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Testimonials

Citizenship applications approved

Immigrating is exciting but the red tape would have been far too daunting if we had not had Simon taking care of us. We had to start with a temporary visa and then that had to be converted to a permanent visa and then the one that is the most strenuous of all, the citizenship. I am very grateful for Simon taking care of all these steps for us. It would have almost been impossible without his help.

Tim and Barbara
Joint Citizenship applications- Queensland

Re-applying for lapsed permanent residency

Simon was a great help in the process of re-applying for my permanent residency. His professionalism and attention to detail made the process a lot more streamlined. He was efficient and thorough and was easy to work with. It made the process much easier than I expected . Simon was friendly and helpful and always available via email and phone. I had my PR in 6 weeks all done and dusted at a fraction of price!

Highly recommend Simon and team to anyone requiring assistance!

Kind Regards

Sahan Amarasena - Lapsed permanent residence visa

Simon’s attention to detail is exceptional

Simon has been extremely helpful with my Citizenship application especially regards the documentation requirements being a permanent resident for a  number of years and having to work overseas. I was very impressed with his thorough understanding of the migration requirements and what was needed in order to obtain the approval easily.  I will be recommending Simon to friends and colleagues.

Neil Tovey
Brisbane, Private client, Australian citizenship (Ministerial Discretion)

Simon demonstrated flexibility, integrity and empathy…

Our circumstances were unusual and challenging.  Simon demonstrated flexibility, integrity and empathy that reflected his professionalism and commitment to helping us reach our goals. I can highly recommend Simon Earles at Signet as he was able to secure the best possible outcome for us both and in just over 3 months!

We now have a future that I am certain we would not have had were it not for Simon and Signet Migration. Much appreciated and forever grateful.  Thank you.

Sylvia Po-Ching & Mohamad Hashemi
Prospective Marriage (SC 300) visa – Iran

… a great service. I would highly recommend their services.

I was completely unaware of what DIAC would look for in my application for a 457 visa. Signet Consulting thoroughly guided me with the required documentation which was extremely helpful. Overall, this was a great service. I would highly recommend their services.

Hari Thiruvanam
Brisbane , Queensland - 457 visa- Self sponsored

Simon provided sound advice and ideas about how to get the company approved…

I think that Signet Consulting is a great service provider to any organisation seeking approval to nominate employees for a 457 visa. Simon provided sound advice and ideas about how to get the company approved to nominate employees. There were things on there that my company wouldn’t have considered including in our application. I am sure that is why we got our approval so quickly. Thanks Simon!

Prahalad Performance Consulting Pty Ltd
Brisbane, Queensland. ( Temporary Business sponsorship for start-up company)

We would certainly recommend Simon’s services

One year ago I applied for a tourist visa for my Thai partner to come to Australia.  Ours is a genuine relationship and we thought it would be simple but our application was declined.  This had serious implications for any future applications and jeopardised our chances of being together in Australia.

We then engaged Simon and he guided us through an application process which resulted in the granting of a 5 year temporary resident visa for my partner.  This is a fantastic result for us that has allowed us to get on with our lives.  Simon worked with us patiently and with great empathy and his knowledge and expertise in immigration matters is thorough and impressive.  We would certainly recommend Simon’s services.

RD
Brisbane, Queensland, 461 New Zealand Family Residence visa- De Facto relationship (trans-gender registered relationship)

Simon’s attention to detail and wealth of knowledge

We used the services of Simon and Signet Consulting & Migration for our company sponsored 457 visa application, and I’m so glad we did! Our case was a little difficult and we encountered a few hurdles along the way with new rule changes, but with Simon’s attention to detail and wealth of knowledge we got there in the end.

He took care of all the liaising with the sponsoring company, explained and ironed out all the things we didn’t understand and it was this thorough approach that got us over the line. He kept us informed every step of the way, he took care of the seemingly endless paperwork, we had every confidence in his ability and we were right!

The company sponsorship and our visa application was approved and I have no doubt it was due to the hard work and commitment of Simon and Signet Consulting & Migration.

Dave McArdle & Meela Bradley
Brisbane, Queensland, 457 visa applicants- & SBS approval for Awesome Timber Floors Pty Ltd

Simon made the whole process easy and understandable

I would recommend Simon of Signet Consulting & Migration to anybody who is thinking about marrying or bringing a loved one from overseas to Australia. Simon is always available and if I had any questions he would have an answer, and if not would research any matters before advising.

I have been working with Simon for over a year, because to bring my fiancé over from the Philippines involved lots of paper work, and Simon made the whole process easy and understandable. I am now able to bring her over, to get married and get a partner visa for her.

If anybody ever wants to bring someone over to this country or is thinking about immigrating here, then I would recommend Simon.

Joel Melling
Queensland- Prospective Marriage visa (SC 300) – Marriage off-shore

…he is trustworthy, dependable and extremely knowledgeable…

My husband and I hired Simon to help with my migration to Australia, he is trustworthy, dependable and extremely knowledgeable in his field of expertise. We found him easy to work with, very thorough and understanding. He took the time to explain what was needed and when and went the extra mile for us. Without his help my visa would never have been approved, he knew exactly what to do when issues arose that I didn’t understand. We highly recommend Simon’s services.

Lizzie Stone
Brisbane- De Facto Partner visa - Health waiver required.

