FAQ

Can you afford not to book a paid Appraisal?
  • You want clarity and options available to you and your loved ones.
  • You want to ensure you are applying for the correct visa and not wasting your time and resources going down the wrong visa pathway. Be aware DIAC does not refund application fees because you made a mistake.
  • Your current visa is close to expiring and you want to make Australia your final destination/port of call
  • Are you uncertain if you are applying for the correct visa?
  • Your friends whilst they mean well are not a trained, nor registered migration agent and are not in a position to give you migration advice. All they have is an opinion…. Which unfortunately might be incorrect as it is only their experiences and circumstances they have to go on. So their advice is not specific to your situation and circumstances.
  • We are trained and are specialists in Australian migration law; Mark knows the law of the seas as well as the conditions (waves, wind, tides) etc which aren’t written but known only with experience, working to secure you a safe passage for your visa application
  • You are receiving legal advice that is specific to your situation.

So set sail today and contact us. We recommend a face-to-face paid appraisal that will explain in detail your own strategic partner visa journey/route.


What does “decision ready” mean?
  • We have the practical experience, knowledge and passion you require in a registered migration agent. Ensuring your application only contains relevant data which is then collated and submitted;
  • We are a lighthouse shining our light on your case; so it is shown in the best possible light. We work on your behalf to present your case to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) case officer.
  • We ensure all the relevant elements align in your specific case and shore up any inconsistencies to support and strengthen your case
  • We work to prepare for any eventuality that can occur on your migration journey and stop you making gross navigational errors.
  • We know the final destination you seek and work to make this journey as smooth sailing as possible for you and your loved ones.

So set sail today and contact us. We recommend a face-to-face paid appraisal that will explain in detail your own strategic partner visa journey/route.


How do I qualify for Australian Citizenship?
Australia welcomes applications from eligible permanent residents who wish to make their commitment to the country by becoming Australian citizens. Please contact us for further information on how to apply for citizenship.

What is IELTS?
IELTS is a test designed to assess a visa applicant’s English language ability. IELTS means International English Language Testing System, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency and is used by DIBP as a tool to assess English Language ability for many skilled work visas.

Who can certify a copy of a document?
Any person or agency recognised by the law of the country in which you live can certify documents. Justice of the peace, pharmacists/chemists can also certify documents. You might have to pay for this service.Any documents relating to: a visa application can be certified by a registered migration agent.

How soon can my application be submitted?
This depends on you and your partner and your ability to gather all the required documentation. We work with you and your time frames and important deadlines that you specify, ideally we like to move fairly promptly once you have made the decision for us to represent you.

How long will it take to process my application?
Because we do not grant the visa it is up to the government agency we can only give you approximate time’s which the agency has provided to us. Also the complexity of your particular application will impact on this time frame, so very generally:

Visa Processing Times (Approximately)
Family Visas 2-14 months
Partner Visas 2-14 months
Parent and other family Capped and queued (what does this mean?)
Visitor Visa 1 day to 1.5 months
Temporary Work Visa 5 working days to 3 months
Student, Training and Research Visa 7 days to 3 months
Skilled Migration 3 to 18 months
Business Innovation and Investment Visa 9 to 28 months

What are the important things I need to remember about my visa?
Here are a few important things you need to keep in mind:

  • You need to be granted and hold an Australian visa to enter or stay in Australia, unless you are an Australian citizen.
  • Keep a copy of your visa grant notification letter. This letter contains your visa grant number and other important information about your visa.
  • You do not need a visa label in your passport to travel to, enter or stay in Australia.
  • Confirm other countries’ travel and visa requirements with any relevant foreign government authorities before you travel.
  • You can use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa status and entitlements.
  • Employers, schools, banks and other organisations may be able to check your entitlements online with your consent using VEVO. We may also share your visa information with some Australian Government agencies.

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
You can use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa status and entitlements.
Migration Australia WA provides private immigration advice and representation. Migration Australia WA is not affiliated with the Australian Government. All decisions for granting a visa remain with the relevant Government Authority (Department of immigration and Citizenship) subject to the applicant lodging a valid visa application and meeting the relevant criteria for that visa.