About National Immigration Australia
Immigration Agent & Visa Specialist
Who is NIA and why you should choose us?
Northern Immigration Australia is a migration agent with an expertise in skilled migration, employer sponsored visas, family visas and recruitment. Coming highly recommended, Northern Immigration Services can assist you in the application process for a wide range of visas.
The founder and director, Manuela Seiberth, is a skilled migrant from Germany. Manuela came to Australia in April 2009 after completing her studies in political science and international relations. Initially, she came on a working holiday visa and all she owned was a backpack and a one-way ticket from Frankfurt to Sydney. While travelling around Australia she fell in love with the country and the people and decided she wanted to stay. It was in Darwin in the Northern Territory where she found an employer who sponsored her on a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa through which she gained immediate permanent residency status. In January 2014, Manuela obtained the Australian citizenship while also keeping her German citizenship.
“I am a migrant myself and I know what it’s like being in your shoes. I am originally from Germany and I came to Australia in 2009. My own migration journey and the difficulties I had inspired me to help others to make it easier for them. Migrating to Australia doesn’t have to be hard – let me help you!”
Manuela Seiberth (Director + Principal Migration Agent, BRISBANE, MARN 1678604)
Manuela holds full registration to practice Migration Law with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) which is an agency of the Department of Home Affairs. Additionally she is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).
The team at NIA are committed to providing full-service solutions to our clients, by leveraging our extensive networks and global experience. We are multilingual, and understanding of cultural nuances. We embrace and celebrate diversity!
Manuela is publishing articles, delivers seminars and gives interviews about Australian immigration law on a regular basis. Read her latest article here. More info on upcoming seminars here. ABC News interviews about new regional migration agreements here and here and here. SBS Radio interview about Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) here.
Sophia Emberson-Bain (Registered Migration Agent + Lawyer, DARWIN, MARN 1688057)
Sophia completed her undergraduate law degree at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) before becoming a Registered Migration Agent. She has a wealth of experience in the immigration law field having worked at migration offices in Brisbane, as well as having lectured students in immigration law at QUT. Her expertise lies in family visas, refugee law and appeals.
Sophia recently relocated to Darwin, Northern Territory and is available to provide advice and assistance at our Darwin office in Smith Street Mall.
Sophia has a passion for her clients, and is a strong believer in access to justice having volunteered in the unrepresented asylum seeker project at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service in West End, Brisbane.
"I'm passionate about my work in Immigration Law because I can help people and I feel I'm doing something meaningful."
Marcus De Witt Ryall (Registered Migration Agent + Lawyer, BRISBANE, MARN 1910034)
Marcus graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours). He then completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and was admitted as a lawyer in April 2018. Marcus has had a passion for immigration law since he commenced his studies and has volunteered with asylum seekers and refugees since 2014. He has worked in a number of migration firms since his graduation and hopes to help others migrate to Australia in the same way that his mother from Malaysia did decades ago. He has a passion for social justice and continues to volunteer his time to help asylum seekers.
Marcus is based at our office in Brisbane CBD, Queensland.
Joshua Sharman-Selvidge (Lawyer + Registered Migration Agent, BRISBANE, MARN 1910938)
Joshua graduated from Griffith University with a double degree in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Relations in 2015.
After a year of travelling abroad, including participating in volunteer disability projects in Laos, he returned to Australia to put his degree into action. He completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in early 2018 and was subsequently admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland in July 2018. Josh has worked with migration firms throughout Brisbane and has proven experience in Employer Sponsored Visas. He has worked with small and large businesses to bring about successful visa outcomes in a wide range of industries. Joshua is passionate about refugee issues and on the weekends volunteers his time to assist refugees through a community group in Brisbane.
Joshua is based at our office in Brisbane CBD, Queensland.