I found Simon extremely helpful, knowledgeable and always available to answer any questions

I contacted Simon to act as my agent in order to apply for my partner visa. From the beginning, I found Simon extremely helpful, knowledgeable and always available to answer any questions that I had (as migration law is complicated, there were a lot of questions!). He laid out clearly what I and my partner needed to do in order to have a decision ready application which really reduced the stress for me. From the date my application was submitted to DIAC, I received a positive decision within 2 weeks which was impressive as I had heard it would take a lot longer for a decision. I would highly recommmend Signet Migration for anyone wishing to get a visa to live in Australia and I can’t speak highly enough of Simon

Bernadette McKenna
Brisbane – Private client – De Facto partner visa (Registered relationship)

My experience with Simon at Signet Migration was fantastic

My experience with Simon at Signet Migration was fantastic. Simon was very professional, diligent and prompt. His expertise made the visa application process as simple and easy as possible, I even received full approval of the visa months before the department of Immigration suggested. Without Simon I would have had many difficulties throughout the intricate process and certainly would not have received the visa in the time-frame that I did.

Thank you for everything!

Danny McGregor
Brisbane- Private client – De facto partner- Long standing relationship – progressed directly to PR

…a level of professionalism and commitment … that I have never previously experienced dealing with migration agents…

Dear Simon….I write to thank you for your efforts in securing the 457 visa for Mackay, which in turn has alleviated the particular skill shortage that would have seriously affected our immediate future. As you are aware the particular skill this man has (automotive machinist), is not recognises by the skills assessment board in its own right, but treated as a specialisation of the Metal Machinist Class 1……

Your efforts in convincing the various authorities as to this trade’s actual skill level and getting the visa approved demonstrated a level of professionalism and commitment to achieving your objective that I have never previously experience dealing with migration agents over the last 12 years. What particularly impressed me is that you do not appear to have a “Too Hard Basket” as despite the setbacks we experienced, you always seemed to find an alternative argument to put forward, which must have undertaken research outside what your standard brief required.

In conclusion I wish to thank you again for your efforts and will certainly use your services should I require them again in the future.

John P Rogers – Managing Director
Bryant Engineering, Carole Park, Qld- 457 visa (applied directly but initially refused)

He gave me lots of great advice which turned out to be priceless

I found Signet Migration and Simon Earles online and after meeting with him once, had a great feeling that he could be the one to help me. I am an American and was working on a 457 employer sponsored visa. Problem was, the company that had sponsored me was hugely underpaying me, and often times would miss payments. They have since dissolved and the owner is facing prison for fraud in excess of $250k. I explained my situation to Simon and felt all along that he cared and wanted to help. He gave me lots of great advice which turned out to be priceless. He was always honest, even if it was sometimes tough advice to give, but I always respected it because I knew he was speaking from a professional point of view. He walked me through the process of applying for a new de facto visa with my partner which was approved in December last year. I’m very thankful I found him online that day, and would highly recommend him to anyone needing immigration services

Bryan Adams
Brisbane – Private Client – De Facto partner visa (Registered Relationship)

We had a peace of mind thanks to Simon’s cooperativeness, responsiveness and clear and ongoing communication

Me and my partner contacted Simon for assistance with Partner visa application. From the very first meeting we had a feeling that we can entrust our case to Simon as he was confident, informative and presented solid knowledge of visa matters. We did not hesitate for a moment and are very happy with our decision. Knowing how stressful and energy consuming such visa application process can be we had a peace of mind thanks to Simon’s cooperativeness, responsiveness and clear and ongoing communication. Also the financial aspect of our cooperation had no faults and was transparent; no hidden or extra charges. The process was quick and after 3 months we could enjoy our partner visa grant. Without any doubt we would recommend Simon to anyone seeking assistance in visa application.

Marta Walenda
Brisbane- Private client- De Facto partner visa (Registered Relationship)

Simon was very responsive and provided timely advice…

Our business used Signet to help us apply to sponsor someone from the UK on a 457 visa.  Simon was very responsive and provided timely advice to help us navigate through an unwieldy and arduous application process. Simon’s advice and assistance made the whole process much easier and gave me the confidence that we hadn’t missed something or provided incorrect information.

Tania Lang – Director
Peak Usability – Brisbane - (Temporary Business Sponsorship, nomination and 457 visa application & dependents)

…a very professional and knowledgeable service

Solosi used Simon from Signet Consulting & Migration to establish our new sponsorship. He made sure we had all the requirements ticked off and completed to a level that would ensure that the processing would  go through without a hitch. It took a considerable amount of effort and coaching but the end result was that the application was approved within days of being submitted.  The 457 nomination was approved within 24 hours of the sponsorship approval and we had the candidate we were seeking available to start employment within the week.

I personally would recommend Simon Earles and Signet Consulting & Migration as a very professional and knowledgeable service to anyone wishing to engage foreign professionals.

Peter Hegarty – Managing Director
Solosi Pty Ltd (Temporary Business Sponsor and nomination)

I found Simon to be diligent, persistent, patient, tolerant and above all efficient.

Simon Earles of Signet Consulting & Migration was recommended to me by a business associate and I am glad that he was. Simon handled a number of immigration requirements for my company from Business Sponsorship to 457 Visa Applications. I found Simon to be diligent, persistent, patient, tolerant and above all efficient.  I cannot praise Simon enough and will not hesitate to use his company in the future. Simon is a man who definitely gets the job done.

Mark Beattie - Director
Ecolife Solutions Pty Ltd -Brisbane - Temporary Business Sponsorship, nomination and 457 visa

Patience and wealth of knowledge

Simon helped my wife and I gain our RSMS visa.  Everyone knows how confusing the paper work can be to complete but Simon made it easy keeping track of all the information we were required to gather to best present our case. Always there to answer any question with a prompt response no matter how trivial.  Thank you so much for you time, patience and wealth of knowledge.  You made the whole process so much clearer we would recommend you to anyone applying for any type of visa.

