The Thames Migration Team



David Knox, Founder, Thames Migration Ltd

David has a wealth of industry experience having over 30 years dealing with every type of application and applicant from tourist visas for individuals to bulk applications for multinational companies and prestige sporting events giving him a depth of experience and knowledge which is almost unmatched within the industry.

The company’s reputation for reliable and quality service is testament to David’s longstanding successful career. David’s principal areas of interest include business visas, partner visas, pre and post migration planning, and migration benefit management.

He is primarily responsible for finance, recruitment and marketing, most recently working on re-branding project for the company. He is a regular speaker at immigration and industry events and seminars.  He is also regularly asked to offer his insight by contributing to numerous articles and features for industry magazines and newspapers.



Fields of Expertise

  • Visa strategy and benefit management
  • Employer Sponsored Visas
  • General Skilled Migration Visa Applications
  • Corporate marketing strategy
  • Corporate adverting strategy and benefit management
  • Corporate business development
  • Public relations
  • Business relations
  • Online business strategy
  • Business planning and strategy






Hannibal Khoury, MARA registered migration agent.

Hannibal is a proud Australian citizen. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia.

Hannibal is a qualified Australian Registered Migration Agent based between London and Australia with an extensive career spanning some 5 years with both Commonwealth and State Government departments including the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Adelaide, South Australia.

Hannibal has advised a wide range of employers and employees throughout the UK and Australia together with expatriate executives based in UK, Asia, Europe, United States and the Middle East. His clients have included financial services and telecommunications executives, media professionals, and employees at the South Australian Regional Councils and ASX listed companies.

His interests are in business and skilled migration and has over 20 years experience in a diverse range of visa matters, including appeals and tribunal matters with a proven successful track record in dealing with difficult and unusual cases.

Hannibal is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MMIA), Migration Alliance (MA) and a Registered Migration Agent with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority of Australia (OMARA) and subject to their Code of Conduct. He is also a member of the Britain-Australia Society.

Hannibal is a Registered Agent who is a regular speaker at immigration and industry seminars and events.


Fields of Expertise

  • Employer Sponsored Visas (ENS & RSMS)
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visas
  • Parent and Contributory Parent Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • All types of General Skilled Migration Visa applications
  • Complex Immigration cases, including Health Waivers
  • Business Immigration strategy
  • Resident Return and Former Resident visas
  • Australian citizenship applications
  • Migration Review Tribunal and Administrative Appeals Tribunal appeals





Deepika Gor, Thames Migration, OISC Accredited based in London

Deepika holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sussex, with emphasis in International Law. Since graduating in July 2012, Deepika went on to study the Legal Practice Course which has allowed her to develop the necessary skills to work in the legal sector.

She has also gained legal experience working alongside solicitors on prominent litigation cases.

Deepika joined Thames Migration in 2013 as an Administration Assistant. She was promoted to Project Coordinator in 2014. Since 2019, Deepika has developed her skills and experience and proven ability as an Industry Specialist,  managing the continuous process improvement
initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of Thames Migration business
processes and systems.


Deepika is also currently an accredited UK immigration advisor and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commission (OISC) Number 049463. As part of this role, she deals with a variety of UK visa services, such as spouse, parent, and skilled migration visa applications.


Deepika is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi and is also permanently based in London. Deepika is a patient, understanding and attentive Australian migration consultant who constantly receives praise from our many happy clients.



Fields of Expertise

Industry Specialist

  • Prepares and recommends proposals to revise methods and procedures
  • Analyses and evaluates current systems and structures.
  • Directs clients towards more efficient organisation and develops solutions to organisational problems.

UK Visa Consultant

  • UK Employer Sponsored Visas
  • UK Skilled Independent Migration
  • UK General Skilled Migration Visa Applications
  • Partner Visa





Sihan Jiao, Migration Assistant and Support


Sihan brings to Thames Migration a breath of fresh air in dealing with clients.

Sihan is responsible for case support management and supporting Thames Migration across all migration and administrative functions, and a variety of projects and seminars.

Sihan has completed her Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Business from Monash University, Master of Finance, Data Management from University of Tasmania. Sihan is currently studying Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law, Migration Law at University of Technology Sydney.

An enthusiastic individual who is highly dependable with strong time management skills.

Sihan is a very caring individual who seeks to ensure all clients are met with a warm welcome.


Fields of Expertise

  • Project Coordinator
  • Business Administration
  • Migration Support work
  • Business Support
  • Employer Sponsored Visas
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) visas
  • Subclass 400
  • Parent and Contributory Parent Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • All types of General Skilled Migration Visa applications





Vivien Hope OAM – Relocation and settlement specialist

Vivien has been the CEO of the Multicultural Communities Council SA (MCCSA) for over 14 years.  Prior to this she was the Head of International Student Support Services at Adelaide Uni.  She has been employed by Adelaide University for over 25 years in both teaching & administrative roles.

Vivien is also a qualified lawyer and admitted to SA Supreme Court in 1996.

Vivien has presented intercultural communication & cultural diversity workshops both internationally & in Australia.  She is committed to the values of multiculturalism, diversity & inclusivity.

Starting a new life in Australia can sometime be daunting. Drawing on her wealth of experience within the settlement and relocation offerings, Vivien removes the stress and pressure by offering a holistic approach to relocation and settlement. Covering all areas (but not limited too): Meet and greet, education and schooling, introduction to communities, and Australian employment services to name a few. Vivien now offers her individual settlement consultancy which has assisted a number of our valued clients in settling in Australia and positioning them for gainful employment.

In 2010 Vivien received an Order of Australia Medal OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List (June 2010) for her dedication & services to various communities & refugees in Australia.