Visa Assessment Service

How to Get Your Own Personal and Professional Visa Assessment

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Want a quick, accurate and fully comprehensive answer to the question “Would I qualify for an Australian visa?

It’s not easy trying to work out whether or not you might qualify for any one of the many visas that allow you to come to Australia, so here is the shortcut.

In March 2014 I teamed up with Simon Earles, a highly qualified MARA registered migration agent with many years’ experience. I will tell you more about Simon shortly, but first, let me tell you about this service.

The Visa Assessment Service

Simon Earles MARA Agent

As you probably know, there are plenty of ‘free assessments’ available online, this isn’t one of them.

In my experience, these free assessments gather more information than they give out. In return for sharing some information about yourself, including your email and other contact details, you will likely receive an automated response suggesting that you may or may not, potentially, be eligible for a visa.

If there do appear to be possibilities, the next stage would be to book a consultation with the migration agent to further review your information. This will come at a cost, usually $250 or more. One of the services I trialled requested $599 to take it further.

We like to do things the other way round.

A full and thorough assessment

We ask you to invest the relatively small fee of $100 AUD for the service and in return, my MARA agent will invest his time, knowledge and expertise in personally looking over your details. He will spend about an hour, maybe an hour and a half, fully investigating your options before returning your written report.

He will over deliver. You will get far more than your money’s worth. Why?

Because my agent feels that if you are happy with his assessment of your chances, then you will ask him to prepare and lodge your application with the Australian government for you. You are under no obligation to use him, and you will not be pressured to do so, you will simply be quoted the cost of him acting on your behalf in his written report.

My agent is investing his time in you in the hope of gaining a client, that’s how he makes his money.

How the Visa Assessment Service works:

After purchasing your Visa Assessment you will be automatically redirected to a page where you can download the form you require. As an additional backup you will also be sent an email which includes a link to that same page.

From there you will be able to download a six page interactive PDF, called a Client Information Questionnaire (CIQ) which you can complete at your own leisure.

After returning your completed form as instructed, my MARA registered migration agent will provide you with:

  • A full written and signed Visa Assessment report within 5 – 7 working days* of receipt of all information (CIQ and any follow-up information requested) detailing precisely which options you might have;
  • The selection of ANZSCO occupation(s) that should be applicable to you based on the information you provide along with their availability on the various skills lists;
  • The points you currently have and any additional points you may have the potential to achieve;
  • Details of the options that may be available to you and the suggested recommended option best suited to you or…
  • If there are no options for you, an explanation why along with suggestions on what you can do to improve your chances in the future;
  • A breakdown of professional fees and governmental charges applicable for your recommended visa option for those in a position to proceed further;
  • follow up via Skype or telephone on the information provided to clarify any issues raised by the assessment;
  • A credit of your Visa Assessment Service fee added back to your account should you decide to use my MARA agent to represent you in full for your application;
  • Business visas: If your best option appears to be the business visa, this will be suggested in your report. To actually see if you qualify for a business visa though does require an in-depth look at your business achievements and latest accounts. Should you decide to pursue this option, additional fees will apply for this service.

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*Please note: if your CIQ is returned whilst my agent is on holiday, or during extended holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas, or during a very busy period, there may be a delay to the usual 5 – 7 working days return. My agent will acknowledge receipt of your email though and at the same time confirm how long he anticipates it will take to return your completed assessment report.

Visas covered

This assessment covers all types of visa categories including independent, sponsored, temporary or permanent as well as family, partner and business visas. Please be aware then, that if one or more of the above covered points are not relevant to your application, they will not be covered in your Visa Assessment.

For example, if your visa option is not points based, or reliant on ANZSCO occupations, then clearly these will not be covered, but instead you will be informed of the requirements for, say, a de facto relationship application or perhaps a successful business visa lodgement or whatever is applicable to your circumstances.

Both Simon and I feel this is the most cost-effective and efficient way for you to find out exactly what your real options are with regards to moving to Australia.

About Simon Earles

Simon is founder and principal of Signet Consulting & Migration here in Brisbane. Simon is a very experienced MARA registered migration agent, having held his licence since 2002; his MARA registration number is 0214055.

Simon is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) and was also the Vice-President of their Queensland and Northern Territory branch for four years between 2011 and 2015, a position he held for two consecutive terms. The MIA is the primary professional association for Australian migration service providers and Simon is still proactive in much of what they do. This is reflected in his overall knowledge within the industry.

Simon has also trained and has practised as a lawyer, but currently practises exclusively as a MARA registered migration agent.

Simon is, therefore, an authority figure amongst MARA agents who has vast experience helping people realise their dream of moving to Australia. Simon has excellent communication skills as well as an impressive knowledge on migration, valuable contacts within the industry and is dedicated to providing top quality assistance for those looking to move to Australia.

