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Old 01-12-2019, 04:44 PM
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Paid the ferryman $7160 big ones on Thursday 10th of January 2019 to have my fiance live with me in Australia. Uploaded documents this weekend and have a Medical Examination for her to book next week. It seems we have all the documents but I am sure that greater appeasement will be required.

Such a long and exhaustive process but necessary to keep out criminals, disease carriers, whingers, bludgers and backdoorers.


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Such a long and exhaustive process but necessary to keep out criminals, disease carriers, whingers, bludgers and backdoorers.
Also meant to stop sponsors with a criminal history or with a history of domestic violence and abuse from sponsoring their unsuspecting partners.

Not sure how the process will be stopping bludgers or whingers...

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Old 01-13-2019, 05:07 AM
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Something of great personal satisfaction was not paying $3000 + for a Migration Agent. At first we thought it would be a faster and surer option but after stepping through the online application we soon learned that information required was as simple as obtain, scan, translate (we hired and recommend ProTranslations for NAATI Certification) and upload the documents to ImmiAccount.

Obtaining documents takes time. For me here in Australia to have a Federal Police Check returned took over 1 month. For her we had to wait until after payment before getting the HAP ID number so we are now looking at a further wait.

We, the applicants, had to do the leg work in obtaining documents and providing the required information so definitely made the right choice.


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Something of great personal satisfaction was not paying $3000 + for a Migration Agent. At first we thought it would be a faster and surer option but after stepping through the online application we soon learned that information required was as simple as obtain, scan, translate (we hired and recommend ProTranslations for NAATI Certification) and upload the documents to ImmiAccount.

Obtaining documents takes time. For me here in Australia to have a Federal Police Check returned took over 1 month. For her we had to wait until after payment before getting the HAP ID number so we are now looking at a further wait.

We, the applicants, had to do the leg work in obtaining documents and providing the required information so definitely made the right choice.
That $ number varies a lot for a migration agent, in fact it seems low for some.

For a simple Partner Visa application it is certainly possible to find the info online to do a DIY application under most circumstances if you understand some basics.

But out of the norm or with any issues it is a mine field, there is a very large number of Partner Visas currently refused awaiting review (obviously many refused do not seek review).

Every applicant must do the leg work to get the documents and evidence - knowing what and how to get it can be key.

I have done more visa applications than most - now I am more inclined to use an agent in certain cases/places than use my knowledge for a DIY.

If I ever attempted another Partner Visa it would only be with a Registered Migration Agent and I expect it would be far greater than $3,000.


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But out of the norm or with any issues it is a mine field, there is a very large number of Partner Visas currently refused awaiting review (obviously many refused do not seek review).
Yes I do suggest a Migration Agent if there are comprehension issues applying for a Visa. Ultimately that is what Migration Agents operate for, to assist those that need it.


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Applicants from Russia have some "extra" issues, less than many from the Eastern Bloc but still issues that need addressing.

The issues are reduced with a PMV application compared to a 309 application but still exist.

While the Immi website exists it is regulations (available) and policy (not available - mostly) that determin if a visa "can/should" be granted.

Have you read or seen the PAM 3 for your visa application?

I have never seen it for the PMV or the 309 but have for the 820 - very interesting stuff and why many are waiting at the AAT/MRT.

Often simple errors, often not.


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While the Immi website exists it is regulations (available) and policy (not available - mostly) that determin if a visa "can/should" be granted.
Yes that I understand for undesirable countries of origin. I.e. countries with poor human right practices and archaic religious dogma.

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No I have not seen. Can you direct me to this information please?


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Yes I do suggest a Migration Agent if there are comprehension issues applying for a Visa. Ultimately that is what Migration Agents operate for, to assist those that need it.
Registered Migration Agents don’t only operate for those who “ need it”.

Many people simply don’t want to deal with it themselves and want someone to act on their behalf.

It’s no different from using an accountant, a mechanic or a real estate agent.

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No I have not seen. Can you direct me to this information please?
The simple answer is no, it is basically not available unless you are immigration staff or a Registered Migration Agent.

I did try to get a subscription a few years ago but to proceed I needed to enter my RMA number, that I do not have.

Over many years I have never been able to access a free or paid service, but have been willing to pay the $700 or more annual fee.


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Registered Migration Agents donít only operate for those who ď need itĒ.

Many people simply donít want to deal with it themselves and want someone to act on their behalf.

Itís no different from using an accountant, a mechanic or a real estate agent.
Yes if people want an Agent they sure have that choice. We did not know Migration Agents existed prior to applying online through the ImmiAccount dedicated application. It is after browsing this forum we knew.

If the ImmiAccount online application process was complex then we sure would have engaged an Agent but thankfully the ImmiAccount creators have been specific with the questions and requirements.

After completing the application online, I cannot see several thousand dollars of work that is asked of Migration Agents. Considering we provide all the information, it is simply a matter of placing it in the appropriate sections of the ImmiAccount, which we did.

I have saved thousands upon thousands of dollars in my life by saying no to exorbitant fees for tasks that, upon research and trial, are all too easy.


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