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      1. Hi there, long story short i have been looking for child care agency in NSW area that could help to find a job and assisting in visa application for RSMS but if there is any good agency located outside of NSW i am more than happy to travel to the office. I would like to ask for help to recommend any child care agency that could help me in my situation, any information would be helpful and i would like to say thanks in advance. Thanks. Regards, Alexander
      2. Australian Visas - Migration Agent Fees

        Agent fees Why fees vary Under the Code of Conduct for registered migration agents, the amount your agent charges (fees) must be fair and reasonable. Your agent will set their fee based on your circumstances. Agent fees vary and depend on: Your visa application type. The amount of time it will take to prepare your application. Some visa applications take longer to prepare than others. You can check how much your agent might charge you in the list of fees in the Agent fee data table below. The level of service you need. If you need extra help or have complex circumstances. For example your agent might charge more if you have dependants on your application (such as children). The experience and qualifications of your agent. If your agent is a lawyer or has many years of experience, their fees might be higher. If your agent’s fees seem too high, discuss this with them before signing a contract. Consider talking to a few agents about their service and fees, before you choose one and sign a written contract with them. Agent fee data Every year, agents give the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority information about the average fees they charge. This table represents the range of fees charged by registered migration agents for the period 1 January to 31 December 2015. It gives you an idea of how much you might pay an agent to help with your visa. Agent fee data - 1 January to 31 December 2015 Temporary visa services Bridging visa Business (visitor) Graduate - Skilled Other temporary resident Other visitor Student Student Guardian Temporary Graduate Temporary Non-business Temporary Work Skilled (457) Tourist Working Holiday $150 - $700 $500 - $1,500 $900 - $2,200 $550 - $2,800 $400 - $1,500 $500 - $1,650 $500 - $1,800 $900 - $2,200 $500 - $3,500 $1,800 - $5,000 $300 - $1,000 $200 - $1,100 Permanent visa services Australian Declaratory visa Business Skills Child Migration Employer Nomination Scheme General Skilled Migration Humanitarian Offshore Onshore Protection Other Skilled Parent Migration Partner Migration Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Returning Resident Skilled Independent Special Migration $500 - $4,000 $4,000 - $15,000 $1,100 - $3,300 $2,000 - $5,500 $1,500 - $4,400 $1,200 - $3,500 $1,500 - $4,000 $1,500 - $4,500 $1,500 - $3,800 $500 - $4,000 $2,500 - $5,500 $500 - $2,000 $1,800 - $4,000 $1,600 - $4,400 Other New Zealand Special Category visa Review Application $500 - $3,500 $1,300 - $5,000 Note: These fees are in Australian dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST). These fees do not include visa application charges payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Initial consultation fees Many agents will meet with you in person or by telephone to provide general information and answer your questions before you sign a written service agreement with them. This is an initial consultation. Some agents do this for free and others charge for this service. Those who charge must tell you in writing how much you have to pay before your meeting (in person or by telephone). Agreement to Services and Fees Before starting work, your agent must provide you with a written estimate of fees you will be charged for their services. The estimate of charges will include: professional fees, either by the hour or by the service disbursements (these are other costs such as visa application charges). You should accept these financial terms in writing through an ‘Agreement for Services and Fees’. This agreement must include: services to be performed fees for the services (either charged per service or per hour) disbursements (money paid by the agent on your behalf, such as a visa application charge). Do not pay your agent until you have read, understood and agreed to the Agreement for Services and Fees. Payment in advance or on completion of services Some agents charge by asking you to pay in advance into their clients’ account (see below). Some only charge when their services are complete. Clients’ account Before your agent can take their fee, they have to give you a written statement of services. The statement must show: the work your agent has performed how much your agent charges—by service or by hour. The statement of services must match what your Agreement for Services and Fees says. A flowchart comparing how your money is handled by your agent if paid before or after services is provided is in this guide. Guidance for Registered Migration Agents: Parts 5 & 7 of the Code of Conduct (169 KB PDF) Clients' account If your agent charges you before services are completed, they must have a bank account called a ‘clients’ account’. This has to be separate from their business accounts or personal bank accounts. When your agent takes money from you before providing services, they are holding on to it for you. They must deposit it in the clients’ account and they cannot use it unless they need to pay for something on your behalf, such as your visa application fee. Your agent can only take money from the clients’ account to pay for their professional fees once they have completed a service or a large amount of work, and provided you with a statement of these services. Changes to your fees Your agent must give you written notice of any change to the amount they will charge for providing you with services. Your agent has to do this as soon as they become aware of the change (for example, extra work your agent did not know about when they agreed to work for you). Your agent must not carry out work for you in a way that unnecessarily increases the cost of the work, for example by seeking advice from specialists when not needed. Fee disputes
      3. Hi, I am looking forward to employ AIVES as my migration agent. The person who head the firm,also a MARA agent, named Rasheed Backer. Could anyone give me positive/negative about them. They have office in Oz,India and UAE. Any feedback will help me a lot. Cheers Mandhani
      4. Looking for a top agent.....

