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Hi this seems a really good sites for help and advice!

 

myself and my partner are thinking about going over to Western Australia on a 190 visa he is the skilled worker as a mixed crop farmer. We have been advised by an agent that we have enough points and the agent will do this all for us will cost £2500 and that its less hassle if she does it!

 

Is it better to do this without the agent or with??

 

also she has told us that this will take a minimum of 12 months to process has anyone got experience as to how long a 190 visa takes to be granted??

 

any help or advice welcomed

 

Thanks

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Our 190 visa application is currently at the 2 year mark but we did have some delay with my skills assessment.

 

We are using an agent as we wanted to be sure everything was correct first time round before it was submitted.

Edited by jaws77uk

| EOI submitted 2/7/12 | SA SS application - Submitted 26/7/12 | SS Accepted 30/10/12 | Visa Application Submitted 29/11/12 | CO Assigned 19/12/12 | PCC Applied for 28/12/12 | PCC Received 3/1/13 | Medicals Completed 15/1/13 | All documents confirmed received by CO 21/1/13 | Visa Granted 12/3/13 :biggrin:

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We are using Go Matilda and have found them very good all the way through the process.

 

There are other agents, just make sure the one you choose is MARA registered.


| EOI submitted 2/7/12 | SA SS application - Submitted 26/7/12 | SS Accepted 30/10/12 | Visa Application Submitted 29/11/12 | CO Assigned 19/12/12 | PCC Applied for 28/12/12 | PCC Received 3/1/13 | Medicals Completed 15/1/13 | All documents confirmed received by CO 21/1/13 | Visa Granted 12/3/13 :biggrin:

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I have heard that they are very good and to stay away from global visas!

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Hey there, I would strongly suggest if you can afford to use an agent then definitely do so! I was granted my PR 190 last Nov & was very appreciative of the help I received from the agent I used. The visa bureau are extremely strict with the application information & all supporting evidence/documentation submitted and should anything be incorrect or not the their complete satisfaction, the application is halted until they are suffice. This is generally avoided with the use of an agent as they are very thorough in checking everything prior to submission or posting.

For me, whole process took exactly 9 months, from applying for my skills assessment to receiving notification that the visa had been granted. I would highly recommend Ian Harrop & Associates, they were fantastic in assisting me, they were very approachable & helpful every step of the way. Ian used to work for the dept of immigration in Australia & for Australia House in London,extremely reputable. Their fees were a total of £1,500 (minus VAT) paid in 3equal installments along the application process. Hope this is useful.

Good luck, Mandi

Edited by MandiMR2

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending"

Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa applied 15/9/11 granted 2/11/12. 3 week Visa validation & research trip 21/09/13. One way ticket to Adelaide Feb 14! Start new job 17/03/14!!

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Hello MandiMR2,

Could you please tell whether 3 years of work ex is mandatory for a 190 visa?

i only have 2 years of experience and consultants in my country have refused to take the case and most of them have mixed opinions.i am good on the point test, if u have any info on this, it will be an aid,my occupation is in ACT list

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