National Visas ‘Agent Assistance Service’

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National Visas is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality, professional Australian visa and migration advice. With this in mind our firm provides affordable and accessible assistance to other migration agents who may need help with a particular situation. This allows your clients to benefit from our combined years of industry experience and knowledge.

In this article I provide a real life example of the sort of mistakes newly registered agents can make and how we can help you understand the situation and how to fix it and learn from it.

Case example – wrong occupation and wrong visa!

We were recently contacted by a migration agent who had an employer sponsored 457 nomination refused. He had actually applied a couple of times and had both applications refused but he didn’t really understand what he had done wrong and was getting quite frustrated. He wanted to understand what went wrong and if there was a possible solution moving forward.

After considering his information we were able to determine that he had nominated the wrong occupation. He nominated ‘Company Secretary’, which is actually a high level occupation (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). The occupation he should have nominated was in fact ‘Secretary (General)’ which is a much lower level occupation (ANZSCO Skill Level 3).

Nominating the wrong occupation caused a number of problems which led to the nomination refusal such as; non-genuine position, incorrect market salary rate, incorrect duties for the position.

As you can see, the mistake is a very easy one to make because the occupations sound almost identical. The problem also occurred because only one of these occupations appears on the government’s Consolidated Skilled Occupations List. The occupation ‘Secretary (General)’ is not on the list.

The agent made a number of basic errors that are common to newly registered agents. The first being incorrect understanding of the occupations as they are listed in ANZSCO. What the agent also did not understand was that there is more than one skilled occupations list. The occupation ‘Secretary (General)’ was the correct occupation for his situation. Whilst this occupation is not on the list available for 457 visas it is an occupation available for the regional employer sponsored permanent visa (RSMS).

Helpfully, the business was located in a regional area of Australia. In this case the solution was to start the process again, but this time using the correct occupation and applying for the correct visa (RSMS Subclass 187). These two simple but very important and easily mistaken points would mean the difference between failure and success.

While explaining this to the agent we were able to provide some further guidance to him to help him understand the situation and how he could avoid mistakes like this again in future. Among other things, we helped him:

  • understand the ANZSCO structure
  • how to correctly identify occupations within ANZSCO and match to his client’s situation
  • how to find correct market salary rate data
  • Understand the main benefits of the RSMS program (specifically that there are many occupations available ONLY for RSMS that are not available for 457 and ENS).

For this agent we conducted the consultation by Skype so we could see each other and interact. We both had Legend open so we could explain things with reference to the regulations. We also have a 1900 and credit card phone service if that suits you better.

Your clients are your clients!

We do not need and do not ask for your hard won client details. We are here to help you completely confidentially. Like a secret weapon!

More information about the service:

If you are a recently registered migration agent and need some assistance for a particular situation, or perhaps you are an experienced agent and need some help with a more complex scenario you may want to consider our ‘Agent Assistance’ service.

I look forward to helping you provide accurate and professional guidance to your clients.

John Bell
General Manager and Senior Migration Agent
MARN 0321386

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John Bell

Migration Advisor at National Visas
John Bell has been involved in the immigration industry since 2000 and has practiced in Australia as an Australian Registered Migration Agent since 2003. John also worked in the UK as a UK immigration adviser between 2000 and 2002.

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