Who We Are

Based in the Sydney suburb of Burwood, Ptlabs Consulting Pty Ltd provides professional services in a wide range of visa matters, including general skilled, employer-sponsored, partner and family migration to Australia, as well as merits review cases.

Our team includes:

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Peter Chiam

Peter is the director and founder of Ptlabs Consulting Pty Ltd. He has been a registered migration agent since 2004.

Peter is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia. He was a member of the Australian Computer Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Law Society of New South Wales. Peter holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in computer engineering which explains his unique ability to assist our clients with their technology skills assessments. His honours thesis was on computer vision and detection. Interestingly, Peter wrote a technical paper for the Internet Society's 1996 conference which was presented in Montréal, Canada.

Peter contributed actively to various Australian immigration related internet forums and newsgroups using his online handle ptlabs. His keen personal interest in Australian immigration law led him to complete a Citizenship & Immigration Law course (with distinction) at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2003.

While he currently practises solely as a migration agent, Peter was admitted and remains enrolled as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and is on the register of practitioners of the High Court of Australia. His legal qualifications include a Diploma in Law awarded by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales, where he graduated as the most distinguished law student, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. He is a sessional academic at the University of Sydney, teaching undergraduate law as a tutor, lecturer and examiner in Sydney Law School's Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor programs since 2015.

In his earlier professional life, Peter dealt with technologies like Perl, ActivePerl, Borland Delphi, Turbo BASIC, Quick BASIC, Visual Basic, Borland C++ Builder, ASP, PHP, Javascript, PL/SQL, Transact-SQL, Apache administration and XHTML/CSS. He was a professional programmer, analyst, consultant and project manager in international firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and IBM Business Consulting Services with industrial knowledge in the internet, banking/finance and warehouse/supply chain domains. This website was designed, coded and maintained by Peter (so please excuse navigational bugs and the like!).

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Larissa Dulat

Larissa is a registered migration agent. She has several years of experience in the migration advice industry before deciding in 2014 to become a migration agent herself.

She holds a Diploma in Software Development from Northern Sydney TAFE, a Bachelor of Information Technology from Central Queensland University and a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice from the Australian National University.

Larissa is a member of the Migration Alliance and is a Justice of the Peace.

As a former overseas student, Larissa appreciates the challenges faced by overseas students as they transition to becoming a member of Australian society.

Larissa handles our clients' spouse/partner, student and skilled visa applications, as well as merits review applications. Besides English, she is fluent in Russian. She has a basic command of French and aspires to learn Arabic some day.