A lot of clients feel assured enough to lodge their own applications with the Australian Department of Immigration after combing through the Australian immigration rules online. Of course, it's not mandatory to use the services of a migration agent. Nevertheless, before you choosing whether to hire a migration agent or proceed on your own, consider these three reasons for using a registered migration agent.
There's a good reason why it's referred to as immigration law
One of the misconceptions doing rounds out there is that migration agents don't do anything unique for their clients, and that migration agents only complete and submit application forms and so on. It is indeed true that plenty of administrative work is involved just like any other government application, however this is simply the surface work. In order to fill the application forms correctly, you need to fully understand the Australian Migration law. The ordinary person lacks the proper know-how and experience in regards to the immigration legislation, policy as well as procedure of correctly filling applications. By having a registered migration agent help you with your applications, you stand a great chance of your immigration application sailing through.
It's value for money
By using the services of a registered migration agent, clients save on time and money. Why? Well, they get things completed correctly the first time. If your Australian visa application is rejected or invalid, you stand to lose your processing charges. Rejected or returned application is likely to cost you several months if not years due to the lengthy processing and waiting timelines. Moreover, any resubmitted applications have to the back of the queue much to your annoyance. All these comes as a result of not getting things done correctly from the start. By having a professional by your side, you will spend and wait for less time for your visa application to sail through because all your supporting documents will be valid and everything will be done immaculately from the start.
Peace of mind
All certified migration representatives (like those at The Immigration Group Pty Ltd) are governed strict code of conduct which outlines the professional ethics they must adhere to when dealing with clients. This gives you peace of mind that you're dealing with a professional.
If you are of the view that your migration agent has acted in an unprofessional way, you can lodge your complaint with the migration agents listing authority which will take your complaint seriously and look into it.