Who We Are
We stand for you. Why? After all, we are a business, but what makes our work matter to us is that just like you, each and every member of our team has personally gone through the trials of applying for visas, for ourselves and for our loved ones. We understand what you are going through.
You’re not just an application, or a case file, you are visiting us to help create your future. That is why when you speak to us, we won’t be sitting back and waiting for your questions, nor you be given general visa information. We’ll be actively listening to what your circumstances and needs are, actively asking you all we need to know so that there are no surprises with your visa further on, and actively planning your steps ahead for you.
Australian Immigration Law Services was started by Karl Konrad and his wife, Emi Tsurugoya 1998. Since then the team has taken countless clients under their wing. We are proud to have been able to help many people gain permanent residency and citizenship in Australia. For some, the journeys have been longer than others, but our team is there from day one, and will be there however long it takes.
Together, the team carries a collective 50 over years of experience. Our passion for finding a pathway for you and our expertise has developed a strong reputation for us. Our work has allowed us to cross paths with many people, and from time to time, we find ourselves in a position to do more than fight for their visas. Because of this, we have found our way into large publications such as The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS News, ABC Radio and more.
We are a small but lovely and close knit unit and we’d love to get to know you as much as you’d like to know us. You’re on a deeply personal journey and we are here to support you in that. So here’s our virtual extended hand
Managing Director & Migration Agent (MARN 9904238)
Karl Konrad is one of Australia’s most sought after migration agents and has been advising and acting for clients on migration matters for nearly two decades. He has extensive experience in all areas of Australian migration law.
He is reputed as being responsible for Operation Bart being formed, Australia’s largest crackdowns on police corruption in our countries history. Operation Bart was overseen be the Victorian Ombudsman’s office after Karl went to visit the then Ombudsman Barry Perry, to discuss his concerns about what was going on in the Victoria police. As a serving police officer, to report to the Ombudsman directly was unlawful at the time, but Karl challenged the system. His steps were ultimately vindicated with the complete restructure of the police Internal Investigation Unit and an incredible 550 police officers charged with various disciplinary actions, and some with criminal offences.
Operation Bart and the subsequent events that took place before and after, moulded Karl into one tough and compassionate individual. Now Karl concentrates on the fair treatment of all our international visitors where he has written a number of exposés concerning suspect education providers, fraudulent business operators and unfair practices by the Department of Immigration through immiNews. This publication also publishes detailed guides on migration regulations and keeps the community updated with important news. Most recently, Karl was in a featured article in the highly reputed ‘The Australian’ for fighting (and winning) an injustice where an international student was unfairly denied a refund of her university fees. In 2009 his investigations were shared with Nick O’Malley from the Sydney Morning Herald and they became front page headlines on how international students were treated as Economic Slaves.
Jee Eun Han
Senior Migration Agent (MARN 0850073)
Jee Eun, who prefers to be simply called Han, has worked and trained under Karl Konrad since 2008 when she registered as a migration agent. A true all rounder, her command of migration matters and business acumen have proven her to be an invaluable asset to AILS. The growth that AILS has seen cannot be thought of without association to Han. Han has been the cornerstone of the growth and management of AILS for nearly a decade and will see the business continue long after the day Karl finally retires.
Speaking fluent English and Korean, alongside qualifications in Business and Migration Law and customer service experience in the luxury hospitality sector, Han takes on many cases for high net worth corporations and clients. Her expertise in migration laws are extensive, having successfully handled all types of visa applications through the course of her career.
Amy Eun Hye Kim
Senior Migration Agent (MARN 1464419)
Amy is a cornerstone member of our team who believes in quality service and is dedicated to her clients. Amy is tremendously thorough and detail oriented, and drives hard for successful results. Beyond working to create strong applications for her clients, Amy always goes the extra mile in listening to her clients’ needs, explaining migration regulations and easing their worries.
Having been involved in both volume and variety of visa applications, her breadth of knowledge in immigration law is comprehensive. She is in particular adept at winning complicated partner applications and appeals, especially when it comes to those with Schedule 3 issues. She is fluent in English and Korean.
Zoe He Yanrong
Senior Migration Agent (MARN 1464926)
Zoe is our in house linguist and is articulate in English, Mandarin and Korean (she has a Masters in Translation and International Relations). Yet, that isn’t what is most impressive about her. Zoe, like the rest of the team, has significant experience in all visa subclasses and all types of complicated cases.
What makes Zoe an irreplaceable member of our team is her fantastic work ethic. Zoe is meticulous and organised, so you know your application is being given the attention it deserves. No matter the complexity or timelines on a case, she approaches it with positivity and shares her can-do attitude with her clients. This drive keeps her from taking the backseat, she will always be pushing for work to be done and be done well.