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IMMagine Immigration are the best immigration lawyers and registered migration agents in Melbourne. With over 30 years of experience, IMMagine Immigration offers a range of services, including Australian & New Zealand temporary, provisional and permanent visas and citizenship assistance.
Based in Melbourne, our deep knowledge of Australia’s & New Zealand’s complex immigration system is at your fingertips. We proudly help individuals and families from every background seeking to immigrate and start a new life.
As registered migration agents, nothing makes us happier than when goals are realised; when young professionals find their way in a new country or when families are reunited after a successful immigration application. We’re here to help you make your goal a reality.
Why hire registered Australian Migration Agents?
Migrating to Australia can be challenging due to the many restrictions enforced by the Australian government. Our Melbourne-based immigration lawyers/registered migration agents are here to assist you and help make immigration less stressful.
Applying for Australian visas and citizenship can be very time-consuming and frustrating. The application process usually costs thousands of dollars and the waiting period can be very lengthy.
It’s important to get the application right the first time to avoid getting rejected and being forced to pay for additional applications. More importantly, however, you may need to start at the back of the queue again, and it can take years for your application to be reviewed again. That’s why it's important to hire Australian registered migration agents to assist you with your visa and citizenship applications.
We prepare and process visas and all related applications for you and keep you sane during the process. We are not in the business of simply telling you what forms to fill in and lodge; we go beyond that. We become your allies and advocates and represent you to the Australian or New Zealand government in the most professional manner and leaving nothing to chance.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & POLICY
Australia has complex legislation and a separation of process between different bodies such as state governments, federal government, skills assessing authorities and English-language requirements to name a few. New Zealand is complex because of the absence of detailed policy and the discrepancies in the application of policy within Immigration New Zealand.
COMMON VISA CATEGORIES
If you want summaries of immigration policies you can look at government websites but they are confusing and our role is to make sense of policy and advise how the policy applies in your particular circumstances and provide you with an immigration plan. We tell you what you need to know not necessarily what you want to hear.
THE COST OF IMMIGRATING
Migration is expensive when you consider government application charges, airfares, cost of shipping household contents, transferring your finances and having sufficient funds to support yourself until you start earning local currency. It’s not a process that you can get 98% right.
ECONOMY & LIFESTYLE
For the most part, Australia and New Zealand are on par in terms of lifestyle, opportunity, education & health. Both countries distinct emphasis on equality as a priority means that opportunities exist for everyone. The differences are in the details and in the nuances of each country's political, cultural and social environments, and both offer similar promise.
our goal is
making immigration to Australia easier
Our Melbourne immigration lawyers run obligation-free online seminars, which are accessible anywhere in the world. These seminars discuss topics related to general eligibility and the cost of immigration on immigration to Australia and New Zealand and lifestyles in both countries.
The information provided will help answer some of the questions you might have about immigrating to Australia and New Zealand, as well as help you understand the visa and citizenship services we can offer to help you stay for longer.
Australian and New ZealandImmigration Services
As registered migration agents, we have a wealth of knowledge about the immigration landscape in both Australia and New Zealand. We can help you navigate immigration law and obtain Student Visas, Partner Visas, Parent Visas, Work Visas, provisional and permanent residence visas and Citizenship.
Our immigration lawyers and registered migration agents in Melbourne will be able to find you the best visa for your unique situation. You’ll be in good hands.
COST, VISA TYPES AND PROCESSES
Free Online Immigration Seminars
Our online seminars are +-60 minutes in duration and cover topics related to general eligibility, the cost of immigration to Australia & New Zealand, lifestyle in both countries as well as our services.
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Learn about general eligibility, cost of immigrating, and lifestyle in both Australia and New Zealand
Kane and his team are amazing, as a HR is my first experience with Immigration agency and they have the best customer service. I am very happy!
We want to thank you again for all your help during this long process. You, Iain and all the IMMagine team did an excellent job, and we felt safe taking this huge step by knowing that we have such a great team backing us up.
If someday you are around Palmy, you are so welcome to visit us and share a meal and a couple of beers with us.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Immagine has been nothing short of amazing. Their honesty is the one thing that I have appreciated most. They are consistently approachable, reliable and knowledgeable and have been like a solid rock in something that has felt like a crazy storm at times. Their understanding of anything and everything I have put to them, their guidance and respect for the emotional roller coaster this entire process puts you through gave me confidence that no matter what the outcome was going to be we had done everything we could have possibly done and to the best of our ability! “Thank you” doesn’t even cut the mustard here. There are no words to describe how grateful we are of the service and effort that the team at IMMagine have put in to helping my partner and I turn what we could only ‘imagine’ into reality…thank you, thank you, thank you!
The best experience, hands down. We have had the most professional, supportive, understanding, attentive experience with IMMagine and our consultant Kane Downs has been a superstar. We could not have asked for anything more.
I cannot express how grateful I am for the exceptional service I received from the Immagine Team. Thanks to your expertise I recently received my Visa grant and am looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life in Australia.
Communication from the team assigned to us was clear, and our consultant (Jo) took the time to explain each step clearly and address any questions or concerns we had as a family. This level of clarity was greatly appreciated, as it made the entire process less daunting.
The waiting period for the Visa was longer than expected, given the visa backlog built up during COVID, but the team regularly checked in and also provided us regular updates about changes in the Visa processing times. This proactive approach made the wait more bearable!
