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The True Blue Migration Team

Our friendly and professional team of Australian migration agents have experience assisting clients from all over the world. 

Whether you're applying for a 457 visa or seeking permanent residency visa in Australia, True Blue Migration can recommend the best route for you.

To learn more about our team you can read client reviews on the independent Migration Agent Review site, where True Blue Migration currently enjoys a 5-star rating. 

Maryanne Gruar 

Maryanne Gruar

Director and Lead Registered Migration Agent

Agent No. 0636733
Maryanne has been a registered migration agent for ten years, originally working in multinational emigration firms in London and Johannesburg. Together with Joy Hay, Maryanne established True Blue Migration in 2006 opening an office in Western Australia. The company has grown and since opened a Melbourne office. Maryanne has managed hundreds of visa applications across various classes, including skilled migration (189, 190, 485, 476 and 489), employer sponsored (402, 457, 186 and 187), parent (103, 143, 173, 804) and partner (100, 300, 309, 461, 801 and 820) visas. She has worked with many skill assessing bodies and state nomination authorities. Clients love Maryanne's openness and down to earth approach to their application. She is married to a South African so she has also experienced the migration process first-hand. Maryanne leads our team of registered migration agents.
Ian Lattimore 

Ian Lattimore

Senior Consultant - Registered Migration Agent

Agent No. 0532449
A Registered Migration Agent for over a decade, Ian was born and bred in Australia. "My overseas travels confirmed to me there is no better place in the world to live than here!" says Ian. A key member of the True Blue Migration team since 2009, Ian has successfully managed hundreds of 457 visas, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187 applications (RSMS) and Employer Nomination Scheme 186 (ENS) cases. He works closely with employers throughout the nomination process and knows the ins and outs of the Regional Certifying Bodies (RCBs). Ian takes a practical and hands-on approach to his cases and remains calm in the face of tight visa deadlines. Many of Ian's temporary visa clients return to True Blue Migration so Ian can manage their permanent residency application, a testament to his expertise and customer service.
Anka Sahin 

Anka Sahin

Senior Consultant - Registered Migration Agent

Agent No. 0640984
Anka has been working in the immigration industry since 2005 providing high-level legal advice to individuals as well as corporations. In 2008, he became the first immigration professional in the world to hold a license to practice in both Australia and New Zealand. During his time in the industry, Anka has assisted thousands of individuals from more than 50 different nationalities and advised some of the most prominent corporate entities in Australia directly on employee eligibility, sponsorship obligations and compliance. Prior to committing himself to a career in immigration, he worked for the European Union in development-related projects and taught English both overseas and in New Zealand at various schools. Anka has been a member of Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) since 2007 and is currently the President of the Victoria and Tasmania Branch, having been elected by popular vote of the membership in October 2015, in addition to serving as a Director on the Board. Anka holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, speaks several languages including French, Turkish and Spanish and is a NAATI-accredited translator. He is also a keen traveller, having been to more than 80 countries on all 6 continents.
Joylene Hay 

Joylene Hay

Director and Business Development Manager

Agent No. 1465325
Joy has been with True Blue Migration since its inception. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology, a Masters in Human Resource Management and a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice. Joy assesses potential migrants and advises them on suitable visa options. Joy has an in-depth knowledge of shortage occupations, skill assessment requirements, overseas qualification equivalency, state nomination eligibility and employer sponsored pathways. She loves finding visa pathways for clients, allowing them to realise their dream of Australian residency. She also helps employers - including new and small businesses - understand the sponsorship process. Joy also leads our marketing and administration team.
Carolyn Parnis 

Carolyn Parnis

Finance Manager

Agent No.
Carolyn joined the True Blue Migration team in 2009. She manages the accounting and finance functions of the business. Carolyn’s warmth and efficiency ensure that True Blue Migration clients are supported through their visa management journey.
Fiona Mayers 

Fiona Mayers

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Agent No.
Fiona holds a BA (Hons.) Journalism & Broadcasting degree, as well as certificates in Media Law and Politics from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Fiona has almost ten years’ experience in the media industry. She previously worked as a TV Production Assistant for the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster and was employed for several years as an Online Journalist for Axonn Media. Fiona takes care of our blog and website content, as well as producing informative material for our large Facebook community and other media channels.
Jemma King 

Jemma King

Migration Coordinator

Agent No. 1066013
Jemma joined True Blue Migration in 2016. She is a Registered Migration Agent who understands the complexities of migration law, but translates this effectively to ensure her clients have a clear understanding of the requirements. Jemma holds a Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice. She thoroughly enjoys the meaningful work she completes on a daily basis and works with Partner, Parent and Employer Sponsored Visas. She also prepares detailed submissions to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for our clients, drawing on her strong research skills.
Sarah Grogan 

Sarah Grogan

Migration Coordinator

Agent No.
Born in the UK, Sarah has extensive personal experience living and working in Australia, having held several visas during her time here. Sarah understands the needs of people moving through a migration journey; from making the decision to migrate, weighing up visa options and navigating the Immigration process. Sarah helps people understand their migration pathway and provides a clear picture of the requirements. She specialises in Working Holiday (417) visas and partner visas. Sarah currently works in the UK.
Heather Gruar 

Heather Gruar

Migration Assistant

Agent No.
Originally from South Africa, Heather now lives in WA and handles the office administration at True Blue Migration's Perth branch. Heather is a numbers whizz and spent many years leading an accounting department before moving Down Under to be closer to her Australian-based family. Having experienced the migration process herself, Heather enjoys assisting our agents as they guide their clients through the same journey.
 
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Oh my god Mary Anne... I am sooooo excited. Thank you so much for all your help with our partner visa!!! You made me feel confident and took away my worries, also…