Euan & Jacqueline Wiseman
Stanley, Tasmania -Private Client – RSMS visa

Exceptional skills in liaison and timely delivery

Simon’s expertise in his field of migration specialisation is exemplary. His ability to advise on the intricacies of detail and process are impressive. Simon is able to achieve outcomes in a field that requires detailed knowledge and exceptional skills in liaison and timely delivery.

Murray Cranston
Executive Search, Brisbane -457 visas

Simon possesses in-depth knowledge in Australian migration

I have been working with Simon on various assignments assisting international candidates to work in Australia since 2006. Simon possesses in-depth knowledge in Australian migration field and his efficient and high quality services have provided us, our clients and our candidates with a seamless and speedy process during sometimes complex visa application. He is of great value to businesses and individuals requiring assistance in migration matters. I always refer Simon and Signet Consulting and Migration’s services to my clients and my candidates without any reservation.

Gina Casey, Senior Recruitment manager/Partner
TOGI Global, Brisbane -multiple 457 visas

So, the best I can do for words are ‘Thank you’ Simon

I want to provide this letter of recommendation to you (Signet Consulting & Migration) on behalf of my wife, Lynn, and myself.  I want to describe your service as follows:

You explained the risks and process in advanced. In our case, because of a lot of issues involving family and governmental regulations, the ability to achieve a renewal of our visas was difficult.
You explained the process that would be followed in advance. You also explained as our strategy was implemented we would have to adapt to the realities and change to meet them.
You explained the costs in advance (accurate to the penny at the end).
You explained the massive amount of information that I would have to acquire to meet the standards you set out.
As we proceeded, you examined the facts and assisted me to put them into a coherent context.  You directed me step by step as to what I needed to do. I followed your guidance.
You kept me abreast of all the decisions you were making.
At the end, you assembled all of my information and put it into a quality package that was submitted to the Australia government.

The net result was that our visas were renewed in a timely manner.

I had no idea of the complexity of the effort in spite of your opening advice.  I can only say that I could never, on my own, have provided the package you assisted me to develop.  Your guidance was clear and timely.  Your requests were reasonable and not frivolous.  You honed in on the critical success factors.

I recommend you to anyone to provide migration services without reservations.  I am a scientist and not a man of letters.  So, the best I can do for words are “Thank you Simon”

Gene Trivett
USA – Private Client -3rd Resident Return visa

Helping us become permanent residents and without Stress

My wife and I found Signet Consulting and Migration online and they made everything easy, from first coming to Australia to helping us become permanent residents the whole process was handled professionally and without stress.  It was made very easy to communicate even across the 8 hour time difference.  I will be using them to help bring my family over in the future.  Thanks for all of your help.

Sebastian Marginean
Dandenong, Victoria – Private Client -457 visa and ENS company nomination and 457 visa

I am very grateful to Simon for all of his help and advice

Simon acted for me as agent … and I was very impressed with his service. He was a good communicator and effective administrator and filed all paperwork to deadline. I am very grateful to him for all of his help and advice.

Top Qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Danielle Green
Brisbane – Private client -ENS company nomination & visa

The process was smooth and stress free!

I have contracted Simon Earles to assist me and my wife in obtaining our Permanent Residency. I was sponsored by my company for this process. I went through a similar process, by myself, one year earlier for our 457 Visa and it was complicated, time consuming and stressing. That is why I decided to be assisted for the PR process. That was a really smart move. The  process was smooth and stress free! I chose Signet based on our first phone conversation while I was seeking costing from different consultancies. I felt that I could trust Simon. I was right. Simon provides very efficient and professional services. He is available and he does not hesitate to go the extra step to achieve the expected outcome within the required timeframe, as tight as it can be. I highly recommend Signet for everyone who seeks a Visa in Australia.

Alex Dudkowski
Brisbane – Private client -ENS visa

I found his experience and knowledge invaluable

Simon was very helpful with my visa application, always kept me in touch & always gave me good advice. The fees were very clear right from the start, and there were no hidden charges, I found his experience & knowledge invaluable

Paul Soldatenko
Tasmania – Private client -Off-shore partner visa SC 309

Simon’s attention to detail is outstanding

AEM first contacted Simon Earles of Signet Migration, to discuss our company’s needs in regards to migration about four years ago this was due to us being dissatisfied with the companies we had been using. We use Simon for all our 457 visa requirements and all PR applications as they come to hand for our employees, I feel that Simon is a person who can be trusted with these important decisions and his attention to detail is outstanding. We have had some difficult applications in the past and he has made these seem like everyday applications.

Simon is always approachable and I would highly recommend Simon to anyone who is considering using a migration agent.

Jack Hahn, Managing Director
AEM Consolidated Pty Ltd, Adelaide -Standard Business Sponsorship, 457 and ENS & RSMS nominations and visas

Valuable to our business, Simon comes highly recommended

Our business has had the help and expertise of Signet Consulting for works visas, Simon is extremely efficient and his attention to detail makes the whole process run smoothly.  His efficiency and pragmatic work ethic were highly valuable to our business, he comes highly recommended.

Tara Watson, Administration Manager
Paveset Australia Pty Ltd/Roadset Surveys/Engineering Systems Pty Ltd, Queensland – ENS nomination, Temporary Business Sponsorship, nomination and 457 visa

Professional diligence with a ‘can do’ attitude

We have had the pleasure of working with Simon and the staff at Signet Migration over the last several years and have found them always willing to go that extra mile. Simon’s attitude is one of professional diligence with a ‘can do attitude.’ I would not hesitate to recommend Simon and Signet Migration for all corporate or individual sponsor and immigration visa applications.

Ian Curry, Managing Director
HI Functions and Catering, HI Functions and Catering, ACT – Standard Business Sponsorship and 457 visas.

