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How to make the visa application preparation easier?

Australian visa applications from Philippines to Australia are difficult to organize and difficult to get right, especially if you want them to be successful. If you want an excellent visa application prepared and lodged with a very high chance of success (be that a partner visa application or a tourist visa application), it will be hard work. It’s as simple as that.

So guess what? Today is Trick Question Day! How to make it easier? You can’t ever make it easier if you want it to work, and if you go around seeking easy solutions you will probably fall flat on your face.

making a visa application easier by using a registered migration agent with your australian partner visa application or australian tourist visa application from philippines to australia

OK, maybe that should have been “No, you can’t make it EASY!” You can make it easier by getting expert advice from a Registered Migration Agent like Down Under Visa who will tell it to you straight, but it will never be a smooth ride with little effort put in. Garbage in, garbage out… they say.

Does a Migration Agent make it easier and faster?

Yes, we make it easier. Easier because we will be managing the application instead of you. We don’t necessarily make it faster, as we simply won’t do rush-jobs. Rush-job visa applications are like any rush-jobs. All haste and no care or attention to detail. What’s the point in getting the visa application lodged into the DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) system if it’s only going to be refused?

And no, we won’t make it easy. We will take out the confusion of wondering what you are supposed to be doing. But you won’t end up with nothing to do. You won’t make an appointment at our office and have the application lodged that day. You will end up with a set of tasks and be expected to do them thoroughly and with accuracy, and you will end up with a To-Do List, our term for a checklist of visa requirements, and a whole lot of homework to do (which is why it’s a “to-do” list). It will certainly keep you out of trouble for a while, and you won’t need to say “I have nothing to do, and I’m bored!” We’ll see to that!

I had somebody tell me once about how hard it was. He and his fiancée were busy, and they didn’t understand computers, and it was just so difficult, and asked me “What can we do?” It wasn’t the first time he had said this, and my usual saintly diplomacy slipped a bit and I said “Well, you might just have to get used to being alone, because unless you manage to do these things it simply won’t work.

Blunt, but absolutely true, and fortunately they took what I said very well and they got on with it. It’s like when you get a personal trainer at a gym because you want the big muscles that impress the girls on the beach. They’re going to push you, and they will get more out of you than you ever thought you could. We do the same thing, because we want your visa application to be bulging with muscles that will make the Case Officers at the Australian Embassy in Manila or DIBP impressed enough to grant the visa.

Do you want help with your visa or not?

I said in a BLOG post once:

Would you go into a restaurant, and say “Now, where’s the kitchen? And I brought my own frying pan?

Obviously you would not. Just making a point here. We have applicants who will tell us they’ve filled out the forms already, and that they want to call in and see us because they have all the documents already prepared and they want the application lodged so Betty Sue can come back with them in two weeks time. I get a bit puzzled and wonder why, because that’s what WE do. We complete the forms. And we tell you what documents and relationship evidence you need, and we tell you if what you’ve sent is correct, sufficient and of suitable quality to make a great application. That’s our job. We’re not a visa-shop, or a place to drop off your completed application.

I’m getting some legal stuff done for myself at the moment (ie. boring property stuff), and the lawyer told me I need to prepare this….get this served…..and apply for that. I said “You’re the expert. I’m not!” I want him to do this, and I will do exactly what he tells me to do, and I won’t argue or complain that it’s too hard. Get experts to help you with the important things. Get the best lawyers. Get the best doctors. Get the best builders. And definitely get the best migration agent you can, and follow what these experts tell you and while it won’t necessarily be easy, at least it will be done right! And we look forward to the day when we send you your visa grant!

Further Reading

An easy and fast visa application to Australia

The myth of the easy Australian tourist visa application

Down Under Visa set high standards in visa applications


Can We Re-Apply After a Tourist Visa Refusal?
What Happens if Our Current Fiancee Visa Expires Before the Granting of Our Partner Visa?

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