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Things you need to know about using a Registered Migration Agent

If you have been dreaming a life in Australia, you already know by now that you need to secure your visa first before anything else. The big question is how could you ever apply for a visa successfully?

For sure you have done so much research and thanks to internet, you’re brain is probably by now ready to explode with information overload. Yes, too much reading and hearsays could get you very confused. Add the never ending forms to complete just to get your skills assessed, get your sponsorship sorted or even organise your English test before you could even get to submit your visa application! Collecting all the relevant documents and filling in the forms can feel like a full time job in itself and one minor oversight could lead you to a rejected application instead of an accepted one.

The good news is, there is a way around this mind boggling predicament. If you do a search on Registered Migration Agents online, you’ll find an infinite list of names who could guide you through the ever complex immigration process and help you secure your visa successfully.

In the same context as to whether you hire an accountant to file your tax or do it yourself instead, hiring a Registered Migration Agent to assist you is not mandatory. Yes, securing a visa can be done successfully without help at all but having an Agent guiding you throughout the process can prove to be invaluable in so many ways. Here are some of the many reasons why:

  • Registered Migration Agents are governed by a regulated body known as the MARA. A pre-requisite to acquiring their licenses from the MARA is that they undertake post graduate studies on the Australian Immigration Law and Practice. After which, they are required to take up continuous professional development every year before they could renew their licenses. And because they are regulated, they must adhere to a code of conduct imposed by the MARA ensuring that they will work within the boundaries of ethics and professionalism.

  • They are well versed with Australia’s immigration process and visa system. Part of their duty to keep up with the requirements of their professional license is to be well informed and updated with all the current changes in the immigration rules and policy. In short, they are the Australian immigration gurus you want to be with whilst you explore your pathway to the Land Down Under.

  • “Middleman” between you and Australia’s immigration office. No need for you to spend ages on the phone queuing just to speak to someone from the immigration office to address your question which, often times, they vaguely know about. You can ask your Registered Migration Agent directly and for sure you’ll be given an accurate answer since apart from being familiar with the visa system, they also maintain access to a professional library of the entire Australian immigration law. So there you go, first hand information on your door step!

  • They can provide you with options you never thought you have. Registered Migration Agents will serve as your mentor guiding you through the ins and outs of immigration legal system. Having them holding your hand during the entire visa application process gives you the assurance and the peace of mind that you are on the right track.

  • They can provide an immigration timeline that will work for you. Registered Migration Agents primary duty is to work to your best interest. They will try their very best to accommodate your personal plan and goals within the complexities of the visa system and will provide you with their honest opinion in any case you may be aiming for the moon.

  • Their professional fees equate to a higher chances of living the Australian dream. Let’s face it, Registered Migration Agents breathe through the immigration system day in and day out. It’s sensible to just leave the visa application process to the experts if you want to do things right. Of course, there is a price to pay but if it means you have your sanity intact at the end of your journey, why not? One common misconception though is that they are expensive. Yes, most of them are but there are some who are genuinely passionate about what they do and will provide a fairly priced service with both their hearts and brains on your case and rest assured, Visa Consort is one of those who would work with you with much integrity, clarity and honesty.

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