Christie Migration Agents
Bringing ten years of experience and knowledge working for the former Department of Immigration and Border Protection and providing exceptional client service.
Trust us who have worked for the former Department of Immigration and Border Protection personally and can provide the right visa and migration advice for you
Registered MARA migration agents with 10 years of recent experience working for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, both onshore and offshore, as well as in the newly formed Border Force.
By using our service you gain access to knowledge other agents do not have.
We have processed and cancelled countless visas and can use this knowledge to provide you with exceptional service helping you make your dreams come true.
We specialise in all visas and complex situations. Nothing is too difficult for us to find solutions for.
Christie Migration Agents can assist with processing many types of Australian visas, the cancellation process of a visa, citizenship applications and representation at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). We understand applying for a visa can be an emotional and costly exercise. There are lots of variables involved, and it's worrying if visas are cancelled, refused or delayed.
As Registered Migration Agents with more than a decade of experience with Australian immigration, we've assisted people all around the world travel or move to Australia. Because we've worked for the former Department of Immigration and Border Protection, we have unique knowledge that can save you time and money. We offer expert advice, based on your circumstances, and we can help you achieve your goals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Up until now, all immigration lawyers have had to be registered migration agents as well. The laws will be changing on this soon, so any lawyer can give immigration advice even if they have no experience in this area. A registered migration agent specialises in all Australian Migration Law and remains accountable to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Association. The only task an agent can’t do that a lawyer can is to take a matter to court. This in itself is extremely rare for a case to go to court for an immigration matter. A registered migration agent has the knowledge and accountability and specialises in only migration law giving you the expertise required for your immigration needs.
The Department of Home Affairs requires you to pay a visa application fee when lodging the application. They do not refund this fee if they refuse the visa. At Christie Migration Agents we work as hard as we can and use our expertise to gain a favourable outcome for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the visa will be granted but we will do everything in our power to give you the best chance. We will always be honest from the beginning about your chances for success. Therefore, our fees are also non-refundable if the visa application is refused.
There are several factors that will determine this. It will depend if you are holding a substantive visa when you apply for your next visa. It will depend on the type of visa you apply for. It will also depend on the conditions of your current visa. If you meet the requirements, at the time of lodging for a further visa, you will be issued a bridging visa. This visa allows you to remain in Australia lawfully whilst your visa application is being processed. The conditions that will be imposed on your visa will be determined depending on the visa you are applying for and the visa you were holding when you made the application. The bridging visa will not come into effect until the visa you were holding at the time you applied for a further visa ceases. Therefore, if you are on a tourist visa and you apply for a partner visa 1 month prior before your tourist visa ceases, you will remain on the tourist visa until the end of your tourist visa and will remain subject to the conditions on the tourist visa even if the bridging visa does not have the same conditions.