December 2, 2021

About Us

shot of rebecca santaera and alberta miculan of migration ways

Alberta Miculan and Rebecca Santaera, Co-owners and Co-directors of Migration Ways

Australian Immigration Agents Migration Ways

Migration Ways began in 2014 as a Melbourne-based Australian migration agency when long term immigration agents Alberta Miculan and Rebecca Santaera joined forces.

Based in downtown Melbourne, Migration Ways is a leading migration agency in the state of Victoria. It has helped thousands of businesses and individuals from Australia and dozens of countries around the world. Businesses we have worked with include some of the top TV-film production companies in the US, UK and Australia, as well as leading restaurants, food manufacturers and construction firms in Melbourne. Read this introduction to our services.

Migration Ways currently has three full-time Australian immigration agents in its Melbourne office and presences in Udine, Italy, and Los Angeles.

The following biographies will introduce you to our three expert Melbourne immigration agents and office administrator.

Alberta Miculan

Alberta Miculan Migration Agent

Alberta was born in Italy, grew up in Australia and lived for 25 years in the United States.

Alberta Miculan also has over 25 years’ experience working in the immigration industry.  She was formerly engaged as a Senior Immigration Officer at the Australian Department of Immigration in Los Angeles.  Her extensive firsthand experience in the interpretation of Australian legislation at the Australian Consulate in Los Angeles stands in good stead to provide immigration advice.  Alberta has also worked as an immigration officer in the Australian Embassy in Brazil and is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English.

Alberta is richly experienced in all immigration application procedures.  She has a vast knowledge of the numerous visa categories and the necessary process to be followed.  She always provides clients with proficient advice from the start of the visa application process and continues to support even after an application has been granted.

Alberta’s areas of expertise include:

  • Entertainment
  • Business sponsorship and nomination
  • 482 visa applications
  • Partner visa
  • Skilled Independent and State Nominated

She is particularly skilled for the entertainment sector. Alberta has a solid understanding and is deeply experienced in assisting film and production companies as well as artists themselves to acquire Entertainment visas for Australia. She has widespread experience liaising with the relevant Australian entertainment bodies and unions, certification by Australian Government Departments and has prepared a full range of sponsorship and visa applications.


  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies
  • Diploma of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts

“I find it exciting and satisfying to find solutions for travellers needing visas so they can attain their dreams of studying, working, visiting or living in Australia. As someone who has lived in Italy, Australia and the USA and visited many other countries, I appreciate the life-enhancing opportunities of migration and world travel. I enjoy the challenge and pride of creating our business and seeing it grow.”
Alberta Miculan

Alberta Miculan is a Registered Migration Agent: MARN 1277789

Rebecca Santaera

Rebecca Santaera Melbourne Migration WaysRebecca Santaera has vast experience working directly within the Australian Immigration industry/sector.  

She was formerly engaged as a Migration Consultant in private practice. Now, after stepping out on her own, she provides expert advice and assistance for applications, particular in Melbourne’s Italian and South American community.

After graduating from Swinburne University, Rebecca began her career in Italy where she worked as an Australian Migration Consultant for two years.  It was during this time that she gained an invaluable insight to the needs and desires in migration directly from the Italian community.

On her return to Australia, Rebecca worked under the supervision of an Immigration Law specialist where she was able to further her skills set by focusing on the onshore visas, in particular the Skilled Visa and Permanent Employer Sponsored Visas.

Rebecca’s areas of expertise include:

  • TSS work visa
  • Business/Employer sponsorship
  • Skilled migration
  • Student visas
  • Family migration

As an Independent Migration Agent, Rebecca has particularly built a strong clientele base providing expert advice regarding temporary and permanent Employer sponsored visas with medium-large size Australian companies.

Rebecca is dedicated to providing reliable, honest and realistic advice to those seeking to live or work in Australia.


  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice
  • Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Italian Language Studies

“As challenging as providing migration assistance is at times, there is nothing more rewarding than when I make that phone call to an individual or family who have their hopes invested in a future here in Australia and let them know that they are finally a Permanent Resident of this great country of ours. Their excitement and joy reminds me of why I do this work and is what drives me through all the challenges.”
Rebecca Santaera

Rebecca Santaera is a Registered Migration Agent: MARN 1173748

Jason Zaikos

Jason was born in Adelaide, Australia. After completing his studies at the University of Adelaide, he moved to England as an international graduate student.

Jason obtained a Masters Degree from University College London, before spending three years as a government officer managing the accommodation and welfare of newly-arrived refugees in London.

Jason is fluent in Greek, which came in handy when he spent several years working for an English holiday company that specialised in remote Greek islands.

After eventually returning to Australia, Jason worked for seven years as an Immigration Officer for the Australian Government.

He has also worked in Multicultural Affairs Policy, Multicultural Community Engagement and Migrant Resource Management, before settling on the Migration advice profession. Jason joined Migration Ways in early 2020.


  • Graduate Diploma in Migration Law
  • Master of Arts (International Relations)
  • Honours Degree in History
  • Bachelor of Arts

Jason is a Registered Migration Agent: MARN 2116974

Talisa Cera

Talisa Cera grew up in Trieste in the northeast of Italy. She speaks Italian and her local dialect, Triestino.

Talisa moved to Melbourne in November 2012, where she learned English. In late 2017, Talisa started working at Migration Ways as its office administrator, while supporting the marketing department. Talisa is the smiling face clients first meet when visiting the office or the cheery voice they hear when they call.

Talisa has a strong interest in working with people from different communities, and her hospitality background has given her a deep appreciation of client service. Talisa finds it very satisfying to help people obtain their goals and dreams in a new environment.


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