Should i go to an agent?

Old Aug 8th 2009, 4:21 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 25
CultureLover is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Should i go to an agent?

Hi guys, i've graduated Bach of Commerce(accounting) in Australia (Adelaide) and got my sister(she got PR) to sponsor me. So, i'm not 100% sure but i think my subclass would be 886. My case is abit different from my friends (since they dont have this sponsorship) and they said i got a better chance of getting PR than them. So, do you think i should go through an immi agent or do it on my own? How do you guys do?

Thanks in advance guys
CultureLover is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 6:29 am
  #2  
Forum Regular
 
cash money's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Zimbabwe hearding to Melbourne
Posts: 64
cash money is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by CultureLover View Post
Hi guys, i've graduated Bach of Commerce(accounting) in Australia (Adelaide) and got my sister(she got PR) to sponsor me. So, i'm not 100% sure but i think my subclass would be 886. My case is abit different from my friends (since they dont have this sponsorship) and they said i got a better chance of getting PR than them. So, do you think i should go through an immi agent or do it on my own? How do you guys do?

Thanks in advance guys
Would advise you to use an Agent to get your application professionally prepared and advice is always available for the best chances you have,think about it.Good Luck
cash money is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 6:45 am
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
helloshivahere's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,283
helloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant future
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by CultureLover View Post
Hi guys, i've graduated Bach of Commerce(accounting) in Australia (Adelaide) and got my sister(she got PR) to sponsor me. So, i'm not 100% sure but i think my subclass would be 886. My case is abit different from my friends (since they dont have this sponsorship) and they said i got a better chance of getting PR than them. So, do you think i should go through an immi agent or do it on my own? How do you guys do?

Thanks in advance guys
go through www.immi.gov.au and BE forum about your visa class. Still you are not comfortable then get to an MARA registered agent
helloshivahere is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 7:29 am
  #4  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3
wingsurfer is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

I printed out a "Dummy" copy of the forms.

Then when I was happy with my "rehersal". I made final neat completed copies and handed them in. I think it depends on how complicated you situation is. For my Partner migration class 100 I certainly didn't need an agent. Spent the saved money celebrating when I got the stamp in my passport.

Good luck
wingsurfer is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 8:26 am
  #5  
Reg. Migration Agent
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 319
Les Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

do you think i should go through an immi agent or do it on my own?
It depends on your own inclinations. Some people do, some people don't. Some people who could, couldn't be bothered and some who should have used an agent didn't and screwed up.

It also depends on how confident you feel, whether or not there are any complicating factors and on whether your are prepared to spend your time researching before and during the process.

In a lot of cases it all boils down to whether you are prepared to pay for an agent to save you time and any possiblity of making mistakes.
Les Mighalls is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 9:27 am
  #6  
HMP Queensland
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 93,317
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by wingsurfer View Post
I printed out a "Dummy" copy of the forms.

Then when I was happy with my "rehersal". I made final neat completed copies and handed them in. I think it depends on how complicated you situation is. For my Partner migration class 100 I certainly didn't need an agent. Spent the saved money celebrating when I got the stamp in my passport.

Good luck
Spouse visas are much simpler then Skills visas as you don't need to do skills assessments etc. Far fewer people use agents for spouse visas than for skills.
Pollyana is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 11:33 am
  #7  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 25
CultureLover is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Thank you every one for the great support, i'll go with an agent then. i've just heard a friend's friend has been waiting for PR more than 8 months since she did it on her own

but now my concern is how much does it normally cost for an agent? i looked at on the immi website and it says around 1500-3000. If anyone has been through this, plez let me know a reasonable price as i dont wanna be overcharged
Thanks again for the great support guys, i'm thankful

Last edited by CultureLover; Aug 8th 2009 at 11:37 am.
CultureLover is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 11:50 am
  #8  
Crazy Cat Lady
 
moneypenny20's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 65,493
moneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by CultureLover View Post
Thank you every one for the great support, i'll go with an agent then. i've just heard a friend's friend has been waiting for PR more than 8 months since she did it on her own

but now my concern is how much does it normally cost for an agent? i looked at on the immi website and it says around 1500-3000. If anyone has been through this, plez let me know a reasonable price as i dont wanna be overcharged
Thanks again for the great support guys, i'm thankful
It's unlikely to be any faster with an agent. They don't do the work for you, simply advise you what you need to provide and when. You still have to fill the paperwork and get all the information together.
moneypenny20 is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 11:56 am
  #9  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 25
CultureLover is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
It's unlikely to be any faster with an agent. They don't do the work for you, simply advise you what you need to provide and when. You still have to fill the paperwork and get all the information together.
oh my, doesn't seem too good lol, now i remember someone also told me about this too so do we have sort of agents that review the work after i gathered all the documents required? I want to do it on my own first and then have a final check with an agent. Is it possible? and maybe they charge me on an hour basis
CultureLover is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 11:56 am
  #10  
BE Forum Addict
 
helloshivahere's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,283
helloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant future
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by CultureLover View Post
Thank you every one for the great support, i'll go with an agent then. i've just heard a friend's friend has been waiting for PR more than 8 months since she did it on her own

but now my concern is how much does it normally cost for an agent? i looked at on the immi website and it says around 1500-3000. If anyone has been through this, plez let me know a reasonable price as i dont wanna be overcharged
Thanks again for the great support guys, i'm thankful
DIAC wont consider whether its applied thru agent or by own. So its not your frineds faullt he may not be in CSL/SS.

* If I would have been continued with my agent I cannot see my visa atleast within 2011.
helloshivahere is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 12:01 pm
  #11  
BE Forum Addict
 
helloshivahere's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,283
helloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant futurehelloshivahere has a brilliant future
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by CultureLover View Post
oh my, doesn't seem too good lol, now i remember someone also told me about this too so do we have sort of agents that review the work after i gathered all the documents required? I want to do it on my own first and then have a final check with an agent. Is it possible? and maybe they charge me on an hour basis
Its a business isnt?
helloshivahere is offline  
Old Aug 8th 2009, 12:04 pm
  #12  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 25
CultureLover is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by helloshivahere View Post
Its a business isnt?
yeh, i knew it, its not possible at all
Thanks for the info
CultureLover is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2009, 4:23 am
  #13  
Reg. Migration Agent
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 319
Les Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to beholdLes Mighalls is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Quote:
Originally Posted by helloshivahere
Its a business isnt?

yeh, i knew it, its not possible at all
Thanks for the info
Hi,

I suspect you've misinterpreted that post. I think what he/she was saying is that so long as you pay the agent, they'll take whatever work you are offering.

Cheers,

Les
Les Mighalls is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2009, 4:35 am
  #14  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 25
CultureLover is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by Les Mighalls View Post
Hi,

I suspect you've misinterpreted that post. I think what he/she was saying is that so long as you pay the agent, they'll take whatever work you are offering.

Cheers,

Les
oh, i c, thanks for the clarification Les Mighalls , i'll do that then
CultureLover is offline  
Old Aug 9th 2009, 4:46 am
  #15  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 116
mi5agent has a brilliant futuremi5agent has a brilliant futuremi5agent has a brilliant futuremi5agent has a brilliant futuremi5agent has a brilliant futuremi5agent has a brilliant future
Default Re: Should i go to an agent?

Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Spouse visas are much simpler then Skills visas as you don't need to do skills assessments etc. Far fewer people use agents for spouse visas than for skills.
I would suggest if you do decide to use an agent, give thought to using one in your nearest town or city...its easier visit with documents or problems.
mi5agent is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.