“Owen and his team did a great job helping me and my partner get permanent residency in Australia. On every step of this lengthy and difficult process, they were very helpful and demonstrated high level of professionalism. Owen and his team members are very lovely people and it was a pleasure for us to get in touch with them throughout the process.
I definitely recommend their services!”
Kate Svetocheva, 2017
“Owen and his team have been nothing short of amazing. Being that we live in the United States, the time difference was one of my big concerns. Not Owen! He is responsive to calls and emails; and happy to call internationally at any time. I highly recommend him and his team for any of your legal needs- his professionalism and education in the field is on point!”
Rebekah Lewis, 2017
“Owen and Bronwyn
Christine and I want to extend our warmest thanks and heartfelt gratitude for all of your hard work and dedication. You ensured my visa application was put together and submitted in such away that I was accepted in what just might be record speed..6 months to the day.
Always prompt, professional (humorous at times) and there to answer every question and query when we needed them. We would highly recommend Owen and Bronwyn at Harris Wake in Canberra to any and all peoples who wish to immigrate to the great country of Australia.”
Offshore Partner Visa – Granted May 2016
I have just received my Spousal Visa to reside in Australia and am really delighted and feel I must write and share my very positive experience of having commissioned Harris Wake to prepare and submit the application.
The process started with an hours telephone consultation with Mr Harris who asked me all the relevant questions as to wether or not they would think it would be a valid case to take on, this was refreshingly straightforward and frank and from that moment on I was assigned an administration assistant to liaise with, Bronwyn Huntley, she proved to be the most responsive, patient, intelligent, tactful person imaginable, my case was far from straightforward and she assisted me at every step.
I cannot stress how thorough and detail orientated she is and how I owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her time and help, the process was complicated and required a lot of police clearances, copies of marriages and divorces, proof and listings of travel, of which there were so many it made my head spin just thinking about it. However she got me through the whole process and she included my partner in many of the E mails and queries to a surprising and successful outcome, thank you Harris wake for providing a first class service and staff of the highest quality, I recommend them wholeheartedly ”
Offshore Partner Visa – Granted January 2016
Hi Owen & Bronwyn.
I would love to personally thank the two of you for helping me to get to Australia so soon. It only took 18 months to get me here, which I thought wasn’t possible. You guys gave THE best service and made me feel like I was your only customer. Thank you for that! Every time I lost hope and became impatient, you guys were there to give me long-lasting hope. You made me feel special by focussing on the small things, for example, the text message on my last day of work in South Africa, the support and advice during last minute preparations. Phoning after I arrived in Canberra to arrange a face-to-face meeting was lovely, thank you! You are more than just friends, you became my family here in Aus. I will recommend you with a smile! Thanks again ”
Mariëtte de Meyer
Subclass 190 Visa (ACT) – Granted October 2015
“G’day guys – First of all, thanks to all the team as my RRT case has been remitted back to
the department. It’s a great success.
I must mention that I had a migration agent before but with so many issues. Use
to call him but no response. He never gave me any feedbacks or any updates
regarding my case. I was poorly represented in front of the tribunal and I was
losing hope to be successful.
After meeting with Cathrine in Dandenong office, I thought wait I haven’t lost
my case yet. My claims were genuine but I realised that I wasn’t represented
They took my case file from there and I could feel the difference in approach.
Extremely professional. First time I realised that somebody is really helping
me. There was sense of ownership in their approach.
Then came Mr Owen. I still remember his discussion. It was like I was sitting
in front of a tribunal officer. He asked so many questions and clarifications
only to make sure he covers all aspects of my case.
At least I was happy that I am in good hands now but time was running out as
the tribunal could have made a decision any time.
Few weeks later I received a call from Adriana (Canberra office) that tribunal
has made a favorable decision in my case. Later in the day I gotta a call from
Mr Owen and he congratulated me. I had tears in my eyes as I was on verge of
leaving Australia while my life was in threat. I had an uncertain future.
I have no words to thank you guys. But I promise that I’ll spread the word
(Harris-wake) to whoever I meet.
Sincerely yours, ”
Protection Visa – Successful RRT outcome – June 2015
‘I have fantastic news for you ,those words still echo in my mind. That was the
best day of my life. After four years of waiting for our permanent visa in
Australia. We would like to thank you OWEN and your team for the amazing and
wonderful service we have received from you . Even your charges are fair and
worth the service you offer. We highly recommend Harris wake to anyone seeking
assistance with immigration matters.
Bridget,Thelma & Innocent”
Successful MRT application – Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa – May