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457- how much should agent's fees be?

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Guest Ozbound101

HI there,

 

Can you guys share your experiences of UK-based agent's and their fees please?

 

They seem to vary wildly...Is there an average rate?

 

In the case of a 457, if you went with an agent, how much did you pay?

 

Thank you for any and all feedback,

 

OzB

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Guest Ozbound101

Sorry to bump, but would love some feedback on this - how much should I expect to pay an agent for a 457 visa application?

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Guest guest59652

My advice - do not have a migration agent for a 457. It's only a temporary visa. You should be able to do your bit online and your sponsors will do theirs. Seriously do it yourself, save some dollars for when you get here - its damn expensive compared to the uk let me tell ya!!!

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hi

we have a 475

not the same thing but...

agent cost us £1700

minus the visa fees

but he did all within 2 weeks

after which we did all the meds, acro etc

hope this helps

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We are being charged £1700 less visa, skills assessment and SS fees for a 176.


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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Guest Ozbound101

Thanks for the info - I'm paying my agent £2800 for a 176 visa application, and now they're asking for another 600 pounds to process the 457 visa. I'm just wondering if this is a fair price to charge?

Thanks again

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Not sure about the extra cost but it was high for the original application. Now that I have used an agent (glad I did) if I need any amendments in the future I would do it myslef, why don't you consider this?


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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ours charged us 400 to change the visa as well

my hubby was livid ...just to change the form...

but he paid in the end

would haggling for a lower price be an option?

or is that too demeaning?

i would ask for a lower price but thats just me , hubby would be mortified but thats just him

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Guest guest59652

I cannot quite believe people are paying agents for 457 visas. I cannot understand why - are the sponsors contributing to any of this. The 457 is not difficult to do. I can understand for a permanent visa where a lot is at stake.

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I cannot quite believe people are paying agents for 457 visas. I cannot understand why - are the sponsors contributing to any of this. The 457 is not difficult to do. I can understand for a permanent visa where a lot is at stake.

 

I agree. The part of the employee is quite straightforward. The sponsors part is more complicated but the agent has nothing to do with this do they?


TRA 2.12.2011/30.3.2012, IELTS 10.3.2012 8+s across the board, WA SS 4.4.2012/27.4.2012, PCs Jan 2012, Medical April 2012, Frontloaded 176 30.4.2012, CO 5.5.2012, Pre grant 10.5.2012, Validated 1st June!

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Guest Ozbound101

I feel quite happy to fill in the paperwork myself fot the 457, the agent seems to have just plucked 600 quid out of thin air...I would have thought that the employer's HR people help with the visa at the applicant's stage too..but i'll have to wait and see.

 

Even 400 would have been a little more reasonable...but 600..nope.

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well the visa is on its way

maybe I should/could have done it myself but that time has passed and

maybe the visa would have taken longer that way

dunno

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