Tribute to Dr Chris White

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we advise the passing of Dr Chris White, who lost his battle with cancer last week. Chris is now at peace.

Chris was awarded the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) Life Membership Award just before his passing, in recognition of his contribution to the migration profession.

Chris was a long-standing member of this profession, having been one of the very first Registered Migration Agents in 1992.  He was an active member of the MIA for 25 years, and in that time he was part of the Executive, as well as being a very popular CPD presenter and speaker at industry conferences. 

Many currently practicing migration agents who studied at the Australian National University were fortunate to have had Chris as a lecturer and teacher.

Chris has helped thousands of migrants achieve their ultimate dream of living in Australia, and some have become lifelong friends. Chris was highly respected by both his peers and the wider Cairns community for his unconditional love, care and passion for helping others. 

Our team at Migration Plus are proud to support Ms Mateja Rautner, our Director and Senior Migration Agent (MARN1387375), in continuing the legacy of Dr Chris White, and carrying on the good work with honesty and integrity. Mateja has been a valued member of the Migration Plus Team since 2013, has worked very closely with Chris and is also an Australian National University lecturer in Migration Law.

Migration Plus clients can be assured that they will continue to receive the same high level of professionalism, diligence, honesty and integrity from our team in assisting them to achieve their migration goals. 

We are all honoured and privileged to have had Dr Chris White grace our lives, and he will forever shine in our hearts. 

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15 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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We recommend the following links to you for information about the Migration Agent Profession:
Consumer Guide
Migration Agent Code of Conduct

Helping you, helping others

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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.