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Old 02-17-2015, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by CollegeGirl View Post
If you had worked with a migration agent (MARA-registered) BEFORE you provided your response for the Schedule 3 waiver, they could have helped you possibly build a much more compelling case that could have resulted in you not being denied in the first place. However, now that you have, it is very likely your only option is going to be to go offshore and reapply. MRT would likely just deny you again, and then you'd just have to go offshore and apply again anyway. You would have wasted years and money in the meantime. However, a MARA-registered agent could look at your specific case and tell you for sure what your options are. Wrussell, above, is a good, MARA-registered agent. CCMS, Mark Northam, and Jeremy Hooper are other good agents on this forum.

EDIT: Actually, from Mark's response to you, it looks like maybe it would be worth pursuing MRT. Even more reason to get a good agent involved NOW.
I also wish I had found this forum before hand. My partner and i were both oblivious to all of the constraints and hurdles you have to go through. If we had known we would have gotten an agent in the beginning. ESPECIALLY due to our schedule 3, i just wish the DIBP had informed us of that when we first applied and he was not on a substantive visa I would have then thought to get an agent however when we found out we only had 28 days to respond and not enough money to pay for one upfront in that amount of time. Thanks for all of your comments, Mark has already made me feel more at ease. I think we will apply to MRT and later get an agent to help us get more evidence for schedule 3 in order.

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Old 02-17-2015, 04:43 AM
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It is not a good practice to offer advice without knowing the full facts of a case, but there is a limited time available for a RMA unfamiliar with a case to take instructions and give advice in the strictly period available for a MRT application to be lodged.

Sometimes the best that can be done is to lodge a bald review application, obtain the full immigration file from the MRT and see whether a case can be made.

It is not illegal, but is considered illegitimate, to lodge a review application (or any other application) only to delay a departure form Australia. I suppose it is even more illegitimate to lodge a review application so a client can continue working to rake up the money to pay for a solution to whatever misfortune has overtaken them, but I do not let that stop me.

Westly Russell
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