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Saturday, 20 April 2019
MARA1
 
The MARA
Code of Conduct

MIA

AMES has clients from
more than 50 countries

CONGRATULATIONS
to our clients who have had their Visa granted in the past 12 months:

Cecilia T.  from Italy
Disabilities Services Officer
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
8 February 2019

Antonio. P. C.  from Spain
Sales and Marketing Manager
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
8 February 2019

Molly K.W.  from United States
Teacher Hearing Impaired
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
2 February 2019

Raul C. V.  from Venezuela
Geotechnical Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
25 January 2019

April Marie C.  from Philippines
Child Care Worker
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
23 January 2019

Faud H.  from Kosovo
Factory worker
Subclass 600 (visitor stream)
16 January 2019

Manuel G. L.  from Spain
Civil Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
22 December 2018

Sebastian B.  from Poland
Construction Manager
Subclass 186 (employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
19 December 2018

MS Z.  from Bangladesh
Medical Physicist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
17 December 2018

Jaime E.H.  from Colombia
Telecommunications Engineer
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
11 December 2018

Pauline Marie S.  from France
Human Resources Specialist
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
8 December 2018

Fatema S.  from India
Community Support Worker
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
27 November 2018

Veronica F. L.  from Bolivia
Biologist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
20 November 2018

Mariana H.G.  from Mexico
ICT Business Analyst
Subclass820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
16 November 2018

Jorge N. R.  from Venezuela
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
10 November 2018

Belina B.  from United States
Counsellor
Subclass 500 (Student)
24 October 2018

Alex A. V.  from Mexico
Marketing Specialist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
19 October 2018

Ibrahim K. S.  from India
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
17 October 2018

Darshinie V.  from Malaysia
Special Needs Teacher
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
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Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 October 2018

Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 500 (Student)
2 October 2018

Hande M. A.  from Turkey
Market Researcher
Subclass 186 (Permanent Employer Nominated)
15 September 2018

Carlota C. C.  from Spain
Conference & Events Organiser
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 September 2018

Erila B.  from Albania
Social Worker
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
6 September 2018

Rajat I  from India
Unemployed
Subclass 602 (Medical Treatment)
28 August 2018

Stephen J. R.  from India
Minor
Subclass 489 (Subsequent Applicant)
28 August 2018

David A. N.  from Mexico
Restaurant Manager
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
15 August 2018

Luca V.  from Italy
Baker
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
2 August 2018

Carlos R.O.  from Spain
Engineer
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
25 July 2018

Sabina B.  from Nepal
Housewife
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
2 July 2018

Gijerjii G.  from Albania
Farmer
Subclass Subclass 600 (visitor Australian sponsored)
4 June 2018

Karolina Anna K.  from Poland
Logistics Officer
Subclass485 (Post-Study Work) visa
9 May 2018

Federico O.  from Spain
Cook
Subclass 500 (Student)
9 May 2018

Jeom Sook Y.  from S. Korea
Dental Hygienist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
27 April 2018

Bharat S. B.  from India
Project Administrator
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
18 April 2018

Maxiel L.  from Mexico
Admin Assistant
Subclass 309 (Offshore Partner Provisional)
4 April 2018

Luca P.  from Italy
Manufacturing Production Manager
Subclass 489 (GSM - Regional State Nom)
19 March 2018

Gustavo M. A.  from Mexico
Graphic Designer and Ilustrator
Subclass 186-ENS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
13 March 2018

Francisco A. C.  from Argentina
Data Analyst
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
9 March 2018

Prahbu G.  from India
Electronics Engineer
Subclass 500 (student)
27 February 2018

Viktor R.  from Germany
Business Analyst
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
15 February 2018

Stelian B.  from Italy
Graphic Designer
Subclass 500 (student)
12 February 2018

Renon D. M.  from Brazil
Business Analyst
Subclass 500 (student)
2 February 2018

Ngoc Tien N.  from Vietnam
Social Worker
Subclass 500 (student)
19 January 2018

Jonathan A. W.  from USA
Agriculrural Scientist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
15 January 2018

Sylvie N.  from Burkina Fasso
Geoscience Technician
Subclass 500 (student)
15 January 2018

Samudi P.  from Sri Lanka
University Tutor
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
3 January 2018

Pamela S.  from Croatia
High School Graduate
Subclass 500 (student
3 January 2018

Using a Migration Agent

According to Department of Immigration statistics, in 2006 as many as 14,397 migration visa applications were refused. Some of the reasons were:

  • the forms used were out-of-date (DIAC forms are subject to frequent change)
  • the fee paid was incorrect (DIAC fees change regularly)
  • one or more of the required "supporting" documents were missing or inadequate
  • the evidence provided of the applicant's business background and experience did not meet DIAC's strict requirements
  • the applicant's score on the IELTS Test Certificate did not meet the English language requirement
  • the applicant did not have the Points Test score required for the particular visa applied for
  • the applicant had provided the wrong type of police clearance.

It is not unusual either for the decision on a visa application to be delayed. Some of the reasons are:

  • the applicant misunderstood the visa requirements
  • the applicant had difficulties in obtaining proper supporting documents
  • the documentation and presentation were poor or inadequate
  • there were unanticipated health issues
  • there were complications to do with the criminal or security status of the applicant or dependants
  • the Visa Processing Office required additional supporting information

as well as, of course and inevitably, priorities, staffing shortages, workloads and backlogs in DIAC's Visa Processing Office - which are largely beyond the control of the applicant (and the Migration Agent).

Submitting a visa application is a complex business. And it is expensive. To maximise their chances of success and minimise problems and delays, many people therefore engage the services of a Migration Agent, whose job it is to make sure that you apply for the most appropriate and most favourable visa category and that your application fully meets the Department of Immigration (DIAC)'s requirements. The Agent's fees represent an additional cost, but given the risks, many people find it a worthwile investment.

If you think your visa application is straightforward and you are prepared to proceed on your own, all the information, documentation, as well as all the forms you need, can be found on the Australian Department of Immigration And Citizenship (DIAC) web site - www.immi.gov.au.

If you do decide to use a migration agent, the advice from the Department of Immigration is "to use a Registered Migration Agent", i.e. a migration agent who is registered with the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority (The MARA). In fact, in Australia it is illegal to practice as a Migration Agent without MARA Registration. Registered Migration Agents must:

  • pass character tests,
  • have the necessary Immigration Law qualifications,
  • comply with MARA's Code of Conduct,

all of which means that you will be in safe and competent hands, with a guarantee that your case will be handled professionally.

The cost of using a Migration Agent will vary depending on the type of visa and your individual circumstances. Details of current Migration Agents Fees are available from the Migration Agents Registration Authority's web site.