Introduction

Each year thousands of people arrive in Australia to start a new life that they could only have dreamed of back home but the decision to move to Australia is still probably the biggest that you will ever have to make comprising of an emotional roller coaster when leaving behind family and friends. It is essential that you examine all of your options carefully and conduct plenty of research so that you can start your new life in Australia with realistic expectations in order to reap the long-term benefits of successful settlement.

Concept Australia has been assisting people since 1991 to obtain visas to reside in Australia. Migrating to Australia can be both stressful and frustrating but our staff have had a long association with Australia and understand the challenges of moving to a new country. All of our staff are based permanently in the UK and have previously been employed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Concept Australia works directly with its clients and does not sub-contract work out to other companies or individuals. Our services are comprehensive and incorporate the completion of all forms as well as the management of your application throughout the visa process. We are confident that you will experience a personal and friendly service from staff who care about your future but for more information on our staff please click on the 'About Us' bar at the top of the home page and then 'The Team'.

Grahame Igglesden

Registered Migration Agent 9901024

What visa options are there?

Choose the best option for you:

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FAQ's

Will my application be processed by Concept Australia?

Yes, we do not sub-contract processing to third parties. All work is undertaken directly by Concept Australia in the UK by case officers who have previously been employed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

 

Can you guarantee my application will be successful?

The decision to grant a visa can only be made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Before you engage Concept Australia, a thorough assessment will have been made to determine which visa option offers you the best chance of being granted a visa. We understand the importance of the decision you have made in deciding to migrate to Australia and we will not encourage you to proceed if a suitable visa pathway does not exist. Occasionally, however, skilled applicants may find that their nominated occupation has been removed from a state or territory skills list once planning levels are reached. In this situation, applicants will need to consider an alternative state or territory option before lodging an expression of Interest.

Concept Australia regularly reviews changes and will notify you immediately of developments and discuss with you alternative visa options for Australia.

How does Concept Australia keep up-to-date with migration policy?

In order to repeat annual registration with the Migration Agents Registration Authority, the Registered Migration Agent (RMA) undertakes professional development courses which includes exams or tutorials designed and regulated by designated industry professionals. It is also a mandatory requirement for the RMA to subscribe to the DIBP document “Legend” which is the same manual used by DIBP case officers and contains all prescribed regulation and policy procedures for deciding visa applications.

 

How do I know if fees charged by Concept Australia are reasonable and not excessive?

Fees may vary considerably between migration agents but if you engage a Registered Migration Agent you will do so with the knowledge that charges are monitored by MARA on an annual basis so as to ensure they are reasonable and not excessive for the services provided.

All fees payable are confirmed in writing once we have determined you have the potential to be granted a visa which will enable you to prepare a budget for the overall cost of applying for a visa. We provide a breakdown of the total costs and when payments are due to include fees payable to Concept Australia as well as assessing authorities, the DIBP, panel doctors, police authorities and English language testing centres. Concept Australia does not charge fees for emails or telephone calls and we complete all application forms on behalf of our clients and lodge and manage each stage of the process.

What services can I expect to receive from Concept Australia?

Concept Australia offers a comprehensive range of services to applicants who we have assessed as having the potential to be granted a visa to reside in Australia. These include:

  • Completing visa application and skills assessment forms
  • Lodging Expressions of Interest (EOI)
  • Lodging applications for nomination by state or territory governments
  • Lodging applications with the DIBP and assessing authorities
  • Up-loading documents to the DIBP immi account
  • Advice on health and character issues
  • Advice on evidence needed for de-facto relationships
  • Advice on legal procedures for a dependent child from a previous relationship travelling to Australia
  • Advice on legal procedures for a dependent child remaining overseas with a non-migrating parent
  • Management of your application throughout the visa process

 

 

News

01/07/2017

New age limit for Skilled applicants

General Skilled Migration applicants must be under 45 years of age

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What our clients are saying

I would like to thank you for your assistance during this process. You have been professional and attended all queries raised.