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Immagine Immigration

Australia & New Zealand Immigration Specialists

Is it time for a change of space?

For more than 30 years, our team of visa experts have presented thousands of seminars to tens of thousands of people.

That is a lot of time spent in your countries, getting to know your people and learning – often first hand – what factors drive your choices to move to Australia or New Zealand.

Today, IMMagine is 100% online which means our sought-after information sessions are far more accessible. While we do provide information about the assessments and the services we offer (as well as their associated costs), our seminars remain entirely no obligation & cost free.

IMMagine Immigration offers a range of immigration services, including assistance with Student Visas, Partner Visas, Parent Visas, Work Visas, and Citizenship Applications.
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OUR ROLE

We prepare and process visas and all related applications for you and keep you sane during the process. We are not in the business of simply telling you what forms to fill in and lodge; we go beyond that. We become your allies and advocates and represent you to the Australian or New Zealand government in the most professional manner and leaving nothing to chance.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & POLICY

Australia and New Zealand have complex immigration policies for different reasons. New Zealand is complex because of the absence of detailed policy and the discrepancies in the application of policy within Immigration New Zealand. Australian legislation is  complex and there is a separation of process between different bodies such as state governments, federal government, skills assessing authorities and English-language requirements to name a few. 

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COMMON VISA CATEGORIES

If you want summaries of immigration policies you can look at government websites but they are confusing and our role is to make sense of policy and advise how the policy applies in your particular circumstances and provide you with an immigration plan. We tell you what you need to know not necessarily what you want to hear.

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THE COST OF IMMIGRATING

Migration is expensive when you consider government application charges, airfares, cost of shipping household contents, transferring your finances and having sufficient funds to support yourself until you start earning local currency. It’s not a process that you can just get 98% right.

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ECONOMY & LIFESTYLE

For the most part, Australia and New Zealand are on par in terms of lifestyle, opportunity, education & health. Both countries prioritise equality, which means that opportunities exist for everyone. The differences are in the details and in the nuances of each country's political, cultural and social environments, and both offer similar promise.

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Who are we?

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A Question for the new minister

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Easing my Migration hangover

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Perception is Reality

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Hold the line

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    COST, VISA TYPES AND PROCESS

    Free Online Immigration Seminars

    Our online seminars are +-60 minutes in duration and cover topics related to general eligibility, the cost of immigration to Australia & New Zealand, lifestyle in both countries as well as our services.

    South Africa

    10 August 2022, 8pm (CAT)
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    Asia

    27 August 2022, 11am (GMT+8)
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    Client FeedbackWhat our clients are saying

    Nicoline, Brian & Michael
    South Africa

    I must say this IS the best news ever! We are as a family very humbled and grateful. We cannot ever thank you enough for each and every encouragement, smile & advice given to during this time, Jo & team. It meant the world to us.

    Tanya
    South Africa

    Very professional experience with IMMagine, with clearly the leaders in the immigration business. I will definitely refer IMMagine to anyone else considering immigration as an option. IMMagine was so involved it felt as though I was her only customer. Very happy with the overall dealings with IMMagine.

    Wendy
    South Africa

    I will definitely recommend Immagine to others wanting to use an agent for their process. You are reliable, trustworthy, honest and friendly agents. We are truly grateful for finding Immagine otherwise I don’t think our journey would have been possible without you. Today we can proudly say we are NZ residents and it’s all thanks to Immagine for help making our journey possible!!

    Michelle and Rob
    South Africa

    IMMagine changed another family’s life forever. Thank you!!!!!!!!. You have no idea how much you have all impacted our lives. The thought of  [returning] to SA gave us never ending nightmares and trauma. We are all here now and we are legal and we are ecstatic. Thank you Jo, Iain and the IMMagine Team.
    I am eternally grateful for your professionalism and your service to us. I will always sing your praises wherever I go. My cup is full.
    We have just moved to Dunedin to be closer to the children.
    God Bless You and your families

    Dalene Pistorius
    South Africa

    Our immigration journey was not easy, It started back in 2018 with us giving the visa applications a go our selves. But due to my pre-existing mental health condition our application process was complicated. From the first encounter Iain and the team were spectacular with guiding us and getting us on track. Immagine helped with our partner visa’s our EOI, Residence application and finally PR applications. And it was a pleasure to work with the team.

    Darmain
    South Africa

    We are still in shock Mate, I can’t believe the PR was finally granted. Myself, S and J can’t thank You enough for all Your guidance and patience an understanding over the last 7 years plus. You are a True Legend!

