December 2, 2021

Tips for Working with Your Migration Agent

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Tips to Help You Work With a Migration Agent of Lawyer

Migration Lawyer and Agent Tips

1) Your agent gives you all costs, processing stages and due dates.

2) Give the agent all your docs and info early.

3) Do not give bogus info or ask the agent to lie.

4) Know your submission deadlines.

5) Keep a written record of all communication.

6) Have an English speaker check all correspondence.

7) If your life, work or travel circumstances change, tell your agent.

8) Your agent updates you about immigration law changes.

9) E-mail your agent two weeks before your submission deadline.

10) Pay all fees on time.

Tips to Choose a Migration Agent

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Tips to Help You Work With a Migration Agent

Vetting An Australian Migration Agent or Lawyer

1)     Get agent recommendations, read reviews.

2)     Interview potential agents. Ask: Do you specialize in immigration?

3)     What are all my visa options?

4)     Are you an expert in the visa I need?

5)     What are all the fees, from the government and your agency?

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10 Tips on How to Work with a Migration Agent

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Tips on How to Work With a Migration Agent

How to Prepare and Submit Your Visa Application

Now that you have hired a migration agent (or lawyer) to prepare and submit your visa application, you and the agent have begun a professional relationship.

Following are tips on how to manage that relationship to better ensure the successful outcome of your visa application.

Ask your agent to outline the process

At the start of the relationship ask your agent for an outline of how the visa process will work and what are its stages, time frames, and deadlines for both you and the agent. At this stage your agent will most likely send you a Checklist of all the information and documents that he or she needs from you to prepare and submit your case. You must give the agent ALL these documents and information in a timely manner. And it is better that they are all submitted at one time. An agent cannot prepare your case without all this information and if it comes in late or in dribs and drabs this can result in valuable time being lost. Your efficient and timely submission of these documents and information is the single most important thing you can do to help your agent and application. [Read more…]

Australia’s Love Affair with Chefs and Cooks

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Many Foreign Chefs and Cooks Work in Australia

Australia’s Chef Visa

Eat at any restaurant in Melbourne and say thanks to the chef for an excellent meal and most likely he or she will reply with an accent. The Italian food in Melbourne really is cooked by Italians!

According to Bloomberg news service, “More [Australian] visas are granted to food workers than any other category…Australia’s restaurant, café and catering industry employs 554,200 people across 35,900 businesses and is the biggest contributor to the visitor economy.” The large number of foreign chefs in Australia on visas doesn’t include the many foreign-born chefs and cooks who now have permanent residence or citizenship. This multitude of recently arrived highly-skilled chefs and cooks reflects a booming hospitality industry and more gastronomically diverse and satisfied Australia. [Read more…]

Expert in Australian Entertainment Visas

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Alberta Miculan, 408 Entertainment Visa Expert

Are you a narrative film, documentary, television, or commercial producer or director? Or an artist, crew member, musician or professional sportsperson?

If yes, then you will need a visa to work in Australia.

Visas for Overseas Entertainment Workers

Migration Ways has prepared and lodged visa applications for reality TV cast and crew, feature film cast and crew, music talent, and numerous directors of commercials and corporate videos. When needed, we manage union consultations and apply for the Foreign Actor Certification from the Department of Communications and the Arts. We can also prepare sponsorship applications for production companies. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas

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Again, thank you for your support during 2016.

We look forward to helping you with all your visa needs in 2017.

The Migration Ways Staff,

Rebecca, Alberta, Laura and Connie

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