References

Concept Australia is the most experienced Australian visa specialist in the UK and since 1991 has successfully helped thousands of people start a new life in Australia.

All of our staff have previously been employed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and have a minimum of 12 years experience in processing visa applications.  

The following references were issued to support Grahame Igglesden's application for registration as a MARA agent and the originals are held at Concept Australia's office and are available for inspection.

Please view the references below issued by the Australian Government and other migration authorities by clicking on the links below.

Helen Wilson, Principal Migration Officer, Australian Consulate

Mark Stanley, Manager Commonwealth Bank Australia

D M Johnson, Senior Migration Officer, Australian High Commission, London

Barbara Kerambrun, National Secretary, Australian Institute of Management

Hon. Ron Davies AM JP Agent General for Western Australia, London

Gary Stokes Agent General for Western Australia, London

Digby Blight, Director General, Ministry of Premier and Cabinet, Western Australia

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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

We would both like to thank you very much for guiding us through this process which at times we found to be quite daunting and bewildering. I think we we’re both caught off guard when the approval came through, it was a surprise to say the least and also a huge relief as we can now both put our anxieties aside and start planning for our future together in Australia. We are both more than happy to if add to your collection of testimonies if you wish and again thank you very much