Migration Agent - 5 Tips for Choosing a Good One

Every year thousands of people lodge visa applications. Knowing what documentation to collect, what the rules are and who to speak to can be a daunting task, not to mention very stressful.

The complexity of the paperwork, long processing times and the costs involved can put a lot of pressure on you, and for all parties involved.

A simple, and cost effective way around the stress and the “where to start” question, is going with an Australian Registered Migration Agent.

Getting a registered migration agent, you won’t have to spend hours and hours researching your visa options because your agent will do all of that for you.

Here are five things you need to know to choose your immigration expert:

#1 - Accurate and Expert Advice

The number one reason you should use an agent is that they have experience in migration laws, processes and timelines. They deal with dozens of applications daily, which means they know all the pitfalls, and can spot an error in an application from a mile away. An Australian registered migration agent is also handy to have if your case is not a straight forward application, in which case it may require a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of the current complex immigration system.

If you make a critical error in your visa application, there can be serious consequences. Not only could your visa application be declined, you could lose your application fees.

#2 - Timely Information

  • An agent will have sufficient knowledge of migration laws and procedures
  • They will act in a professional and timely manner
  • A registered migration agent will advise what visa would best suit you
  • They will provide an honest opinion about your chances of success

#3 - Clear Easy Steps

Going with a registered migration agent will steer you through the maze of documents, procedures and timelines in clear and easy steps to follow. They will ensure:

  • documents for your application are of a standard that meets the Australian Department of Immigration's requirements
  • they assist you with any complex questions and points of law that might apply to your case
  • your application is completed correctly and accompanied by the correct fee
  • they monitor its progress and liaise with the Australian Government on your behalf.

#4 - High Probability of a Successful Outcome

Migration laws can be complex and hard to understand using a lot of law terminology, which could result in misunderstanding or interpreting application questions all wrong.

Using a registered migration agent can guide you to the right visa pathway for your circumstances and work with you to build a strong application giving you the best possible chance of success.

A migration agent will be at your side, providing support from start to finish. They will do everything in their power to ensure your application has the highest probability of success by checking all documents and lodging the application on your behalf.

#5 - Value for Money

When you make the decision to apply for an Australian visa, one of the questions you will no doubt ask yourself is whether you can afford one? A good registered migration agent could save you hundreds of dollars, if not thousands if your application is wrong.

The majority of government visa charges/fees once lodged are non-refundable, not to mention without the right advice you could be gathering information that is just not needed.

An experienced registered migration agent can:

  • Save you time and money
  • Put in place a payment plan to suit your personal situation
  • Negotiate a competitive fee structure

The truth is, it all boils down to individual circumstances and how daunted you feel by the application process.

Sellanes Clark and Associates - Your Experienced Migration Agents

Using a registered Migration Agent will better your chance of a successful outcome and guide you through the entire process so it’s easy to understand. An agent will cut through the jargon and turn migration law talk into clear, easy to understand terms.

For more information contact one of our experienced migration agents at Sellanes Clark and Associates. They can advise on the best Australian visa for your situation, and can provide a range of services designed to simplify the visa application process and maximize your chance of success.

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