niels has represented many Protection visa clients as well as clients seeking a review of visa refusal decisions before the Migration Review Tribunal.
Why Use a migration agent?
Unlike most countries, Australia requires that all migration agents pass a university course in Immigration Law before they can be registered as migration agents. For their annual registration to be renewed, migration agents must attend professional development courses and maintain a professional library.
Furthermore the professional conduct of agents is monitored by MARA the independent professional body appointed to ensure that standards in the profession are maintained. You can be reassured therefore that MARA will protect your interests and ensure that the conduct of your agent is at al times professional and objective (and that for example, all client fees are held in a client trust account until an agreed event has occurred).
Finally, many visa classes are now handled by Immigration Department branches in Australia rather than in the various overseas posts (for example with the exception of Hong Kong and Taiwan, all overseas business visas are now processed in Perth, whilst all Skilled visas are dealt with in Adelaide). This means that an Australian migration agent is on the spot and will often be able to communicate with Immigration Department officers about a particular case.