Migration agents are vital cogs in the wheel of the Australian immigration system. Getting a work visa can be a lengthy, complex process involving what can feel like an unending procession of paperwork, medical checks, statutory declarations and a myriad of documents that prove your identity, credentials, and purpose for migrating to Australia.
This is where migration agents can be a real help:
- They have studied Australian immigration law in detail
- They understand the process of applying for the various types of visas intimately
- They are trained to help you complete the forms, get together the paperwork and put together your application
- They can explain the process to you in plain English, cutting through the legalese and bureaucrat-speak so that you fully understand what is happening, why they need this or that document and so on.
As a result, migration agents are able to take a large amount of the stress out of the process of applying for your visa. Whether it's a 457 Work Visa, a permanent residency visa, or some other form of legal residence in this country, they know the process.
Migration agents can assist individuals with their visa applications, but they are also of great value to employers who are failing to find the right people in Australia for a particular position. By using a recruitment agent in tandem with a migration agent, an employer can quickly apply for visas for workers to fill a skills gap in their business. Some employers maintain migration agents on their payroll for this purpose, ensuring speedy, in house completion of immigration forms so that companies lose as little time as possible in the process of recruiting a foreign worker.
As noted above, there are many benefits to using a migration agent, whether to process your individual application for an Australian visa, or if you are an employer trying to get your new recruit from overseas up and working ASAP.
However, it is vitally important that if you are speaking to a migration agent, you confirm that he or she is a Registered Migration Agent with the Commonwealth Government Migration Agents Registration Authority.
Registered Migration Agents will also be able to tell you whether your application is likely to succeed or not, based on the information you have provided them. This may well assist you in gathering more information before asking your migration agent to lodge your application for you. Remember that the Australian Government decides your application, not your agent.
If you are lodging an application for a visa to Australia, whether as an employer or an individual, you may wish to consider speaking to a migration agent through resources like The Immigration Group Pty Ltd. They will be able to navigate Australia's migration law on your behalf, reduce the stress of the process for you, and provide you with advice on what documents and other evidence you may require in order to ensure your visa application has the best chance of begin successful.