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Agency to organise Australian visa for Cambodian wife

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:14 am
by Hotdigr
G'day all. Long story short. A friend of mine here in Kampot has just been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He is flying back to Brisbane asap. He has a Cambodian wife and wants to obtain a spouse visa for her to come to Aus asap. He wants to use a 3rd party agency to organise the visa. He has been told a lot of them are shonky. My question is can someone recommend a good one in PP that won't rip him off please?
Cheers in advance for any help you can give.

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:48 am
by Arget
Hi. See attached link.
This is not a quick process and in the current circumstances it may be too late by the time its granted.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/309-

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:24 am
by Barang chgout
Maybe look at tourist visa and apply for compassionate spouse visa on arrival?

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Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:26 pm
by cptrelentless
An Australian mate tried to take his gf over, first took the do-it-yourself route and failed and then had to do an agent but it was $7k. Does your mate have that sort of money available? It did take four or five months, too. I can ask him, if you want?

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:59 pm
by Artful Dodger
Carer visa (subclass 116)
This visa is for someone who needs to move to Australia to:

care for a relative in Australia with a long-term or permanent medical condition, or
assist a relative providing care to a member of their family unit with a long-term or permanent medical conditions.
There can be waiting times of up to 5 years for this visa.
Eligibility:
You must be willing to provide, or help provide, care to your relative.

Your relative must:

have been assessed as needing care or have arranged an assessment with a designated health service provider
not be able to get the care they need from another source in Australia
be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Length of stay:
Permanently

What you can do:
You can:

stay in Australia permanently
apply for Australian citizenship (if eligible).

AUD cost from: 1,665

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:12 pm
by walkjivefly
Hotdigr wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:14 am
G'day all. Long story short. A friend of mine here in Kampot has just been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He is flying back to Brisbane asap. He has a Cambodian wife and wants to obtain a spouse visa for her to come to Aus asap. He wants to use a 3rd party agency to organise the visa. He has been told a lot of them are shonky. My question is can someone recommend a good one in PP that won't rip him off please?
Cheers in advance for any help you can give.
A friend of mine had a couple of DIY attempts at a UK visitor visa and was rejected both times. On the 3rd attempt they used Raz at East West visas. Wasn't cheap but the application was successful.

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:59 am
by Hotdigr
Thanks for all your help guys.
1/ Money is not the problem, living long enough to get the visa granted is unfortunately.
2/ Contacted 2 Visa places yesterday including East West. Both places told him that since July 1 this year, the Australian govt. won't accept visa applications from 3rd party agents. Apparently to much dodgy shit had been going on over the years. Understandable I s'pose.
3/ Looks like it will have to be an application for a carers visa.
Once again, thanks to you all for your help.

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:13 pm
by Artful Dodger
Hotdigr wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:59 am
Thanks for all your help guys.
1/ Money is not the problem, living long enough to get the visa granted is unfortunately.
2/ Contacted 2 Visa places yesterday including East West. Both places told him that since July 1 this year, the Australian govt. won't accept visa applications from 3rd party agents. Apparently to much dodgy shit had been going on over the years. Understandable I s'pose.
3/ Looks like it will have to be an application for a carers visa.
Once again, thanks to you all for your help.
Add a covering letter detailing compassionate grounds and urgency required. If satisfied, they will process visa application with pririty and could be granted in just a couple weeks.

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:25 pm
by that genius
If they refuse or ask you to follow the tortuous route, newspapers/facebook in Australia. Any decent reporter would love this.

Re: Agency to organise Australian visa

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:38 pm
by Cam Nivag
Hotdigr wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:59 am

2/ Contacted 2 Visa places yesterday including East West. Both places told him that since July 1 this year, the Australian govt. won't accept visa applications from 3rd party agents. Apparently to much dodgy shit had been going on over the years. Understandable I s'pose.
Will places like East West still prepare the applications and paperwork for you and let you walk it over to the embassy, or have they stopped providing any visa services at all relating to Australia?