Australia’s immigration law can be very complex and unforgiving. For this reason, the Department of Immigration in Australia encourages visa applicants to utilise the services of a registered migration agent to help them navigate this confusing landscape successfully. Additionally, it is against the law for an unregistered third-party to provide immigration advice or assistance.
Therefore, as a visa applicant you have two options: Engage a professional agent to guide you through the intricacy that is immigration. Or, you can do it yourself.
Here are five reasons why you should engage a registered migration agent:
1. Experts in Australian migration law
As an applicant you are pretty much on your own, trying to figure out how to apply successfully and not get lost in the often lengthy visa application process. The main benefit of using a registered migration agent is that you get expert Australian migration law and process advice. We deal with a variety of complex applications daily, so we’re fully aware of potential pitfalls and application errors.
2. Get your application right from the start
A delay in the visa application process because you missed a crucial piece of information is an unnecessary stress which can be eliminated by engaging a registered migration agent. Why spend hours and hours researching your visa options or lose valuable time if you take a wrong turn when you get it right from the start with the help of a professional.
We will guide you through the visa application process start step by step until your application is approved.
3. Protection from changes to immigration law
Australian immigration law changes constantly. If you miss a subtle alteration to the application process it could result in a visa refusal or delay. Because registered migration agents are required to stay up-to-date with visa legislation, we can protect our clients from costly and time consuming application errors.
4. Customised analysis of your individual circumstances
Even though there are online assessment facilities for applicants to assess whether or not they meet the requirements for a particular visa, using an agent will yield a more accurate assessment. The online assessment tools may not be sophisticated enough to pick up the subtleties of a certain case. For example, what if your qualification from your country is not recognized by the Australian Government and you need to have your qualification independently assessed? This can have a significant impact on the viability and speed of your application.
Registered migration agents must abide by a Code of Conduct, legally enforced and administered by the office of the Migration Agent Registration Authority (MARA). By appointing a registered migration agent, you can be assured that your application will be handled in a professional and efficient manner.
In conclusion, using a registered migration agent is the smart choice – the only way to ensure that your visa application is handled with the care and accuracy it requires. Your visa is too important to gamble with.