Principal and Registered Migration Agent

Meet Ashwin Tyagi

Welcome to Immigration Hotspot! I am proud to be the Principal and Registered Migration Agent at Immigration Hotspot, a leading Australian full-service migration and recruitment practice. I have over 16 years of experience spanning in the migration law industry, international recruitment and management roles in Australia.

Over the years, I have assisted hundreds of clients around the world by providing them with professional immigration advice.  I am extremely privileged to have the opportunity to positively impact on each of my client’s lives, by assisting them and their families migrate to Australia for a better future.

My journey

With eyes full of hope, I arrived as a seventeen-year old in Australia as an international student in 1998. I studied Diploma in Hospitality Management at Blue Mountains Hotel School, Leura and then went on to complete my business degree, jointly conferred by Cornell University and RMIT.

In 2001, I (somehow) made it on the Dean’s list a few times and was selected to do my major at Cornell University, New York, USA. Then 9/11 happened, and my round-the-world trip didn’t. However, I then had the opportunity to complete my major in Marketing & International Finance at RMIT.

Post my graduation in 2002, I was offered a position and was sponsored by my employer in Sydney on the good old work visa SC 457. By now, I had fallen in love with Australia and chose to call it home.

I then worked in various management roles in luxury hotels and in recruitment in Australia & Asia. My passion for people further lead me to the migration law industry. In 2013, realising the talent and skill shortage in Australia, I founded Hotspot People, a boutique recruitment firm. And after completing the graduate Migration Law program at Australian National University, Canberra integrated it with Immigration Hotspot, a full-service migration and recruitment practice based in Melbourne.

I live in Melbourne with my partner and our two little cheeky monkeys. In my own time I love gardening or playing the djembe.


  • Member – Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) I Migration Alliance (MA)
  • Graduate Cert. in Migration Law & Practice, Australian National University (ANU)
  • Bachelor of Business, jointly conferred by Cornell University, USA & RMIT, Australia
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management, Blue Mountains Hotel School (BMHS), Australia

Areas of Expertise

General Skilled Migration (GSM) – (SC189, SC190, SC489), Skills Assessments, State Nominations, Partner & Family Migration, Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS), Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), AAT Reviews, PIC 4020 Submissions.

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Professional Advice

We take the guesswork out of complex Australian immigration matters. We give you expert immigration advice that is accurate and tailored to your individual circumstances. We find the best visa pathway for you, and in case of unexpected changes in law or change in your circumstances, we suggest alternative pathways to help you reach your migration goal.

Highly Personalised Service

You liaise with one expert RMA from start to the end of your application.   Your RMA or dedicated Case Manager guides you every step of the way to keep you on track and ensure your application progresses as fast as possible. Experience the Hotspot difference.

Genuine support

We understand that visa applications are complex and can be very stressful. We spot any mistakes, gaps, issues in your evidences and/or applications and have them sorted. We keep the process as simple as possible for you to give you peace of mind.

Fixed Professional Fees

We operate on a fixed-fee basis and provide you with a clear breakup of all fees from the beginning so that you know all the costs involved. We also provide you with a payment timeline to assist you plan for the application stages financially.

Client Success Stories

Our Team

Richa Sharma
Head - Education

Richa Sharma is our Education Head with extensive experience in personal growth space. She helps students & professionals by understanding their needs for education and ensuring that each student makes the best choice based on their end goal and experiences a smooth admission process at Australian institutions from start to end. She is also an ICF certified Life Coach who believes in a life of service, impact, passion, growth & love. Richa loves to sing, read, travel and have crazy conversations with her friends.

Aakarsh Shah
Case Manager

Aakarsh has thorough understanding of Australian migration law matters and has been with the Immigration Hotspot Team since late 2020. Aakarsh graduated with his Law Degree (LLM) from Deakin University and completed an Internship at a reputed law firm in Melbourne. In his free time, Aakarsh loves to read, play badminton and chill with friends.

Devanshu Khandelwal
Growth Specialist

Devanshu has over 4 years of experience in Sales and Growth and he has helped hundreds of clients with their requirements.
At Immigration Hotspot he helps clients by guiding them through the best options as per their needs and making their life a little easier in this complex world of Immigration.
Devanshu loves to read, cook and hit the gym in his free time.

Sahithi Puranam
Inbound Marketing Executive

Sahithi is our Inbound Marketing Executive who assists us in content development alongside maintaining and implementing various Social Media Marketing strategies. With her relevant skills in content, she helps the team build engagement on digital platforms. Sahithi graduated with a Bachelor of Technology. Sahithi loves reading books, and she writes blogs once in a while.

Akanksha Sharma
Inbound Marketing Intern

Akanksha is an Inbound Marketing Intern at Immigration Hotspot. She has over a year of experience at content creation and managing social media platforms for one of her own projects. At Immigration Hotspot, she works towards developing effective marketing strategies. With her skill set she helps bridge the gap between potential clients and our value adding services through digital platforms. She is a graduate in Bachelor of LLB and Arts. Akanksha loves to sing and play her ukulele.

