Migrant assists other migrants
TRANG Nguyen is living what many people would call the Australian dream.
Years ago she came to Australia on a student visa to study a bachelor degree at CQUniversity.
Today she is married with two children and began her migration services business last month.
During that time she went through the process of applying for her residency and her citizenship.
And in June Trang became an Australian-Vietnamese citizen.
The registered migration agent said she knew how it felt to apply for visas and finally have them approved.
"When I had to do it, there wasn't an agent in Rockhampton," she said.
"So I had to fly to Brisbane and it was very expensive."
Last month Trang began AnM Migration Services, and since then she said she had already had four visas approved for her clients.
"One of those was a permanent residency," she said.
"They are just really, really happy.
"I understand how it feels - it feels great."
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than four million people were granted temporary visas between 2007 and 2008.
Most of those were tourists.
More than 200,000 people were granted permanent residency in that period, and 108,540 of them were skilled migrants.
"I decided to do it as well because there were a lot of skilled workers and refugees coming into the country," Trang said.
"They come here for different reasons and all of them enjoy Australia."