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Why Should You Use A Registered Migration Agent?

Quite often, you do not need to use a migration agent to lodge a visa application. However, the process can be lengthy and complicated and therefore, using a registered migration agent will make your life easier. A registered migration agent gives you the protection against any improper lodging of application as registered agents are aware of:

  • current laws
  • current procedures
  • can give you the correct advice
  • help you get it right the first time

Those are some of the main benefits and they can assist you with your applications, providing support from start to finish.

Current Laws

All registered agents are familiar with the Australia’s migration laws. Consequently, with these laws in mind, migration agents can help you find the most suitable pathway to cater to your needs without violating any laws.

Current Procedures

The Australian government are constantly passing out new laws and restrictions to make migrating to Australia harder. From working visa, student visa, visitor visa to partner visa, visa applications are constantly changing. Using a registered agent is beneficial as they are aware of the current procedures and therefore, as their clients, they will help make your application easier and smoother. They will guide you on what you need to pass the requirements and what is expected of you. You won’t have to spend hours researching the different visas options and procedures as they will do all of that for you.

Can Give You the Correct advice!

With expertise and knowledge, a registered migration agent will be able to assist you with your needs and goals. They are required to stay up to date with changes in legislation relating to visas and consequently, can give you the correct advice on what’s most suitable for you. Migration agents understands that it all comes down to the individual circumstances and the complexity of your case, hence, they can help you find the different visa options and pathways that’s most suitable for you.

Help You Get It Right the First Time

Having a registered migration agent assisting you with your application is very beneficial as they will do everything to ensure that your application is successful. They do this by checking all the documents required and can help you with potential mistakes if errors are spotted. Making errors on your visa applications is harmful as it means your visa could potential be rejected, and you can lose thousands and thousands of dollars. More often than not, your application fee is non – refundable. Having your visa application rejected is a major setback and can be daunting as not only are you losing your money, you’re also putting your emotion on the line. Therefore, using a registered migration agent is advantageous as they help ensure your application stands a better chance of success.

How To Know If Your Agent Is A Registered One?

For an agent to legally give immigration assistance in Australia, they must be listed on the “Migration Agents Registration Authority” (MARA). You can check if your agent is a registered agent by finding them on the link below.

Here are a list of illegal things that your agent can say to you.

  • “I can guarantee that you will get a visa to Australia”
  • “Pay now to register for the migration program”
  • “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity or your only chance to travel or migrate to Australia”
  • “Only I can pay the charges, give me your money and I will pay the charges for you”
  • “I have a special relationship with the Department of Home Affairs”

Be on the lookout for scams and false claims about your chances of success to avoid disappointment.

Fees For Application!

It is important to understand that all these work and service comes with a fee. While it may cost more to use a Registered Migration Agent, they can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Often, these benefits of using a Registered Migration Agent only becomes apparent when it is already too late. It is best not to gamble on your future and visa applications by wanting to save cost or by using an Unregistered Migration Agent. How can you price it if it’s the only chance for you and your family to migrate to Australia.

At Sophos Migration Specialist, we have got our own Registered Migration Agent, Anna Molina, who has got 5 years worth of experience dealing with the different types of visas. Thus, you will be in safe hands if you choose us to be your agent and we will be there for you to start from finish.

Contact us now for any enquiries!

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