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Old 05-08-2019, 11:38 AM
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People who don't use FB tend to have different evidence that is just as valid. Before email and FB people sent postcards and letters. Some people still do. It is still good evidence.
Pre paid phone and similar tend to have less evidence, more so with countries with high internet cost or LIMITED internet access.

Pre paid phone in many countries have no "accountable" log.

Not a real issue for a 820 but can be huge for a 309. A couple in Zambia and Zimbabwe (one living in each - 1 km away due work visa) will have real internet issues and most will be pre paid phone.

If you are in this case, go to Jungle Junction - best thing I ever did.


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I missed all these replies, but have read through them now and there’s some interesting information.

We ended up using an agent for $4.5k for the prospective partner visa. When I mentioned before about the agent fees being similar to the visa application cost I failed to take into account that I was weighing against the entire agent fees which also included fees for visitor visa application and the next partner visa step.

I only hope the evidence we provided is sufficient and that our wait is not too long. I have no idea what a “good” application includes so I can only hope ours was good.


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Old 06-18-2019, 09:27 AM
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I missed all these replies, but have read through them now and there’s some interesting information.

We ended up using an agent for $4.5k for the prospective partner visa. When I mentioned before about the agent fees being similar to the visa application cost I failed to take into account that I was weighing against the entire agent fees which also included fees for visitor visa application and the next partner visa step.

I only hope the evidence we provided is sufficient and that our wait is not too long. I have no idea what a “good” application includes so I can only hope ours was good.
Your agent would know that your application has enough good information and proofs. That's one main reason to use one, so you don't need to worry about that part.

Assuming you used a good one, with current experience in Australian Partner visas. Are they MARA registered?

The wait will depend on many other factors, not necessarily related to using an agent.


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Your agent would know that your application has enough good information and proofs. That's one main reason to use one, so you don't need to worry about that part.

Assuming you used a good one, with current experience in Australian Partner visas. Are they MARA registered?

The wait will depend on many other factors, not necessarily related to using an agent.
Yes she’s a registered MARA and she does do a lot of partner visas, but our case is a little unusual maybe. I don’t think it’s straight forward at least.


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Old 06-18-2019, 10:44 PM
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People have strange priorities. Students will spend tens of thousands of dollars on their courses, they will spend money on all sort of frivolous stuff, but can’t bring themselves to pay a migration agent for a basic consultation, which would have saved them from a visa refusal. I see it all the time.
So do I.

Years ago I was contacted by a student who had invested $180 000 for 2 degrees and wanted to see me urgently. When I told him there would be a $121 consultation fee, he changed his mind and applied for a visa himself. He was refused a month later and phoned me to find out what he could do. I advised him to consult a registered migration agent

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Old 06-19-2019, 05:57 AM
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Hi all, I wanted some opinions on using a immigration agent. My fiance and I are looking to start the PMV process, but am unsure if paying the additional costs of using an agent to assist in the process will add a lot to our application. I wanted to hear some opinions and experiences. I like the idea of a little more peace of mind, but the cost could almost pay for the DOHA application fee so it's quite significant (the agent fee would be for PMV, tourist visa and temp partner visa).
You can do process by using the immigration agents or consultants but be aware about their experience and success rate.
There are many immigration consultant are available in India but you should check which agent provides the transparency in the immigration process. The good consultancy has its own lawyers or attorney in Canada for the better process and help.
so when you decide to do process with agent, you have to check their all details.


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You can do process by using the immigration agents or consultants but be aware about their experience and success rate.
There are many immigration consultant are available in India but you should check which agent provides the transparency in the immigration process. The good consultancy has its own lawyers or attorney in Canada for the better process and help.
so when you decide to do process with agent, you have to check their all details.
It might be best to use an Australian Migration agent, as they would normally concentrate on Visa rules for Australia. https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...on-agents.html

And ensure they are MARA registered for extra safeguards.

In Australia, only registered migration agents are legally able to provide migration advice.
Registered agents also operate overseas and are subject to the same Code of Conduct, professional development and regulations applied to registered migration agents based in Australia.
If you are overseas and wish to use a migration agent you should check the register to find a registered migration agent in your area.


Most Australian based ones will work on Skype etc., so can deal with people anywhere in the world.


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From my experience, I highly recommend hiring an agent based in Australia. We are offshore, and having someone there has made it very easy to coordinate APF checks (they were mailed to the office) and other copies of documents from overseas. It’s been well worth it, in general, for us, to hire a professional to handle something as important as our partner visa.


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You can also process with the help of immigration agents or consultants, but be aware of their experience and success rates. The advisor also helps you in documentation and takes care that you do not forget about any particular work. There are many immigration consultants available in India but you should see which agent provides transparency in the immigration process. For better process and help, a good consultation should be an advocate or lawyer in Canada.
So when you decide to process with the agent, you have to check all their details.


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