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Old 08-12-2019, 08:03 AM
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Is an immigration agent worth it for a partner visa? Our case is a little bit complex but if its just a matter of filling out forms then I can probably manage it myself.


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Is an immigration agent worth it for a partner visa? Our case is a little bit complex but if its just a matter of filling out forms then I can probably manage it myself.
It is not just a matter of filling out some forms. You need good, well presented evidence, detailed supporting statements, letters of support and quite a few other things.

If there are additionial complications, then it is definitely a good idea to get some initial professional advice. Feel free to contact me directly, if that's what you're after.

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Is an immigration agent worth it for a partner visa? Our case is a little bit complex but if its just a matter of filling out forms then I can probably manage it myself.
It depends how confident you feel in getting everything just right.

We did the 300, 820 and 801 partner visa route without a migration agent, but it was almost 4 years of stress and worry, wondering if we had done everything that was needed. And ours was quite simple in many respects.

It is not simply filling in forms. You need to decide what proofs to supply etc. And wording your statements.

For a complex case it might be worth considering a migration agent if you can afford one. (https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...on-agents.html)


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Thanks for the link. I think we will be trying for the 300 visa. I didn't realise how expensive it is and how strict the rules are. Its a very sad situation. So do you need to pay the money up front? its around 7k? If the application is rejected do you get a reimbursement?


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Thanks for the link. I think we will be trying for the 300 visa. I didn't realise how expensive it is and how strict the rules are. Its a very sad situation. So do you need to pay the money up front? its around 7k? If the application is rejected do you get a reimbursement?
You must pay the whole $7715.00 up front and there are no refunds. There are additional costs for the subsequent 820 /801 application ($1285.00).

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You must pay the whole $7715.00 up front and there are no refunds. There are additional costs for the subsequent 820 /801 application ($1285.00).
That is brutal to say the least


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IMO, yes, an agent is absolutely worth it. For something so important and costly, why risk handling it as a DIY?


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That is brutal to say the least
Yes it is. And the application process is very unforgiving.

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We did our application for the partner visa ourselves. This is definitely doable, but it requires you to be organised and do a substantial amount of research into the question of which documents to provide.

I can imagine that hiring an agent makes sense if you want to take away some stress, and know that you are doing things right. It probably is quite helpful to be able to talk to someone who has gone through this process multiple times. Also our case was fairly straightforward, you say that yours is somewhat complex. In that case an agent probably makes sense.

And yes it is expensive. There is no way around it. However, if you are in a genuine, long-term relationship, this visa gives you a lot of security.

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We did our application for the partner visa ourselves. This is definitely doable, but it requires you to be organised and do a substantial amount of research into the question of which documents to provide.

I can imagine that hiring an agent makes sense if you want to take away some stress, and know that you are doing things right. It probably is quite helpful to be able to talk to someone who has gone through this process multiple times. Also our case was fairly straightforward, you say that yours is somewhat complex. In that case an agent probably makes sense.

And yes it is expensive. There is no way around it. However, if you are in a genuine, long-term relationship, this visa gives you a lot of security.
Which visa did you apply for first?


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