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Looking for Singapore Based Migration Agent

gianrianyengianrianyen Total Reaction Points: 0Member
edited July 2018 in Migration Agent Posts: 18
Hi Guys,
We are on the very early stage of processing our move to Australia. Ask ko lang po any recommendation for a good migration agent based here in Sg.
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  • cuccicucci NSWTotal Reaction Points: 38Member
    Posts: 348
    @gianrianyen Unsolicited advice... why don't you post your particular situation here before getting an agent. It may not be such a difficult case.

    As many would suggest here, getting an agent saves you the stress of thinking about what to prepare, what to do now, what to do next, what are other options... but of course, for a fee.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Jul 2016 - IELTS
    Jan 2017 - Applied to AHPRA
    April 2017 - received Letter of Referral
    Sept 2017 - finished BP
    Nov 2017 - AHPRA Registration
    Dec 2017 - Lodged 457 Visa Application (onshore) / ANMAC Assessment
    Jan 2018 - 457 Visa granted / Received positive ANMAC Assessment / Submitted EOI
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  • gianrianyengianrianyen Total Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Im an Archi graduate but working as interior designer/3D here in sg, ive been here in sg for 12 years na. PR na din po kami dito except for my daughter na holding a student pass.
    I have some idea naman po about the whole process (thanks to pinoyau) and I've asked around and what i learned is that agents wont disclose the full details unless you sign a contract. I dont know if thats the practice sa lahat, but thats what it is here in sg apparently. thats why po medyo mahirap magcanvass and compare ng agents. I am fairly certain naman na legit lahat ng agents dito Sg but what i just want to know is yun sino sa kanila yun maayos kausap and yun would really treat you well and help you to move to Australia. Hindi yun ang tingin sayo is purely business.
    Thank you po to anyone who would share.
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  • aipanganaipangan SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @gianrianyen Hello, recently nag sign up kami sa AIMS. mejo pricey pero sana ok maging result. May friend din ako na nag-AIMS before, early 2017 sila nagstart, then last month nasa Australia na sila.
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  • ga2auga2au ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    Im an Archi graduate but working as interior designer/3D here in sg, ive been here in sg for 12 years na. PR na din po kami dito except for my daughter na holding a student pass.

    I have some idea naman po about the whole process (thanks to pinoyau) and I've asked around and what i learned is that agents wont disclose the full details unless you sign a contract. I dont know if thats the practice sa lahat, but thats what it is here in sg apparently. thats why po medyo mahirap magcanvass and compare ng agents. I am fairly certain naman na legit lahat ng agents dito Sg but what i just want to know is yun sino sa kanila yun maayos kausap and yun would really treat you well and help you to move to Australia. Hindi yun ang tingin sayo is purely business.

    Thank you po to anyone who would share.

    Hi parehas na parehas tayo ng work background. Arki grad but most of my career is on Interior design. yung agent namin nirefer lang din ng 2 friends namin na nasa Australia na. Yung office is nasa Aus, yung karamihan kasi na nandito sa Sg may kamahalan. we can opt to DIY kaso I dont really want to make a mistake. sayang yung oras at pera. hehehe desisyon mo naman yan. my agent is Ms. Gigi of reach out migration.
    232511 - Interior Designer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | English: 10 | Experience: 5 | Spouse: 5 | SS: 5 | Total: 70

    2018 Oct 21 – Lodged VETASSESS application
    2018 Nov 2 - Positive Outcome
    2018 Dec 15 - PTE Test
    2018 Dec 20 - Proficient!
    2019 Jan 05 - Lodge ACT and SA application
    ( ACT MATRIX = 55 )
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  • batmanbatman NTTotal Reaction Points: 419Member, Moderator
    edited September 2018 Posts: 3,099
    @gianrianyen try mo visa consort. The forum will have free webinar on Sept 19 a joint project of pinoyau forum and visa consort.
    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission. (for inquiries e mail: [email protected])
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
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  • greenapplegreenapple nswTotal Reaction Points: 25Member
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    @ga2au sir could you pm me ms.Gigi email ad? Thankyou po.
    05.2017 : decided to start aus dream
    10.30.17: lodge Subclass visa 500 while waiting for english requirement
    11.30.17: DG grant
    12.28.17: taken PTE-A
    01.15.18: arrived in aus
    01.17.18: results received Passed! - thanku po papa GOD!
    01.20.18: uploading documents for aphra assessment & Fit2work submitted
    01.29.18: start of classes (vet course)
    24/01/18: lodge papers to aphra
    25/01/18: received email confirmation of application from aphra
    07/03/18: lodge student dependent visa (hubby)
    23/03/18: job offer
    04/04/18: medical
    17/04/18: received Ref for BP
    28/04/18: DG grant for dependent visa
    09/05/18: applied for epiq



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  • ga2auga2au ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    232511 - Interior Designer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | English: 10 | Experience: 5 | Spouse: 5 | SS: 5 | Total: 70

    2018 Oct 21 – Lodged VETASSESS application
    2018 Nov 2 - Positive Outcome
    2018 Dec 15 - PTE Test
    2018 Dec 20 - Proficient!
    2019 Jan 05 - Lodge ACT and SA application
    ( ACT MATRIX = 55 )
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  • ga2auga2au ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    @ga2au sir could you pm me ms.Gigi email ad? Thankyou po.

