All information in this topic is to be taken as
a guide only and may be outdated. The Department
of Immigration of Australia, constantly modify
and update the rules for most types of Visas.
For actual and correct information, please
consult the official
website of the Department of Immigration.
those people interested in live in Australia, and to
get the same rights (and obligations) of any
it is necessary to apply for a visa of permanent residence.
This visa is based on a system of points, in which
session of the application is attributed to
X number of points. For example: level of English,
academic qualifications, professional experience, age, and many other questions.
Each year, the Department of Immigration
makes an update of the “Pass Mark” or the number of point to be reached by the
candidate, and the number of points each
qualification is receiving.
person can apply by themselves without an
and the Australian Embassies around the world,
sell complete set of booklets with the manuals,
teaching with details how to apply. It is not
very hard but it will need a lot of time
to read and interpret all the necessary
documentation and the website. On the other hand,
no other person can give any information
about immigration, only qualified
immigration agents, registered by the
MARA, a government organization .
immigration process is not cheap and the
be over A$ 3000, and with many taxes and documentation
( in English) to be organized and
presented plus the costs of the Agent services.
You may find the fee charged by the Immigration
Agent expensive, but in reality it can
save you time and the experience as agent
can show you some other options to get the
necessary points. Agents also are required
to pay high fees to the government to be
registered. I have met some people who were
very close to reach the necessary points
but still not enough and with the orientation of an
Agent and two years later with a
qualification study, the person reached the mark
level and could get the points to apply successfully.
There are not tricks, but the agents deep knowledge of the
rules may find ways to reach the objective.
Agents are like lowers,(
and many of them are in fact) and they follow
restricted rules of
behaviour and ethics audited by the
Australian government. They can loose their
registration in case of complains or
illicit work. By law only agents and the
Immigration department it self can advise
about immigration issues. Agents can receive money for
consultancy, visas, intermediation, lawyer
advise, make the application in behalf of
other people, besides requesting the
necessary documentation for the process.
Migration Agents work following
these steps: Firstly they make an
assessment so they can evaluate the conditions of the person interested in
migrate. From this first assessment it is possible
to know how many points could reach, and/or how many points
are missing. Some Agents may charge for
the first consultation, others do not. It
is possible in some websites, inclusive at
Dept of Immigration website to make a self assessment
point test also. Although the agent may
indicate you will get a positive response
for your application, the agent cannot guarantee
the final approval, only the Department of
Immigration can do that. Any way the rules
are clear and the chances of approval are
very high if the person is qualified and
follow all the requirements of the
advantages tom use an Immigration Agent
is that the person will be able guided and
supported during all the process, and once
initiating it, will know the possibilities to obtain the permanent residence (PR).
Agents may give advise in all the sectors of the permanence in Australia, either
partners, student, professional qualification,
investors or people wanting to buy a business to
stay in Australia.
Study Agents and Migration Agents,are two completely separate things, being
Migrant Agents obligatorily registered
with MARA and government, while Education
Agent does not require any registration or
special qualification. Some Agents
deliver both services.
you would like to live in Australia and
want to know if you have the chances to
apply, but not sure about the points, you
can try to make a self assessment
point test at the immigration website. Our tip for those seriously thinking about
migrating, is to plan and save money to
make front the costs of the immigration
process, and if possible to contact an
Agents to Australia:
Agent told me if we run it may be possible
to apply for our Permanent Residence