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Home Australia Self Help Articles Don't get Caught Out by Unregistered Agents

Don't get Caught Out by Unregistered Agents

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If you are thinking or in the process or applying for a Visa to visit / live or work in Australia you Don’t have to use a migration agent to apply for your visa. Migration agents are not governmental departments, they are individual businesses offering a service, hence they will focus and target would be immigrants into using their services. Whilst there are many good and professional migrations agents around the world, some are not so professional and may not live up to their advertised expectations.

You can apply for a visa directly to the Australian government via the www.immi.gov.au for any visa and not pay for the services of any migration agent. If you have any questions about visas or how to apply for a visa you can call the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for assistance, this service is via a premium phone line.

Use this website to view feedback from the public of agents that you may be interested in. Note that this website is independent of all migration agents and governmental institutes and only seeks to provide feedback to would be immigrants from persons who have experienced the services offered by migration agents.

It is recommended that before engaging with I migration agent that you view the following video, which gives a real life case of a visa applicant who lost all her money and ended up with no visa.

Remember to check your agent’s credentials before progressing with them.