Using a Migration Agent

You don’t have to use a migration agent to help you plan your emigration. However, many people find it highly beneficial because these specialists are legal experts in emigrating and can save you time, stress and money. Using a migration specialist won’t fast-track your application but it could help you get the paperwork filled in more quickly and accurately.

A recent survey revealed that 59.4% of migrants to Australia now use an agent or consultant to help with their applications to emigrate.

Services available

A migration agent will be able to help you in the following ways:

o Establish the most relevant visa route for your situation

o Give you an honest and accurate assessment of your chances of being accepted for a visa.

o Advise you on the documentation you’ll need to support your application.

o Advise you on issues such as training and development which could maximise your chances of acceptance.

o Quickly inform you if you are eligible to apply for a visa, what visa type or visa you may qualify for and any restrictions or benefits that go with that visa.

o Complete and check all the paperwork, ensuring it is 100% correct before you submit it. Incorrect or incomplete paperwork is one of the major causes of delays for emigration applications.

o Advise you on regional or state sponsorship.

o Communicate with relevant authorities on your behalf where necessary.

Agent registration

You should only work with a registered agent. The registration they will need will depend on the specific countries that they deal with. For example, migration agents dealing with emigration to Canada should be registered with the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), while migration agents for Australia should be registered with the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).

Emigrating Solutions is a British-based migration agency with offices in Australia and Canada. Our specialised migration lawyers can advise you on all aspects of the application process for emigrating to Australia [] or Canada. Unlike most other migration agents we do not charge large upfront fees and we offer a free telephone consultation/evaluation of your circumstances.