Migration agents can take a lot of the stress out of applying for a visa. When you engage the services of a migration agent, you should expect that your chosen migration agent will handle the entire visa application process for you with professionalism and a wealth of migration knowledge.
What is the visa application process?
The first step in the visa application process is to find the right agent for you. Take into account the factors covered in the article ‘How to Choose a Migration Agent’. Arrange to meet with your prospective agent. During this meeting you can determine if the migration agent is right for you and your case. Conversely, the agent will also be able to determine whether you qualify for a visa.
Once you have chosen a migration agent, you will move into the contract stage. The agent will put together a legally binding contract outlining what the agent’s obligations are to you throughout the visa application process. The contract will also outline any fallbacks should the migration agent not do what they were employed to do.
The migration agent will put compile a comprehensive list of documents that you will need to supply to support your visa application. Based on the information you supply; your agent will put your visa application together.
Once complete, the application is sent to you to check. At this time, you can amend any information if necessary. Once you confirm all the information is in order, the migration agent will lodge your visa application.
The agent will keep you apprised of the progress of the application and handle any issues or requests for information. Your agent will also manage any dealings with particular areas of the Department of Home Affairs, for example those that deal with certain condition and visa waivers such as the 8503 (no further stay waiver).
Once an outcome on your visa application has been determined, you agent will advise you of the result. Hopefully, there is cause for celebration!
The visa application process is quite involved and can be daunting for someone with little experience in these matters. There are many advantages to engaging the services of a registered migration agent some of which include:
- Your visa application is completed correctly
- All supporting documentation is in order
- Any issues are dealt with efficiently
The team at Visa Solutions Australia are happy to assist you with all your migration needs. Contact Visa Solutions Australia on 9328 2664 or 1800 828 008.
While Australian borders are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel exemptions may apply under the following circumstances:
- A traveller has a compassionate or compelling reason to visit Australia
- Overseas workers holding a Subclass 482 or 400 visa are required to undertake a job in Australia that cannot be filled by a local employee
Visa Solutions Australia has been successful in acquiring a broad range of exemptions, from critical workers to those needing to travel on compassionate grounds.