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Default Best method for Applying for Spouse Visa(820/801) from Onshore in Australia

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I have recently travelled to Sydney on a Tourist visa (sub class 600) valid for 1 year where I have to exit the country every six months. My husband has a PR. I want to apply for the spouse visa (820/801) from Australia but I wanted to know if employing a migration agent is the best way to apply or it is better to do it yourselves. Pls advise as we need to apply the visa ASAP.
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I have to exit the country every 3 months on the tourist visa...

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I have recently travelled to Sydney on a Tourist visa (sub class 600) valid for 1 year where I have to exit the country every six months. My husband has a PR. I want to apply for the spouse visa (820/801) from Australia but I wanted to know if employing a migration agent is the best way to apply or it is better to do it yourselves. Pls advise as we need to apply the visa ASAP.
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If you speak English and understand the language very well I don't see a point in employing an agent. It's not a hard process and quite easy to follow. I would advise to employ the agent only if you have some issues like you weren't long enough together or there are some legal issues or it's hard to prove that you are in genuine relationship. I've applied for all my visas myself and so did my friends. If you do not feel confident filling the forms yourself hire someone, but to my knowledge the percentage of visas approved that were done by agent versus done by yourself is not actually that different.

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There are some free resources by MARA agents online:
https://www.myaccessaustralia.com/partner-visa/

And a few MARA agents that offer a free first consultation, e.g. New Star Migration Canberra.

Perhaps do some preliminary research and then decide what you want to do. Personally I feel if you can afford it, definitely go with a reputable MARA agent for the added peace of mind - partner visa requirements tend to be quite subjective, so an experienced professional may go a long way in strengthening your application.

If your visitor visa does not have a 'no further stay' condition - you are likely to be able to lodge a valid application for the 820/801 onshore.

If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
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Hi, can anyone give any more information about MARA agents in Parramatta or Sydney, NSW

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