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Old 10-02-2020, 01:14 AM
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If you can write and read and you can be bothered to upload all your documents, you DO NOT NEED an agent.
It's a very easy process and an agent doesn't speed it up.
The waiting time is the same with or without one and at least you control your application and know exactly what you've done if you do it yourself.
I'm french, have done it all by myself and got my permanent residency in less than 23 months....
Feel to ask questions if needed.
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Totally agree. I did all paperworks by myself (Indonesian) and my husband (Australian) without using an agent.
Steps:
-Stage 1: Sub class 820 - TR, Apply by Feb 2014 - BVA, got TR - Oct 2014
-Stage 2: Sub class 801 - PR, got PR - Feb 2017
-Final step: Apply for Australian Citizen by Feb 2018, test and approved - Feb 2019 and ceremony - July 2019 and got passport 10 days after ceremony.
Processing time: TR - 8 months, PR - 26 months and 1 year for Australian Citizen.

DON'T NEED AN AGENT. You can do it by yourselves without paying a cent on commission and save your self thousand $$$$ , as long all documents required are valid.

Best of luck!

Vera

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Hi,
If you can write and read and you can be bothered to upload all your documents, you DO NOT NEED an agent.
It's a very easy process and an agent doesn't speed it up.
The waiting time is the same with or without one and at least you control your application and know exactly what you've done if you do it yourself.
I'm french, have done it all by myself and got my permanent residency in less than 23 months....
Feel to ask questions if needed.
Vero
Totally agree. I did all paperworks by myself (Indonesian) and my husband (Australian) without using an agent.
Steps:
-Stage 1: Sub class 820 - TR, Apply by Feb 2014 - BVA, got TR - Oct 2014
-Stage 2: Sub class 801 - PR, got PR - Feb 2017
-Final step: Apply for Australian Citizen by Feb 2018, test and approved - Feb 2019 and ceremony - July 2019 and got passport 10 days after ceremony.
Processing time: TR - 8 months, PR - 26 months and 1 year for Australian Citizen.

DON'T NEED AN AGENT. You can do it by yourselves without paying a cent on commission and save your self thousand $$$$ <img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />, as long all documents required are valid.

Best of luck!

Vera
Fully agree with you Vera.
Glad to read some sensible post as last.
It is NOT difficult. RMAs are just an unnecessary cost...


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I wonder how many of those who are advocating how easy it is to process a visa have any experience outside of their own?
I would hazard a guess at none.!
If someone follows your simplistic advice, makes a basic error, and is rejected are you prepared to take any responsibility?
A reputable RMA can't guarantee the granting of a visa, however they can prevent the simple but fatal mistakes that first timers often make.
In the end it is everyone's individual choice what they do, but I certainly wouldn't risk my $7000 plus investment, on uneducated, unqualified amateurs!


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It really depends on your situation. If your partner is from a country similar to Australia like the UK, or USA, then it's pretty straight forward and you can do it yourself. The only exception is if there are no unusual circumstances around your partner (e.g. time spent in prison, overstaying in other countries, previous visa cancellations, connections to the military or intelligence organisations etc etc.) If such unusual circumstances exist, do not do it yourself and find an agent.

However if your partner is from a country with a completely different linguistic cultural and legal system to Australia, use an agent. My partner is from Russia, and the linguistic, legal and cultural systems are so different there that I could not fill in many sections of the spouse visa application with certainty. The letters of the alphabet are different, the identity documentations are completely different, the number of names people have and the way they change is different, etc etc. I had to use an agent even though i have considerable experience completing different types of visa application forms.


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We applied for the prospective marriage visa 300 via agent... it was worth it. However the next visa (820/801) we did ourselves, because we were already familiar with the process and had half of the required documents ready from the previous visa application

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I wonder how many of those who are advocating how easy it is to process a visa have any experience outside of their own?
I would hazard a guess at none.!
If someone follows your simplistic advice, makes a basic error, and is rejected are you prepared to take any responsibility?
A reputable RMA can't guarantee the granting of a visa, however they can prevent the simple but fatal mistakes that first timers often make.
In the end it is everyone's individual choice what they do, but I certainly wouldn't risk my $7000 plus investment, on uneducated, unqualified amateurs!
I can understand what you say. If people share their experiences, it doesn't mean that they are amateurs without knowing their background in fact. We just want to give some ideas based on our experiances to some people who want to need advice, of course for free and the choice is up to them.

By the way, I was a Notary/Solicitor in Indonesia for 20 years before for good to Sydney and still learning about Australian Law and the bureaucracy system of AU government anyways.


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I can understand what you say. If people share their experiences, it doesn't mean that they are amateurs without knowing their background in fact. We just want to give some ideas based on our experiances to some people who want to need advice, of course for free and the choice is up to them.

By the way, I was a Notary/Solicitor in Indonesia for 20 years before for good to Sydney and still learning about Australian Law and the bureaucracy system of AU government anyways.
With all due respect they are amateurs, as if they were professionally qualified RMAs the rules of the Forum require them to state their registration number.

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I pay $5500 to our agent for 309 100 and i cannot reach him anymore + am very stressed and I have simple question, i know application is submitted long time ago we still waiting. We have very simple case and no children yet but plan to have soon but time and age is running out fast (both 40yr olds)

Is it possible for me to ask agent to give us our application and notify immigration to contact us direct and not go through agent anymore?

Im very angry and stressed &#x1f614;&#x1f614;


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I can understand what you say. If people share their experiences, it doesn't mean that they are amateurs without knowing their background in fact. We just want to give some ideas based on our experiances to some people who want to need advice, of course for free and the choice is up to them.

By the way, I was a Notary/Solicitor in Indonesia for 20 years before for good to Sydney and still learning about Australian Law and the bureaucracy system of AU government anyways.
In which case I refer you to s280 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth).

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As I admitted Paul, I have been foul of that many times.

I have seen non RMA's give very good and very bad advice over the years.

Never on this forum have I seen a RMA give bad advice, but I have on another forum.

Hope you are doing well your side of the World Paul, our only resident RMA based outside Australia.

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