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Old 10-12-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Hi there,

I have been doing a lot of research about the possibility of moving to Australia.

I found a website called migrationexpert.com that says that they will help you with the process to make sure that all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed so to speak.

I have taken the point test and found that I would qualify that way.

My question is, does anyone know anything about this company or had any experience with them?

Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Qld, AU
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Sorry, mate. No experience here (I was nominated through my company). I would suggest doing it on your own as it isn't as much difficult as it is tedious. There is another string titled 'Elo Mate' where people have posted some advice to someone looking to migrate. Check it out as there is some good info there.

G'day and good luck!
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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Migration agents charge about 3,500. their rates are pretty much set by the gov't. if using an agent make sure they are certified by theh government as a migration agent. Plus it will cost a little above 2,000-3,000 for the application, to get your qualifications certified, medicals.... So it would be best to do it yourself.. i know several people who did it themselves.. no worries..
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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Yeah, I paid a subscription to Migration Expert and they provided no help whatsoever. I ended up doing all the paper-work myself including research into the best way to go about it...
Now that I've got all the paper work, and live here, I'm leaving.
My one word of advice if you're thinking of moving to Oz is think again. I've been sorely disappointed.
Not only is it ludicrously expensive and the salaries are crap, but that legendary Ozzie-mate-iness is just that... a legend. I've travelled all over the world and have never come across such a cold and soulless place.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I think if you are capable you should give it a go yourself, especially if you are clearly convinced you pass the points test and speak good english etc, you will save you loads of money. You can always talk to a migration lawyer or seek advice down the track if you run into problems.

I assume you have already visited Australia for a period of time and know what you are getting yourself into? It no utopia hear, we dont want you showing up and not liking the place like the previous poster.

FYI, If your hoping to immigrate on the strength of being a Hairdresser or a Chef, thoes two occupations have only very recently being taken of the urgently needed list for skilled migrants.

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Old 02-26-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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I was able to get PR without using migration agents, in general you can do the paperwork yourself which is a fair bit but if you want to use a migration agent but I don't know a thing about the one you are looking at. I would suggest contacting the Australian high council or embassy first.
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