Virginia, US

Alana is a Senior Associate based in Fragomen's Sydney office. She is an experienced Australian immigration lawyer and registered Migration Agent.

Alana has practiced Australian immigration for over six years providing legal, visa and compliance advice and services to individuals and businesses (small and large), with both a local and international presence.

Currently, Alana’s primary immigration focus is corporate immigration, with an emphasis on the temporary and permanent categories of the Employer Nomination Scheme in Australia.

 

Education


University of Wollongong | Bachelor of Law, 2008
University of Wollongong | B.A., 2008
College of Law, 2009

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0964710)

Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of NSW

Member, Migration Institute of Australia (MIA)

Member, The Law Society

Partnered with a multinational information technology company to transfer approximately 30 U.S. and Canadian employees to assist with a high profile store opening in the Sydney Central Business District (“CBD”). The visa procurement process was complex and the working timeframe extremely tight, but Alana was able to achieve the desired result for the business within one to two weeks.  

Partnered with a multinational IT and software development outsourcing company to update and improve their Australian employer sponsored permanent residence program. This included customized permanent residence assessment checklists for employees, development of precedent company files (with diarized reminders to request updated information at 12-month intervals), and preparation of FAQ documents to reduce the number of common questions from employees.  

Worked with Fragomen’s internal teams to assist with procurement of an entertainment visa for a high profile celebrity and her support staff. Very little time was provided to prepare a sponsorship application for the business, and two Australian entertainment visas, which would normally take three to four months to finalize. High-level, priority service was provided which led to approval of all applications in less than one month.  

Publications and Lectures

Co-Author, “Business Immigration Compliance for Working Holiday Makers in Australia.” Fragomen Knowledge Center, September 17, 2015. Web.