It’s easy to understand why people will lodge visa
applications themselves as they think it will save time and money. The trouble is there can be long-term ramifications
if it’s done wrong. Here at Visa Solutions
Australia we recently met with a client who had tried to lodge a permanent
residency visa himself.
It was submitted incorrectly, and the outcome was that he
was then in this country illegally. He had
to go onto a bridging visa and came to us for advice.
In the complex world of migration, it’s easy to make mistakes. Did you know for example that if you leave Australia on a ‘Bridging visa
A’, you will need a ‘Bridging visa B’ to get back? You must apply for this
before you leave the country.
Running the risk of rejection
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection
receives thousands of work, family, student and migrant visas every year. Many
will be successful but there are plenty of others which won’t.
Registered migration agents know how the system works and
what an Officer wants to see. They are qualified in this area for a reason, they are specialists in this field.
Get the right visa
We’ve heard of quite a few cases where people lodge applications
themselves but then realise they have selected the wrong visa. Don’t come into the country on a tourist visa if you plan on
staying here long term – too many people aren’t aware of the limitations with
certain visas. Some visas allow you to stay in the country while they’re
being processed and others don’t, do you really know the difference between
Lack of evidence
Migration officers are a stickler for evidence. You may think that what you submit is
adequate but check what you’re putting forward, supporting government documents carry more
weight than private letters.
All information is cross checked, so make sure it's consistent, don’t say you are separated when you are still married and always check
your dates. If you’re lodging a partner visa, feel free to update your
information while it’s in the queue to prove the relationship is stable and
By using professional, migration agents you can be assured
that you will be providing the correct documents. Immigration officials can issue you with a ‘4020’
letter asking you to withdraw an application for providing misleading
Remember checks are made on scores and registration numbers
to verify English Language certificates.
Get the right skilled visa for your occupation
When applying for a skilled visa, it’s important to get the
right occupation. Some professions have different headings and you may
accidentally select the wrong one which isn’t consistent with your
qualification and will lead to a rejection.
Take the stress out of your application by using a migration agency
The Department of Immigration and Border Control sends a
clear message on its website advising people that while it's not a requirement to use an agent, the process will easier and faster if you do.
What’s more with impending visa changes, the process looks likely to be more complex and problematic.
Visa Solutions Australia has a reputation of being one of the most
trusted migration agencies in this country. Our clients’ needs always come
first so speak to us today to find out