Virginia, US

Mahrukh is the Director of Global Immigration and Visa Services, operating from Fragomen’s office in Sydney, Australia. Prior to this role, Mahrukh was the Practice Leader of the firm’s office in North Ryde, Sydney. She is an Australian Registered Migration Agent, and has fifteen years’ experience within the Australian migration industry.

Mahrukh’s role is a strategic one within the firm, and focuses on building worldwide opportunities for Fragomen in working with India-based clients across all industry sectors for their global immigration requirements. She also supports business development and client retention initiatives for the Australian practice.

Mahrukh has particular experience in the management of large scale immigration programs and in consulting and advising clients across a wide range of industry groups. In particular, she has worked with a strong client base of Indian headed businesses in the ICT and other sectors. She also has experience in helping small or start-up companies in their movement of staff, and in the establishment of a suitable immigration program for them.

Mahrukh speaks English, Gujrati and Hindi.

Education


University of Bombay | B.A.

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Immigration Credentials: Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0002144)

Member, Migration Institute of Australia

Member, Australia India Business Council

Chair, Professional Services Chapter, Australia India Business Council, NSW, 2015

Held responsibility over a number of major client accounts in the financial, pharmaceutical, computing, and business service industries

Assisted several start-up/newly established businesses in Australia with visa and immigration requirements, including ones where corporate structuring is complex

Assisted several overseas businesses with Australian visa and immigration requirements for assignees to Australia

Assisted Indian companies in their global visa and immigration programs

Publications and Lectures

Presenter, "Global Immigration: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities." Lecture, NASSCOM Seminar, Bengaluru, India, 2010, 2011 and 2013.  

Presenter, “Global Immigration and Compliance.” Lecture, Fragomen Seminar, Bengaluru, India, 2012 and 2014.  

Presenter on Australian Temporary Business Visa requirements and obligations, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for migration advisors, Immigration Advice & Right Centre (IARC), Sydney, 2008.