People thinking of migrating to Australia from Singapore or any part of the world with the intention to study, work or settle there are being reminded to make sure that they get the right advice from registered migration agents.
Apart from you are being warned to be aware of people who are not in the position to assess your eligibility or to sort any information and fee from you, you also need to at least be aware of the rules and regulation of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to cover yourself, especially now that immigration process is getting tougher and tougher.
If you are contemplating of migrating to Australia, especially if you are applying for Skilled migration, be mindful of people saying or giving you guarantee they can help you move to Australia for a fee by giving you false references.
With that saying, a woman was put to jail after being convicted of visa fraud. An investigation made by the DHA said that the 47-year-old woman is providing students on temporary visa false work references for a fee to process their permanent skilled migration applications. The woman was sentenced to 18 months’ jail and a 3-year good behaviour bond with $2000 fine.
Another instance is that one of our potential client has consulted us saying that she received a job offer and email from Australia, but the email says the sender is from an Assistant Manager in Immigration and Boarder Protection, Victoria. As we examine the documents given to us by the potential customer, we allegedly identified that there is a fraud being committed, because there is a notification that it is an email scam. The email did not contain any indications that we recognize having originated from the DHA.
All this and more on our upcoming FREE Australia Immigration webinar. Alternatively, fill out our free online assessment form to get an initial advise from our consultants or call +65 6299 0246 to book a professional consultation.