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Old 09-29-2020, 09:51 AM
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Thanks Folks, I appreciate the tips.

No doubt about the value of RMA. It would be great to have the assistance. I'd just like to save the 3k at this point in time. We can prove 6 years together quite easily (so many holidays together, visiting her family, my family) and no complications of criminal records or anything. The best thing we did was register our relationship in 2016 in Vic, I think that really helps us.


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Old 09-29-2020, 09:57 AM
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Spot on.

Problem is once you pay them upfront (which 99.9% of RMA's seek, which is reasonable IMO), what incentive do they have to continue providing you the service after they have received your money? I realise there is a code of conduct they are responsible to provide you but have to say from our experiences and others weve heard from RMA's tend to follow very close to that line to what is expected of them and i recommend to have everything in writing so that you have evidence of contact. Could be a possibility they all take too many clients in (to get $$$$) but then are unable to cope with the demand afterwards.....

I do still recommend an initial meeting which cost us around $250 for about 45mins of advice explaining our situation and what visa to apply for etc.
The “upfront” payment is paid into a clients’ or trust account and held in that account until the work is completed, so the incentive is 100% there to get the work done on time as these funds cannot be released until it is. If the work has not been done and the client requests that the contract is ended, the RMA must return any funds deposited that relate to incomplete tasks.

I think it is completely wrong to suggest that “all” RMAs take on too many clients just to “get $$$$”. Maybe a few do this, but there are good operators and bad operators in all industries and reputable professionals want to do a good job for all their clients. In my experience most RMAs will go ‘above and beyond’ for clients rather than do the bare minimum. Of course, in a highly regulated environment, we need to stick to the rules and are governed by legislation in this. Illegal and/or unregistered operators will have no such scruples.

I tell all my potential partner visa clients that if they want to spend the time to do all the background research then of course they could lodge their own application and will likely be successful. However, the number of questions that get asked regularly on this and other forums suggest that the available information is not necessarily easy to find, accurate or helpful. My job is to make the process easier and less stressful, particularly if the clients have better things to do with their time.
Sorry paulhand but I fully agree brian08 : when one pays 8000$ for the visa application, one doesn't need to pay any extra money to an agent who does NOT have any power to speed up the process.
It's such a simple process that I still don't understand why anybody would give one dollar to an agent.
All questions are answered on the immigration website and a forum like this will help and give tips which are all free and first hand from people who have been through the process.
Don't waste money!

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Old 09-29-2020, 10:17 AM
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Thanks Folks, I appreciate the tips.

No doubt about the value of RMA. It would be great to have the assistance. I'd just like to save the 3k at this point in time. We can prove 6 years together quite easily (so many holidays together, visiting her family, my family) and no complications of criminal records or anything. The best thing we did was register our relationship in 2016 in Vic, I think that really helps us.

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If you're able to post on this forum, you're able to deal with the application all by yourself and save the RMAs fee.
As long as your relationship is "genuine and continuous" and to the exclusion of any other, your case is an easy one.
You need to upload evidences of your relationship, apply for and upload police check, organise the health check.... But nothing that requires a paid 3rd party's action...
I'm french, so English is a second language for me, and that was a walk in the park!!!
I just follows the instructions and went fir it all by myself.
I got my 820 in 22 months.
Then I thought I could qualify to a direct 801 (permanent residency) without application nor 24 month waiting period. So I simply sent an email to the case officer who I was in contact with when he requested a fresh police check (they're valid for only 3months) when dealing with my 820 and I got my permanent residency in less than 2 hours.
Do it yourself, the RMAs fee is better in your pocket!!!

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Thanks Folks, I appreciate the tips.

No doubt about the value of RMA. It would be great to have the assistance. I'd just like to save the 3k at this point in time. We can prove 6 years together quite easily (so many holidays together, visiting her family, my family) and no complications of criminal records or anything. The best thing we did was register our relationship in 2016 in Vic, I think that really helps us.

Remember, RMA have absolutely NO power on immigration department so using one doesn't change the outcome nor make it happen faster....


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Veronique in Australia, you are an amateur who has gone through this process once.
Your story intrigued me, so I checked back over your posts, your post #6255 states that you have been living together for over 20 years, and married for 18, yet your post #2020 of September 21 states you have been living together for 25 years and married for 20!
Which one is the truth?
It is inconsistencies like yours that cause immigration officials to question the veracity of any other information that you provide.

If you make such glaring errors as that you are certainly in no position to offer anyone advice!


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Old 09-29-2020, 10:28 AM
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Veronique in Australia, you are an amateur who has gone through this process once.
Your story intrigued me, so I checked back over your posts, your post #6255 states that you have been living together for over 20 years, and married for 18, yet your post #2020 of September 21 states you have been living together for 25 years and married for 20!
Which one is the truth?
It is inconsistencies like yours that cause immigration officials to question the veracity of any other information that you provide.

If you make such glaring errors as that you are certainly in no position to offer anyone advice!
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You must think we all dumb... And that's probably how you get clients...

My husband and I met in 1995 in work environment. We became friends. Engaged in 2000 and married in 2002. So 25, 20 and 18 years.
I tell you that my case officer understood very well.
One has just to state and explain facts and dates and it's not rocket science.
No agent us need at all and in doubt, forum like this one helps.


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Old 09-29-2020, 10:42 AM
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I certainly do think you are dumb, what clients are you talking about,I am not even an RMA, I am just an ordinary member of this group!
You talk of dates and facts, yet your's don't add up!


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Old 09-29-2020, 10:50 AM
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I certainly do think you are dumb, what clients are you talking about,I am not even an RMA, I am just an ordinary member of this group!
You talk of dates and facts, yet your's don't add up!
What doesn't add up?
Meeting in 1995 doesn't make 25 years?
Getting engaged in 2000 doesn't make 20 years?
Married in 2002 doesn't make 18 years?
You must have done interests in RMA business, otherwise you wouldn't be so stubborn about it...


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I am a retired engineer and have no interest in Any RMA business.
Personally I don't care how long you have been married, but you can't say 18 years in one post, and 20 years in another post.
It is that inconsistency that I am talking about.


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I am a retired engineer and have no interest in Any RMA business.
Personally I don't care how long you have been married, but you can't say 18 years in one post, and 20 years in another post.
It is that inconsistency that I am talking about.
When you apply you have to be accurate in your facts and dates of course. And despite your comments I must have been consistent because I got my permanent residency.
So all your comments are pointless.
What is 100% true is nobody needs an RMA.
Wether you like it or not


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