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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
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:

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

Vandna S.  from India
Dairy Lab Technician
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
12 December 2017

Maciej B.  from Poland
Customer Services Manager
Subclass 500 (student)
4 December 2017

Mauricio F.  from Bolivia
Systems Administrator
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
30 November 2017

Gabriela L. A.  from Mexico
Social Psychologist
Subclass Subclass 100 (Partner - Residence}
21 November 2017

Navneet D.S.  from India
Community Worker
Subclass 887 Skilled (Residence) Regional
14 November 2017

Thi Bich Viet P.  from Vietnam
Student
Subclass 500 (student - dependent)
2 November 2017

Andrea L. M.  from Colombia
Surveyor
Subclass 887 Skilled (Residence) Regional
31 October 2017

Sylvie N.  from Burkina Fasso
Geoscience Technician
Subclass 500 (student)
21 October 2017

Imasha K. S.  from Sri Lanka
Student
Subclass 500 (student)
21 October 2017

Genevieve S.Y.G.  from Mauritius
Financial Manager
Subclass 500 (student)
4 October 2017

Joanna G.  from Peru
Chemist
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nomination)
25 September 2017

Omar T.  from Pakistan
Student Counsellor
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nomination)
20 September 2017

Maria C. C.  from Spain
Lab Technician
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
19 September 2017

Simmi B.  from India
Enrolled Nurse
Subclass 489 (GSM - Regional State Nominated)
15 September 2017

Justine S. B.  from South Africa
Economist
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nomination)
12 September 2017

Juan Pablo G. G.  from Mexico
Social Innovator
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nomination)
12 September 2017

Monayya Z.  from Pakistan
Architect
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
11 September 2017

Ankita B.  from India
Journalist
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nomination)
4 September 2017

Sara I. L.  from Spain
Chemist
Subclass 500 (Student)
23 August 2017

Diego Ernesto J. T.  from Colombia
Marketing Specialist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
7 August 2017

Alejandro A  from Mexico
Marketing Specialist
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
2 August 2017

Oriol C.F.  from Spain
Restaurant Manager
Subclass 457 (Temporary Employer Sponsored)
28 July 2017

Hong Anh Thu N.  from Vietnam
Maths graduate student
Subclass 500 (Student)
24 July 2017

Burim R.  from Italy
Construction Labourer
Subclass 417 (Second Working Holiday)
19 July 2017

Chloe L.R.  from Malaysia
Dental Technician
Subclass 187 (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
July 2017

Vasily M.B.  from Russia
Welder
Subclass 173 (Contributory Parent - Temporary)
12 July 2017

Cristina P.  from Spain
Subclass 309 (Offshore Partner Provisional)
11 July 2017

Gurpreet K.  from India
Student
Subclass 489 (GSM - Subsequent Entry)
14 June 2017

Sandeep K.  from India
Farmer
Subclass 500 (Student)
23 May 2017

Xianhua B.  from PR China
Executive Assistant
Subclass 887 Skilled (Residence) Regional
16 May 2017

Jose Luis B. G.  from Spain
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 500 (Student)
3 May 2017

Daniela G.   from Argentina
Graphic Designer
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
28 April 2017

Oscar P. Z.  from Mexico
Ship Deck Officer
Subclass 500 (Student)
24 April 2017

Kastury V.  from Malaysia
Chemist
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nomination)
7 April 2017

Lenet W. M.  from Kenya
General Practitioner
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
4 April 2017

Sylvie Genevieve G.  from Burkina Fasso
Geoscience Technician
Subclass 500 (student)
31 March 2017

Sumitha M.  from Malaysia
Nurse
Subclass 489 (GSM - Regional State Nom)
29 March 2017

Federico O.  from Spain
Cook
Subclass 500 (student)
28 March 2017

Marina C.  from Argentina
Visual Communications
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
27 March 2017

MooHyun S.  from S. Korea
International Trader
Subclass 309 (Offshore Partner Provisional)
21 March 2017

Claudia E.  from Mexico
Economist
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
13 March 2017

Sergio C. O.  from Spain
Soccer Player
Subclass 186 (Permanent Employer Nominated)
13 March 2017

Isaias S. C.  from Spain
Soccer Player
Subclass 186 (Permanent Employer Nominated)
13 March 2017

Silvia G. Q.  from Spain
Physiotherapist
Subclass 489 (GSM - Regional State Nom)
2 March 2017

Glauce Regina R.  from Brazil
Psychotherapist
Subclass 500 (student)
22 February 2017

Karyn M. C.  from Peru
Travel Consultant
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
7 February 2017

Yidnekachew H.  from Ethiopia
Trader
Subclass 309 (Offshore Partner Provisional)
2 February 2017

Saber N.  from Bangladesh
Urban and Regional Planner
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
13 January 2017

Trung T. L.  from Vietnam
Baker
Subclass 187 (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
11 January 2017

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.