What To Look Out For In Visa Service Providers
So you have saved up your hard earned money and now you are thinking of heading overseas for that long awaited (and well deserved!) holiday, but are wondering what happens next? I bet you have your ideal location planned out, but have you thought about your accommodation, the insurances you will need, or which is the correct visa for you?
It might be a good idea to seek the services of a visa specialist provider. Have you thought about visa service providers, but do not really know what they can do to help you, or where to look for a good one?
There are many things that you should look out for in visa service providers. It is important to know that you do not have to use a visa service provider when applying for a visa. Although, if you do decide to use a visa service provider, you should ensure that any visa service providers you are looking at using, are registered.
What do Visa Service Providers do?
Visa service providers can help you with all aspects of your visa application. Whether you want to travel to or from Australia for family purposes, business or work opportunities or educational purposes, visa service providers help you with all of the associated paperwork to ensure that your visa application is the best that it can be. Yes, visa service providers may charge you a fee, but it might be worth it, as there will be reduced stress when it comes to your visa application; leaving more time for you to plan your journey.
What is the Migration Agents Regulatory Authority?
The Australian Migration Agents Regulatory Authority helps you find a registered visa service provider and offers you advice about the different fees that a visa service provider might charge. The Migration Agents Regulatory Authority will also help you if you have a dispute with your visa service provider.
All registered visa service providers with the Migration Agents Regulatory Authority must keep all of your information confidential and must advise you of all of the costs involved with your visa application, and how long it will take. You should check out the website www.themara.com.au for further information.
Are You Thinking of Migrating to Australia to Work?
Are you seeking to be sponsored and employed by an Australian business? There are a couple of options available to you. The most common working visa application is an employer sponsored visa, which is made when an employer cannot meet its skill requirements from within the local area.
If this is case, an eligible employer can sponsor a potential employee to work for up to four years on a temporary basis with an employer sponsored visa. An eligible employer is one who has been approved for Standard Business Sponsorship.
There are three major steps when it comes to employing an overseas person to work in Australia. Firstly, an employer needs to lodge an employer sponsorship application and must show that the entity abides by all immigration laws, is active in business and the employment will have an economic benefit to Australia.
Secondly, the approved company who is advertising the position must describe the position and show that the position will be paid at or above the minimum salary level.
Finally, the employer will need to demonstrate that the company is approved for a business sponsorship and that the nominated position has been approved. The potential employee needs to show that he or she is suitably qualified for the advertised position.
For more information about obtaining an employer sponsored visa, you should visit the Department of Immigration website at www.immi.gov.au.