Hi to every body.My name is gamba and my partner is kerry.We are new to this site.We have been planning the big move to oz since last summer.We paid an agent two grand and have had nothing in return.I wont mention the said company but would appreciate if any one could advise us of the correct way forward as we feel like there could be more companys out there just after our money with no visa!!!!!!!!Thanx Gamba n kerry.:)
Soory to hear that
Hi Gamba and Kerry,
Welcome to PIA and good luck with your Visa quest.
Sorry to hear about your experience with the agent. We also used an agent who we have been more than happy with (1st Contact). We paid two payments to them of £997 and this is on a no Visa no fee basis although I don't want to find out if they would honour that agreement!
We have left it all to them and haven't had any problems. They really have been very good and we don't think we would have had the time to do it our selves.
Again good luck
Martin and Val :)
Hi there Martin and Val,thanx for reply are we been to nosey by asking you (and any one else)which agent you are using and or recomend.We have noticed on other threads that the names of agents aren't mentioned that often.thanx once again.Gamba n kerry.:)
Originally Posted by Gamba "n" Kerry
Have you had much communication from this agent??
Have you discussed your fears with them??
They may well be doing a lot of work in the background but still waiting in line for approval.Some visas take an absolute age to come through I'm afraid.
Let us know how you get on - agents should keep you informed on every step.
HI Tyke, Im afraid our agent isnt informing us every step.After two months of no contact i learned our case worker had left and no body else had been put up to speed with our case.That was just the start.Six months on still no further so we have asked for a refund as we feel we are been led down the garden path.After reading many posts we have seen a few agents names come up again and again,so we have got in touch with a few and we shall try again.Have you come across this type of thing before?it realy has freaked us out!!
Hi Gamba and kerry, I know what you mean about agents- its an absolute minefield. We chose an agent then got our money back and went with another company as the first were so expensive and being naive to it all at the time thought that was the going rate. Anyway we are now with Emigration expert and are hoping things work out. Cant give an opinion on them either way yet. Good luck though and i hope you get sorted out. Yvonne
We used go matilda - they have a good reputation.
Hi Gamba and Kerry
Choosing an agent is a nightmare - we ended up going to some emigration seminars so that we could see the people face to face and saw what we thought of them.
We're using Visa Go - again on a no visa no fee basis - but so far they're been fantastic. You can ask them anything, they contact us to see how we're getting on with forms etc - nothing seems to be too much trouble.
Hope you get sorted soon - good luck and let us know how you get on.
I decided to go with a company called ptlabs in Sydney, the reason for my decision is that the guy is an ACS specialist, the first agent i contacted siad we would only get a provisional visa, whereas PTLabs told me I could get in on the MODL list. and also he charges AUS$1200 for the skills assessment and AUS$1200 for the visa (plus all usual fees), which works out quite cheap compared to some prices i have seen banded about.
But, Its a big waiting game, they take forever to process things. Like Tyke says, ring them and tell them your problems.