Frequently Asked Questions
There is no need to use a migration agent to lodge your Australian visa application. However, if you choose to use an agent, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection recommend that you use a registered migration agent.
As a registered migration agent, we are bound by the strict code of conduct by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.
Considering the high cost involved with the visa application fees and the complexity of the visa process, it is advisable that you use a good, reliable, registered migration agent for getting professional help. Please consider the amount that you spend on Australian PR as an investment for your future rather than as expense.
All migration agents who operate in Australia must be registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). You can find one and check their registration by using the search page at the Office of the MARA’s website.
When you make the subclass 189 visa application, the visa application fees that you will pay to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be: For the primary applicant A$3600 + A$1800 for secondary applicant (Spouse) + A$900 for each child, if applicable.
Please note that this fee is non-refundable if the visa is granted or refused. The Department usually increases this fee every July. So, there would be some increase to this fee if you apply next year after 30 June 2016. The Department also collects credit card surcharge (~1.08% for VISA and Master card) for the visa application fees!
It depends on the type of visa application and the country in which you will need to apply for the visa. There are around 100 visa sub-classes and hence, it will be difficult to give the timeline for each visa subclass. The Department has published its service standards in its website.
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Please note that we do short-list the candidates and only short-listed candidates will be contacted after receiving your email. We focus on quality of candidates and not quantity. As we received 1000s of emails per year, we will need to select the candidates that we would like to work with based on several considerations. We apologise if we cannot accept you as our client.
We are not different to other registered migration agents. Like in any profession, there are expert migration agents in a particular field or particular visa type. Like in any profession, some migration agents are not that great. Whom you select as your registered migration agent is your decision based on several factors. We will not try to convince anyone to select us as compared to another registered migration agent. Please read our testimonials page and make a decision on your own.
The preferred method to contact our consultant directly is by email. Please send an email to Consult@Skilledmigrationconsultants.com
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