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Stephanie Li
Director | Principal Registered Migration Agent

Stephanie Li is the Director and Principal Registered Migration Agent at Forward Migration.

Being a migrant herself, Stephanie is passionate about Australian immigration and understands the roller-coaster of emotions that comes with migrating and the immigration process. Stephanie started her migration law career under the mentorship of a senior migration solicitor before moving to one of the most prestigious immigration law firms in Perth, and onto a global immigration practice.

In her career, Stephanie has assisted clients in a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, engineering, telecommunication, hospitality and service industries. Stephanie’s aim is to be accessible to her clients, whether it is a business or an individual, understanding their needs and presenting them with their best migration solution.

With Stephanie’s extensive experience and background in immigration law, you can access a wealth of knowledge and guidance to navigate Australia’s complex immigration process.

MAPKEE Migration Law (2005); Bachelor of Commerce, Curtin University of Technology (2003)

English and French

Services Provided

At Forward Migration, we can assist you with:

Specialised Immigration Advice Tailored to Clients’ Needs
Including additional submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Assessment and Advice on Employer Sponsorship
Training benchmark eligibility, auditing of subclass 457 workforce and sponsorship obligations.

Preparation, Lodgement and Management of Immigration Applications
Corporate clients (from small to large businesses) and Individual clients (from skilled to family visa categories).


Australian immigration law advice
Employer sponsored visas (subclass 457 and permanent sponsorship)
Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS)
Temporary Work Short Stay Activity (subclass 400 visas)
Skilled Migration
Partner visas
Parent visas
Additional submissions to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection


  • I've worked with Stephanie over for over 3 years and in that time she has demonstrated a wealth of knowledge in Australian migration law application and visa application processing attention to detail that has saved my clients time and money. She is helpful in developing fit for purpose visa and standard business sponsorship applications that met our requirements and all applications were processed successfully. She is a great business partner with her client focused approach.

    Kenneth M Resourcing Business Partner at Western Power
  • I have no hesitation in recommending Stephanie Li. Her assistance whilst ramping up for the $34bn Ichthys LNG Project has been invaluable to date. Not only is her knowledge of immigration law extensive, but her proactivity in truly partnering with our business and understanding its nuances has assisted in ensuring even the most complex of immigration issues have been navigated with ease. Ultimately, with Stephanie’s support, these challenges have not been allowed to cause disruption to our business.

    Glenda L HR Manager at Chiyoda Corporation
  • I have had an opportunity to work with Stephanie during my visa transition process. She is a goal oriented individual who works with timelines and perfectness in mind. Such a professional. The process was a hustle-free one, and it was as if she was doing this for herself more than for me. The care, time and effort she puts in her job is just incomparable. I will never hesitate to recommend anyone to Stephanie.

    Kenneth K Mining Engineer MAusIMM (CP), RPEQ
  • Our experience with Forward Migration in just one word would probably be “EASY”. Organising a meeting with Stephanie was so quick and she was very flexible with the time and location, which was a great help. She listened to our requirements and then gave us different options and a clear explanation on the path to follow and documents needed. She was there all the way through, during a visa application the part that concerned us the most was making sure the documents comply with what was required, Stephanie definitely took this stressful part away from me. She was always spot on and her replies were clear and prompt. It goes without mentioning that she did an awesome job putting up with my 3 billion questions (mostly driven by fear, but she was there to answer these and making us feel safe, end of the day my partner and I future depends on this visa!). We did consider applying for this visa on our own, but after speaking with Stephanie, we had no doubt that we could trust her and her work and going back we would do the same. Forward Migration: Highly recommended. When looking for a good person in this ocean of agents, I can vouch for Forward Migration, there is a caring heart behind this business that really will look after you as human being and customer

    Francesca S Retail Sales Consultant at M&B Sales
  • I approached Forward migration when my partner and I decided to applied for the partner visa. As my visa situation was complicated I knew Forward Migration was the right company to choose with their knowledge in that industry. They provided us with transparency in their advice and they respond quickly to our requests. One thing I liked about Forward Migration was the prompt action undertaken. I would highly recommend their service to anyone who need immigration advice or visa services.

    Emilie R

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