By Bella Cameron
Being an international student in Australia, one must be aware of what MARA agents are. MARA agents are the migration lawyers registered & authorized by the Australian government to act on behalf of their clients who are looking for migration consultation or assistance with the visa applications. These migration lawyers know the Australian migration law inside-out and play a very major role in filing visa applications for international candidates in Australia.
With all the visa-related information available on the official website of the Australian government, the authorities have also made it possible (and easy) for the applicants to file their visa applications on their own. Despite this, most of the applicants seek the help of MARA agents to file their visa applications; and there are good reasons to do so! Here are some of the top reasons that MARA agents are required for different visa processes in Australia.
MARA Agents are Helpful in Many Ways
Right from a basic visa consultation to a full-fledged visa application, a MARA agent can help you with literally everything. Thousands of international students come to Australia every year and most of them seek help from education & migration consultants, whether in their home country or in Australia. MARA agents are also helpful to people who visit Australia on a work visa or even a partner visa.
When in a foreign land and unaware of the migration laws, MARA agents can come in really handy!
MARA Agents Know the Australian Migration Law Inside-Out
As mentioned earlier, MARA agents are the migration lawyers registered & authorized by the Government of Australia to represent clients who are looking for migration consultation or assistance with the visa application. As the migration laws keep changing from time to time, the MARA agents have to keep themselves updated with the latest changes in different migration policies. In short, the MARA agents know the Australian Migration law inside-out and can help the students and professionals get the best possible advice on their visa applications. Filing visa applications is a part and parcel of their work, and the agents are fully aware of the documents that one may need for certain visa types, including the tips, tricks, and way-outs of different situations!
MARA Agents Provide Best Advice on Visa Filing
Because MARA agents have a complete know-how of visa policies and scenarios, they can provide suggestions to increase the likelihood of positive visa outcomes. MARA agents are better aware of the latest happenings and changes that may happen in future, which puts them in a better position to provide insights on visa outcomes. This is the reason that one must consult a MARA agent before taking suggestions from a friend/acquaintance, for it can make a huge difference in the visa application.
End-to-End Assistance with Visa Application
MARA agents can provide complete assistance with their clients’ visa applications. Although the clients can fill and file their visa applications on their own, they may not be fully aware of the documents that need to be attached; this is the reason most of the clients get assistance from registered MARA agents. MARA agents are authorized by the Government of Australia to file visa applications on behalf of their clients.
Communicate with Department of Home Affairs on behalf of the Client
In certain cases, the Department of Home Affairs asks for additional documents from clients to make a decision on their visa application. On the first hand, a MARA agent makes sure that the client’s application is filed in the best possible way with no documents left to be attached. On the other hand, if the Department of Home Affairs asks for additional documents, the case can be better handled and responded to by a MARA agent.
Hiring a MARA Agent is the Right Choice to Make
There is a reason that most international students and professionals choose to hire a MARA agent instead of filing their own application, for it is totally worth it. Hiring a MARA agent is one of the best decisions one can take if planning to get their visa extended or call a family member into Australia. MARA agents also provide the best possible suggestion to get PR in Australia in the shortest time possible.
If you are looking to hire an experienced MARA agent, please feel free to get in touch with us. Asia Pacific Group employs more than 10 MARA agents of different nationalities who can take care of your visa application and provide the best possible solution to different situations in Australia.
By Kym Martin
We have recently moved back to Adelaide after 17 years in America. We have a 17 & 19 year old and would love to meet other expats with late teens that have moved to Adelaide. Let me know if this is you! Thanks Kym
This topic is mainly for 489 visa applicants, i.e. those in the process of applying or have already applied and received a grant or are / have already landed in SA.
Migrating is not easy as it requires a lot of planning, courage to make things work out as desired. Moving with a family with young children is not easy and when the time eventually comes one develops cold feet and is lost in transition as there are load's of things to keep in mind.
Here I would request all applicants to share their thoughts on some of the best practices, lessons learnt, tips, do's and don't's that are to be followed during:
the application process after grant is received pre-landing preparations post landing experiences and lessons learnt
This would definitely help a lot of migrants who have many thoughts and questions going on in their mind and it would be great to lend our moral support to who ever needs it
Thank you all and I hope you all take the time to contribute as this forum has been stupendous in helping others! God bless and all the best to all those who have migrated or planning to migrate.
Well by God's grace things seem to be progressing well and hopefully if we clear our Health Check then we seem to inch closer in acquiring a 489 Visa and considering it would take 5 to 6 months i.e. May - June we should have our visa in our hand. If things go as per plan then we intend doing our landing in Sept - Oct 2018 but I have many queries on how to go about it?
We are a family of 4 (2 children aged 9 and 4)
which suburb in Adelaide do we decide to live in and what should be the criteria while choosing a suburb ? (close proximity to the city, schools, public transport etc) considering that there wont be any income when we reach, what is the monthly outgoing should we expect? We plan to rent 2 bedroom apartment / house. can my children get admissions in a government school? ( i know it wont be free as I am on a 489 visa) and what would the fee structure be like? (Grade 6 and Grade 1) what is the best way to scout for jobs? appreciate if anyone can share a template of CV's that are normally followed. are rental properties normally furnished or unfurnished? can we get a short term rental where we can be flexible to move out once we decide on the suburb we want to live in? I would also appreciate any additional info that you think can be useful, like from your own experiences, lessons learnt, do's and don'ts etc.