Saturday, 20 April 2019
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AMES has clients from
more than 50 countries

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
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
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
Subclass 602 (Medical Treatment)
28 August 2018

Stephen J. R.  from India
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
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
2 August 2018

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

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

Gijerjii G.  from Albania
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
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

Costs of Migrating to Australia

As a general rule, you will need to consider three major cost areas:

  1. The costs involved in submitting a visa application
  2. The costs involved in moving to Australia
  3. The costs of settling in Australia

Visa Application Costs

The costs involved in submitting a Visa Application include most, though not necessarily all, of the following, in Australian Dollars:

Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Visa Application Charge:$ 3,670 (for Permanent Residence Visas)
Skills Assessment Application Fee from $300 to $1,050 for most occupations
IELTS or PTE Test (if required) $ as applicable
Medical Examination as applicable
Police Clearance Certificate Fee: on average $ 20 per person
Translations and Document Certification Charges up to $ 500

Moving to Australia

The costs involved in moving to Australia include most, though not necessarily all, of the following:

AirfaresThese will obviously depend on the country of origin and the number of people in your family
Entries to validate your visaYou will be required to validate your visa. This may mean that you have to visit Australia twice - once to validate the visa, and once to actually take up residence. The initial entry for validation will normally be required within 3 to 5 months after your visa has been granted. You can remain in Australia when you make your first entry, or you can depart Australia and take up residency at a later stage.
Shipping costs
of household goods
The contents of a standard three-bedroom house should fit into a 20-foot container. The costs of packing, shipping and clearing the container in Australia vary considerably from country to country and should be somewhere between $ 5000 and $10,000.

Settling in Australia

The cost of settling in Australia includes the cost of accommodation (rent, security bond, upfront rent payments etc), transport (purchase of a car), and household expenses (TV, fridge, furniture etc), plus the cost of looking after yourself and your family and maintaining a reasonable lifestyle. Obviously the costs will vary considerably from family to family, and if you are a single migrant or have family here, the costs could be a lot less. As a rough guide the minimum you should budget for for your first year in Australia is likely to be (in Australian Dollars):

Single migrant $ 15 - 20,000
Couple$ 20 - 30,000
Family of 3 or 4$ 30 - 40,000
Family of 4+$ 50,000 or more

Cost of using a Migration Agent

If you decide to use a Migration Agent to guide and manage your Visa Application, you need to add to the above the cost of obtaining these professional services. The MARA web site has a page with an overview of what Migration Agents in Australia currently charge for managing applications for the various visa classes.

Cost of using AMES as your Migration Agent

The Consultancy Fee charged by AMES for its services is broadly in line with those set out on the MARA website and, as indicated there, our fee will vary depending on the type of visa involved.

When you request an AMES Eligibility Assessment ReportWe have made available a sample Eligibility Assessment Report for you to view, to get an idea of the quality of the service AMES provides. Click to view or Rightclick to download the Report. it will include a firm quote for the amount of our Consultancy Fee, which always includes the costs of photocopying, mail, telephone, fax and internet charges. As a general rule you will have the option of paying it in three instalments:

  1. one third when you sign the contract appointing us as your Migration Agent
  2. one-third when your Skills Assessment Application is ready to be lodged
  3. one-third when your Visa Application is complete and ready for lodgement with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

What we will do for you

As your Migration Agent we will -

  • explain in detail what is involved in the Visa Application process
  • assist you with your application for Skills Assessment, including advice on
    • how to prepare all the supporting documentation, and
    • how to complete the Application Form(s)
  • lodge your application for Skills Assessment with the appropriate assessing authority
  • monitor the progress of your Skills Assessment application through the relevant authorities
  • lodge your application for State/Territory Sponsorship, if required and monitor its progress
  • assist you with your Visa Application, including the Expression of Interest, and all relevant written submissions, application forms and associated documentation
  • lodge your Visa Application with the Department of Immigration abd Citizenship.
  • monitor the progress of your Visa Application through the Department.

We estimate that - as a general guide - the TOTAL COSTincluding the charges paid to DHA, the Skills Assessment Authority, IELTS etc etc of a Visa Application managed by AMES will be -

  • AUD$ 6,000 to 8,000, if you apply under the Skilled Migration Program, and
  • AUD$ 8,500 to 15,000, if you apply under the Business Migration Program.