I am very proud and privileged to have him working with me here.

Simon sells this Visa Assessment Service directly from his own website. It’s the exact same service, everything you would get from his site, you also get when you purchase the assessment from here; there is no difference. Except for the price.

Simon currently charges $200 AUD on his website, by purchasing from my website though, you can buy it for half of that price.

The cost for your assessment here is just…..$100 AUD

To get this process started immediately, please click on the ‘Buy Now’ button below…


Pay with PayPal or by credit card

All payments are in Australia dollars (AUD) and processed securely through PayPal, but you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to purchase your assessment. To pay by credit card just look for the “Pay with a credit or debit card” link on the PayPal login page.

cardClicking on ‘Cancel and return to Web Products Pty Ltd’ will bring you back to this page.

If you pay using your PayPal account, you will be automatically redirected to the download page for the form you require. Do not navigate away from PayPal or close your browser.

If you pay by credit card this does not trigger the redirect, but this isn’t overly important as an e-mail will automatically be sent to all purchasers with download details whether you pay through your PayPal account or by credit card. This email should arrive in your inbox within five minutes of the transaction, if you can’t see it please check your spam or junk folders.

About your download and purchase:

  • Please contact me if you are unable to download the documentation or if, for some reason, you are not redirected to the download page AND you do not receive your automated email in your inbox or any of your spam or junk folders. I will then send you the documentation direct.
  • Please also note that this PDF document is a dynamic PDF and does not work with iPad.
  • The $100 AUD fee will be credited to your account should you decide to use my MARA agent to lodge your application.

Book Your Visa Assessment Now – $100


 I truly believe you will not get better value than this anywhere. Here’s a bit more about Simon Earles…

More about Simon Earles:

Simon lived in Hong Kong with his family for almost 14 years in the capacity of a commercial lawyer working for the British Hong Kong Government and after the handover in 1997, with the Hong Kong SAR government. He has dual Australian/ British citizenship.

Simon is married and has two daughters and now lives in Brisbane, Queensland.

As a registered migration agent he is obliged to keep up-to-date with industry developments and legislative amendments for the benefit of his clients. He is also obliged to obtain the required number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points every year to renew his migration agent’s registration.

As a further protection to his clients, as a registered migration agent Simon is bound by the MARA Code of Conduct. (The Code).The Code sets out best practice when assisting and providing migration advice to clients and it places a clear responsibility on MARA registered agents to act in the best interests of their clients.

Simon Earles: Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Management
  • Migration Agents Registration Number (MARN) 0214055
  • Registered since September 2003
  • Commissioner for Declarations

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  • Wumi December 7, 2018, 6:30 am |

    Hi Bob,
    My name is wumi, I’m married with a daughter of 9month old, I’m 27yrs old while my hubby is 33yrs.we re both graduates of sociology and business administration respectively, I work in a bank with a 3 yrs experience while my hubby works as a technician with a 10yrs experience… Pls what are our chances of relocation and is it compulsory to take d ielts exam before the application. Thank you

    • BobinOz December 7, 2018, 6:48 pm |

      I can’t answer these questions here, but if you want to know what your chances are of getting a visa to move to Australia, please read the above page in full.

      If you do decide to go ahead and purchase a visa assessment, and then complete the questionnaire and return it to my MARA migration agent, he will answer these questions for you in full and much more.

      You will know, for sure, whether you have a chance to relocate here and if you do, exactly what you need to do to make it happen.

      Good luck, Bob

  • Linda November 9, 2018, 6:45 am |

    Hello, I’m trying to pay for the initial assessment by Simon. I do not have a PayPal account and that seems to be the only way to pay.
    In the image you placed in this article, you circled a tab to pay with a card. I don’t see that when I try to pay.
    Please, help.

    • BobinOz November 12, 2018, 6:57 pm |

      I think there are a small number of countries that PayPal does not support for credit card payment options, maybe you are in one of them? The credit card option is definitely still appearing for me in Australia and I know people from many countries around the world are still using this payment method via PayPal.

      So I can only think that, unfortunately, you must be in a country where this payment method is not available. The only way round it would be if you could ask someone else to purchase it on your behalf, and then in the special instructions box during the payment process, write “Assessment purchased for… And then add your name”.

  • Mrs. Wing October 25, 2018, 7:57 am |

    Hello Bob. I have read some of your articles 3 years ago when I and my family were planning to move to Australia. They were really informative and helpful. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. However, at that time I only had my Diploma for Adult Nursing, then there was a sudden change with the APHRA requirements so I had to top up my course.

    I have my Bachelors Degree now, but the problem is I have turned 40 years old this year- a disadvantage for Skilled Visa. Currently, I preparing for my OET for APHRA Registration, but I keep having second thoughts regarding my eligibility for visa. Also, I am planning to take my family with me.

