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.
I came to Australia on 489 Skilled Regional Visa in July 2018. I will be applying for my Permanent Residency Visa (887 Visa) in July 2020.
My current passport is due to be expired on January 2021 which means when I will be applying for 887 visa, I will only have six months validity in my current passport.
Due to this reason I have applied for a new passport from the Sri Lankan authorities.
My question is, when I am filling the application should I put my existing passport details and later update the new passport's details or should I wait for my new passport to arrive and then apply?
Please help me in this regard. Your help will be highly appreciated.
Thank you & best regards
I started to fill in the 887 application on immi site.
I was not prompted at an stage and was not asked to attach any document throughout the entire form.
So the question is, Is the stage of attaching documents is after submitting?
Although it says that this information will be provided by the application form, it is not :(
whether to attach documents before or after you submit
Hi all, I am 21 years and 2 months old, currently pursuing bachelor of engineering at Adelaide University (third year). I am on a 489 Visa here. Its been 2 years since we have moved to Australia and we have satisfied all the conditions of the 489 visa. We will be applying for the 887 Visa now. I live with my parents and am financially dependent on them for my international tuition fees and other needs. Currently 887 visa processing time is ranging from 19 -22 months, I are bothered due to such a long processing time period. Because it's mentioned on DIBP website that A child who turns 23 while your application is being processed and who does not meet these ( dependent ) requirements cannot satisfy the criteria for this visa. Will there be any exception regarding the above highlighted portion since I was granted an eligible 489 visa as a family unit? Can anyone please clarify, your opinion will be highly appreciated. Best Regards Hamza Khan