29 Aug Immigration news that isn’t formalised is a dangerous game
News, blogs, forums and groups are all a great source of information, but as demonstrated above it can also lead to the cognitive bias of ‘anchoring’ or ‘focalism’. Anchoring/focalism is a psychological term used to describe the human tendency to overly or heavily rely, anchor on one trait or piece of information when making decisions. You can read more on that here, it is fascinating stuff. This is where engaging in some professional legal advice to reaffirm your thoughts is vital. This is why there is an entire profession (heavily regulated) of migration agents to give such advice, with myself proud to be an employer nominated visa expert.
A reminder that this is only applicable to those who held or had applied for a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 which was subsequently granted, and only relevant to the pathway to PR on transitional arrangements (TRT stream) only. If you are looking to transition to PR from your 457, you can read more here. It is strongly recommended you seek some advice as to if you fall under this category, initial consultation (limited to 15 minutes) with myself is free and is worth every minute of your time, and is done over the phone. Free migration advice has never been more important. Please don’t hesitate to reach out using the details found here.
Evan Bishop MARN 1679414
Owner – Worldly Migration
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author
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