Our registered Migration Agents, Lachlan Riches (MARN 9473887) and Andrew Woo (MARN 1383628) have helped numerous migrants negotiate the intricate Migration Act 1958, to begin their new life in Australia.
In Australia, all Migration Agents are required to be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and are bound by Code of Conduct for registered migration agents. Any person providing migration assistance must be registered with the Authority unless exempted by law.
This ensures that the person providing your advice has a sound and in-depth knowledge of migration law and procedure to give correct advice and assist in your visa application.
Our registered Migration Agents Lachlan Riches and Andrew Woo will make you aware of all the costs involved in your application including any visa application charge and can provide an estimate of the amount of time it will take for your application to be finalised.
At Taylor & Scott Lawyers we ensure that you are provided with timely advice and are kept informed of the progress of your application and we will provide you with expert advice on the likely success of your application.
At Taylor & Scott Lawyers our registered Migration Agents have extensive experience in making visa applications and can advise you on the following:
At Taylor & Scott Lawyers we have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to make the visa application process as quick, cost-effective and easy as possible with professional advice from our registered Migration Agents.
The short answer is YES although the specific criteria for Subclass 189 or 190 only insist that the applicant have evidence of a favourable skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority and at least IELTS 6 in all four components of the test at the time of invitation not at the time of submission of EOI.
From a practical point of view, as the latest results suggest, 60 points on EOI may warrant an invitation from each round without having to wait in the queue. Hence, once an EOI has been submitted in the system provided that it is over 60 points, an invitation will be issued in a matter of a few weeks. The skills assessment takes quite some time to be completed by the relevant authority (more than 10 weeks in some cases). So, unless a favourable assessment has been done by the authority prior to the submission of EOI, the person will not likely have the evidence of the skills assessment available at the time of invitation.
This is absolute No-No, because one of the criteria for visas under SkillSelect is that the applicant’s score assessed at the time of invitation should not be less than the score stated in the invitation to apply for the visa.
The government has clarified its own position in those circumstances and announced that departmental officers may correct an applicant’s invitation score in cases of inadvertent errors in the EOI if the corrected invitation score would have been high enough to receive an invitation in the same round or subsequent rounds. The Department will first seek the affected applicant’s permission before correcting their invitation score.
The SkillSelect can be accessed to update data at any stage before the issuance of invitation. The applicant must update his or her EOI to reflect the real status of the applicant in terms of points score. Of course, it will be of benefit to the person to update any additional qualification or experience to claim additional points and bump up the ranking in SkillSelect.
The answer is NO as the EOI details are frozen for the 60 day period after an invitation has been issued and cannot be accessed by the applicant. Upon expiry of that 60 day period, the EOI will become accessible again.
Usually, for a valid application, the applicant must lodge a visa application within 60 days after the issuance of the invitation. In this case, if the applicant goes on to apply for the visa, the application will be refused for the same reason as the above Q2. What must be done instead is to wait for the 60 day period to expire, update data in the EOI and then wait for another invitation at a later date. It is important to note that if a visa application is not made after 2 invitations issued for the same EOI, that particular EOI will be permanently removed. The prospective applicant, however, may lodge a fresh EOI.