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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by steve781, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. steve781

    steve781 steve781

    Hello all, we are the Shaw family from Devon. Steve 38, Maree 34 and little Milly 3. we have been looking into moving to Queensland for a while now and after visiting for a month in November have decided its the place for us. But where do you begin in finding which type of visa is best to apply for. Im work for a digital cable company fitting tv phones and broadband in reidential properties but cannot find anything relating to this in the "most wanted" list, so would it be a state or employer sponsored direction i need to take? Does it help that my father is a dual passport holder having lived there for twenty years? Is it best to go with an agent or independantly through the whole process? We would be grateful for any advice or hear from people with similar problems or experiances. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member


    I think the first thing you need to do is to find out if you would qualify for a visa. I would suggest having a look at the web sites of a couple of the respected agents. Most reputable agents will give you a telephone interview to assess your chances and tell you what visa would be suitable.

    I used Visa Bureau and found them to be excellent, They do an on line assessment and then contact you to discuss the various visas. You can then decide what route to take. you do not have to use an agent, but personally although it is expensive I found it reassuring that someone was on the other end of a telephone to answer questions.

    Their web site is

    Online Australian Visa Assessments: Australian Visa Bureau

    'Go Matilda' are also highly respected and offer the same sort of assessment service as 'Visa bureau' you can try both and see what the outcome is.

    There web site is

    I am sure other members may sugest some good agents to go with my suggestions.

    A good agent will normally give a free telephone chat for a basic assessment, from this you can decide if it is worth using an agent, or if you want to do it yourselves. At the moment rules are changing every month and some visas can take 3 years to get, others just a few months.

    Hope this is useful for you
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2010
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi Steve
    I cant top the advice Colin has given,, but Welcome to BIB and good luck with your quest.

    Cal x
  4. steve781

    steve781 steve781


    cheers for that, good to get an answer to a question for a change, signed up to visa bureau so fingers crossed.

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