    You can try, but sabi nila, pag na reach na ni Ms. Gigi yung kota niya for this year. di na siya nag eentertain ng iba. pag di pa rin nag reply sayo, hanap ka rin ng iba.. They said VISA Consort is very good.. kasi si Ms @RheaMARN1171933 agent dun. ^_^
    232511 - Interior Designer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | English: 10 | Experience: 5 | Spouse: 5 | SS: 5 | Total: 70

    2018 Oct 21 – Lodged VETASSESS application
    2018 Nov 2 - Positive Outcome
    2018 Dec 15 - PTE Test
    2018 Dec 20 - Proficient!
    2019 Jan 05 - Lodge ACT and SA application
    ( ACT MATRIX = 55 )
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  • fufudoodsfufudoods singaporeTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
    Posts: 21
    Eto ang agent na kinuha namin: Graham-Nguyen & Associates (check mo ang website nila)
    Very responsive yung agent and helpful. Medyo may kamahalan lang din pero wala kasi kami time magasikaso kaya ng-agent kami.
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  • KIKOKIKO MelbornTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    Posts: 56
    huwag na kayo mag migration agent.
    better save your money reserves pagdating nyo dito sa Australia.
    yun pambayad ninyo sa MA, pang renta na yung 4-5 months dito sayang.
    Goodluck po mga kababayan.
    Miss na namin yung Chili Crab dyan sa SG huhu.
    Update as of 31 Jan 2019

    2019 Jan 25 - Drivers Licence (First Attempt) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Nov 22 : Wife Job Hunting commences!!!

    2018 Nov 21 : APHRA Registered Nurse - Division 1 (Wifey) Thank you bossing!!

    2018 Oct 15 : Wifey completion of IRON and submission of AGBP-40.

    2018 Aug 15 : Husband First Day of Work Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 23 : Wifey 1st Day of Classes IRON (ACFE).

    2018 Jul 19 : Tenancy Bond Agreement Signing!! Thank you bossing!!!

    2018 Jul 11 : Big Move to Melbourne, Australia. Stayed with brother's family for 10 days.

    2018 Jun 29 : Last Day of Work (Singapore) -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 May 15 : Wifey enrolment to ACFE -- Thank you bossing!!!

