Friends and family members can give plenty of useful advice when it comes to deciding whether or not to migrate, but professional advice should come from registered migration agents only. Why does it matter since Australia’s laws on migration are in black and white for all to see?
Well, there is plenty of bad advice going around. Everything from visa lottery scams to human trafficking – a worldwide problem – often starts out with reliable-sounding advice and perhaps in some cases good intentions, too. In the end, however, Australia’s rigorous control of her borders leaves many disappointed and frustrated if the advice ended up being unreliable or outright false. Here’s why you should use a registered migration agent:
Save Time and Money
Browsing through Australia’s rules and laws on migration and visas is a time-consuming process. A huge benefit to the general public is that the internet makes almost everything readily available from around the world, but there’s just so much to consider that it really isn’t worth applying without professional assistance.
Migration agencies charge a nominal fee to help you arrange and complete your visa application so that it’s done right the first time. This saves you plenty of time and money since your chances of having the visa rejected for minor errors or omissions is greatly reduced.
Provide a Professional Legal Opinion
If your neighbour or a work colleague has been trying to convince you to move to Australia for this reason or that, it may be helpful as it gives you the idea to apply in the first place. Bad advice, rumours, shortcuts, or tricks to fool the government into giving you a visa, however, just won’t work.
Registered migration agencies are permitted to grant legal advice pertaining to the application process of visas to Australia, so disregard whatever you may have heard on social media or amongst friends and instead consult a professional migration agency to get a valid legal opinion on your case.
Act On Your Behalf
Chances are you’re still in your country of origin when applying for a visa to Australia, so if your application requires a court or review authority to review your application, you’ll want to have a good representative within Australia to act on your behalf. This is a major area of focus for migration agencies since they can handle your application and understand the circumstances thoroughly as well.
What Can Migration Agents NOT Do?
Obviously, it’s good to know how registered migration agents can help you, but it’s also good to know how they cannot help you, since many shady operators end up making false claims.
Migration agents cannot:
- Influence the outcome of a decision made by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs;
- Fast-track your visa application: ultimately, all applications are handled by the government and not by the migration agency;
- Make a guarantee on the outcome of your visa: while migration agents can find ways to ensure that your visa application is correct and thoroughly completed, they cannot and should not make any guarantees since this is beyond their remit.
Applying for a visa is made all the easier when you choose Visa Plan for your Australian visa application. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our professional services.