Hima Bindu
Processing Supervisor

Hima is our Processing Supervisor having more than 4 years of experience in Australian Visa Processing. She has expertise in Visa documentation filing and providing guidance to clients in a timely and efficient manner. Hima graduated with Bachelor of Technology. She loves spending time with family and reading books in leisure time.

Pooja Pokhariyal
Admin Associate

Pooja has more than 7 years of experience in Administrative assistant and executive Assistant profile. At Immigration Hotspot she adds value with her administrative skills managing education clients profile. She loves to spend time with her lovely daughter, mehndi designing and likes to experiment with cooking.

Neetu Sharma
People & Culture Manager

Neetu is an accomplished Human Resources Professional having more than 13 years of experience in diversified industries. She is instrumental in creating a human resource function ground up by integrating various aspects of people & culture practices such as strong people-engagement, wellness, growth, learning & development programs, and building the processes to create the people & performance-oriented culture which positively impacts the business growth of an organization. Her hobbies revolve around spirituality and mindfulness. Neetu loves to have fun with her kids.

Suruchi Suri
Visa Processing Manager

Suruchi has 8 plus years of extensive work experience in the Immigration Industry and holds in-depth understanding of the Australian Migration laws and policies. She has a demonstrated history of possessing exemplary client service and communication skills. Her hobbies include baking, listening to punjabi music, spending time with family and trying new cuisines.

Sharada Duppati
Associate Processing Manager

Sharada is an Associate Processing Manager at Immigration Hotspot. She brings over 6 years of experience spanning many facets of the Australian immigration spectrum. In her recent role, Sharada helped individual clients in filing GSM, Partner, Child and Visitor visas to Australia and played a major role in solving complex cases. Sharada loves to play the shuttle and spend time with her family.

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Adam Feldman
Case Manager

Adam is an experienced Case Manager having dealt with Employer Sponsored Visas and migration law for years at reputed migration law firms in Victoria. His focus in migration law has been Employer Sponsored Visas.

Our Vision

Immigration Hotspot works with you, committed and determined to help you realise your dream.

Our Mission

At Hotspot, we are clear on our core purpose:
“We believe in helping people realise their dream of migrating to Australia and helping Australian companies find their star performers from anywhere in the world.”


We may be small business but we are committed to giving back to our local communities. We are in the business of migration and human resources and know that our community, our ‘people’ matter most. We aim to build strong and enduring relationships within our community and are working with community organizations and programs to do our bit. We are currently partnering with not-for-profit organizations to make a small difference to our community.


We are strong believers in sustainability and in our community. Our efforts towards making Immigration Hotspot sustainable are being realized by being responsible in everything we do and never forgetting that even the smallest things can make a great difference – from consuming less paper, by printing both sides and by using multi-purpose products.

How do we do it?

We aim to create a sustainable marketing strategy by developing effective marketing campaigns, exploring eco-friendly possibilities and using responsible resources and practices for our marketing campaigns. We partner with offset printers who are environmentally-certified and carbon neutral in every aspect of their print process, which includes the use of 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and vegetable inks, which do not produce any toxic sludge.

At our office, we reduce waste, reuse and recycle materials as much as we can. We continuously try to reduce our energy consumption by using smart devices as much as possible. We are constantly looking at ways of improving our impact to the environment and community right down to our Fairtrade chai. We use recycled paper and we recycle every sheet to minimize paper waste. All our business proposals, reports and invoices are delivered online via email, and save as much soft copies of documents as possible to reduce the overall print burden of each client assignment.

You can do your bit too!

Sustainability is always on our minds and we strive to do better through ongoing research and education. To make a difference we act in a responsible way and partner with suppliers who aim to minimize their environmental impact through conscious effort.
Do your bit by partnering with us for your next Australian migration requirement. That’s it. We will help you to automatically contribute to programs we support.

I would like to thank you and agency for making our dream come true. There are no of agents in the market but I doubt anyone is as professional as you guys are.

Ashwin helped us throughout the process and sometimes had gone out of the way to make the process smooth for us.
I highly recommend their services. Earlier when we applied through another agency ***, our application was denied in the first step. After that we found Ashwin who was very positive that we can get grant but were skeptical to believe as had earlier bad experience with previous agent. But we got visa now and it’s all because of our super talented agent. And can’t believe how easy the process seemed with him by our side.
Ashwin really knows what he is doing and he does it with perfection. I could see the perfection in his work while filling our forms, any mistake we did in filling form80 he would come back to us ,which showed how minutely he was going through each and every detail.
It’s total value for money infact more than that.
Thank you soooo much Ashwin.

Arushi Bhatt & Alok Kukreti – Director of Operations, Thailand 

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    Immigration Hotspot is a leading Australian full-service migration and recruitment firm. Having assisted applicants from over 22 countries with their migration to Australia, we are ideally placed to assist you.


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