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Old 12-10-2013, 09:22 AM
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Hi All,
have a question re 115 remaining relative visa.

Wife & I would like to sponsor her brother on a 115 visa.

He is currently in NZ with a work permit (Fiji passport) and has been advised by 2 immigration agents there that it is possible to pay around $40,000 and have the visa issued much quicker than the current 15+ year wait.

My cautious side is a bit suss about this, so can anyone here provide further info, on whether this is legit, how it works, and an approx time frame to get approved.

Family structure is a follows

Both parents deceased,
2 brothers deceased,
4 siblings - 3 are Australian Citizens, but 1 living in NZ.
The 4th is the one to be sponsored.


Appreciate your responses & feedback.
Thanks!


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Old 12-10-2013, 09:53 AM
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They might be mixing it up with a contributory parent visa...You cannot fast track a remaining relative visa by paying extra. If this is what they are suggesting, I'd stay well clear of them.

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Thanks for the response.

Is there any visa class available that would allow us to fast track the last living relative (brother), or are we stuck with the 15 year wait on 115?

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Steve sounds like a scam to me! Don't pay that

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Would not go down that path unless we can verify that it is legit, and/or have confirmed that this can actually happen.
Should have some from info from sis-in-law in NZ in the next few days, as to what scenario the migration agent says it can be processed under.


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It is NOT legit, it can NOT happen, and there is no way to expedite it. If the agent tells you otherwise, they are lying. This visa is the absolute last priority among family class visas.

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It is NOT legit, it can NOT happen, and there is no way to expedite it. If the agent tells you otherwise, they are lying. This visa is the absolute last priority among family class visas.
Numbers are very limited as well, hence the long wait. There definitely is no short cut. It would be interesting to get the agents' advice in writing...Are they MARA registered ?

Have you investigated if your brother in law is eligible for any of the skilled/employer sponsored visas or even a student visa ?

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Hey All, thanks for your responses. Much appreciated.

Will post back when i can get some info from the agent in NZ who suggested this method, will be interesting to see what thinks can be done.
As he is in NZ, i understand that he does not need to be MARA registered?

I dont believe that he would be able to get a skilled visa, no specific trade or skill.
Student visa maybe, but went down that path in NZ and undertook studies, really don't want to do the same for Oz. He is currently on an NZ work permit, but job wise may struggle next year, so looking at all our options.


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You should never, ever use an agent who isn't MARA-registered. I am based in the US and our agent is MARA-registered and in Australia. Agents in AU are used to helping clients worldwide. There's no need to be in the same country as your agent. If your agent isn't MARA-registered, you have little or no recourse if you're given incorrect information, which is exactly what it sounds like is happening in your case.

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Agree, college girl.
The agent who suggested this is the one who has been looking after his NZ study & work permit.
Until now, i have not been heavily involved in any of the going's on, left it all to sis-in-law in NZ.

Also , keep in mind that no money will be leaving my account unless what we are doing is 100% legal, and guaranteed to succeed (within reason!) , and i believe that it will be worthwhile.


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