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Applying through private immigration consultant or not for Skilled 175

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Old 12-25-2009, 02:09 AM
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Applying through private immigration consultant or not for Skilled 175

Hi Guys,

I am from Canada and planning to apply for Skilled Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175).

Whould be faster (and pain free) if I was to apply through an immigration consultant?


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Old 12-25-2009, 07:15 AM
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Hi SH and welcome to the forum, a forum where you might find someinfo so you can attempt to glean for yourself whether you need to use an immigration agent.

It's no secret that most people do not use agents and with the success of an application resting in you meeting the eligibility requirements and presenting them correctly, you'll still need to collect your information together and hand over to an agent so they can fill in and file an application for you.

The eligibility section of the 175 visa has a self assessment table easy to use and each heading is a link to explanatory information.
The applying for this visa section has a Checklist which is clearly laid out, again with links and plenty of information in other sections and the Booklet you'll find referenced for the 175.

I'd expect that people doing a DIY application would have been prepared to commit some time and effort to thoroughly reading all the available info and one advantage is keeping control yourself, not to mention what may be a considerable agent's fee.

An application by an agent does not get any additional priority and if extra time is taken in you getting information to an agent, then that could in effect slow matters down.

Also have a look at links on Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration , What's New and second listing there on processing priorities to give you an idea of possible processing times.
You may want to consider an Employer Sponsored approach.

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Thanks for the detailed explanation.

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