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Old Dec 15th 2002, 4:40 pm
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I keep hearing that it is a waste of money paying for a specialised to ob tain a pr visa as apparently they dont do a lot for there money. Is it worth shedding out £2000 for someone to do it for you or is easy enough yo compile all the information and submit it yourself. If you were to do it yourself will it take five times longer to go through as im sure the specialised have all the right contacts and they also know how to put everything together properly first time.can anyone put me in the picture.
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Old Dec 15th 2002, 6:01 pm
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We applied for a long term business visa and used the emmigration group in Chester (UK). This might have been slightly more involved than a pr visa but they offered to just do a checking service for us for £800. It gave us peace of mind as the guy checking our application used to work for NZ immigration. Our visa's have just been granted so it was worth the cash.
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Old Dec 15th 2002, 6:11 pm
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What do you think i should do. ive also been told that if you know that you qualify under the point system, you can just go over there for 6 months and as soon as you get a job offer you can then put in for a pr visa. sounds very simple but im sure its not.ive got so many mixwd feelings towards how to apply, whether i should do it myself or not.i suppose its a big big piece of mind that if i were to spend lets say £2000 then at least i know it will be done and done properly,these agencies will only take you on if they are certain they can get you a visa, no win-no fee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Dec 15th 2002, 6:18 pm
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I suppose it's down to your cicumstances and finances. We looked at it that this is probably one of the biggest and riskiest things we will ever do so we decided to get some help.If you do use an agency be careful which one you choose. Some are good and some will take your money and may not get you a visa.
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Old Dec 15th 2002, 11:29 pm
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Hi ratliffe.

If you are looking for permanent residency I certainly wouldn't "go over there and apply as soon as you get a job offer." Reason - the need to satisfy the recent work experience requirement (eg the need to have worked in a skilled occupation for 12 out of the last 18 months if you are applying for a Skilled Independent visa and have nominated a 60 point occupation).

I would look at obtaining the Pre Applications Skills Assessment and applying for a skilled visa before you go anywhere. If you can secure a job in Australia that allows you to spend time there while your visa application is being processed so much the better, but heading to Oz before you have initiated the skilled application process would not be wise in my view.

And we'll be delighted to advise our fees if you want to contact me or my colleague John Sylvester directly (our fees for skilled visa applications are generally about £650 to £1,000 less than the £2,000 you have mentioned, including assistance with the skills assessment application). Our contact details are here:
http://www.gomatilda.com/contact.cfm

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What do you think i should do. ive also been told that if you know that you qualify under the point system, you can just go over there for 6 months and as soon as you get a job offer you can then put in for a pr visa. sounds very simple but im sure its not.ive got so many mixwd feelings towards how to apply, whether i should do it myself or not.i suppose its a big big piece of mind that if i were to spend lets say £2000 then at least i know it will be done and done properly,these agencies will only take you on if they are certain they can get you a visa, no win-no fee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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