Work with migration agent - required timeframe
Time is limited. Everyone acknowledge this. This principle applies on visa application.
With the rapid changes in Australian Immigration Law, get the right document within the tight timeframe is crucial. For two reasons, beating the visa expiry date and beating the time on law changes.
Generally, from the initial consultation, migration agent needs at least 3 days to access your criteria, visa to be applied and your visa condition. If you are qualified for the visa and need to gather more documents such as skill assessment, partner visa statement, RCB etc., migration agent will organise a dateline for all documents to be submitted. This process is called "pre-lodgement", and it could take up to 1 month.
Within this month, migration agent will keep track on the process of gathering all documents, getting necessary approvals etc. to make sure we are not lodging a 'failed' application.
Lastly, when the dateline is passed, we will request for funds to be ready for visa application.
A decision-ready visa application often processes quicker and migration agent is encouraged to lodge a visa decision ready application.
Knowing your timeframe is crucial for the visa application.