We can help take the guess work out of obtaining an Australian visa and avoid the traps of the complex Australian visa system.
But with the vast number of migration agencies operating in Australia and overseas, why should you choose Reach Out Migration? Read the information below to learn about what sets us apart from the rest.
Who We Are
Reach Out Migration is a family business that loves to help families migrate to Australia.
We are based in Canberra, the nation’s capital, and specialise in achieving permanent residency for our clients through either the General Skilled Migration, Employer Nomination Scheme or Family streams. Our business has grown quickly over recent years through referrals from very satisfied clients, yet still maintains the ability to offer personalised care and attention to each and every client.
Reach Out Migration’s Principal Practitioner is Angelica (‘Gigi’) O’Sullivan MARN 0961119 and her MARA registration information can be found here.
As a registered migration agent, Gigi is qualified to help you with your visa application and can deal with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and other organisations, such as assessing authorities and State and Territory agencies, for you.
At Reach Out Migration, we must meet professional standards and will only encourage you to proceed with an application if you have a realistic chance of being granted a visa. We will work with you every step of the way, making sure you feel completely informed, involved and in control.
In Australia, only registered migration agents can legally give immigration assistance – and to do this, they must be listed on the Register of Migration Agents, held by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).
Click here to watch MARA videos and find out what you can expect from a Registered Migration Agent.
Engaging the services of a registered migration agent has many benefits and not using one has many risks as shown below:
What are the benefits of using a registered migration agent?
What are the risks of using a person who is not registered?
A person who is not registered:
must have a good and up-to-date knowledge of Australia’s immigration law and procedures
might have only limited knowledge of Australia’s immigration law and procedures
are bound to act in your legitimate interests and give you accurate advice through a Code of Conduct
might give incorrect advice, make false promises, or try to take advantage of your situation
must manage your money in a separate account until services are provided, and have their accounts audited from time to time
might not handle your money the right way (some have taken large amounts of cash from their clients)
must keep proper client records for seven years
might not keep proper files and misplace your important documents, including original ones
are authorised to represent you and must tell you about your visa outcome in a timely manner
have no obligation to tell you about your visa outcome
must keep a professional library with direct access to migration regulations
undertake continuing professional development in order to maintain knowledge of migration regulations and policy
charge fees that are appropriate for the complexity of the work undertaken
Registered migration agents are required to provide the Consumer Guide to clients after agreeing to do work for them and before formally commencing the work.