‘Simon gave sound advice and thoroughly prepared our application’

 

Simon Earles from Signet Migration helped my partner Lesley and I gain a Partner Visa for Lesley and her children. The application was fairly complex, given the circumstances of our relationship. Simon was the only agent who took the time to learn the nature of our circumstances and what evidence could be used to support our application before embarking on the process. Simon gave sound advice and thoroughly prepared our application. The application was successful within the expected timeframe. We thank Simon for his efforts and have no hesitation recommending him to others.

Thomas Chippendale & Lesley Loughlin - Brisbane, Private client, De facto (sc 309) off-shore partner visa

‘…we look forward to partnering with Signet again in the future.’

‘Our business has been supported by Signet on various 457 visa related matters over the last few years. Simon’s expertise and diligence has allowed us to consistently submit high quality applications, which have resulted in fast processing times and more importantly successful visa approvals. Simon’s efforts and guidance have made the immigration process very simple for us and we look forward to partnering with Signet again in the future.’

 

 

 

 

Adam Fewster  - National QHSE & Compliance Manager
Pentagon Freight Services Pty Ltd  -multiple nominations and 457 visa) application

Simon Earles ….. has provided outstanding service and I can not recommend him highly enough.

Simon Earles at Signet Migration has provided outstanding service and I can not recommend him highly enough. Simon provided excellent advice from beginning to end of our experience and was constantly in regular contact. Any question I had (and there was many) was answered promptly and clearly. I have really appreciated having the expertise of Simon as I would probably have made a few incorrect decisions based on what various people were telling me.

 

Distance is not an issue either, I had initially gone to a Perth based migration agent (I live in Perth) but Simon in Brisbane was 100 times better. Face to face contact is not important at all due to excellent phone and email communication. I think the difference in service was that Simon got to the bottom of our personal circumstance quickly, rather than just recommending any generic visa which at the end of the day, could fail for you. Having this excellent advice and assistance is priceless as you will ultimately save in the long term and get the outcome you desire

Renee Cusworth, Perth - Prospective Marriage (fiance) visa

I thoroughly recommend Simon to anyone in need of expert immigration services

I am a returning client of Simon Earles, the principal of Signet Consulting & Migration, and wish to compliment him on a job well done again.     Our application was quite complicated with issues concerning an adult dependent who is a full time student, which produced some difficulties regarding Student visas and other rarely encountered problems.

 

Simon’s knowledge of immigration law and procedures allowed us to navigate through a tricky off-shore on-line application successfully.

 

I thoroughly recommend Simon to anyone in need of expert immigration services and advice. For a verbal confirmation of the above my contact no. is ….07 41543319

 

Dave Campbell - Returning client - Off-shore Partner visa & Dependent adult daughter
Private Client

‘…the real benefit was his knowledge and experience..’

Simon (Signet Consulting & Migration) recently acted for us in obtaining a Partner Visa for my American fiance.
Being local was an advantage, but the real benefit was his knowledge and experience of the Australian Visa system.
His advice and assistance enabled us navigate the paperwork with a minimum of fuss, even when they changed the forms.

 

Thank you once again Simon.

John L. - Prospective Marriage (sc300) 'Fiance' visa - Brisbane

Simon’s extensive experience and expertise in such matters

Signet has again supported us with a more complex 457 visa matter recently. Although this matter was much more detailed, complex and out of the ordinary compared to our usual requests, Simon guided us in a very professional and supportive manner. Yet again Simon’s extensive experience and expertise in such matters has allowed us to submit a high quality application, that was successfully approved in a timely manner. Signet are without a doubt our partner of choice on all immigration matters.’ofessional and supportive manner. Yet again Simon’s extensive experience and expertise in such matters has allowed us to submit a high quality application, that was successfully approved in a timely manner. Signet are without a doubt our partner of choice on all immigration matters.’

Adam Fewster- National QHSE & Compliance Manager
Pentagon Freight Services P/L

‘… exemplary service.’

Simon advised and represented us for our Proposed Marriage Visa application. A visa application is a very daunting task, but we felt at ease as Simon guided us through the application process, providing us with very precise instructions. He guided us through important milestones in our relationship for writing our personal statements as well as helping us trim down our Skype and WhatsApp conversions to ensure we weren’t submitting too much information, yet still showed an adequate amount of regular communication. Once the submission had been done, we were completely worry-free and it was only a waiting game for the approval. I expect that doing the application by ourselves would have taken an extra 2-3 months to complete, also there would have always been the worry that we forgot something.

Thank you Simon, for the exemplary service.

Mr. Vaishag Vijay - Prospective Marriage SC 300 visa
Private client - Walton on Thames, Surrey, UK

A word of appreciation for the excellent service

A word of appreciation for the excellent service rendered by your esteemed Firm in respect of my recent successful migration application to your wonderful country – Australia. Over the short period of time pending the visa grant, your diligent, responsible work had value-added my belief that I had engaged a trustworthy agent to act on my behalf .

Kelvin Loke - Contributory Parent SC143 visa
Private client - Malaysia

‘… specialist knowledge, competence and unswerving dedication’

Our PMV application was far less straighforward than normal due to the fact I was self sponsoring. We found very little information available to guide us though our application in these circumstances. As a consequence we decided on employing Simon to make our case as strong as possible.

Simon was approached to guide us through the maze of potential pitfalls. His specialist knowledge, competence and unswerving dedication was invaluable. We were never left in any doubt about the correct path to follow with our application.

Nothing was ever too much trouble and Simon was always there to assist us with any queries we had along the way. My fiancée and I were both thrilled recently with the news the Visa had been granted. We will be married next month. Many thanks Simon!

Mr David Moulton - Prospective marriage SC 300 visa
Private Client -UK

‘….his advice was invaluable for my TRA application.’

