Italian Immigration Agent in Melbourne
Rebecca Santaera, co-owner and co-director of Migration Ways, grew up in Swan Hill, in the far north of the state of Victoria in Australia. Rebecca’s family is originally from Sicily and migrated to Australia in the 1970s. Rebecca is bi-lingual, in English and Italian.
Rebecca earned a Bachelor Degree in Business (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Italian Language Studies from Melbourne’s Swinburne University. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
Working in Italy and Melbourne
Between 2009 and 2011, Rebecca worked as an Australian immigration consultant in Rome, Italy. It was during this time that she experienced first-hand the migration needs and desires of Italians. Rebecca has also travelled extensively, including to China and the United States and throughout Europe.
When Rebecca returned to Australia in 2011, settling in Melbourne, she first worked for a local Migration lawyer and then set up her own Australian immigration consulting service in 2013. In 2014, she teamed with Alberta Miculan to form Migration Ways, now a leading migration agency in Melbourne. All the agents of the Migration Ways Melbourne office speak Italian and English.
An Expert on Many Australian Visas for Italians
As a registered migration agent, Rebecca has built a strong clientele base by providing expert advice regarding temporary and permanent Employer sponsored visas to medium-large sized Australian companies. Rebecca can work on all Australian visas, but her areas of expertise notably include:
Rebecca Understands the Needs of Italian Migrants
Because of her skills in the Italian language and deep experience of Italian culture, Rebecca understands the unique challenges that Italians face when living and working in Australia.
These obstacles include passing English language tests and finding work with limited language skills. Rebecca understands and is able to empathise with the cultural challenges that many Italians can face upon moving to Australia, and she can advise on the most suitable visa pathways based on the individual circumstances of each Italian traveller.
Rebecca has relationships with Italian organizations and businesses in Melbourne and knows well the Italian enclaves of the city.
Reviews of Rebecca’s Work
Some of Melbourne’s leading businesses are Rebecca’s clients. Here are just two reviews of Rebecca and her work:
Rebecca and her team are excellent professionals! I couldn’t be more grateful for their help! If you need any advice regarding your visa, I highly recommend Migration Ways!!!! I lodged my application for 186 eight months ago and received my PR yesterday. The whole process was rather stressful, however, Rebecca with her professional assistance and kind manner helped me and my partner to make our dreams come true! Thank you so much! Andrea Ezrova
From the start, Rebecca has been extremely helpful to find the best solution which suited my situation. Federico
Rebecca’s Personal Mission Statement
Rebecca is very clear about why she enjoys helping clients realize their Australian dreams:
“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 remind me of why I do this work and is what drives me through all the challenges.”
Migration Ways and Italians
Migration Ways is an Australian migration agency that caters to all nationalities but has many Italian clients. Migration Ways has helped many clients from across Italy and countless other Italians who are already travelling, studying or working in Australia, especially in Melbourne.
We are particularly experienced in the entertainment and hospitality industries and have helped obtain visas for many Italian chefs and cooks. Migration Ways has an office in Udine and can provide international Skype consultations in Italian, as well as in English and Spanish.
Rebecca Santaera is a Registered Migration Agent: MARN 1173748