"We applied for a Partner Visa as my wife is from Malaysia. Initially we thought about doing it ourselves but after looking at mountains of different forms and never ending questions we decided to go with an immigration agent. There were so many migration agents to choose from so I decide to compare the top 3 rated. I read the reviews for each and Northern Immigration Australia with Manuela Seiberth come across to me as the best and most professional. Manuela's wealth of knowledge on immigration is incredible!! She knows which is the best visa for you!! Manuela advised us to apply for the visa off shore as we would have more freedom coming in and out of Australia compared to applying while in Australia which more restrictive in going in and out of Australia. Believe me, at times it can be quite frustrating and some of the questions ambiguous, but Manuela knew what was wanted. Even though we were in Malaysia most of the time, Manuela was easy to contact either by Skype or Whatsapp to help us with any of the questions we had trouble with. Manuela told us that the visa can take up to 2 years to process. I wasn’t surprised as my cousin told me his friend in Cairns has also applied for a Partner Visa for his partner from Vietnam and was told the same time frame. We applied for the Partner Visa on 15 June 2017 so you can imagine how surprised we were to get a phone call from Manuela on 21 August 2017 to tell us that our Partner Visa had been Granted!! Well done Manuela, Thank You!! Manuela knows All about immigration whatever visa you need, she can do it!! Derek & Beng Yee
We had a great experience with Manuela at Northern Immigration Australia.
We knew about Northern Immigration Australia thanks to a friend’s recommendation, my partner and I were on a Visa 457 at the time and we wanted information about permanent residency.
After having explained us all the possible options Manuela helped us choosing the right Visa considering our circumstances.
We applied for a Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme RSMS 187 visa eventually and our application was successfully approved after only 6 months.
Manuela was very supportive and trustworthy throughout the process, her service was always competent, prompt and accurate.
We highly recommend Northern Immigration Australia!"
“At 45 I decided I wanted a career break, but didn’t want to waste 2 years, so thought ‘why not study part-time overseas?’ I contacted Northern Immigration Australia (after a recommendation), and they were fantastic from the outset. No question was too much trouble, and I always got professional and helpful answers immediately.
My case manager, Manuela Seiberth, also did all the sourcing of different courses and colleges that she thought might interest me. Manuela also advised on and arranged health cover, advised on questions for my visa, completed and lodged my student visa application, and then got a successful result within 24 hours!
I am now in the planning of moving, and even though we have completed my application, Manuela emailed me a few weeks later to see if I needed help with anything else.
I would highly recommend Northern Immigration Australia for all your visa needs and queries. And even though they are based in Darwin, my application was for Adelaide – they can help for any area of Australia!”
“I came to Australia in 2013. I had two Working Holiday Visas (Subclass 417) and then applied for a Partner Visa (Subclass 820 and 801). Unfortunately, my relationship didn’t work out. However, I still wanted to stay in Australia. I didn’t know what to do and already lost hope as it looked like I didn’t qualify for any other visa.
Northern Immigration Australia helped me to find a suitable visa for me. They took care of everything. They explained the process to me and told me all the steps we had to do in order to be successful with the visa application. In my case, I had to go overseas so my migration agent could lodge my visa application in Australia. Even though I was overseas, Manuela and her team at Northern Immigration Australia always communicated with me and informed me about the developments of my visa.
Once the student visa was lodged, it was approved in less than 24 hours! It was amazing! I am so happy!
I am now back in Australia studying a Bachelor of Business on the Sunshine Coast. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Manuela and her team at Northern Immigration Australia. They are just amazing and I recommend them to anyone who needs help with their visa.”
“I am very satisfied with the comprehensive and professional service at Northern Immigration Australia. I've always dreamed about travelling through Australia and maybe work a little bit as well but wasn't sure how to organise it from overseas, especially because my English is not very good. Manuela at Northern Immigration Australia made it very easy for me. She is German too so we could speak the same language. We talked on Skype as well as email. It didn't even feel as we were thousands of kilometres apart. Manuela was precise, reliable and made me feel that I was in good hands with her. She helped me with my Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) as well as converting my German resume into an Australian format. Additionally, I used her service to find work in Darwin. I couldn't have done it without Manuela and her team at Northern Immigration Australia. I can highly recommend the visa and recruitment service, and have done so, to anyone looking to work or travel in Australia.”
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