    When we almost ran out of faith and was just about to throw in the towel, Your phone call and words of encouragement always helped. I can still remember the first day I met You in South Africa, You never sold Us a false hope but always spoke the facts. Which had never changed throughout our long journey together.

    Thanks for always being there for Us, a shoulder to cry on. Lol

    Highly appreciated!!!!

    Once again, All Your efforts are Highly appreciated!

    Bhavish
    India

    I was skeptical when I was signing up for IMMagine in the beginning, the way I would have been for any immigration agency, because, lets be honest, when you are paying for a service, the least you can do is be a skeptic right? However, I couldn’t be one for long, as once we started with the process, they did not give me a single chance to complain about anything. I always received prompt responses from my consultant and he made sure the application was completed and filed in the least time. The real test came when the waiting game started, and my consultant did an amazing job of keeping me informed and updated with every small detail. In essence, he was on my speed dial for those few months. I called him every now and then to know if anything progressed, which, he always answered, even that one time that he was on leave. I want to thank Chen as he is largely responsible for ensuring I have a smooth visa experience.

    Melvyn
    South Africa

    Hi Kane, Just to let you know that i have settled in very nicely here in Mount ISA working for Glencore mining. I have a great job, a great package and am happy. Again, if you need any advocates for your business; always willing to ‘tell my success story’ with IMMagine.

    Vincent
    South Africa

    We used the services of IMMagine and are very happy to report that we received our Visas yesterday! We certainly couldn’t have done without them. Another agency’s services were lower-priced, but they couldn’t help us.

    Our visas were challenging and different to the norm. However, IMMagine knew how to deal with the demanding process. The entire team (April, Kane, Victoria, Ruth etc.) is highly professional, friendly and experienced.

    We are grateful that someone referred us to IMMagine and for the two years that they guided and assisted us with the process.We used the services of IMMagine and are very happy to report that we received our Visas yesterday! We certainly couldn’t have done without them. Another agency’s services were lower-priced, but they couldn’t help us.

    Our visas were challenging and different to the norm. However, IMMagine knew how to deal with the demanding process. The entire team (April, Kane, Victoria, Ruth etc.) is highly professional, friendly and experienced.

    We are grateful that someone referred us to IMMagine and for the two years that they guided and assisted us with the process.

    Dewald & Melanie
    South Africa

    Nobody can prepare you on how difficult the immigration process is. This process has pushed us in every single aspect: It pushed our marriage to the very limit, it pushed us spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially. However, I don’t have a doubt in my mind that we have done the right thing. Every single day when I drive into our neighbourhood and look at the magnificent view, I get a lump in my throat because I know this entire ordeal has been worth all the effort and heart ache. All I can say is thank you to Immagine on assisting us in making our dream come true.

    Unknown
    South Africa

    Immagine has been nothing short of amazing. Their honesty is the one thing that I have appreciated most. They are consistently approachable, reliable and knowledgeable and have been like a solid rock in something that has felt like a crazy storm at times. Their understanding of anything and everything I have put to them, their guidance and respect for the emotional roller coaster this entire process puts you through gave me confidence that no matter what the outcome was going to be we had done everything we could have possibly done and to the best of our ability! “Thank you” doesn’t even cut the mustard here. There are no words to describe how grateful we are of the service and effort that the team at IMMagine have put in to helping my partner and I turn what we could only ‘imagine’ into reality…thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Nicola & Julien
    South Africa

    I would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to each of you for all your hard-work, dedication, patience and many hours spent on our permanent residence application. We appreciate each and every one of you and all you have done for us. This has not been an easy decision for us but seeing how South Africa is going, it does not make logical sense for us to remain here.

    Thank you for making the process smoother for us, for easing the burden of all the paperwork and for making it less daunting. Myer, I remember the words you used when we came to your seminar last year: There will be blood sweat and tears… Thank goodness there was no blood, but there sure was sweat and quite a few tears shed!

    All I know is that we would not have been able to do this without the assistance, guidance and patience from each of you. We will be in touch with you regarding bank accounts, funds transfers etc. but for now we need to break the news to the family… Thank you once again for everything.

    May you all have a lovely day further.

    Thulini
    South Africa

    We would like to thank Immagine for being amazing and helping us through everything. We can’t thank you enough for all the help and advice you gave us. Your service is excellent in every way and we would highly recommend Immagine to anyone. Overall we were very satisfied by the service given to us by Immagine NZ. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s thinking of migrating to NZ.