Rachel Barnett is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1800 448) specialising in Business Immigration, leading the AU Business Immigration team which is part of the Squire Patton Boggs’ Labour and Employment Practice Group.

    As a Registered Migration Agent, Rachel’s comprehensive understanding of Australian immigration legislation has allowed her to successfully advise both businesses and individuals across a wide range of sectors with diverse and complex immigration issues.

    Rachel provides strategic advice on migration pathways and works with companies that want to establish their business in Australia and employ Australian and non-Australian workers. This includes assisting corporate clients obtain the right to sponsor overseas workers, assisting individuals with  obtaining the right to work and advising on complex compliance issues relating to visa refusals and cancellations.

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    • Providing immigration expertise to global inbound companies and individuals on temporary and permanent visa pathways operating in a variety of sectors, including but not limited to oil and gas, resources and energy, defense, scientific, medical and professional services, agriculture and fisheries, technology and beverage industries.
    • Assisting overseas and Australian businesses obtain working visas on an urgent basis for employees performing highly specialized work whose services are required on an urgent basis in Australia via strategic migration pathways.
    • Advising and representing businesses and individuals in complex matters to rectify Australian Immigration visa Status to avoid deportation or immigration detention.
    • Representing and providing strategic advice to high-net-worth individuals who are looking to migrate to Australia under the significant investor and business talent visas.
    • Advising and facilitating prospective marriage, partner visa and family related visa applications for employees of clients as an alternative to employer-sponsored migration where this option is less feasible or more appropriate for their circumstances.


    • Victoria University Australia, Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice, 2017

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Migration Institute of Australia

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