Originally Posted by way
Hi Wayne, ste here.
Thanks for the info on the vetassess. It seems easy enough, is that really all thats on the practical? If you don't mind me asking, what was the motor thingy about? Not done motors for a few years. Thanks for your help, good luck with your visa!
Hi everyone, just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who has offered us their advice! We have started the Vetassess process ourselves and so far so good! we're going to get quotes from other agents for the visa application itself,as I agree with some of your comments that what we were quoted seemed quite high! So wish us luck, hopefully we'll get a good result in the end!
Thanks for all your help it is really appreciated!
Vic, Ste & Isabelle (9 months)
Ste, the motor thing is straight forward i had not done them since tech. It,s stop start button with over load controll via a contactor let me know when you have got exam and i will talk you thro it if you want.
If you or anyone else decides to use an agent just make sure they are reputable. There is a thread going on pomsinoz at the minute about a very dodgy agent and to me it APPEARS to be the same agent who gave the op that near £3000 quote! There are many agents that get recommended - particularly on pomsinoz and I would really do my homework before employing them.
I didnt use an agent initially and failed the tra first time and sweated the whole way through the appeal - though passed. After that we just felt safer using an agent so for peace of mind employed visalogic to process our visa application and paid them £1190 for their services.
There is also a website I think it is MARA where you can check the name of an agent to make sure they are registered.
Originally Posted by sjs
I just saw that thread on Poms in Oz, what an absolute nightmare. They are one of the biggest advertisers in the national papers for immigration services. What a handling, as we say over here, for everyone involved in it, I really hope it sorts out for them.
Anyway, we didn't use an agent, we had to prove de facto staus as we weren't married, which was the biggest paperwork hassle. If you are good with paperwork, you can do it, you just need to be very organised. I liked the way I could email any of the depts direct and did not have to go thro an agent. When I emailed our CO they were back to us within hours to let me I know I had forgotten a form 80 and once it was rec'd they would finalise the application. I emailed about our meds too and they were back really quickly. You are paying for a service at the end of the day. Anyone I encountered was helpful and pleasant every in this was via cyberspace!
At the start it seems so daunting, all the abbreviations and different types of visa, skills assessments, meds, police checks - AAARRGGGHHHH. It took me a few weeks to get everything straight in my head to apply but once I did I am really glad I saved all that cash. This forum is great, you can ask a question and everyone will help you out.
Hi Wayne, Cheers for motor info! sounds good and straight forward.
Yeah i'll let you know when I got the date to do it. Cheers.
Hows your app goin?
I am having a bad experience with an agent. We lodged our visa application through a registered agent in last April. He was really good until he collect the full fee. We had to fill all the documents by our selves and he was not very helpful. Only thing he did was posting the applications. Now we are stuck in between the process due to new changes and our agent didnít educate us on these new changes for past three months.
But we were aware of the changes and now we are trying to find a way by our selves by applying for a state nomination.
It would not be difficult for you to submit an application by your self. Government web sites and the forum were more informative than the agent.
So I wish you to go ahead and apply by your self.