I am based in the UK but chose Simon at Signet Migration through a recommendation. His initial visa assessment was thorough and gave a couple of options to consider for my partner and I. Simon was meticulous in collating the relevant information from us and his advice was invaluable for my TRA application.

The UK to Brisbane time difference was never an issue with all correspondence done via email and Simon was always happy to give advice and reassurance throughout the process and was efficient with all responses. Payments were broken down for the different stages and paid on completion of each phase. After just 15 months, with Simon’s help, we have just received our 190 visas with State sponsorship from SA.

Many thanks for everything – it’s all systems go at this end now!

Ms Tracey Ball - GSM- Skilled Nominated SC190 visa
Private Client - UK

‘…prompt, …. courteous and professional.’

Simon was a great help in allowing my partner and I to obtain our permanent SI189 visas. I set strict deadlines and often had a lot of questions about the process so Simon had to have a lot of patience. He is very prompt with his correspondence and is at all times, courteous and professional. I previously hired an agent for my visa, and eventually, had to give up the entire process as it was very frustrating – that was 8 years ago. I am happy to report that with Simon’s help, my partner and I are finally going to be able to move to Australia!

Mr Dan Truong - GSM -Skilled Independent SC189 visa
Private Client - Canada

‘…we would definately recommend him and his services.”

“Simon has been a great help for us. Always kind and patient, promptly answering all of the questions, he guided my partner and I through the application process, helped us with his knowledge and experience. Very cooperative and efficient, we would definitely recommend him and his services.”

Miss Nicole Pastori
Private Client - NZ Family Residence SC461 visa- Gold Coast

‘Extremely professional, knowledgeable…and easy to work with…’.

“AEM have been using Signet Consulting & Migration services for several years now. Recently we sponsored an employee via the ENS process, which during the progression of the application become more complex than initially thought. Yet again Simon took this on, as though it was an everyday application and was extremely professional, knowledgeable, reliant and easy to work with  from start to finish.

 

I would highly recommend Simon and his services for any immigration requirements.”

 

Ashley Irwin - Business Development Manager
AEM Consolidated Pry Ltd - ENS nomination and visa application, South Australia

Skilled Independent visa in 6 weeks!

My partner and I are UK based, we applied for a Skilled Independent Visa for plumbing in February 2016 and this was approved in March 2016.

It was a long road to this point what with all of the necessary qualifications & skills testing needed, including being assessed by Victoria university, however Simon went through absolutely everything with us; he made sure we had enough evidence and relevant documents so we would not have a problem with the application.

Simon even arranged Skype calls when things got slightly more complicated, which really helped us feel more relaxed and in the know about what was going on.

Obviously time difference along with the whole process of moving your life to the other side of the world can be very stressful & frustrating but Simon was calm and collected throughout the process and kept us up to date with what was going on as soon as he could,

We are so thrilled and appreciative that Simon helped us get our visa approved and we are looking forward to our life in Australia thanks to his help.

 

Shane Kosic- Private client - Plumber
Skilled Independent SC189 visa

If you want to sponsor an employee I recommend you deal with Simon

We instructed Simon of Signet Consulting & Migration to handle the sponsorship of our Chef (name withheld) and his partner.  We are a small winery & Osteria in Southern Tasmania where great chefs are non existent because they are already employed.

Initially we thought Simon’s fees were a touch expensive but once I looked into the process and understood the amount of effort and time it would take us to prepare our submission to immigration, as a first timer, i’m glad we decided to use Simon’s services.

Simon is wonderful to deal with, he’s on the ball, efficient, understanding, respectful, knowledgable, personable, patient, business- like, bright and real.  If you want to sponsor an employee I recommend you deal with Simon, our experience was positive. Thanks again Simon.

Monique Lubiana
Stefano Lubiana Wines -Standard Business Sponsorship, nomination and 457 visa application

‘…reliable and knowledgeable…’

“I would like to thank Simon Earles (Signet Consulting & Migration) for achieving a successful outcome on the rectification of my RRV.
I found him to be reliable and knowledgeable and would certainly recommend him”

Mary-Ellen Neben - Private Clent
RRV (NZ citizen) rectification of the record- Inaccurate information)

‘…many good reviews about Signet Consulting…’

Upon hearing many good reviews about Signet Consulting we contacted Mr Simon Earles to help with my partnership visa.

Simon was always clear with instructions and more importantly approachable, despite the time difference he was always quick to respond and keep us updated.

We where extremely pleased with the service and overjoyed when we received the visa well before the expected time period.

Bianca Katsapas - Private client
U.K. Offshore Partner visa ( SC309) longstanding relationship- straight to permanent residence.

‘…throughout the application process we felt in good hands…’

‘I’d really like to take this opportunity to thank Simon for guiding us through the 189 visa process. It seems like only yesterday we had our initial contact and now we have our residency. Simon provided a really in-depth assessment, clearly laying out our options, and throughout the application process we felt in good hands as Simon was very open and responsive to the many questions and clarifications that we asked.

Cheers Simon you made this seem really easy!’

Brian Mantay- Private client - UK - Skilled Independent SC 189 visa

Partner (straight to permanent residence) – long-standing relationship.

“My husband and  I (Aussie citizen) were looking to move from the UK to Australia and needed assistance with our visa application, which included his dependents. The immigration minefield that faced us was daunting to say the least. Simon Earles was friendly, professional and able to assist us every step of the way. We are very happy with the service provided and would recommend him to anyone wanting to get to Australia!”

