Frequently asked questions

What is ImmiAdvisor?

ImmiAdvisor is a one stop solution for immigration needs, and is a fast and convenient way of finding and contacting agents/lawyers best suited for the applicant’s circumstances and price range. With no need to sign up, visa applicants are able browse through agents/lawyers, see their details and read their reviews left by other visa applicants. Visa applicants can then contact agents/lawyers by submitting a short six-field form. Visa applicants are encouraged to leave a review and rating about the service received from the agent/lawyer so that others are able to make informed decisions.

Does it cost money to use ImmiAdvisor?

No. Our website is 100% free for all visa applicants. If you choose to hire an agent/lawyer, the price and other terms and conditions must be negotiated between you and the respective agent/lawyer.

Does ImmiAdvisor take a commission from the agents/lawyers listed with ImmiAdvisor?

No, we do not take commission from any of the agents or lawyers.

Does ImmiAdvisor give immigration advice?

No, ImmiAdvisor strictly does not give any immigration advice. If you wish to obtain immigration advice, please contact one of the migration agents/lawyers listed on ImmiAdvisor.

Why should I use ImmiAdvisor?

There are so many reasons to let ImmiAdvisor help you make your visa application process more streamlined.

ImmiAdvisor is free and easy for you to use. There is no need to sign up. The easy to navigate website gives you the ability to see how other visa applicants rated their experience with their agent/lawyer. The detailed profiles of the migration agents/lawyers allow you to easily find their location and contact details, as well as their experience, specialisations, and languages spoken, etc. Get in touch with the migration agents/lawyers by simply filling in the short form located on each agent/lawyer’s profile. Directly communicate with the migration agents/lawyers using your email. There is no obligation to hire any migration agent/lawyer on ImmiAdvisor - the choice is entirely up to you!

How can I find a registered/licensed migration agent/lawyer on ImmiAdvisor?

On the ImmiAdvisor homepage, simply choose the country you wish to migrate to and the purpose of your visa (if known). If the purpose of your visa is unknown, just click ‘I don’t know’. Then, click on “Find an Agent” to see all agents/lawyers who match your search criteria. Narrow down your selection using the filter options located on the left hand side so you can find an agent/lawyer based on their location, languages spoken, qualifications, experience and much more.

If you are interested in a particular agent/lawyer, simply contact them by filling out the form on their profile.

Alternatively, you can contact multiple agents/lawyers in just a few clicks! After clicking on “Find an Agent” on the homepage, all of the agents who meet your criteria will automatically be selected. Click on “Submit Inquiry to All Selected Agents” before submitting a short form with your details.

How do I submit an inquiry to all the agents/lawyers who fit my criteria?

If you want to submit an inquiry to all the agents/lawyers who fit your criteria, simply click on “Submit Inquiry to All Selected Agents” as all agents/lawyers who fit your criteria will be automatically selected. A popup will appear, prompting you to fill out a short 6-field form. Just type in your details and click submit!

What do I do after I have submitted the form to the agent(s)/lawyer(s)?

Once the form has been submitted, the agent(s) you have contacted will get in touch with you via email. Please feel free to contact us at contact@immiadvisor.com if no agent replies to you within a reasonable amount of time.

Am I obliged to hire an agent/lawyer through ImmiAdvisor if I message them?

No, it is FREE to look for a suitable migration agent/lawyer as a visa applicant and there are no obligations to hire an agent/lawyer unless you find the registered/licensed migration agent/lawyer that best caters for your needs.

What is the difference between a registered/licensed migration agent/lawyer and a migration agent/lawyer?

Some government authorities like Australia require migration agents/lawyers to be registered in order to to be able to legally provide immigration advice to visa applicants. This means that all registered/licensed migration agents/lawyers have passed the relevant checks as required by the relevant authorities. These checks usually include the requirements that registered/licensed migration agent/lawyers have passed police checks, meet particular qualification and training requirements, etc. Others may be migration agents/lawyers, however may not necessarily be registered or licensed to practice in the relevant country and therefore may not meet the standards.

Most countries have a very broad range of visa options and the visa application process can be tricky to navigate. Registered/licensed agents/lawyers are able to:

  • advise visa applicants on which visa option may be suitable (if any);
  • provide visa applicants with an honest opinion about their chances of success;
  • ensure that the documents visa applicants need for their application are of the standard that meets the requirements of the immigration department of the relevant country and that of the relevant state government if necessary;
  • assist visa applicants with any complexities or points of law that might help a visa applicant’s unique case;
  • ensure that the application form is completed correctly and accompanied by the correct fee to ensure that the visa application is valid and can be legally considered by the relevant immigration department;
  • able to prepare a legislatively based submission to support the visa application and present the visa applicant in the best possible light; and
  • have an understanding of how to help the visa applicant appeal an unsuccessful visa application.
Why do some agents/lawyers appear as featured on the homepage and some as sponsored on the search results page?

The migration agents/lawyers pay to have their profiles listed on ImmiAdvisor. They pay a premium to appear as a sponsored profile on the search results page and/or as a featured profile on the homepage.

How do I submit a review of my migration agent/lawyer?

You can review your agent/lawyer from the reviews page.

How do I contact ImmiAdvisor?

If you have any other questions, technical issues, feedback or suggestions, email us at contact@immiadvisor.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Who is the Founder of ImmiAdvisor?

Sapna, the Founder & CEO of ImmiAdvisor holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and Bachelor of Laws from The University of New South Wales. After completing a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Australian National University she was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. She has prior professional experience as a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent at Ernst & Young. Sapna was also previously a Casual Academic and taught Marketing at both the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Sapna is the 2016 inaugural winner of the UNSW & CEO Institute Scholarship.

What happens after I have listed my profile on ImmiAdvisor?

After you have listed your profile on ImmiAdvisor, all the hard work has been done! Visa applicants will then contact you via the opt-in form located on your profile. This will send you an email with their details. Should you be interested, simply reply directly to the email to negotiate the terms of the service with the visa applicant.

Disclaimer

Neither ImmiAdvisor Pty Ltd nor its employees or directors are registered as legal practitioners. ImmiAdvisor does not provide immigration advice or assistance, nor legal advice or legal services directly to its customers. ImmiAdvisor is a platform for connecting customers with registered migration agents/lawyers only.