WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
When seeking immigration assistance, there are many things that you need to know. These include: Why you should use a migration agent, The Code of Conduct for migration agents, the role of the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration), The A.A.T, and more.
For more information, call VISAS TO AUSTRALIA today or otherwise scroll down to learn more about what you need to know when it comes to your Australian visa.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE A MIGRATION AGENT?
There is no obligation to use a Registered Migration Agent however it is strongly recommended.
Working as a registered migration agent, Mark Pelley has expertise and knowledge in migration legislation and policies as well as the experience of dealing with the Department Home Affairs.
While there is never a guarantee of success, a registered migration agent can explain options to you and make recommendations for a suitable option.
As a registered migration agent in Melbourne, Mark can prepare documents and lodge a well prepared applications and submissions to prevent unnecessary delays. Further Mark can contact the department or other organisations to discuss or ask questions about your application. Let us work together to help you get the right application for your visa.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The provisions for the Code of Conduct for Migration Agents is set out in Section 314 of the Migration Act 1958 and is prescribed in Schedule 2, Regulation 8 of the Migration Agents Regulations 1998.
Under the Code, all registered migration agents have certain legal obligations with regards to their professional responsibilities For example a registered agent must abide by the law and deal with clients competently, diligently and fairly. There cannot be conflicts of interest in dealing with clients including business activities or any other dealings which affect the interest of the client.
A registered migration agent must advise, if there is very little chance of a client making a successful application. Similarly, an agent cannot falsify or create bogus documents.
A copy of the Code of Conduct will be provided to a client on initial consultation with Visas to Australia or upon request. It is also available on this link HERE.
INTEGRITY & HONESTY
Any visa applicant will need to meet the criteria set out in migration legislation, guidelines and policy in order to have a visa granted. There is no way around this. Once a visa is granted, the Department still has the power to cancel a visa if conditions of the visa are not met or for some other relevant circumstances.
Therefore it is essential to be honest with regards to your application. Deliberately hiding information from the Department, or providing false information or documents can result in refusal or cancellation of your visa.
By being up front and honest to the Department, Visas To Australia will be able to discuss your options and address any concerns. Further we will attempt to help you with regards to the best decisions for your application.
Any fees for migration agent services or visa application charges will not be refunded where it is found deliberate false or misleading information or documents have been provided. It is therefore in your best interest to be direct and upfront about your visa situation so we can help you best.
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS
The Department of Home Affairs brings together Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions. These different areas work together to keep Australia safe.
It is this department that will determine whether or not to accept your visa application and associated documents. This will be done so in accordance with The Migration Act 1958, The Migration Regulations 1998, relevant guidelines as well as other relevant associated legislation, legislative instruments and policy.
For more information go to: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au