 

 

Craig and Lindy Davie -Kent UK - SC309/100 Off-shore Partner visa

‘….extremely happy with the services provided…’

I was looking for guidance around what my chances were for getting an Australian PR. Chanced upon Simon based on a recommendation and it turned out to be the best thing to have happened. His initial analysis based on the inputs he asked for was very detailed and it gave me confidence to pursue further. I went ahead with the EOI lodging, state nomination through Victoria and Visa application through him. I would like to say here that he was available at all times and his suggestions and thoughts were a great reassurance all through. He ensured that I have all the necessary documents upfront and reviewed them thoroughly. I believe I got my invite and visa granted within 2 months after applying for each of them because of the ground work he had done and scrutinisation that all the documents went through under him. Needless to say I am extremely happy with the services provided by him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for some expert guidance around moving to Australia.

Ravi V - India - Skilled Nominated Visa SC190 (Victoria)

It’s been a pleasure to work with Simon

It’s been a pleasure to work with Simon, through our somewhat complicated visa process. From the visitor’s visa that we weren’t sure would come through due to specifics about the application, to the 457 visas that we were recently granted, Simon has been by our side. He’s been calm when we felt stressed, bringing his extensive knowledge of the system (and a fun, dry sense of humor!) to the process. As a gay family, we were particularly concerned about working with a MARA who would be respectful and kind to us, and Simon definitely delivered on that. He was able to guide us in how to apply as “de facto partners”, and to offer tips about the process that we would not have known about on our own. We are excited to be moving to Australia in a couple of weeks, thanks to the guidance Simon offered.

Tanya and Lulu - US- 457 dependent (same sex partner and child) visa

We would not hesitate to recommend his services.

“My husband and I had always wanted to live in Australia and thought we had left it a little late to try. We have a nine year old daughter and we are both in our 40’s. We began to look at our chances of a permanent visa for our family. We turned to Simon after looking at information on the “Bob in Oz” website.

Simon’s approach and advice was very detailed and thorough. He clearly went through our potential options and advised us along the way as our situation changed. The immigration process is complex and stressful and Simon has a calm and supportive approach, which is immensely helpful. He tries to pre-empt any issues and prepare for these in advance, which undoubtedly makes the process a much smoother one.

Simon remained in contact via e-mail regularly along with Skype. We also visited his Brisbane Office during our process. We were delighted to be granted our 189 Visas a few months before we expected to. We would not hesitate to recommend his services.”

Kirstie and Stephen Hinsley - UK- Skilled Independent SC189 visa

Simon is a breath of fresh air…

Simon is a breath of fresh air in the complex and confusing world of emigration. Simon comes recommended through the Bob in Oz website, my wife and I found him to be clear, concise and honest in his initial visa assessment, this then allowed us to plan and budget accordingly to meet our permanent residency aim. Simon doesn’t sleep as he diligently answered my constant stream of enquiries both day and night. We were granted our visas in record time and I believe this is due to Simon’s efficiency and work ethic. I even mentioned his name at a Australia Expo in Birmingham UK and was told “He’s a top bloke”

Luke & Sarah Gilbert- UK- Skilled Independent SC 189 visa

It’s been a pleasure and a relief working with such a professional like Simon

It is my enormous pleasure to write this testimonial for Simon, who’s helped me and my family see our dream come true and obtain the 189 Skilled Independent Visa for Australia. I have just received the Visa Grant Letter two days ago and I cried of happiness.

I am based in Romania (well, not for long) and I contacted Simon in order to put together a collaboration about 18 months ago. His instructions were always on point and fast which led to no delays in my application. I had no idea where to start and as it turned out, I had a complicated case, which he assisted with utmost professionalism over the course of  just under 1 year, viz.,from February 2016.

His advice on having my studies and skilled employment positively assessed were invaluable as I wouldn’t have known how to approach all the problems I encountered along the way. Due to his experience, I received the invite 2 DAYS after having submitted the EOI (whereas many others are put on hold on the lists for months ).

Then, when other problems arose from my complicated case, Simon dealt with them fast and gave me the best advice as to how to approach the situation. He submitted all of my submissions to the department timely and I was able to satisfy all the requests of the department of immigrations.

He was continuously making sure that he submits all the necessary documents, reviewing every page of every document to perfection. Without this constant control, I may have overlooked some aspects.

I had absolutely no headaches and I am now convinced that, taking into consideration the complicated nature of my case (which I wasn’t aware of when I started on this journey) I wouldn’t have received the Visa this fast or even not at all.

I remember talking to some of my friends who’d emigrated to Australia, telling me they’d been verified at work by the department. I was stressed by this, as my employer did not like the idea of me leaving. But Simon did such a good job explaining my case and providing all the necessary documents, written explanations (and more) that there was no need for further verification. I simply received the visa in my e-mail. Simple.

It’s been a pleasure and a relief working with such a professional like Simon and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to start on this journey. Now, myself, my husband and our daughter are just a few months away from flying towards our dream.

Thank you Simon!

Liziana Tenea - Romania -Skilled Independent SC 189 visa

‘….services expertly delivered’

Simon’s objective knowledge of immigration applications was invaluable to us as we put together our application. We wouldn’t have wanted to do this without his advice to us, and his explanations on our behalf to the case officer. Money well spent on services expertly delivered.

Shaun Osborne and Tonia Moore -SC309/100 Straight to permanent Partner

Simon made this process easy

 We came to Australia with a working holiday visa and almost immediately we were in the country we decided to stay for longer. We tried hard to apply skill assessment and agencies. Our 1 year time was running out and our boss decided to sponsor 1 of us (Sebastian) here in Hobart. We contacted Simon and that was a clear path. He asked us for the information needed. We worked with him via e-mail and collected all the information. As we were running out of time, Simon quickly arranged a bridging visa, and after a couple of days we obtained the sponsor visa 457.

