When you make the decision to apply for an Australian visa, one of the questions you will no doubt ask yourself is whether you should use a Registered Migration Agent to manage your application.
The truth is, it all boils down to your individual circumstances and how daunted you feel by the application process – as well as the complexity of your case. It’s certainly helpful to at least chat to someone about the process.
The main benefit of using a Registered Migration Agent is that they are familiar with Australia’s migration laws and processes. They assist with applications day in and day out, which means they aware of all potential pitfalls and can spot an error in your application from a mile away. There isn’t a great deal of room for mistakes when it comes to visa application; even the smallest error could lead to a refusal.
A Registered Migration Agent will be at your side, providing support from start to finish. They will do everything in their power to ensure your application is a success by checking all documents and lodging the application on your behalf.
You won’t have to spend hours and hours researching your visa options because your agent will do all of that for you.
An agent will also guide you through everything from the skill assessment process to IELTS – and everything in between.
Agents are required to stay up-to-date with any changes in legislation relating to visas. Occupation shortage lists can also be adjusted overnight, meaning that one day you could be eligible for a visa, and the next you may not.
You representative will stay abreast of all of these changes so you don’t have to.
Get it right first time…
If you make a crucial error on your visa application then not only could it be rejected, you also stand to lose thousands of dollars, because in most cases your application fee is non-refundable.
Many of our clients are people who didn’t get it right first time round and are now seeking help to ensure their second application stands a better chance of success.
Having your visa application rejected can be a major setback, not just in terms of cost, but also from an emotional and psychological point of view. The process can be stressful enough, without having to go through it twice. Imagine waiting two years for a partner visa to be processed, only to be sent back to square one because of a minor issue.
Less stress, more success…
On the subject of stress, there is no doubt that engaging the services of a professional can help to put you at ease.
The visa process – depending on the visa you are applying for and the complexity of your application – can be extremely daunting. Many people when they first set out do not realise exactly what is involved or how much work it takes to prepare an application.
There is no doubt that the visa process is much less stressful if you have the steady hand of an agent guiding you.
It’s the little things…
If you’re applying for an employer sponsored visa then your Registered Migration Agent can also help your employer through the process. They can also check that your employer’s documents in order, making things much less stressful for them too.
Additionally, they’ll liaise with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf.
It’s important to remember that these services do not come for free. For all of this added support and work, there is of course a fee and that is something you need to consider when deciding whether to use an agency or not.
What’s more, an application can never be guaranteed success.
Here at True Blue Migration Services we never take on clients that we do not believe we can help. We offer split-fee payments where possible and even offer a no visa, no fee guarantee on some visa subclasses.
If you would like us to assess your visa eligibility then contact our friendly and professional team today.