If you feel hesitant about lodging an application on your own as the process seems complicated, you can seek the help of a registered migration agent. A migration agent cannot guarantee you the visa but, it can provide you with:
Assistance in preparing your visa application,
Aid in preparing sponsorship-related documents,
Advice regarding your visa application,
Assistance in preparing for visa-related proceedings, and
Representation before a court or a review authority.
It is more convenient if you can find several migration agents with offices in the Philippines and Australia as you can easily approach them if you have any concerns. On that note, here are 5 registered migration agents that you can trust:
1. Respall Migration Australia (RMA)
RMA abides with the Migration Act, Code of Conduct, and other policies bestowed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. RMA’s staff is applying integrity to properly understand your application and working hard to gather complete information in order to submit a genuine and valid visa application.
Jose Aniceto Respall, its founder and director, is a registered migration agent with a MARA number of 9901644. Listen as he enlightens you about one of the frequently asked questions: “What documents do I need so that I can apply for an Australian visa?”
Location: 4th Floor Liberty Bldg. 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Legaspi Village Makati City, Philippines 1229
Contact: (632) 815-2276
Location: 10 Brickfield Place, Blacktown, NSW 2148
Contact: 0400 808 844
2. Down Under Visa Co
Down Under Visa is founded by a registered migration agent named Jeff Harvie (MARA No.: 0959797). Jeff understands the tension, confusion, and fear that comes from the visa processes as he was in the same position before. He had to lodge an application for his Filipina wife Mila. Before leaning towards immigration law, he had a background in business management consultancy.
Down Under Visa has a main office in Dasmariñas City and a part-time office in Brisbane. Assessments are done solely by completing an easy and free online assessment form at http://www.downundervisa.com.au/visa-assessment/.
Location: Gen.Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Malinta, Sampaloc 2, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines, 4114
Contact: 0923 748 4440
Location: Suite 244, 192 Ann St. Brisbane, QLD 4000
Contact: (+63) 46 443 5322
3. Australian Visa Consultants
Australian Visa Consultants is an immigration firm that specializes in all the areas of Australian immigration law. Its Australian office is based on the bustling city of Melbourne. While, the Philippine offices are situated from Taguig all the way to Cagayan De Oro!
Their Principal Migration Consultant, Geoffrey Ward, is registered under MARA with a number of 0851489. He has an extensive list of experience in the field, which makes him capable of providing professional assistance to you.
Mindanao Location: 2nd Floor, St. Gregory’s Building, 6th cor. 17th Sts. Nazareth, Cagayan De Oro City, 9000 Philippines
Contact: +63 88 323 4252
Luzon Location: Level 10-1 Fort Legend Tower, 31 Sts. & 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, 1634 Philippines
Contact: +63 02 224 4334
Location: Level 13, Queen St., Melbourne, VIC 3000
4. CJ Migration
With offices that are strategically located in Sydney and Manila, CJ Migration offers competent services in all areas of temporary entry and migration to Australia. This consultancy firm adheres with the standards posed by MARA and Code of Conduct.
Corazon Jaza, their Principal Migration Agent (MARA No.: 1067563), is a former officer of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. She has over 20 years of experience in various visa categories such as Student Visa and Partner Visa.
Location: 26 Lounge, Medical Plaza Ortigas Bldg. 25 San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Business Center Pasig City, Philippines
Contact: +63 905 2607351
Location: Level 1, 4 Railway Pde, Burwood, NSW 2134
Contact: +61 02 9715 4731
5. Infinity Migration Services
Whether you are interested to study or to migrate to Australia, Infinity Migration Services can help! It consists of authorized migration consultants with global offices in the Philippines, Australia, and Sri Lanka.
What separates this company from the rest is that Michael Lindsay (MARA No.: 0636620) along with other guest speakers, offer free seminars to enlighten their potential clients about Australia’s education and work system. These seminars are in lined with their desire to help people and make their lives better.
Unit 3-5, 3rd Floor Ecco Building, #43 Assumption Rd. Corner Gen. Luna Rd., Baguio City 2600
Contact: (074) 442 4639
3rd Floor Yague Bldg., Corner Blumentritt, Arellano St., Tuguegarao City 3500
Contact: (078) 255 1803
3rd Floor, Unit 6, 86 Landsdale Building, Timog Avenue (corner Mother Ignacia), Quezon City (3rd Floor above UMBRA SALON)
Location: 1/20 Langhorne St. Dandenong, VIC 3175
Contact: + 61 39792 2772
Sri Lanka Office
Location: 151, Kirulapona Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka
Contact: +94 11 7393370
If you are wondering about the credibility of several migration agents, look for their MARA number and search for it at mara.gov.au. You can also check out this list of registered migration agents in the Philippines.