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Old 10-02-2020, 10:46 AM
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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.
Thanks Aaron, it's heading to winter here and I am missing QLD!

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I am sure Nick and I will buy you a beer if you can make Cairns.

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I found this guide useful.

https://brookearoundtown.com/austral...1-partner-visa


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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.
I completely disagree, my partner is Thai which is culturally and linguistically further from Australia than Russia and I had literally zero problems. We had to pay for a birth certificate translation, but that's about it.

I think a more important measure is how fluently you can communicate with your partner to ask for employment, travel and work history for the forms. If there are communication problems then certainly seek help.


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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.
Where are these rules located? I can't find them.


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Where are these rules located? I can't find them.
Click on ‘Rules’ at the top of the page ...

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So saying that no one needs an RMA is both false and misleading.
How is that misleading or false? there is no law or requirement that you use an RMA. So can you explain why you believe it's misleading or false!

Stating that you don't need to use one in absolutely correct.

An easy analogy that people understand in Australia is using a tax agent to do your taxes.

There is no requirement that you use one, but it may or may not benefit you to use one based on your own individual circumstances.

Like tax, if your circumstance is pretty straight forward then you may not need a RMA, if you aren't good at following simple processes or can't be bothered doing it yourself maybe you do.

But unlike taxes you don't get to claim the cost back as an expense.

If you case is complex, you would be better off with a immigration lawyer as RMA can't give legal advice.


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So saying that no one needs an RMA is both false and misleading.
How is that misleading or false? there is no law or requirement that you use an RMA. So can you explain why you believe it's misleading or false!

Stating that you don't need to use one in absolutely correct.

An easy analogy that people understand in Australia is using a tax agent to do your taxes.

There is no requirement that you use one, but it may or may not benefit you to use one based on your own individual circumstances.

Like tax, if your circumstance is pretty straight forward then you may not need a RMA, if you aren't good at following simple processes or can't be bothered doing it yourself maybe you do.

But unlike taxes you don't get to claim the cost back as an expense.

If you case is complex, you would be better off with a immigration lawyer as RMA can't give legal advice.
I fully agree with all you said.
I feel angry whenever I read that it's difficult to apply for 820/801.
If you can read and write english (which you should if you intend to live in Australia) and have access to a computer, it's absolutely not rocket science. If you're honest and have nothing to hide, it's only a matter of answering questions and provide official documents.
And there is always forum like this to answer any questions.
When I read that some RMA try to scare people who are trying to migrate to Australia, and then charge them thousands, find that so unfair...


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When I read that some RMA try to scare people who are trying to migrate to Australia, and then charge them thousands, find that so unfair...
Some RMA's have a commercial interest to make the process seem harder and more complex than what it is, because that is how they make a living.

People need to be mindful of the intentions of people posting here or giving advice and give weight to that.

Much like this forum has a commercial interest in RMA's being a part of it. Nothing wrong or right with that, as long as they are transparent about it.

I am still waiting to hear the moderators point of view on why they claimed that saying no one needs to use a RMA was "false and misleading" because it's factually incorrect so I am interested to hear why they claimed this?


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