Principal Immigration Specialist and Founder of Visa Lounge

Meet Madalina (Maddie) Phillips, the Principal Immigration Specialist and founder of Visa Lounge Australia. With a Bachelor of Business Management from the American-Romanian University in Bucharest and a Postgraduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice from the Australian National University, Maddie boasts over 15 years of experience in Australian immigration law.

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Maddie's Journey

Originally from Eastern Europe, Maddie has first-hand experience with the immigration process. This background, combined with her educational achievements and extensive professional experience, enables her to provide expert advice and ensure the best possible outcome for her clients. Maddie has worked closely with corporate clients, supporting their global mobility programs, and helped countless individuals achieve their dreams of migrating to Australia.

Maddies journey
Professional affiliations

Professional Memberships

Maddie maintains memberships with the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the Queensland Resources Council, and the Business Chamber Queensland. As an MIA member, Maddie stays updated with migration legislation, policy changes, and other relevant issues to serve her clients better.


Maddie's practice areas include:

Visa and Immigration Services

Skilled Work Visas

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Partner and Family Visa

Navigating the Australian immigration process can be complex, especially when considering the broad range of family and partner visas available. At Visa Lounge, we’re dedicated

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Sponsored Work Visas

Unlock your career potential in Australia with our guidance on Sponsored Work Visas. Our dedicated immigration specialists will help you navigate the complexities of the

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Business Sponsorship

Take your business to new heights by sponsoring international talent. Our expert immigration team will guide you through the process of securing business sponsorships, ensuring

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Immigration Strategy

Maximise your chances of a successful migration to Australia with a personalised immigration strategy. Our seasoned immigration specialists will assess your unique situation, develop tailored

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Notable Accomplishments

Between 2009-2010, Maddie travelled to Christmas Island, Western Australia, to provide immigration advice and application assistance to clients seeking protection under the 1951 UN Convention of Refugees as Irregular Maritime Arrivals (IMAs).

In 2023, Maddie established a joint venture with accredited immigration specialists from New Zealand and Canada with the view to accelerate the business expansion and move into new markets.

Notable achievements
Personal interests

Personal Interests

Maddie loves travelling and exploring new places with her family, experiencing different cultures, and trying diverse cuisines. Passionate about languages, Maddie is fluent in Romanian and has basic Italian, Spanish, and French knowledge. She is eager to learn Portuguese in the future.


Connect with Maddie

Let Maddie’s expertise guide you through the Australian immigration process for a smooth and successful experience.

Find Maddie on LinkedIn or contact her via the contact form, phone or email.

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