    Btw, is it better for me to get my APHRA Registration first before starting my assessment/visa application? I have seen some immigration consultants/nursing agencies online but I am confused as to which one to go for. Thank you so much.

    • BobinOz October 26, 2018, 5:45 pm |

      Hi Mrs Wing

      Turning 40 won’t have helped, but I don’t think it’s a significant problem until you get to 45. Hopefully with your qualifications and your skill you still have enough points.

      As for your question, I need to clarify what type of assessment you mean? Do you mean assessment for your skills? Assessment for registration? Or assessment for your potential eligibility for a visa?

      If it’s the final one, eligibility for a visa, then that is specifically what this visa assessment service as described on this page means. When my agent does an assessment, he will work out if you are eligible for a visa and may add a or some ‘subject to’ requirements. In your case, it could be subject to APHRA Registration.

      So, in view of that, it might be a good idea to do this assessment first as it would be quite frustrating if you jump through all the hoops to get APHRA registration and then still did not qualify for any kind of visa.

      That’s the way I see it, but if you do want any further clarification on any point, just let me know.

      • Mrs. Wing November 7, 2018, 11:55 am |

        Hello Bob,

        I am sorry that I was not very clear about the assessment that I asked previously. What I meant was the assessment for my potential eligibility for a visa. I also forgot to mention that I am currently based in the UK with nearly 8 years of experience in adult nursing.

        Honestly, this plan of moving to Australia had been put on hold so many times and I realised that I need to do something significant to make the first step — to do the visa assessment on your website which I will do after I post this message.

        There are some emigration agencies here in the UK that aside from providing support for visa application, they also offer assistance for employment search and resettlement. If I would decide go for Simon Earles’ service, do you think he can also advise me as to where to start looking for jobs/accommodation for example or can he point me to people who can assist me with these? Sorry for asking you this, I hope that they are valid concerns. It is daunting especially that I will not only be moving on my own, but will be taking my family with me. Also realised that I am confused whether to proceed with Simon after the assessment or look for a migration agency based in the UK that offers more service. I hope that you can enlighten me regarding this matter. Thank you so much for your time and all your efforts to help us.

        • BobinOz November 8, 2018, 4:41 pm |

          Hi Mrs Wing

          Simon doesn’t specifically help with finding accommodation or a job, and any migration agent who does offer such services, I’m sure, will charge additional fees for them. It also wouldn’t surprise me if those who do offer this kind of help simply refer you on to a recruitment agency or relocation company as these are two entirely different specialisations.

          As part of your assessment with Simon you will have a follow-up conversation, usually by Skype, and if Simon can point you in the right direction, he will, although this is not part of the assessment. In case you haven’t seen them, my pages Getting a Job or a Sponsorship, Cost of Buying or Renting a House in Australia and Which school? may help.

          It’s hard to imagine that a migration agency located in the UK would be best placed to help you find work and accommodation in Australia, I would have thought going direct to a recruitment company and a relocation company with offices in the city or cities where you intend to move to may be better. I do understand your concerns, it’s a massive move, and many things to think about.

          Hope that helps and good luck with your assessment, Bob

  • Karra Soedarjo October 22, 2018, 5:25 am |

    Hi Bob,
    Your website has been like a god send to me, going through the australian government website is like going through a maze, and its like digging through a rabbit hole.
    Anyhow, I am going to take the assessment through your MARA agent, however, how it is best to determine who should be the main applicant? For a brief info, both my husband and myself is 34 years old, we have a 20 months old baby girl and another one on the way, plus two spoiled dogs. We’re both Canadian, my husband is a sous chef and I am an accountant with working experience of 7-10 years for each of us.
    Hope you have some pointers and insight on how to move forward. Also, just out of curiosity, how long did it take you from the moment you submit your application until you finally move to Australia.
    Thanks for reading my question. 🙂

    • BobinOz October 22, 2018, 8:54 pm |

      Hi Karra

      Thanks for the kind words, glad to hear my website has been helpful to you.

      I had a word with Simon about this earlier, and he has suggested that you both send in your CV’s when you complete the questionnaire and nominate your husband as the main candidate. Both of your occupations are in high demand, but because of the way the points system is at the moment, sous chef is likely to have more options.

      As for how long it takes, it really depends on the kind of visa; it can be as quick as three months, he can take more than a year.

      All will be explained in the assessment and follow-up.

      Good luck, Bob

  • Kashif ch October 10, 2018, 6:09 pm |

    Hy Bob
    I’m kashif hameed from Pakistan I wish to become to Austria i have no ielts. I’m student of Bsc civil technology so pleas i wish pLeas give me viza

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