    2017 Dec 23 - Wifey PTE (L-69,R-72,S-85,W-69) - Take 1 Yehey! (Nursing)

    2017 Sep 17 : Returned to Singapore.

    2017 Sep 14 : Initial Entry (Melbourne)

    2017 Sep 04 : PR Visa 189 Grant!!! 3 of us!! Thank you Bossing!!!

    2017 Mar 03 : Lodge & Payment (Me,Wifey & Baby - Yehey)

    2017 Feb 15 : ITA - 189 (Software Engineer - Yehey)

    2016 Dec 22 : EOI Submission

    2016 Dec 20 : PTE (L-72,R-67,S-79,W-79) - Take 1 Yehey!

    2016 Sep 24 : Positive Assessment from ACS - Software Engineer :)

    2012 Jan 1 : Started to collect Employment Certificates / Plans of Migration to Australia

    Thank you Bossing!!!
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  • gianrianyengianrianyen Total Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 18
    @ga2au nagemail ako kay ms gigi kaso di siya nagreply. Sa ACN na kami nagsign up, masyado mahal ang agent dito sg, feel namin its not worth it, kasi kami rin naman gagawa most of the hard work. Naka kuha ka na ba ng visa?
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  • wanderlust12wanderlust12 Total Reaction Points: 2Member
    Posts: 43
    Hi there @ga2au, Ms Gigi only accept applicant with job title such as, software engineer, architect, auditor etc. she only choose her client.
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  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Total Reaction Points: 227Member, Administrator
    Posts: 930
    @wanderlust12 I believe an agent who practices proper ethics and with integrity has to be selective of clients. There’s no point accepting cases when we know it’s a weak case as it would just be a waste of money for the applicant. Unfortunately, there are a lot out there especially those who are not registered agents who make such service purely business. They tend to sugarcoat the Australian dream to prospective client only for business purposes so you need to watch out and be vigilant. A lot of vultures lurking around.
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  • k_ann_15k_ann_15 Total Reaction Points: 49Member
    Posts: 66
    @RheaMARN1171933 Mis Rhea sobrang agree ako sayo. been there. nagagency kami for Canada last2016. legit naman yung agency pero para kaming nascam dahil yung pagkakaexplain samin basta may degree, makapasa ng ielts at may work experience, automatic makakuha ng visa. i swear ganito explanation nila sa amin. so kami sign up agad. nagbayad kami the following week ng full payment, nakumpleto lahat ng requirements original and scan submitted to them after 2 weeks. sobra ang effort ko, and yes mostly ng paperworks and hardwork ay ako ang gumawa. parang compilation lang sila at double check ng mga forms, then submit application. ang fault ko lang talaga nadala ko sa mga magagandang salita. hindi inexplain samin na pointing system at ang trend nang mga naiivite ay ganitong score at ganito lang score namin. ang nakakainis pa dun after nila maglodge ng eoi wala ng update, ni hindi kami inaadvise kung ano next step namin, ako pa ang nagreresearch ng ways para magmove application namin (e.g retake test, hanap ng sponsors, student visa, etc) my bad din kasi di ako well informed during that time. nadala ko sa mga mabubulaklak na salita nila at ayun hindi nagresearch. kaya when we applied for DIY Oz visa, talagang inaral ko mabuti, basa ng basa at ilang beses ko inulit ulit icheck lahat ng requirements. i guess the only advantage ng nagagency kmi before is parang nahanda mga documents ko for australia. so nung nagets ko na pano magaply for australia prepared na lahat documents ko. Bottomline is choose the right agent na hindi puro promises, be well informed din, kung talagang tyatyagain lang kaya naman magDIY basta pinagaralan mabuti.
    ANZSCO Code: 233211 (Civil Engineer) | 70pts
    ITA: Aug 11, Visa Lodge: Sept 13
    Grant: November 23, 2018 (Praise the Lord!!)

    "I WILL BE STILL, KNOW YOU ARE GOD"
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  • fufudoodsfufudoods singaporeTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
    Posts: 21
    Masasabi ko swertihan din yan sa agent. yung agent kasi namin nirereview niya lahat lalo na yung sa CDR at testimonial na papa-sign sa colleague/boss. Nagbibigay siya ng pointers kung pano mapapaganda yung report at ano dapat ang mga i-highlight sa report. Wala kasi kami masyado time para mag-check yung mga kelangan at mgbasa-basa so umasa lang talaga kami sa agent and since recommended lng din sya samin ng kakilala namin na na-approve na kaya follow na lang din kami. Ang best sa agent namin, kahit approve na kami and tapos na yung application namin, sumasagot parin siya sa mga tanong ko. like ngayon lilipat na kami ng OZ early next year and plan ko gamitin na ang married name ko, so magbabago ang passport ko, sabi niya bigyan ko lang daw siya ng copy ng mga documents na updated at siya na ang bahala mgbago para sa copy sa Australia at mabago yung name at passport na naka-link sa visa ko. Laking tulong din ng agent namin samin.
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  • patotoypatotoy Total Reaction Points: 81Member
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    wag sa AIMS! yari kayo dyan, i have friends na pinaikot ikot ang application nila tapos hindi mag uupdate kung di pa tawagan. wag sayangin pera nyo, kung hindi kaya ng DIY sa reliable MARA agents kayu kahit overseas pa sila naka base.
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  • ga2auga2au ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    @wanderlust12 I believe an agent who practices proper ethics and with integrity has to be selective of clients. There’s no point accepting cases when we know it’s a weak case as it would just be a waste of money for the applicant. Unfortunately, there are a lot out there especially those who are not registered agents who make such service purely business. They tend to sugarcoat the Australian dream to prospective client only for business purposes so you need to watch out and be vigilant. A lot of vultures lurking around.

    100% Agree.
    232511 - Interior Designer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | English: 10 | Experience: 5 | Spouse: 5 | SS: 5 | Total: 70

    2018 Oct 21 – Lodged VETASSESS application
    2018 Nov 2 - Positive Outcome
    2018 Dec 15 - PTE Test
    2018 Dec 20 - Proficient!
    2019 Jan 05 - Lodge ACT and SA application
    ( ACT MATRIX = 55 )
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  • BinibiniBinibini CanberraTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    When you want to do the right thing by your profession, chances are you you will not be able to help a vast majority of applicants.

    To say that a migration agent selects a client based on the job title is an over-generalisation. An assessment needs to be made on the applicant’s work experience, qualification and even the English language competency as demonstrated in their email correspondence. Moreover, if their occupation is listed in the STSOL, then you would need to consider state nomination options available, if any.

    In terms of job title, an ‘electrical engineer’ can actually be a technician, an administrative support person a Database Administrator, Property Manager, Program or Project Administrator, etc - all depending on the job scope and industry of employment. A ‘designer’ can be an Interior Designer or Graphic Designer, etc, an ‘Architect’ an Architectural Draftsperson, and so on.

    The initial assessment (which is not a simple 'tick and flick process' btw) considers all possibilities and acceptance of a client cannot be based merely on the applicant’s job title.
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