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Preparing the right documentation for your visa application

Preparing the right documentation for your visa application

Paperwork - the essential task we all love to hate. Despite the rise of tablets and laptops, of digitalised documentation and online application forms, there is still - and probably always will be - the need for good, old-fashioned paperwork.

When it comes to making a visa application to live, study or work in Australia, preparing the right paperwork is of utmost importance. Sending in a faulty copy of your passport or an identity photo that is slightly the wrong size could make all the difference between an approved visa and a "please try again".

And with the cost of visas - in terms of both time and money - you really want to get the green light the first time around. Here are a few tips to help ensure you have all the right paperwork.

Do your research

Applying for a visa can take time. Plan ahead and do your research, thoroughly reading all relevant documentation and advice on governmental websites, so you know exactly what you need to do before you embark on the task.

Once you clearly understand what it is you need to provide, you can start ticking items off the list. Take your time and be accurate when submitting information.

Seek assistance

If you are in the position to consult a registered migration agent in Australia, this is an excellent opportunity to have an experienced professional pass their eye over your application.

Not only will they be able to let you know your chances of succeeding, they may even be able to provide advice on applying for different types of visas later down the track, such as permanent residency.

Triple check

What is it your teacher always used to tell you in primary school? Proofread! Triple check your application before you send it in. If possible, have a friend or family member - or migration agent - look over your submission too.

A little forward thinking and extra care could make the application process go significantly smoother, so you can then concentrate on the fun aspects of moving to Australia - like that sun tan you're bound to get, or which state you are going to live in!

If you require any further assistance or support, then don't hesitate to get in touch with a registered migration agent today. Experts in their field, the vast network of experienced professionals at Migration Alliance are here to provide you with the help you need.

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