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Hi all,

Having read more and more posts about the different visas and forms needed, I think we need an agent!

It was suggested that we attend the Expo in March and talk to a bunch of different agents then. Whilst this is a great idea, and I'm sure we'll go, I would like to get some advice before then.

I am keen to meet with an agent face to face, so if anyone can recommend anyone in London then that would be brilliant?

I am finding the process a little daunting, so any advice and encouragement would be most appreciate. This is something that my boyfriend and I have discussed for the past 5 years, so we're determined to make it happen!

Thanks,
Nicky.


Thought I'd start my own little timeline to get me going...

Decided to move to Australia: 2005 - 2009!
Seeking an agent: Jan 2010
 

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Hi there Nicky,

There will be a few agents at the Sandown expo in March. If you can't wait until then I think the agents Karen used (another Mod on the aussie forum) has offices in London. Ah, just checked and they have offices in Mortlake High Street. http://www.emigrationgroup.co.uk/

Our agent was based in Australia and it worked fine for us....I think it's more important to find the right agent rather than a location where an agent is (if you get what I mean!).

Anyhoo, whoever you end up engaging as your agent, make sure they are MIA/MARA registered.

Dolly

PS have you looked at the stickies at the top of the forum page to make sure you qualify to apply for a visa?
 

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Hi Nicky

We used Global Visas who are based in central London. They did a great job for us and ours wasn't a straightforward application. Other agents had told us that we'd be refused but Global Visas saw us through the whole process and now we're in Oz.

Good luck



Hi all,

Having read more and more posts about the different visas and forms needed, I think we need an agent!

It was suggested that we attend the Expo in March and talk to a bunch of different agents then. Whilst this is a great idea, and I'm sure we'll go, I would like to get some advice before then.

I am keen to meet with an agent face to face, so if anyone can recommend anyone in London then that would be brilliant?

I am finding the process a little daunting, so any advice and encouragement would be most appreciate. This is something that my boyfriend and I have discussed for the past 5 years, so we're determined to make it happen!

Thanks,
Nicky.


Thought I'd start my own little timeline to get me going...

Decided to move to Australia: 2005 - 2009!
Seeking an agent: Jan 2010
 

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Hi Dolly,

Many thanks for your reply. I am keen to get a few questioned answered before March, so thanks for the contact.

I have read all of the stickies, and making sure we qualify is one of the questions that I have. My boyfriend is a Business Development Manager, which in effect is a marketing role, but we want to make sure that this falls into the 'Marketing Specialist' category on the SOL. If he does, then this is good news, as we meet all the other criteria for a 176 visa (as he has an Uncle and Sister in Australia willing to sponsor us).

If his job does not fall into this category then our plan is to head out on a working holiday visa this year (as we are under 30) and try and get sponsored. Not ideal, but worth a go we think.

I understand that the processing time for a 176 is up until 2012 at the moment. Do you know if you submit an application for a 176 visa if you can enter Australia on a working holiday visa while you wait for it to be processed?

Thanks,
Nicky.


Hi there Nicky,

There will be a few agents at the Sandown expo in March. If you can't wait until then I think the agents Karen used (another Mod on the aussie forum) has offices in London. Ah, just checked and they have offices in Mortlake High Street. Jobs in New Zealand, Visa Australia, Jobs in Australia, New Zealand Visa

Our agent was based in Australia and it worked fine for us....I think it's more important to find the right agent rather than a location where an agent is (if you get what I mean!).

Anyhoo, whoever you end up engaging as your agent, make sure they are MIA/MARA registered.

Dolly

PS have you looked at the stickies at the top of the forum page to make sure you qualify to apply for a visa?
 

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Thanks Diddley, much appreciated.

Nicky.

Hi Nicky

We used Global Visas who are based in central London. They did a great job for us and ours wasn't a straightforward application. Other agents had told us that we'd be refused but Global Visas saw us through the whole process and now we're in Oz.

Good luck
 

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We used George Lombard who is based in Australia, but this did not hinder comms. Emails were answered by return and all our questions got quick answers.

We were not considered a straight-forward case, but he made the process understandable and with the team holding our hand throughout we sailed through.

Hope this is of use.

Good luck :eek:)
 

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theirs only 1 agent to use shes the best
cheryl bird .bird migration agent you will have to google her as i have lost the email address she really good .
 
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