I highly recommend Immagine to anyone seeking immigration support!
We would like to thank Immagine for being amazing and helping us through everything. We can’t thank you enough for all the help and advice you gave us. Your service is excellent in every way and we would highly recommend Immagine to anyone. Overall we were very satisfied by the service given to us by Immagine NZ. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s thinking of migrating to NZ.
Kane and April were the best throughout the process. we had consulted another immigration agency and they basically told us that there was no hope for me to get a visa. After 1 meeting with Kane, he had given us so much information and a clear path to try to get my visa. Throughout the process they provided us with a step by step guide on how to get the best result from our application. At no point did i feel like i was alone in the process. Kane did a really good job and we will definitely be returning to Immagine for the next part of our journey in Australia.
I would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to each of you for all your hard-work, dedication, patience and many hours spent on our permanent residence application. We appreciate each and every one of you and all you have done for us. This has not been an easy decision for us but seeing how South Africa is going, it does not make logical sense for us to remain here.
Thank you for making the process smoother for us, for easing the burden of all the paperwork and for making it less daunting. Myer, I remember the words you used when we came to your seminar last year: There will be blood sweat and tears… Thank goodness there was no blood, but there sure was sweat and quite a few tears shed!
All I know is that we would not have been able to do this without the assistance, guidance and patience from each of you. We will be in touch with you regarding bank accounts, funds transfers etc. but for now we need to break the news to the family… Thank you once again for everything.
May you all have a lovely day further.
Ee and Iain have been fabulous throughout this process. They managed out expectations from the onset and provide solid support as we moved forward.
Finally, let’s sum up your experience with us from start to finish using the scale below.
From the start of this process over 12 months ago, we felt as though Ee and Iain were partnering with us. The support was always there, even when there was uncertainty in terms of changes to immigration processes. There was constant feedback from the team and we were made aware of every step as we progressed through. They made the process seem seamless and easy which only added to the overall positive experience. We would not have wanted to work with any other immigration partner as part of our journey.
Immagine Immigration has changed our lives.
We had a very frustrating 18 months of COVID lockdowns in which to collect the comprehensive list of documentation we would require to emigrate.
Once the borders finally opened and we were allowed into New Zealand things happened very fast. Iain and Ee Chiao arranged a visitor’s visa for me. Once I arrived I applied for as many jobs as I could and got a job offer within 5 weeks. Immagine then assisted with ensuring my employer provided the correct information to INZ and applied for my work visa on my behalf. Once I started working we immediately applied for our residency visas on 19 January 2023. My partner, in the meantime, received his open work visa and was able to come over too. We received our Residency visas on 5 July 2023!
This is an incredibly fast turnaround as my friends and family have recently waited for an average of 12 to 15 months to get residency. The difference? They did not make use of Immagine but rather went it alone. An incredibly stressful route.
We have paid a lot for the service but we have gotten the results we needed which were – Move to New Zealand and start a new life as quickly as possible. We will use the same strategy when it comes to gaining permanent residency and then citizenship.
Thank you Ee Chiao – you are a wonderful person!
I am super impressed with Kane. This is by far the best experience we have received. We would not be able to do this without him.
A big thank you to you. We will never forget this life changing accomplishment
Just want to say thanks again for assisting us with our visas and general info regarding our move from SA.
We really love it in Aus. Work is great and we are enjoying the people we have met in this short time.
We enjoyed the overall process with Steve. He is very knowledgeable and able to share his advise with us specially during the times when we are confused and overwhelmed by the documents and requirements that we needed to produce and processes that we needed to follow. We trusted his judgement to go with visa 189 rather than 190 and now we are grateful to have received the visa grant for the 189.
I was skeptical when I was signing up for IMMagine in the beginning, the way I would have been for any immigration agency, because, lets be honest, when you are paying for a service, the least you can do is be a skeptic right? However, I couldn’t be one for long, as once we started with the process, they did not give me a single chance to complain about anything. I always received prompt responses from my consultant and he made sure the application was completed and filed in the least time. The real test came when the waiting game started, and my consultant did an amazing job of keeping me informed and updated with every small detail. In essence, he was on my speed dial for those few months. I called him every now and then to know if anything progressed, which, he always answered, even that one time that he was on leave. I want to thank Chen as he is largely responsible for ensuring I have a smooth visa experience.
Kane was an incredible consultant to us. During our first meeting he quickly realised that we had options available to us that we did not believe possible (a reinstatement of our permanent residency visa after 10 years of not being in Australia). He was professional, knowledgeable, sensitive to our situation, and only took on what he felt would yield in a positive outcome. He spent a lot of time communicating with us to ensure that we submitted all the correct documentation, and further helped by providing referrals to professionals to help us with payments and moving companies. We would definitely recommend IMMagine immigration to others with an easy heart, and sincerely appreciate the extra mile that we are experienced. We didn’t just feel like clients, we felt that we had people that truly cared! Thank you Kane and team.
I will definitely recommend Immagine to others wanting to use an agent for their process. You are reliable, trustworthy, honest and friendly agents. We are truly grateful for finding Immagine otherwise I don’t think our journey would have been possible without you. Today we can proudly say we are NZ residents and it’s all thanks to Immagine for help making our journey possible!!