After 2 years with visa 457, I (Sebastian) could apply for a permanent visa. We didn’t hesitate to contact Simon again to guide us in the process. Once again we collected more information he asked us for, and in a couple of months we obtained the permanent visa 186 (we couldn’t believe how fast it was). 

Simon made this process easy and it did not take a long time. He is a very good professional concerned about time and the correct and best ways to obtain the services required.

Sebastain Fuentes
Private client - SBS nomination and 457 visa & permanent ENS nomination (chef) & visa

‘…it was reassuring to know that all the crucial stages were in your good hands.’

Dear Simon

Thanks for the great news that we have received our permanent resident visas

You have been great support throughout this very important phase of our life. Trying to get a visa is unbelievably stressful as we are always conscious that the whole process can fail if not done correctly and it was reassuring to know that all the crucial stages were in your good hands.

We can’t thank you enough

Private Clients- Tim and Barbara Freeman- Contributory Parent SC143 visa

Simon was always honest and direct with his opinion

I would like to offer this huge thank you to Simon who from initial enquiry to VISA granted has been patient and superb. Both professional and personable we held many Skype calls very early on even before committing to the Visa application. Simon was always honest and direct with his opinion and knowledge, this ensured we knew where we stood. Simon walked, talked and lead us through the process, chasing us where necessary. He knew exactly what was and wasn’t required which saved time, effort and money. We cannot recommend Simon enough if you want an honest, professional and personable interaction that helps you navigate through government jargon. VISA GRANTED, could not have done it without you!’

Kyle & Nikki - UK- Offshore SC309/100 de facto Partner visa
Private client

‘…you showed tremendous patience throughout the entire process’

“Thank you Simon. Our application wasn’t the most straightforward but you showed tremendous patience throughout the entire process. You also clearly championed our interests and made every effort to make sure the result was successful. You definitely have a couple of happy clients in us.”

Nathan Haslewood & partner- SC186 ENS TRT (Copy writer)

His professionalism…led to success with our ENS (Direct Entry) visa

We turned to Simon for aid in lodging our 457 Temporary Resident and then our 186 Direct Entry VISA applications over the past year and a half. It was a true comfort to know that we had someone to turn to for help with this somewhat opaque and complicated process. His professionalism, honesty, and attention to detail were very helpful, and ultimately led to success with our ENS – Direct Entry visa application. Being able to choose where you live and work is priceless! – Tanya & Lulu

Tanya Smith & dependent family - ENS Direct Entry visa - Brisbane

Simon was extremely professional and provided clear guidance…

“Prior to contacting Simon we had contemplated applying for Skilled Migration over a period of several years, however, busyness at work and in life generally had always prevented us from getting very far.  Once we reached our 40’s we realized we needed some far more focused help to have any chance of success.  

After Simon’s initial assessment we were quickly able to home in on the required information and timeline to suit our specific circumstances. Throughout the application process Simon was extremely professional and provided clear guidance and support.   Based on our extremely positive experience, I would highly recommend his services.” 

Jonathan and Rebecca - Private Clients – UK – Skilled Independent SC 189 Visa

‘…extremely satisfied with the service we received from Simon.’

“My wife and I approached Simon from Signet Migration to work on her 801/820 Permanent Partner Residency Visa. Simon was very easy to deal with and made the whole process much less stressful and convoluted. We found him very prompt in replying to our questions and he advised us at each step along the process when we needed to supply something as part of her application. The application process took over 14 months to be assigned a case officer and as soon as we were, Simon was onto it right away and helped us to fulfil the last couple of requests from the migration case officer on time. We are thrilled to say that my wife’s application was successfully approved and we are both elated and extremely satisfied with the service we received from Simon. He really knows all the ins and outs and having done so many applications, he really has a great system in place for presenting all that information correctly, in order to give your application the best chance of success. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone that’s looking for that additional security and support through this lengthy stressful process”

Carolina & Matthew Gray - On-shore Partner visa

‘…more than pleased ….with his know-how and professional approach’.

I have had the pleasure of engaging Simon Earles in his capacity of Migration agent through his company Signet Migration on two occasions.     Simon’s expertise on both occasions was excellent and have been more than pleased in both instances with his know-how and professional approach.

 

He turns a difficult process for a lay-man into a rewarding result through his knowledge and skillful professionalism.

David L, Campbell   07-41543319 ………….feel free to call if you want further reassurance.

Dave and May Campbell (and step-daughter)- Fiance- Permanent SC309 Partner visa

‘….extremely knowledgeable, helpful, responsive and patient…

We approached Simon and his immigration practice after coming across his contact on a blog about moving to Australia. From the moment we made initial contact, we found Simon to be extremely knowledgeable, helpful, responsive and patient as we went through the process. We applied for the SC 189 independent visa and his knowledge of the intricacies of the process was extremely valuable. After our visas were granted, Simon continued to help us with our initial entry. 

We are glad to have used his services and highly recommend his services for anyone wanting to move to Australia. 

Balaji and Sneha - USA Private clients

‘..we received confirmation of our visa success much earlier than we had anticipated.’

“My wife and I were living in the UK when we first approached Simon to help us with our 189 independent skills visa application for Australia, after coming across his work on a migration blog. His initial assessment was very thorough, and we gained further confidence in his knowledge and approach after being given the opportunity to speak with him over Skype.

Throughout, Simon worked patiently and effectively with us on our application and we received confirmation of our visa success much earlier than we had anticipated. We are very grateful to him for guiding us through the paperwork and process, and for making the communication with him so easy despite the time and geographical difference.”

Many thanks once again.

