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Old 07-28-2016, 08:52 AM
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My whole story:
I've lodged my application for Protection Visa on March 2016 , i've gotta reply by the immigration for thumbnails (i know this because i called immigration after i gotta last replied from immigration for invalid application) but unfortunately i did not attend. I did not notice the invitation by letter because i didn't update the current address with immigration ( my fault). Then on 2nd May 2016, i gotta email replied from the immigration about current status of application " is invalid it did not meet section 46(2a) of the Migration Act 1958, and may want to consider making new application that meets the requirement for a valid visa application and more suitable to your circumstances. "Right after that, i go to refugee council in footscray to seek for a legal assist, unfortunately they can't help me, instead they reccomended me to seek help at XXXXXXXXXXXX for my case. I mate this License Migration Agent 'Miss XXXXXX' and she willing to help me. At that moment i've got only 6 remaining calender days ( Monday is the last day counted from date email reply from immigration) to take any action for my current visa status otherwise i would get unlawfully stay which i dont wanna too. She encouraged me to get student visa because my intention are : 1) to get the PR, 2) to have a good carier, life, health and wealth in here, she did not encoureaged me go for protection visa because its hard to get approval for it, most applicant would get finally refused and its only for temporary stay (buying time). I took several days to manage the money 1250Aud for first Installment and the rest is monthly basis (550Aud) to pay for my tuition fees to get the COE at Western College (Diploma in Business) as advised by XXXXXX and i manage by myself, plus the money 570Aud for my student visa, paid to her which she do it on behalf of me. I've made on9 payment to her, and i got the receipt for my record. She told me that she could applied my student visa right away either on that Saturday or Sunday , and told me it doesnt took much time. If she do so, atleast my application on that day would be considered valid because it is lodged before i'm overstay ( last day Monday) . Right after i have made my payment, every calls and text messaging are not answerd, return or respond. Now after i mate her today, she gave me the replies from the immigration about my current status for my student visa, print it on for me. When i do the crosscheck in VEVO, i'm really shock that there is nothing recorded on my name as a Bridging Visa Holder as stated in the document. In fact, i've made a call to Immigration to crosscheck, definitely there are zero record under my name bout student visa application. More surprisingly the grant number in the document i acquired from her is under someone else name. Now because of unresponsible act by her, i'm facing a bigger and deeper problems which are : 1) Apparently my status has already becoming overstay, 2) waste of my time, money and all of the effort, 3) facing problems for refund my tuition fee because college need black and white of rejection letter from Immigration in order to refund my money, which it is never applied under my record. 4) My opportunities becoming less for migration process, 5) I have already got bad record under my name if overstay, which if she's not take it for granted, i still might have a clear record on my name. If this happen , what would be the significant?
What is the best thing for me to do?
If it is true i've got cheated by the registered RMA agent, where can i fight for my right?
At least she have to get fair treat by what she has done to me. I believed Australia is a human right country, she can't escape just like that because she is a licensed MRA agent. It is totally unrelevent and unfair.
Where could i seek for [email protected] legal assist regarding my situation?

This is totally are not my fault, because of unresponsible code of conduct, i get the heat and problems. I just follow everything state and replied from the immigration.

Please advise me.

Many thanks,

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Old 07-28-2016, 10:11 PM
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Naming and shaming is not allowed, so the name of the migration agent has been removed from your post.

If your agent is MARA registered (which she is) you could lodge a complaint with them. But have you first spoken with her to ask why you can't find the status of your current bridging visa in VEVO?

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Old 07-29-2016, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Maggie-May24 View Post
Naming and shaming is not allowed, so the name of the migration agent has been removed from your post.

If your agent is MARA registered (which she is) you could lodge a complaint with them. But have you first spoken with her to ask why you can't find the status of your current bridging visa in VEVO?
I'm sorry for that.
Yup already ask her and replied that "give me some time, i'm gonna crosscheck with immigration"..5-6 days later when i'm request the reason, she just call me to come in meet her at her office. During the meeting she told me immigration can't proceed my student visa application because i'm not holding any substantive visa, so there are only 2 option fir that which is:
1) refused

Without any discussion and alert bout this to me, she just withdraw the application and i dont think that is a proper way and did not meet code of conduct as a licensed migration agent.

Eventually the funniest part is "there is no such as that application under my record based on immigration" when i'm cross check with them and surprisingly the Grant Number she gave me is under some one else name.

So it is invalid question to declare the issues "replied action by immigration for my student visa application" because the real situation is, it is not there.

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