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What parts of the process can an Australian migration agent help me with?

I am applying from China for the Significant Investor Visa and would like to work with a migration agent in Australia. I will be seeking investment opportunities, help with my application, and information on the process to be nominated by a certain territory for residence. What can a migration agent help with?

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    Bob Yang

    Australia Registered Migration Agent
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    A registered migration agent is someone registered with the Authority. Only an RMA may provide what is called immigration assistance (as defined in s276 of the Migration Act 1958). They might be able to help you if your case is complex or you require immigration assistance. Immigration assistance is when a person (including a registered migration agent) performs including but not limited to the following tasks: advises you on the visa that best suits your situation, details the documents you need to submit with your application, helps you fill out and submit the application form and communicates with the department on your behalf. An RMA cannot provide immigration legal assistance within the meaning of s277 of the Migration Act 1958. An RMA with a lot of experience in Australian business may help you with fund management and proportion for SIV complying investments when you are applying for SIV visa.

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    Quentin Kuo

    Australia Registered Migration Agent
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    A migration agent will tell you what is required for a full application. A good migration agent will ensure that all details and documents are to a standard and that there are minimal risks of refusal regarding your visa application. A good agent will also introduce you to the professionals who will build the investment portfolio for you.

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    Lisa De Leon

    Australia Registered Migration Agent
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    A Registered Migration Agent can assist you through the entire SIV process: Financial Adviser that specializes in complying funds for the Significant Investor Visa. This also includes translator facilities in Mandarin. The adviser will build an investment strategy for the proposed investment, taking into consideration the client’s financial objectives, risk, and duration in accordance with the legal requirement of the SIV complying Investment. The Financial Adviser will facilitate the initial investment into Commonwealth/State/Territory government bonds and managed funds over the complying period of 4 years with the option to switch between complying investments. into the Skill Select system of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, nominating the preferred State or Territory in which you wish to reside along with the State or Territory government that you want to be nominated by for the SIV. From DIBP, your counsel will prepare and lodge the visa application for yourself and family members (spouse and dependent children). Your AUD 5 million can be withdrawn after the 4-year period with no requirement to keep investing into complying funds once the permanent visa is granted. In summary, a registered migration agent can assist with every step in the process and liaise with other professionals to ensure a smooth and stress-free pathway to permanent residence.

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