Get to Know Piotr and His Business Pacific Center
We have had the privilege to have operated our business since 2003 which is well over 15 years, we have lasted so long because of our work ethic and determination to make sure every client gets a good outcome. Being in business for over 15 years also means that we are a stable and very much trusted business by many. We often receive referral business for our past clients who have had an excellent experience in dealing with us. We put ourselves in the shoes of our clients, without judgement and work with care to get you migrated to Australia. Most migration agents do not last a whole 12 months and in fact don’t last to even renew their licence and it lapses. Out registration is always up to date and if you’re feeling a bit unsure about an agent you can always check their MARN number to see how and if they are even a registered migration agent. Our MARN number is 0743766, the first two digits are the year in which you were registered.
Immigration and the law
In Australia it is illegal to provide Visa or Immigration advice unless you are a registered migration agent. If fact there is a lot of work that goes into staying on top of your skills and knowledge, as a registered agent you must attend yearly training CPD sessions to be up to date with requirements and changes. The rules are very strict and which an agent must adhere to. Things like keeping funds in trust accounts and being accountable for the advice you give. You may not think it’s very important but when a business closes down or suspends suddenly you will be thankful you have the correct protection in place.
Pacific Center (Visa To Australia) specialises in many different types of visas such as employer sponsored, partner and students being the prime visa types.
Piotr’s authentic approach
Our principal migration agent at Pacific Center is Piotr Ferenc who is known for his unusual and holistic approach. Finding a good solution is not always easy, it’s not just one step and you are done, there are many layers to this as you may find out one day. Firstly, there must be planning because there are time frames to consider, there may be a challenging family situation, English skills may need work or your travel plan may affect your visa plans. This is what Piotr is excellent at: planning and mapping out your journey step by step to make sure that you achieve what you want when you need it.
The difference between a specialised migration agent and a lawyer
Migration agents are different to lawyers, and most definitely not the same thing. You do not need a lawyer to help you with your visa, in fact it is better if you do go to a registered migration agent because we study this and work on this every day for our clients. A lawyer is legally allowed to represent their client for immigration purposes however unless they have completed a migration degree and or are a registered migration agent often, they have more general skills and lack common visa knowledge, or are up to date with current immigration changes. Common law is not the same as migration law and it’s best to get a specialist in your area you need help in.
If you are unsure about the help your lawyer can provide to you, a simple check is to ask them a few specific questions about your visa, if they are unsure about the answer then it’s probably wise to keep looking for a representation who is more knowledgeable in migration.