Why Get An Agent?

There are over 128 visa types, 40 which grant permanent residency. Which is most suitable for you?

Immigration can be complex. Migration laws are ever changing. Who will help you along the way?

Some of the best applications fail because of small mistakes. Why stress about them yourself?

Immigration is important, life changing. Let us help you!

Real Case Studies

Common Mistake 1

A client wanted to sponsor their husband for a Partner Visa. They have been together for years and were in a genuine, happy relationship. However, in their written statement they really emphasised how much he wanted permanent residency, and that this was their best option because he didn't have sufficient English to seek alternate pathways.​

 

Luckily enough, we picked this up while reviewing their documents. Had they submitted the written statement as is, they would likely have been refused, as this would have caused the the Visa Processing Officer to doubt the genuineness of their relationship. ​

 

Unfortunately, there are certain nationalities, visa types, occupations and profiles that attract extra scrutiny. We help our clients make sure their application and supporting documents leave Visa Processing Officers with no reasons for refusal.

Providing Weak Documents

A university graduate submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a points-tested skilled migration visa. He was able to score exactly the minimum points required to be eligible for the visa application. However, he did not check previous invitation rounds and therefore did not realise that his occupation was in high demand and therefore required 10 points above the minimum.

Consequently, they did not receive an invitation before the EOI expired. If the graduate had obtained professional migration advice, he would have known this. Instead, he should have obtained a different visa to gain additional work experience to score additional points before submitting the EOI.

Rules and regulations around migration are constantly changing. Don't waste thousands of dollars submitting an application that's no longer relevant. Let us help you!

Not Knowing Up-To-Date Information

Common Mistake 2
Common Mistake 3

Making A Mistake

A son successfully sponsored his parents from overseas. However, in the visa application form, he misunderstood a question and had incorrectly ticked a checkbox which falsely confirmed that his stepmother did not have any dependent children.

This caused complications for the family 2 years later, when the stepmother sought to sponsor her biological child from overseas. This child could only be sponsored if he was considered a dependant. However, the previous information held by the Department of Immigration suggested that her son was not a dependent child. 

​There may be over 100 questions in a visa application. The technical terms can make it easy to misunderstand a question and make a mistake. Your migration is an important matter, why not let a professional handle it?

Common Mistake 4

Picking High Risk Occupations

A real estate agency wanted to sponsor an employee via the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa [457]. The agency nominated her under the occupation of Customer Service Manager. What the agency wasn’t aware of was that this is one of the high-risk occupations that are closely scrutinised by the Department of Immigration.

Being a standard-sized agency, the scope and size of the business did not fit in with what the Department considered to be appropriate for this occupation. The nomination application was refused, wasting a considerable amount of resources for the business.

We work with visa applications everyday, your visa application is our speciality. Why not let us worry about the tedious aspects of your migration so you can focus on the exciting ones? 

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