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GETTING MY AUSTRALIAN VISA

With so many Australian Visas you may not to be sure where to start. However, recent changes introduced by the Government may mean that you look past the non-sponsored skilled migration stream.

16 March 2009 saw the reduction in the skilled migration program by 18,500 taking it down from 133,500 to a cap of 115,000.

The 14 percent decrease in the migration intake has been made in an attempt to protect local jobs (unemplyment reached a new record in February 2009 rising from 4.8 per cent to 5.2 per cent.

Further cuts are to be made in the skilled migration stream for 2009-2010 with the cap being reduced further to 108,000

DO I QUALIFY FOR AN AUSTRALIAN VISA

The first step with any migration is to find out if you qualify for a visa.

The right visa will allow you to enter and remain in Australia. The length of time the visa is valid for and entitlements you have will depend on the type of visa you are granted.

There are several categories of Australian visa ranging from a holiday, short stay visa to permanent residence visa.

With so many visas available it is very difficult to know which option is best to apply for or even where to start.

 

Talk to a Registered Migration Agent

With the complex migration legislation and regulations in Australia many people seek professional assistance from a registered migration agent when applying for their Australian visa.

The migrant agent can manage the process for you maximising your chances of success and minimising any unnecessary delays.

What Are The Costs?

If you are planning a move over to live in Australia REMEMBER the process of immigrating to Australia can be costly and whatever the outcome, migration charges for your application are non-refundable.

Try calling a couple of migration agents. any reputable migrant agent should have an initial discussion at no charge. This should give them enough information to give you an indication of your chances of obtaining a Visa.

We went the migration agent route so as to be sure we did not mess up. Of course you do not need to use Migrant Agent to process your application. There is nothing to stop you processing your application yourself.

 

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Try calling a couple of migration agents. any reputable migrant agent should have an initial discussion at no charge. This should give them enough information to give you an indication of your chances of obtaining an Australian Visa.

 

We went the migration agent route so as to be sure we did not mess up. Of course you do not need to use Migrant Agent to process your application. There is nothing to stop you processing your application yourself.

Immigration to Australia is a big decision. So unless you are sure what you are doing I would seriously consider using a Migrant Agent to put in your application for an Australian Visa.

Please Note

I am no migration agent and not qualified to advise you on what to do. www.imigrate-to-a-new-life-in-perth.com is here as a resource for you, to provide links through to migrant agents and other resources that will help you in planning your move to Australia.