Catalyst Migration
boutique immigration law firm

Immigration support for businesses & individuals.

We cut through the legal and technical jargon to explain your options and provide practical, easy-to-understand advice.

We're not your average immigration lawyers.
And our clients aren’t just another matter or visa application.

Sure, we’re seriously experienced in immigration law — and we’re tenacious about getting results. But we’re also devoted to genuinely supporting the people we work with.

Because for us, a successful outcome is about so much more than racking up big billable hours or getting a tick in the right box.

It’s about partnering with our clients to help people create a better future for themselves and their families.

It’s about being the trusted and safe pair of hands our clients need — so they don’t have to face their immigration challenges alone.

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Australia’s immigration system is complex - working with immigration lawyers shouldn’t be.

At Catalyst Migration, we cut through the legal and technical jargon to explain your options and provide practical, easy-to-understand advice.

We start by giving you a clear picture of your overall immigration strategy and break down the steps we need to take together. We’re with you every step of the way and we’re there to help with any challenges, questions or hurdles that may come up.

For corporate clients, we take the complex legal advice you’re used to getting and turn it into simple, readable, bite-sized chunks that you can hand over to your stakeholders with confidence. We provide the kind of strategic advice you need to make decisions that balance commercial and personal outcomes.

Our Services

We can help you with...


Strategic immigration support and advice.


Preparing applications and paperwork — from gathering all the info to completing and lodging the forms.


Managing visa applications and submissions to the Department of Home Affairs including follow-ups and appeals when, and if, needed.

Risk Mitigation

Managing and resolving compliance issues including visa cancellations and breaches.

Small on overheads. Big on experience.

We’re a small, boutique Australian immigration law firm backed by almost two decades of experience in the industry. Which basically means you get top tier, corporate firm experience with flexible and responsive small firm service.

It also means you don’t have to pay unnecessary overheads or unexpected admin costs. We keep our fees fair, reasonable and totally transparent so you know exactly what you’re paying for, right from the start.

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Hello! I'm Phi Vo.

Principal & Director  |  Lead Law Wrangler


More than 15 years industry experience.

Previously Special Counsel at Colin Biggers and Paisley where she created an immigration services practice from scratch.

Holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and International Relations and BEcon/LLB.

Sessional Lecturer at Griffith University on Current Issues in Migration Law and Practice 2014.

Regular CPD and workshop presenter on Immigration Law Topics for the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


Doyle's Guide Leading Immigration Lawyer - Queensland 2021

2019 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland list of inspiring women lawyers.

Queensland State Finalist for Deloitte Business Woman of the Year.

National top 22 female talent at Deloitte Australia.

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of Migration Institute of Australia - LogoDoyles - Leading Immigration Law 2021 Award
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