Applications for Partner (Temporary) visas (subclass 820) and Partner (Provisional) visas (subclass 309) are currently taking between 12 and 15 months to process, due to high demand.
When you appoint a registered migration agent to act on your behalf, they will normally be our first point of contact for your visa application.
You might have read our recent post on how much a migration agent should cost.
How much should a migration agent cost?
If you have decided to use a migration agent registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (the Authority), you should find out in advance what fee they will charge you.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is aware that a list of migration agents was recently made available on the internet. This was done without the department’s knowledge or authorisation.
If you choose to use a migration agent to help with your visa application, it’s important to check they are registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (the Authority).