With a focus on strategic migration management for employers, FCB Smart Visa offers assistance and advice on all migration matters to help clients navigate the complex and ever-changing Australian immigration laws.

Strategic and compliant migration management for employers.

FCB Smart Visa helps employers who need to attract and retain the best human talent in a highly competitive global marketplace. This enables clients to have peace of mind knowing they can have movement of key employees, crucial to the success of major projects, where and when they need them.

We deliver timely, tailor-made, sector specific advice on all matters involving the complex and ever changing Australian immigration laws.

Unlike other providers, FCB Smart Visa is part of FCB Group, which delivers complete people management solutions to more than 10,000 Australian businesses, including some of the country’s most recognisable brand names.

We have particular expertise in the areas of IT, creative industries, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, health & aged care and sport.

Our Services

SBS/457/ENS services

Business sponsorships, subclass 457 nominations, subclass 457 visas, and more

Temporary sponsored visa services

We cover a range of specialised sponsored visas options covering most circumstances

Advisory services

FCB Smart Visa offers comprehensive migration advisory and strategy services

Business, innovation & investment visas

The investor, business innovation, business talent and significant investor visa

Family visa services

Family Visas encompass a range of permanent and temporary or provisional visa categories

Skilled migration services

FCB Smart Visa provides an initial ‘points test’ assessment of for prospective applicants

Student visa services

We assist overseas students in obtaining visas in the VET, tertiary and secondary education sectors.


FCB Smart Visa offers support to agents and lawyers with their first-time business and investor visa (‘BIIP’) applications.

What our clients say

The team at Smart Visa listened to our circumstances, understood our needs, and then explained our options in a clear, pragmatic and sensible way. Our first application, for a business sponsorship, and all subsequent applications, have been successful, and run with efficiency and empathy. I would happily recommend them to other organisations needing advice and assistance with migration matters.

We have been working with FCB Smart Visa five years, using their expertise to secure business visas and permanent residency for key members of staff. They have played a key role in helping us, as a growing business, secure the right talent from overseas when required. I particularly like the way they ‘front end’ the work, locking down the detail so when visa applications are lodged, they are approved quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

We would not use anyone else. They combine insight, meticulous attention to details and commercial understanding that only comes with deep understanding of the environment they work in. They have enabled us to broaden the culture and people skills within our business and as we continue to grow they are our first and only port of call.

We needed fast and accurate immigration assistance. Alex Kaufman and the team came up with a strategy to fast track permanent residence for one of our valued employees, saving considerable time, expense and stress.

You have touched our hearts in such a fond way that is beyond a lawyer and client relationship. We will never be able to thank you enough for carrying us through the last 2 +  years, putting in countless amounts of hours on this case. It was indeed a complex one.  I appreciate the fact that at no time did you give me any false sense of hope. You were straightforward and honest in your assessment of the case though I have a sneaking suspicion you knew all along we would win…. We feel as though you went above and beyond for us and are forever grateful for your support.

“The Smart Visa team did a wonderful job in guiding us through every step of this complex 188A visa application, and their expert advice was truly appreciated”

Thank you so much Alex. This means the world to us.  I have no words to describe how appreciative we both are. 


Thank you so very much for getting this over the line. As we are starting a family, this processing delay has caused some anxiety so this is a huge relief. Alex, as usual your service is impeccable. You went the extra mile in assisting when the law changed back in late 2018 to initiate this application ASAP just before the Christmas break. FCB is certainly the only firm I would recommend to anyone requiring this service.

Alex, we are so grateful for your support, guidance and professionalism from our very first appointment. To you and your team, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for representing Tania and myself with our application and getting us to this amazingly wonderful stage of our lives

This is the best news we have ever heard in 2020 and it’s such a relief! I know you are always the one we could count on! Please do pass the most sincere thanks personally from our president Mr. Chen to Alex and your great team at FCB Smart Visa. We are looking forward to further cooperation with your team in the coming future.

FCB Group