Planning to move to Australia can be an exciting yet challenging journey, especially when it comes to visa applications. While some people might consider handling the process on their own, seeking the assistance of a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) can significantly increase the likelihood of success. RMAs possess extensive knowledge of migration laws and rules governing immigration, and they play a crucial role in guiding applicants through the complex visa process. Wave’s local RMA, Leiara Ferrett, shares why engaging an RMA is worth it.
A Migration Agent Registration Number (MARN) is a 7-digit registration number assigned to registered migration agents who are authorised by the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) to provide immigration advice and assistance. This number is a mark of credibility and indicates that the agent is legally permitted to offer their services. It should be prominently displayed in communications, advertisements, email signatures and websites, helping potential clients identify them as registered professionals.
Why use an RMA:
1. Expertise and knowledge
Migration law is complex and constantly evolving. RMAs are trained professionals with in-depth knowledge of immigration laws, regulations, and visa requirements. They keep informed with the latest changes and can provide accurate, up to date advice on visa options, eligibility criteria and the application process. With their guidance, applicants can explore various pathways available to them and make informed decisions about the most appropriate visa to apply for, enhancing the chance of approval.
2. Complexity of the Application Process
Visa applications can be complex and require attention to detail. An RMA can help navigate through the paperwork, ensuring all necessary documents are submitted correctly. If an applicant faces any issues during the application process, the RMA can intervene and resolve them promptly. This proactive approach helps to avoid unnecessary delays and reduces the potential for rejection.
3. Individualised Assessment
RMAs can assess an individual’s unique circumstances and tailor their advice accordingly. They can identify potential issues or challenges in the application and provide guidance on how to address them effectively. RMAs possess knowledge of exemptions that will facilitate the prompt processing of applications submitted to Home Affairs.
4. Time and Stress Management
Preparing a visa application can be time-consuming and stressful, especially when dealing with unfamiliar procedures. By entrusting an RMA with the task, applicants can save time, reduce stress, and focus on other important aspects of their life or travel plans.
Recent updates to migration
Following Minister Claire O’Neill’s recent announcements, Leiara is thrilled to be actively involved in the migration field with a focus on supporting Australia’s healthcare system.
The Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 is set to undergo amendments by the end of 2023. These changes include:
- All Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa holders will become eligible for ENS visas sponsored by their employers
- Sponsored visa holders will be required to continue working in the occupation for which they were nominated on their 482 visa
- The eligibility period for ENS TRT will be reduced from three years to two years of sponsorship on a 482 visa by their employer
- The limitation on Short Term stream 482 via applications that can be made onshore has been removed in the interim
How Wave can help with visa applications
We are a well-known medical recruitment agency that specialises in placing doctors and medical professionals in various healthcare facilities across Australia:
- Registration – Doctors interested in seeking employment in Australia can register through our website or by contacting us directly here.
- Matching based on profile and preferences – During the registration process, when you provide information about your qualifications, experience, areas of expertise and preferences (e.g. location, type of healthcare facility, full-time/part-time, etc.), we will match you will available opportunities that align with the type of placement you’re seeking - we’ll also keep you updated on potential job opportunities, and information about the healthcare facilities, working conditions, and other relevant details to help you make an informed decision.
- Application processes – Wavelength will assist you through the application process, which may involve submitting CVs, references and other required documentation.
- Relocation assistance – Knowing that relocation is difficult, we provide support and assistance with the relocation process, helping with housing, banking and other essential services as you transition to Australia.
Having worked in the industry since 2008, Leiara can assist in preparing a diverse range of visas related to Australian migration, primarily focusing on employer-sponsored migration. This includes assessing eligibility, organising and completing visa documentation while closely collaborating with businesses and candidates to offer guidance, updates and an exceptional overall experience.
“I love working with Wavelength’s specialist and locum teams and helping clients from all over Australia fill their workforce needs with highly skilled and talented medical professionals.”
Meet our Regulation and Migration team at https://wave.com.au/doctors/regulatory-and-migration-services-for-doctors/.
To learn more about RMAs, visit https://www.worldlymigration.com/what-is-a-marn/.