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Sara Minamikawa

Migration Lawyer

“Sara walked us through the process seamlessly, explaining everything along the way and made sure that we were always kept up to date. Her professionalism, attention to detail and personable nature are above par and we are so grateful to have worked with her.” – Nick

Sara’s interest in migration law began in 2014 while volunteering as a law student to assist in the family reunification of unaccompanied humanitarian minors.

Sara completed her studies in a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. She then took her passions to Japan and worked for UNHCR Tokyo Office in the Protection Unit. There she was involved in advocacy and policy research/advice relating to the Syrian refugee crisis. She also assisted with the implementation of programs aimed at achieving improved social integration and support of refugees in Japan through education and law and policy change.

Returning to Australia, Sara was admitted to legal profession in 2019 and has experience in corporate and employer sponsored migration, and hopes to also focus on judicial review, family and humanitarian visa matters.

With a migrant background herself, she is passionate about empowering people to pursue opportunities and challenges in new countries, and looks forward to a career in assisting clients’ in achieving their migration goals.

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
  • Currently completing Master of Legal Practice, Australian National University
  • Australian practising certificate

Latest Resources

COVID visa critical sectors expanded

From Friday 14 May the criteria for the ‘COVID visa’ (subclass 408) has been expanded so that tourism and hospitality are now considered ‘critical sectors’.

Subclass 188 Victorian government nominations closing soon

Are you considering apply for a Business Innovation visa, an Investor visa or a Significant Investor visa (subclass 188) in Victoria? It is important to know that Victorian nominations for the subclass 188 visa will be closing soon.

Concessions for Family Stream visa applicants affected by COVID-19

The Australian government has announced plans to grant certain family visa applications despite applicants being unable to travel offshore as normally required.