Our Founder

Dr Chris White commenced undertaking Migration Work in Cairns in 1986. This was initially helping business people with their business Migration needs as Cairns started to grow into the dynamic city it is today.

As an Accountant, Financial Planner and Business Advisor Chris understands the workings of Government as well as the needs of business and individuals.Throughout his career he has been working as an interface between government, commerce and individuals.

The Migration arm of the business grew significantly each year as the word spread of Chris's approach, commitment to client service, and professionalism in this role. Chris has also trained and mentored many migration agents over the years - indeed many of the migration agents in North Queensland are the product of our practice.

Chris has a passion for client focused customer service, his mantra is to put the client first and the rest will follow on behind. He preached this mantra to many businesses in producing hundreds of business plans for regional based businesses and in running the legendary "Wally - Making Your Business Really Fly" and "Towards Awesome Service" seminars attended by thousands of people in Queensland from Cape York to Brisbane and by some significant franchise operators.

In 2007 Chris sold his practice, but the pressure from the public for his services was so great that in 2009 he re-commenced Migration Plus Network Pty Ltd to assist many of his past and ongoing clients who had been unable to find the same level of service and commitment to their needs elsewhere.

Migration Plus Network Pty Ltd today is steadily, and in accord with sound planning, extending its footprint and has agents in Brisbane and New Zealand with a plan to steadily increase the number of inter-connected franchise businesses, all working through the same computer systems and using the same client focused approach, around Australia and internationally. The practice already has connections with overseas offices.

Our founder amongst other things teaches the Graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Masters of Law at the Australian National University, the premier course for aspiring Migration Agents, delivers CPD for the Migration Institute of Australia, is a registered CPD provider and is a regular and sought after guest speaker at migration seminars and industry association group meeting. Chris is also a Director and Chair of numerous public and charitable bodies such as the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College and former President of Yachting Queensland. Most importantly he is available in our office to work with the team as an expert in the field and to continue to pursue his goal of the highest and uncompromised levels of professional client service in everything that we do.

Chris holds numerous qualifications including a Doctorate of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business, Associateship in Local Government, Diploma in Financial Planning and is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow CPA, Certified Financial Planner,  Registered Migration Agent of Course (Chris became registered in 1992 when registration first commenced, thus his MARN 92-55749) Tax Agent and Company Auditor, Justice of the Peace, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has undertaken the Leadership in Professional Service Firms program at Harvard University in Boston and studied at the California Coast University, the list goes on.

A mix of experience, academia, and ongoing professional development with a passion for putting the client first, as Chris says, "You don't play tennis watching the scoreboard, if you play the game well, with your eye totally on the ball, the result will be success". Business is no different full focus on the client will get the result we, and you, want.

All of us within the group adhere to this philosophy, we are one team, our founder is our coach!


Helping you, helping others

Migration Plus adds value to the community in which it works. At least 5% of our profit goes towards our contributions to what we call Step Up and Reach Out which assists selected young people from Australia and around the world who choose to improve their position in life through education and learning. Read more

Registration and regulatory information

Migration Plus is a long established, Australian based privately owned independent immigration consultancy with a team of highly skilled OMARA Registered Migration Agents who represent our clients from around the world.  Migration Plus provides fee-based services in addition to the official Government application fees and disbursements to advise, assist and represent our clients through the complex visa application process.

All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Australian Government, subject to lodging a valid application using the forms or electronic lodgement systems available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Plus is not affiliated with the Australian Government.  We act independently in assisting and representing our clients interests, we advocate for our clients. The Australian Government registers Migration Agents – all our Agents are registered under that system.  We are also licensed to provide Continuing Professional Development to Migration Agents and we belong to the Migration Institute of Australia.  We take great pride and offer exceptional professionalism in helping you achieve your immigration goal.