It’s not uncommon for businesses to want visas within a fast
turn around time, and here at Visa Solutions Australia we do all we can to ensure
they are approved and issued by the Immigration Department as soon as possible.
We recently received a request from Perth based Global
Integrated Operations who are a business consultancy advising on improving
productivity and supply.
The company came to us as they wanted business visitor visas
for two employees who were coming to Australia for an annual conference.
Marilyn Lottering works for the company as a support officer.
“We needed two visas within two weeks for two members of our
team who work from the Santiago office in South America. One who’d recently
been hired, the other had been with us for six months.”
“I saw an advertisement for Visa Solutions Australia and the
reviews were excellent, so I rang up and spoke to registered migration agent Simona.
I’d tried a few other migration companies, but they weren’t interested because
of the short timescale. When I explained
the situation to Simona she said it could be achievable and she’d do all she
could to help.”
After receiving the call, Simona assessed the visa requirements and required documentation and quickly advised Marilyn at Global
Integrated Operations what was needed. Marilyn takes up
“I then went back to the team in Santiago and told them
exactly what was needed, ID Cards and passports etc. The Australian Immigration Office wanted all
the documentation translated into English, and so we had to hire an approved
translator. Normally a translator would
have a few days or a week to turn this around, but on this occasion, she had 24
“I had a thorough consultation with Simona and she told me
exactly what the process would involve, and all the documents required. She was
so comprehensive. It wasn’t straightforward because we were dealing with a
country which spoke a different language, and which was in a different time
As with any visa application, there were complex forms which
needed filling in. One application had 34
attachments including employment contracts. The two staff members were
bringing wives and children so there was a lot involved, all the information
required. Under the guidance of Simona,
all this information was collected by Marilyn at Global Integrated Operations
and passed on.
“Simona said she would get back to us if anything was missing
and then worked around the clock before lodging both applications. Two days
after they were lodged, she chased it up with the Immigration Office to ensure
it was prioritised. We had bought flight tickets and paid for accommodation, so
we really needed it to be approved. It was a big risk but team VSA pulled it
off and the visas were issued a day before they travelled.”
Global Integrated Operations has nothing but praise for Visa
“VSA were tremendously
professional and highly knowledgeable.
Every step of the way we were kept informed about the state of our
applications. We will definitely be using them again.”
Visa Solutions Australia is a well- respected and trusted migration
agency which provides comprehensive support and advice. If you want to find out more, give us a ring