Migration Advisory Service / Visa scam
Migration Advisory Service also operates as Electrician Australia, Teaching Australia, Carpenter Australia, Emigrate Australia and Violet Popsicle Media.
They are not located at either 50 Jermyn Street or 3rd Floor, 14 Hanover Street. These are virtual offices which they pay to pose as if they are based there. The receptionists are also not part of the company and answer the switch board but do not have anything to do with the company. You can not get through to any of the employees as they are always away from their desks or in a meeting.
These companies are not MARA registered agents despite what the websites claim. Migration Advisory Service is also not a UK registered company.
They promise to provide you with a Visa within 12 months. Once they have received your money, communication stops and they do not respond to emails. Whenever you call the switchboard the receptionist gives an excuse why they can not take the call.
When told that I was going to the police as the company was not legit the receptionist answered 'Ok i will pass on the message'. An employee still did not return my call!!!
The police are aware of this company and a fraud report is currently being looked into.
Do not use either of these companies to provide you with a visa!!!