We decided to use MCA (Migration Consultants Australia Pty Ltd) when my sponsor was unsure on what needed to be done to transition my current 457 sponsored work visa to a permanent 186 sponsored visa. I had come to an agreement with my company that once I was eligible to apply for this 186 visa, that they would help me.
My sponsor has used MCA for all our 457 (and 186) applications so I called them to ask for help. They were quick to answer and started helping us immediately! They helped complete the nomination on their end by working with our accounting and human resources staff to get all documents. Next, they helped me complete my individual application as I did not want to do anything wrong especially as it’s a big financial investment.
We had one final hurdle that was unexpected. My de facto partner’s visa pathway to residency, had fallen through as her degree was taken off the skills list 1 month before she completed her 2-year degree. Once again, I called up MCA to see if they could help us with our unusual situation and we came in for a consultation to decide on the best migration option. It was a great meeting with the decision to add Sepideh to my already lodged 186 application.
My partner comes from Iran and I from the United States. Our two countries don’t have great diplomatic relations and often sanction each other, so it would be near impossible to get into each other’s countries. Our chance at Australian residency, all depended on the success of this application making it rather stressful. Farrel and Bianca helped us stay calm and 6 months later, we received the most wonderful call from MCA informing of our permanent visa grants!
Sepideh and I have had a great experience with MCA! We would highly recommend them to anyone that’s in need of any visa concerns or advice. They are a great team and get back to you extremely fast and work with great professionalism. We cannot thank them enough for helping us begin our new lives in Australia!
Brian (USA) and Sepideh (Iran)