Director – Partner Visas
It is with great excitement that we welcome Laurie Duncan to the team at Absolute Immigration.
Laurie is one of Australia’s most experienced and well-regarded immigration professionals.
He worked in various high level and management positions in the department of Immigration for 28 years. Throughout this period Laurie had senior roles based in the U.S.A, Melbourne and Brisbane and various short term appointments in Asia
Laurie’s last two positions in the immigration department were as Western Victorian Manager and Victorian State Manager of the Residence Branch, which included responsibility for all partner visa processing.
During the last seven years of Laurie’s government experience he travelled extensively globally training airline, government, and security staff in Australia’s visa system and document authentication.
In 1997, Laurie left the immigration department and joined high profile immigration advisory company – Hamilton Watts International.
Laurie worked for Hamilton Watts in various roles including Director of Immigration Advisory Services, Operations Manager, Managing Director and Chairman.
In 2014 Hamilton Watts joined U.S visa company CIBT International and became Newland Chase. He left this position in late 2017 and began working in his own company, Laurie Duncan Consulting, specialising in partner visa processing.
Throughout his 50 year career in the Immigration sector, Laurie has worked on most visa classes however his main focus and first love is partner visa processing.
He believes that now, more than ever, partner visa applicants and their partners need proper representation to give themselves the best chance of achieving a positive visa outcome.
As Director – Partner Visas Laurie is providing our clients with his extensive knowledge and expertise in this area as well as mentoring Absolute Immigration’s migration agents in what he does best!