        Hi guys, Am just asking around for any info on good migration agents here in UK. Any recommendations? We had some bad luck earlier this year with one particular company (sorry can't say who) but we are now up and running and are looking for an agent who we can trust to do the job and get us to sunny Oz! Any info would be much appreciated. Cheers Woody.:unsure:
      5. Hi all, Very helpful forum. Has anyone here used true blue migration? They have a no visa no fee policy. I will be applying for Victoria state nomination 190 visa as life scientist nec. I submitted my skills assessment with Vetassess 9 weeks ago and I will sit IELTs in 3 weeks. I live and work in Qld with my partner (both on WHV) since July. I will be applying from QLD. The Victorian state nomination website states you need a job offer but when I called they said it's not completely necessary as long as I convince then I want to live there. So I will write a letter with friends address and number in Melbourne (who I will live with) and a list of jobs applied for and a contract from my current job stating that I will finish in March and my employers number to confirm this. True blue have quoted me 2200 despite the fact that I've done a huge amount of it already. Any suggestions??? Or has anyone used True Blue before. I really want this PR visa but don't want to risk doing the state nomination part alone in case I don't get it but it's a lot of extra money. Sarah
      6. Hi, Can you recommend an agent (in Australia or UK) who has good and successful Aged Parent Visa (subclass 804) experience please? Thanks, Steve.
      7. Hi everyone. I'm new to this site and joined as I'm currently trying to get started on a visa application for a spouse partner visa. Im from the UK and my girlfriend is from Perth. We've been together for about 2 years now living in Australia and traveling in Asia. My first question is, has anybody applied for this visa and done it WITHOUT a migration agent? We would like to this as our funds are low and my working holiday visa expires in Septemeber! how do we get started?? Any advice or nfo would be a massive Help Thanks
      8. UK migration agent based in Melbourne

        Is someone able to recommend a UK migration agent based in Melbourne? I need to seek advice from a UK Migration Lawyer/Specialist.
      9. Dear all, I am the main visa holder on a 475 visa which we hope to convert to an 887 visa in 2 years. Can anyone recommend a good migration agent that is experienced in this type of visa please? Also, our UK agent advised that although I am the main visa holder, it could be either myself or partner who fulfils the work requirement. I am hearing advice to the contrary but the application form for the 887 visa does seem to indicate that my partner could be the main applicant for that visa. I would be very interested to hear from anyone that has been in a similar situation. I have consulted immigration and am waiting to hear back from them. Many thanks, Vickie
      10. Appointment with an agent

        I'm legible for permanent residency this July through my skill. However there may be a couple of other options with the same outcome but I would like to talk to an agent to clear any questions up. Apparently you can pay to sit with an immigration agent to discuss your options and see which is the best for you. Has anyone done this? And if so can you recommend any reliable ones? I want to get the ball rolling early and prepare well. I live in Sydney. Thank you for your help Tara
      11. Hi I'm looking for a good migration agent in the Melbourne region to help process my visa. Someone that's good but not too expensive. Thanks
      12. Hi Guys, Im looking to go to Sydney a.s.a.p or within 6months (If possible) on a 457 visa I have a job with sponsorship waiting for me. and I have been talking to a very well known migration agent that everyone recommends, and don't get me wrong their communication and advice has been excellent. But the issue is they are quoting me $6000 for all 3 parts of the 457 application and this to me seems extremely high! Can someone please advice if it is, as the total for the 457 application through the DIAC (not including med.police checks etc) is around $685 which is a huge gap! Are the migration agents fees really worth $5315 to get a stronger case? As I could have around 8 shots at the application myself and still be quids in! Also advise from anyone who has done the whole 457 visa application there self would be much appreciated. As im just concerned I might be putting too much on the employer and asking to much of their secretary to complete the employer requirements as obviously she has no experience in doing this! Any advice would be much appreciated fellow Poms :wink:
      13. Has anyone used or using an agent?