Mark

Mark Seddon - Private client - Skilled Independent SC 189 visa

‘…you navigated us safely through the partner visa minefield’

Joy & I have appreciated your patience and persistence through this entire process and despite getting off to a rocky start and encountering numerous speed bumps along the way, you navigated us safely through the partner visa minefield.

Thanks again for your help and for the phone call yesterday – much appreciated.

 

Ant and Joy Goopy - Offshore SC309/100 De facto Partner visa

We would not hesitate in recommending his services

Simon assisted us with our journey to Australia from the very beginning. He was thorough, timely and detailed, answering our very many questions swiftly and ensuring we always had all the information we needed to make informed decisions and to navigate the tricky visa process. We would not hesitate in recommending his services and will definitely be using him for our future visa requirements. Thank you, Simon, for making such a difficult and complicated process simple and as stress free as possible.

Jacqui and Kevin Potgieter -SC189 visa -UK

‘…a particularly challenging visa.’

My husband and I approached Simon to help us with a particularly challenging visa. My husband, a Cuban Citizen, had been refused a tourist visa for Australia, and we needed help with what to do next. Simon helped us improve our application greatly and we were successful in obtaining a tourist visa for him the second time around. Simon clearly has years of experience in this area, he is a true professional. If it weren’t for Simon’s advice and support, my husband wouldn’t have had the chance to meet my family in Australia. Thank you for being so thorough and helpful Simon! This approval has truly changed our lives.

 

Krystal & Ariel

Krystal and Ariel- SC600 Visitor visa (after previous refusal).
Private clients

‘ a professional helpful and patient manner.’

Simon was integral in our successful applications for Skilled Independent SC189 Visas. He guided us through the process in a professional helpful and patient manner. We are very appreciative and will definitely make use of Simo/s services for our Citizenship applications. We can definitely recommend Simon’s services.

Jannie and Louise

Johannes and Louise Basson -Skilled Indepndent SC189 NZ Citizen pathway

‘He is dependable, patient, and knowledgeable…’

” We approached Simon to help us achieve our  long term dream of living and working in Australia. My husband  was 41 and I was 39  at the time so we were running out of time.  Simon helped us navigate through the confusing and winding visa application  process.He is dependable,patient, and knowledgeable. With him by our side our dream of living and working in Australia was never in doubt.I highly recommend him to anyone who takes their immigration Visa to Australia seriously;he will not disappoint.”

 

 

Josephine & Tony from Kenya.

‘…diligence and attention to detail…’

Having had both my PMV300 and Partner 820 visas granted well before the published  processing times, I am happy to credit Simon Earles with this success. I am convinced that it is  his diligence and attention to detail ensuring that the application and all evidence is presented in the best way that makes all the difference. You only need to read a few of the visa forums to realise that having an experienced and reliable agent such as Simon on your side is invaluable. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Diane Stringer (Cox) and Glen Cox - On-shore Partner SC820 visa

l would highly recommend Simon

My fiancée and l are overjoyed at having her visa approved, and are both very grateful to Simon for the great work he has done for us,

From the very start Simon has kept us informed of what documents/information we needed to provide, and constantly kept us updated as to the progress being made with the application, l would highly recommend Simon to anyone wanting to apply for a visa to Australia.

Phill Copeman (sponsor) and Maitawee Tarajit - Prospective Spouse SC300 visa

‘I am happy to recommend Simon…’

I “discovered” Simon through LinkedIn.  Over the course of the year, his professional expertise has been extremely beneficial to me and my family. Simon is very prompt, and ensured that he was available at a time of our convenience, which is always very helpful if you live in a different time zone. His advice has always been prompt, precise, actionable and completely free of legal jargon.  I am happy to recommend Simon to anyone who needs professional advice on Australian visa and emigration-related matters.

Arunima Sinha

Arunima Sinha - Assessment and related visa advice

Simon’s experience was invaluable throughout. 

We had a 461 visa granted surprisingly quickly and credit Simon for this.  We believe the thoroughness of documentation he requested in advance of lodging our application was key.  Until you embark on a visa application you don’t realise how tricky it can be and Simon’s experience was invaluable throughout.  Prior to engaging him we had considered doing the application ourselves and being guided by information on the internet…don’t, just get in touch with him and know that any queries you have will be answered clear-cut.  He also happens to be a really nice guy to deal with, thank you Simon.

Overseas clients NZ Family Residence SC461 visa

Visitor visa from Uzbekistan with previous refusal

I would like highly to recommend Simon for any questions related to AU visas. First of all, Simon helped us a lot with permanent Residence visa one year ago. It was a very difficult situation with papers and Simon gave a very professional advice after what we were granted 190 permanent residence visa..
Second time, I had a problem with Visitor visa for my father. It was refused for the first time. Simon prepared all papers and we have been granted tourist visa for my father withing couple of days.
I highly recommend Simon to everyone without having second thought he is very professional and knowledgeable, and very kind.

Natalya Rojkova (on behalf of her father Viktor Rojkov) -SC600 Visitor visa

Simon did an amazing job of making me feel fully informed

“Applying for a visa is an overwhelming process, one filled with potential to make honest mistakes. Simon did an amazing job of making me feel fully informed at all times, patiently and helpfully answering all of my questions as they came up. Having someone who knew all the ins and outs of the process, what information I needed ahead of time, knowing that the provided information would be secure, and outlining a timeline for submitting my documents was critical to my success. I could not have done this without him.

Thanks again”

Jonathan Collins-Leon - US client & family -Skilled Independent SC189 visa

Simon made the application process straight forward

I can highly recommend Simon to complete your visa application. Simon made the application process straight forward, while I was sometimes uncontacteable and working interstate. Any of my questions were promptly answered by email.

Stevan S. - Skilled independent SC189 permanent visa -NZ Citizenship pathway