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Highly Experienced Migration Agents in Sydney, Australia

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SINCE 2009

Our journey as Migration Agents commenced on 29 October 2009 as 'Charbel Nehme & Associates'.

We later became known as 'CNA Immigration', which explains the acronym 'CNA' in our title that has become synonymous with successful visa applications.

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CNA Immigration Case Studies

We take the time to listen, ask and investigate before we provide our recommendation with answers to your questions.

The case studies below demonstrate the importance of relying on a highly experienced Migration Agent who can offer you the best possible opportunity for a successful visa outcome.

  • Request for Ministerial Intervention

    We were approached by our client after a failed attempt by a lawyer ...

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  • Deportation From Australia

    Our client was detained and placed in Villawood Immigration detentio...

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  • Partner Visa on De Facto Grounds for a Couple Who Have Never Lived Together

    The visa applicant was legally married to his ex-wife as divorce in ...

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frequently asked question's

  • What is a Migration Agent?

    Registered Migration Agent's use their knowledge of Australian immigration law to offer advice or assistance to a person wishing to obtain a visa to enter or remain in Australia. They can also give assistance to people or businesses who are nominating or sponsoring visa applicants and their family members.

    People who practice as unregistered Migration Agents in Australia may be subject to penalties, ranging from fines of up to $5,500.00 to imprisonment for up to 10 years.

  • What is the Migration Agents Code of Conduct?

    The Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents regulates the conduct of Registered Migration Agents towards their clients. You can download a copy of the code from http://www.mara.gov.au

  • How can a Migration Agent help me?

    Registered Migration Agents have an educated understanding of the Migration Act and Regulations and have unrestricted access to the Department of Home Affairs policy manuals that aren’t available to the general public.

    A Registered Migration Agent will provide you with advice that is meticulously crafted in accordance with current immigration laws and procedures to eliminate the risk of a poor outcome.

  • How much are Migration Agent fees?

    The fee charged by a Registered Migration Agent must be fair and reasonable. Your Migration Agent will determine their fees based on your individual circumstances and a number of other factors, including:
    - The type of visa application you will be making.
    - The amount of time it will take to prepare your Australian visa submission.
    - The level of service required.
    - Whether or not you have challenging immigration law issues that need to be addressed.

    If your Migration Agent has many years of experience, their fees might be higher.

    Before starting work, a Migration Agent will provide you with a written estimate of fees you will be charged for their services. Your written fee estimate must specify –
    - Professional service fees which may be charged either by the hour or by the service.
    - Visa application charges and other disbursements.

  • What are some of the reasons that Australian visas can be refused?

    Australian Visas are refused due to a complicated legal or factual issue, or by the failure of the applicant to prove they meet the legal requirements for the grant of their visa.

    If your visa application is refused, the Migration Act operates to limit the type of application you are able to make if you are in Australia. It is unlikely that you will receive a refund of the fees paid from the Australian government.

  • What is the difference between the 'FREE' and 'PAID' consultation offered by CNA Immigration?

    Please book a FREE Initial Phone Consultation if you would like to discuss your requirements with a Registered Migration Agent. Your initial discussion with us will help you decide whether or not we are a good fit for each other.

    It is unlikely that we can provide you with complete advice during the initial phone discussion, however, our experience enables us to point you in the right direction.

    The legal requirements for Registered Migration Agents prevent us from confirming your eligibility for a visa without first undertaking a thorough and complete review of your individual circumstances and their applicability to Australia’s current immigration laws and regulations.

    Clause 2.6 of the Migration Agents Code of Professional Conduct requires Migration Agents to be ‘frank and candid about the prospects of success when assessing a client’s request for assistance in preparing a case or making an application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations’. This legal requirement for Migration Agents is impossible to satisfy during the initial free consultation.

    Clause 2.7 (c) of the Code states that Migration Agents ‘must not hold out unsubstantiated or unjustified prospects of success when advising clients (orally or in writing) on applications under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations’.

    We estimate that it will take anywhere between 1.5 - 3 hours in consultation and post-meeting research and follow up with a new client to accurately determine their Australian visa eligibility. The time spent determining your visa eligibility is included in the cost of your initial consultation.

    Please schedule a full consultation if you would like to receive a complete and accurate assessment of your Australian visa eligibility. The cost you pay towards your initial consultation will be deducted from our professional service fee in the event you decide to engage our services.

  • Will I receive correct advice from a Registered Migration Agent?

    Clause 2.7 (c) of the Code of Conduct states that Migration Agents ‘must not hold out unsubstantiated or unjustified prospects of success when advising clients (orally or in writing) on applications under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations’.

  • Do I need a Migration Agent to apply for a visa?

    Visa applications are usually refused because a complex legal or factual issue is decided a visa applicant. The legal/factual issues must be addressed with the right evidence and your case must be properly explained to the Department of Immigration.

    The failure to present your case in a manner which satisfies the decision-maker will result in a costly refusal. For example, 47% of Subclass 309/100 and 53.8 percent of Subclass 820/100 Partner visa applications lodged by unrepresented applicants are refused by the Department of Immigration (Source: FOI Request Number: FA 18/01/00060).

    Professional Migration Agents will help ensure your case is properly articulated to the Department of Immigration. Our objective at all times is to eliminate your risk of visa refusal.

  • How can I book an appointment with a Migration Agent?

    You can schedule an appointment with a Registered Migration Agent by clicking on the ‘Schedule Appointment’ button located in the top right-hand corner of this website.

  • Can I schedule an appointment with a Migration Agent if I am not in Sydney?

    You can schedule your initial consultation with a Registered Migration Agent no matter where you are located. We offer both Face-to-Face and Skype Consultations for our local, interstate or international clients.