I visit internet forums sometimes, and I’m frequently appalled by the
wacky advice given out by people with 10% knowledge and 90% confidence.
I don’t even bother trying to correct this advice anymore, because the
10%-experts will only argue with me. And those asking for the advice are
usually trying to apply for the visas by themselves…….trying to save a
bit of money, and dicing with their future happiness! We haven’t had a
single visa refusal yet….whilst I watch in horror how many nightmares
people make for themselves, and extra years they add to their waiting
It is actually illegal for non-RMA’s (Registered Migration Agents) to
give migration advice, and this includes these online forums. In the
same way it’s illegal for amateurs to give legal advice or medical
advice. Imagine if I was casually posting what antibiotics or
blood-pressure medication an unknown person should take? Tragic
consequences could ensue! This is no different. Just because somebody
was lucky enough to get a visa through by themselves does NOT qualify
them to give advice to nameless others on a website. If you ever visit
one of these, look at how many failures and sad stories you see?
Think carefully before you gamble with future happiness and security.
Don’t entrust your future to a stranger online who calls themselves
Visit www.downundervisa.com.au for professional visa help.