        I have come into contact with 2, 1 i have heard bad things about and the other seems quite good. Just wondered if anyone could recommend? Or any comments welcomed. Thanks
      14. Migration Agent Pakistan

        Hey anyone who knows the agent Hafiz Muhammad Kamran...a MARA registered from Pakistan???
      15. Hi there, will appreciate if anyone could share the contact details a recruitment agent, someone who can provide a rather personalized/value added services from resume writing, interview prep and ofcourse placement service. Thanks.
      16. Anyone used Destination Oz Visa Agency?

        Hi all My husband and I are thinking about going with Mick at Destination Oz, we can't decide whether to do it ourselves or go with an agency, especially after recently reading horror stories about certain visa companies taking ridiculous amounts of money from their clients and destroying their immigration dreams. This means so much to us and we want to get it right from the start. Any feedback would be appreciated...
      17. Migration agent Perth WA

        Hi, I am currently not in Aus but would like contact details of reputable migration agents in Perth, WA with a successful migration application history for international students after study in Aus. I am looking at studying at TAFE and want to run a few questions by someone with the knowledge and know how. Thanks in advance
      18. Agent Recommendations

        Heya Can any of you good people please recommend your agents to me if they're any good??? I've already spent 2 years in Aus and done a year of study in I.T there too and I'm going to try to get in via the study route and then maybe the 475 Regional Sponsored route , so any agents that know a bit about this would help. I'm sick of reading endless stuff on imm.gov.au and need to speak to a real person about this so I know my options. :confused: Thanks Alialbabe
      19. I have been here now for 2 yrs and thinking of applying for PR. I have got a quote from my agent and cannot believe how much they want to charge us for their service. Has anyone completed their PR application themselves? What tips can you give or am I best using an agent. Our finances are stretched now , without paying further costs. P.S how long does an application take and how long before we would know an answer. All answers appreciated. Thanks:eek:
      20. Hi All, I am new to the site, so great to find somewhere to find info, god knows there is so much to consider!! I am a secondary school science teacher (so on the skilled list I believe!), however, I am really confused about whether or not to use an agent and which visa to apply for!! Options as I see it: - Go for the full 175 visa and pay for an agent - Go for the full 175 visa and do it alone - Go for the 176 sponsored visa for Victoria - Go for the WHV and risk not being able to secure a perm job and then apply for 175 once out there. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks Hopeful for a move :yes:
      21. Agent or not???

        Hi I'm hoping to get a bit of advice.... I'm new to the site and just about to start the visa application process and i am in a bit of a dilemma about whether to use a migration agent or not? I've had a look at the application process and it all looks relatively straight forward if a bit involved. I'm interested in hearing if anyone has completed the process themselves without an agent and if so how did you find it....would you recommend it etc etc??? Thanks ToniA
      22. Does anyone know the costs incurred of a 457 visa when obtained through a migration agent, inncluding the agents fees? I have been in sydney for about 6 weeks and my employer obtained my 457 visa through a migration agency. I am thinking about returning to the UK in the next few months. Problem for me is that I have to pay back my employer the relocation costs, which include the flights and 457 visa. I don't want to ask my employer how much it cost as it could make things a bit awkward for me. I just want to get some idea of how much I have to repay my employer. Thanks Daz
      23. Agent Review

        Hi, Happened to see a couple of threads from folks who are having all manner of troubles with their agent. Got me wondering if we could have a thread on here for each agent we have experience with and what the experience has been like. If the agent is on here, they could respond as well. Kind of like trip advisor but for MARA agents. It would really help in terms of agent selection and maybe even make them more accountable. Not sure about the etiquettes and legalities of this. Perhaps the mods could pitch in there.
      24. My partner and I are looking to permanently live in Perth. I am currently here on a 457 but we are looking into being sponsored permanently by my place of work. Has anyone had success with a particular person?
      25. Dear all, first of all thank you for taking time to read my post! I am a german dentist that wants to work in Australia. My husband has an job opportunity that gives us a family working visa- so far so good. Does anybody have experience with the ADC exam? How tricky is it? Is there any way to circum navigate this topic??? Is it true, that if I sign up for a postgraduate degree my undergraduate degree will be approved? I am really lost and all the forum threads I find about that issue stop at 2007. Why- is there no need of dentists anymore? Are there any agents that can do the paperwork instead of me? Like translations, etc? Thank you so much for your help! Best Regards Claudia