All migration circumstances being different, making some individual and cases are better suited for migration agents than self-applications. To help determine if that’s you, we’re going to explore the world of migration agents.
What is a Registered Migration Agent?
A migration agent provides immigration assistance and guidance to individuals wanting to migrate somewhere, such as Australia. A registered migration agent refers to those registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) by law. Under the MARA registration, migration agents are legally bound to be aware of all legislation, procedures, and provide up to date advice and guidance – separating the specialist from the novices.
Do You Need a Migration Agent to Apply for a Visa?
No. You do not need a registered migration agent to lodge a visa application. Anyone can submit their application by themselves either in person or on through the internet.
Why You Should Use a Migration Agent?
While it’s possible to apply (and be successful) yourself, we find that most people experience a better outcome when they leave the application to the specialist. When you engage a registered migration agent that doesn’t guarantee a successful application.
A registered agent will provide you with the best chance for success because they are equipped with the capacity, experience and knowledge of navigating complex migrations. A migration agency will assist with your application, in several ways, including:
- You can be assured and peaceful, in knowing the application is being completed by an experienced professional who knows what they are doing. When migrating to a new country is already extremely stressful, why make it more with self-applying?
- By working with a registered MARA, you will safeguard being conned by scam artists and ensure that the application is done correctly. All registered migration agents must act in accordance with laws (or face repercussions if they don’t), and are continually expanding and reviewed on their comprehensive knowledge of Australian migration law.
- Australia’s immigration environment is complex and constantly changing. New laws and amendments are passing through continually, which can impact your visa application. A registered agent is always, enforced to stay up to date, so they won’t let anything slip through the cracks!
- People often think self-applying is cheaper, but the truth is, it can be more cost-effective in the long run to use a registered migration agent. Many people who self-lodge are often unsuccessful and end up paying again (if not multiple times), plus run into additional costs like hiring a registered agent and remaining in their current country.
With over one hundred visa types spanning across individuals and businesses, each of which applies to different situations and brings its own application challenges, having a registered migration agent like Interstaff working with you, is incredibly valuable. Interstaff has helped thousands of people migrate to Australia – let them help you!