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    FBP International ‘immigration experts’ with in-house Australian Immigration Legal Practitioners

    FBP International is a prime and leading Immigration Consultancy Agency in Dubai, UAE. Our core objective is to help you achieve a secure, bright, and wealthier future. We champion your right to a better and exalted lifestyle in developed countries by assisting you with skilled and business migration settlement solutions.

    FBP International is Australian-owned and operated and has 50+ years of cumulative experience in the Australian Migration Settlement. 

    How do I find out if I am eligible to apply?

    Take a FREE initial check of your eligibility! Experts at FBP will conduct an assessment test.

    How long does the whole immigration process take?

    Every application is different, and visa processing times are often different depending on the visa being applied and the immigration branch where your application is lodged.

    How are you different from other immigration agencies?

    First, we have more experience than most. We have helped migrants close to a 99% verifiable success rate. Secondly, unlike most immigration advisers, we are not a one or two-person operation. We employ a team of around ten specialists – all full-time employees and not subcontractors. 

    Most of our team have been with us for over ten years, which says a lot about us. We help you consult with our in-house best immigration Australian lawyers. Other agencies may refer you to recruitment people or immigration consultants outside their organization (depending on their specialties), leading to a breakdown in communication. 

    Will the immigration authorities or Embassy help me prepare my application and ensure that everything is correct before applying?

    No. The government no longer provides this type of service. The authorities exist to enforce the immigration law, decide on residence applications, and issue residence visas. Although basic information and application forms are available, the rules cannot provide independent advice and personalized guidance on your specific case. An Australian Immigration Lawyer / Registered Migration Agent can give this kind of service.

    Can the immigration authorities refuse my application?

    Yes. Many applicants are unaware of how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on their application or by submitting the wrong supporting documentation. So, the moral of the story is to consider seeking the professional guidance and independent advice of an Immigration Lawyer or a MARA Registered Migration Agent before applying for residence. Migration Agents exist to help you find the best way through the immigration maze and are highly effective.

    My Migration Agent has assessed me as eligible for permanent residence in Australia. If I apply without their help, can I be sure of success?

    No. Although you may fundamentally qualify under the immigration policy, you are by no means guaranteed success. According to the prevailing immigration regulations, your application must be prepared and submitted with the appropriate supporting documentation approved by the immigration authorities. How to do this is not always clearly set out by the immigration authorities. Many applicants present their cases incorrectly, inevitably leading to refusal. 

    What support will I receive from a licensed immigration adviser/ registered migration agent?
    • To qualify for a license, our advisors have gone through a rigorous process examining their knowledge and understanding of Immigration law and policy and have submitted actual case files so the regulatory authorities can examine the quality and accuracy of the advice and communication with clients.
    • Besides, the company’s contracts and financial management have been scrutinized to verify that you will be dealt with ethically, fairly, and honestly as our client. This is our guarantee of quality and security.

    I understand there are new laws expected to commence on 22 March 2021 that affect holders of ULPCs – what will the impact of these laws be?

    The Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (the new legislation) was passed by both Houses of Parliament on 15 June 2020. The new legislation will come into effect on 22 March 2021.

    The new legislation will amend the Migration Act 1958 to provide that ULPC holders will no longer be eligible to register as a migration agent. The new legislation will enable ULPC holders to give immigration assistance in the course of legal practice, which will remove dual regulation of ULPC holders. The ULPC holders who are also registered migration agents (RMAs) will be removed from the Register of Migration Agents (the Register) by the OMARA on 22 March 2021.

    I hold a ULPC and am currently also registered as a migration agent with a registration expiry date after commencement of the new legislation. What will happen to my registration on commencement?

    As the holder of a ULPC, you will be exempt from the requirement to register as a migration agent in order to give immigration assistance. Until the commencement of the new legislation, nothing will change in regard to your registration as a migration agent. On 22 March 2021, your name will no longer appear on the Register. You will be able to give immigration assistance in connection with legal practice without being registered as a migration agent.

    I hold a ULPC and I am currently registered as an RMA with an expiry day before commencement of the new legislation. What will happen if I do not renew my current registration when it expires?

    If you do not submit an application for repeat registration before your current period of registration expires, you will no longer be registered and you will not be able to provide immigration assistance from the date your registration expires until the date the new legislation comes into effect.
    Giving immigration assistance while not registered is an offence (if not exempt from registration under the Migration Act 1958). If you have current client matters before the Department of Home Affairs and you do not intend to apply for repeat registration, you will need to terminate your representation of your clients in accordance with Part 10 of the Code of Conduct.

    Will there be a reduced application fee if I only need registration for less than a year?

    There are no provisions for reduced or pro rata registration application fees. Under the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997, the charge paid when submitting a registration application is for the making of that application.

    I hold a ULPC and I have a registration application before the OMARA that has not as yet been decided. What will happen to my application if it is not decided before commencement of the new legislation?

    Where possible, the OMARA will decide all registration applications lodged by ULPC holders before commencement. Any registration applications made by ULPCs that remain undecided after commencement will be refused in accordance with the new legislation (section 333D of the Migration Act 1958).