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Old 09-29-2016, 06:54 AM
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Immigration Agency, yay or neh?

Hi everyone, my husband and I have been getting all the documents ready for the past 1 year but we have met with many roadblocks. Out of desperation, we are considering the help of an immigration agency. However, we have heard both the negatives and positives of such approach. It would help greatly if anyone could give us any advice regarding if we should or should not go ahead with engaging an agency's help. Here are some of the information for consideration:

(Husband)

- visa 189 state sponsorship for NSW
- 55 points + 5 points from sponsorship
- age 29
- ACS approved
- IELTS 7+ in each section
- BSc and MSc from London Met in Computer Networking
- anzo code 26311-11
- 3 years of experience but after ACS only 1 so not claiming any points from employement
- spouse with IELTS 7+ and Masters
- marriage cert and birth certs
- police checks and medicals will be done once a CO is assigned to the case
- Last year, submitted same docs for 189 but for 6 months no CO was assigned to case

Now the questions are, are we missing some documents that we are not aware of? should we just submit the application in EOI or engage the help of an agency and pay 3000+ for their service?

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!


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Old 09-29-2016, 09:50 AM
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Hi everyone, my husband and I have been getting all the documents ready for the past 1 year but we have met with many roadblocks. Out of desperation, we are considering the help of an immigration agency. However, we have heard both the negatives and positives of such approach. It would help greatly if anyone could give us any advice regarding if we should or should not go ahead with engaging an agency's help. Here are some of the information for consideration:

(Husband)

- visa 189 state sponsorship for NSW
- 55 points + 5 points from sponsorship
- age 29
- ACS approved
- IELTS 7+ in each section
- BSc and MSc from London Met in Computer Networking
- anzo code 26311-11
- 3 years of experience but after ACS only 1 so not claiming any points from employement
- spouse with IELTS 7+ and Masters
- marriage cert and birth certs
- police checks and medicals will be done once a CO is assigned to the case
- Last year, submitted same docs for 189 but for 6 months no CO was assigned to case

Now the questions are, are we missing some documents that we are not aware of? should we just submit the application in EOI or engage the help of an agency and pay 3000+ for their service?

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
Honestly, if you can afford hiring a registered MARA agent, I don't know why you wouldn't. The whole visa process is a bit complicated and it's easy to make a mistake that can literally cost you thousands of dollars. There are several awesome MARA agents on this forum, who I'm sure, would be a great choice for helping you with this. Nick (CCMS), Mark Northam, Jeremy Hooper or Wes Russell just to name a few. (Sorry if I misspelled anyone's name!)


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Old 09-29-2016, 10:59 AM
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Hi everyone, my husband and I have been getting all the documents ready for the past 1 year but we have met with many roadblocks. Out of desperation, we are considering the help of an immigration agency. However, we have heard both the negatives and positives of such approach. It would help greatly if anyone could give us any advice regarding if we should or should not go ahead with engaging an agency's help. Here are some of the information for consideration:

(Husband)

- visa 189 state sponsorship for NSW
- 55 points + 5 points from sponsorship
- age 29
- ACS approved
- IELTS 7+ in each section
- BSc and MSc from London Met in Computer Networking
- anzo code 26311-11
- 3 years of experience but after ACS only 1 so not claiming any points from employement
- spouse with IELTS 7+ and Masters
- marriage cert and birth certs
- police checks and medicals will be done once a CO is assigned to the case
- Last year, submitted same docs for 189 but for 6 months no CO was assigned to case

Now the questions are, are we missing some documents that we are not aware of? should we just submit the application in EOI or engage the help of an agency and pay 3000+ for their service?

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
In order for a ripoff to take place there must be two parties - the ripper and the ripee. From the position you are in it should cost much less than you have apparently been quoted to lodge an EoI and your visa application.
If you go to my website: pinoyau.com and use the contact form, I will have a look at your case and give you a sensible quote.

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Old 09-29-2016, 11:38 AM
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Thank you for replying, Westly. I was going to say that I was quoted half that price for a 189 skilled visa application and thought that quote the OP was given was really high.


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