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Still Waiting for my Work Rights


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Old 02-16-2016, 12:16 AM
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Still Waiting for my Work Rights

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I applied for a de facto partner's visa last November 23, 2016 and was granted a Bridging C visa with no work rights We have a migrant agent from a reputable law firm, I told them via email that my visa will expire on the 15th of November and still they scheduled me to see their office on the 18th of November and my visa expires already on that date. When me and my partner went to their office they said that they thought my visa will expire on the 17th of November.. anyhow, they filed my application and was granted bridging C visa, and now I applied for work right and my agent filled out the form 1005 for me and that was last December 2015, until now I don't receive any updates from them despite of many emails I sent to them.. really frustrates me a lot and we paid them $4,500 I received an email from them yesterday that they are going to call me but nothing, and today still waiting for their call... Just wanna vent out.. waiting really kills me Is it really like that when you get an agent? reply or updates are very slow?


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Old 02-16-2016, 03:01 AM
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Hi Stardust,

Sorry to hear about your experience. Hope you get a good result for the work rights.

We're currently looking for agent to assist us to apply 820 visa.
I'm curious to know who you use, because we also haven't decided yet.

Thanks


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Any time I see this I think fool.

"We have a migrant agent from a reputable {law firm}"

Law Firm - being the foolish bit as it seems a good thing to use, Registered Migration Agent is what is best to use.


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Old 02-16-2016, 08:28 AM
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When making the appointment with your migration agent, you should have pointed out to them that your visa would be expiring before your appointment so they would see you sooner.

I don't know how long it typically takes for DIBP to process requests for work rights, but like everything else they can't usually be rushed. Hopefully your agent will give you an update soon.

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until now I don't receive any updates from them despite of many emails I sent to them.. really frustrates me a lot and we paid them $4,500 I received an email from them yesterday that they are going to call me but nothing, and today still waiting for their call... Just wanna vent out.. waiting really kills me Is it really like that when you get an agent? reply or updates are very slow?
Agents are required to keep you informed of any developments in a timely manner.

I can't speak for other agents, but I tend to pass on any important developments as soon as I can and respond to inquiries within 48 hours.

On the other hand agents can't be expected to respond to daily requests for updates, especially not when an application is still waiting to be allocated.

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Old 02-16-2016, 08:53 AM
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Any time I see this I think fool.

"We have a migrant agent from a reputable {law firm}"

Law Firm - being the foolish bit as it seems a good thing to use, Registered Migration Agent is what is best to use.
There's nothing wrong with using a migration agent through a law firm. The agent my employer has used in the past was with a law firm and all their agents were also lawyers. The important thing is making sure they're also registered migration agents.

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There's nothing wrong with using a migration agent through a law firm. The agent my employer has used in the past was with a law firm and all their agents were also lawyers. The important thing is making sure they're also registered migration agents.
Agreed, there are some very good immigration lawyers out there. If you have other legal issues to deal with it may actually be an advantage to use an immigration lawyer rather than a registered migration agent. Just don't use someone who normally does real estate contracts or divorces and just dabbles in immigration law. Other than that, it probably depends on your available funds. The cost of those flash marble floors in the lobby, the coffee and all the gorgeous secretaries does get passed on to the client.

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Hi Stardust,

Sorry to hear about your experience. Hope you get a good result for the work rights.

We're currently looking for agent to assist us to apply 820 visa.
I'm curious to know who you use, because we also haven't decided yet.

Thanks
You can rely on any of the registered migration agents who regularly post on this forum.

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