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  • #16
    Gomatilda.com - experiences?


    Originally posted by cweston
    Hi,

    My wife and I are looking at skilled migration to Australia, and
    have contacted Gomatilda who have sent us some very useful information
    and a selection of consultancy services that they can provide. Have
    any of you used their service, and if so, what are your experiences?
    I'd be especially keen to know about their pre-application checks for
    ACS approval as I'm an IT professional. I'm not against using an
    agent - but I don't want to throw money at this willy-nilly.


    Thanks very much

    --
    Chris Weston










    Hi

    Were using GoMatilda and they seem very good.

    ( If Alan Collet is reading this, do I get a discount ???? )



    Dave Jarvis


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    • #17
      Gomatilda.com - experiences?


      Hello Jerry.



      As George has already pointed out it is actually my colleague Glenn
      Newton that gives the seminars ... I'm afraid I can't claim to have as
      much knowledge about skills assessment procedures as him.



      Best regards.





      Originally posted by Jerry Hooper
      Allan Collett specialises in assessing IT qualifications, especially RPL. I
      would suggest that they are one of the best around for IT professionals.
      The ACS RPL process is time consuming and requires your work set out in a
      particular way. You will save days of time if you are given the right
      advice at the start.

      Allan evens gives training in IT assessment to other migration agents in a
      training program recogised by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

      Regards



      <[email protected]> wrote in message
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      Hi,
      My wife and I are looking at skilled migration to Australia, and
      have contacted Gomatilda who have sent us some very useful information
      and a selection of consultancy services that they can provide. Have
      any of you used their service, and if so, what are your experiences?
      I'd be especially keen to know about their pre-application checks for
      ACS approval as I'm an IT professional. I'm not against using an
      agent - but I don't want to throw money at this willy- nilly.
      Thanks very much
      --
      Chris Weston

      --
      Alan Collett of Go Matilda, http://www.gomatilda.com


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      • #18
        Gomatilda.com - experiences?


        Hello BoR.



        Clearly you have an issue with our procedures (if not other issues as
        well ...). The bottom line though is that we have a methodology that
        ensures clients get the visa outcome they want.



        In many cases we carry out an initial stage 1 review of a person's
        prospects for a positive skills assessment outcome. This review
        involves completing a fairly detailed form and sending it to us in
        Australia, which usually takes about 5 to 7 days to get to my PO Box.
        The details gathered by that form then form the basis for the subsequent
        skills assessment application if the stage 1 review is positive.



        Thus far, in all cases where the stage 1 assessment has been positive
        our clients have been successful in obtaining a positive skills
        assessment.



        Once the skills assessment application has been lodged we usually
        recommend that the client presses on with the visa application stage.
        This is typically adminstered by one my colleagues in the UK (the
        exception being for those who are based in North America or Australia
        which are usually handled in Australia), and after the visa application
        has been submitted to Adelaide we oversee the visa application from my
        office in Melbourne, which should allow us to receive and deal with
        postal correspondence more quickly than might be the case if your
        application was being dealt with in (say) the UK.



        The bottom line is that this system works, and I make no apologies for a
        rigorous appraisal of an intending migrant's prospects at the outset -
        we do not want to give a client a false impression of his or her chances
        of successfully making it through the skilled visa application process.



        As to the other agencies you have mentioned - I believe that neither
        have registered migration agents acting for them.



        Best regards.





        Originally posted by Bed Of Roses
        As my reply may suggest,

        SO SLOW MATILDA.

        Skill assesment is via a third party ie not slow matilda (the third party has its lead time too!) and although they have a UK office you will have to mail everything to Melbourne (more time delayed) and no you cant courrier as there is no advantage as it will on stay in the pile until they are ready. The pre skill is a non starter as the forms do not relate to the actual forms that you may need and you can not fill them in electronicaly it must be done manualy, so you cant email them they do not accept them.

        I have already been told to keep quite on this forum regarding agents. Opps? lots of toes to tread on beware!

        But I do feel that you should not waste your money on agents with web sites that apear to be helpful... they are Very Very busy and obviously will not turn away new clients but will keep you stalled with many tacticts.

        I agree with other members ....Amber Collins or perhaps Global Visas, you can email them with forms or questions they are also based in the UK if thats waht you req.

        So good luck in your search and dont get stung by the regulars do a search and then search again you will be very supprised at what you will find, including the prices.

        As a footnote there are a dam lot of people using this forum that have DIYed ther applications and have stickers to prove it so pick there brains they are most helpful.
        H. U R the best!

        BoR.

        or UNI.



        --
        Alan Collett of Go Matilda, http://www.gomatilda.com


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        • #19
          Gomatilda.com - experiences?


          Yes, thanks George, the seminar was good - as was the beer afterwards!



          Best regards.





          Originally posted by George Lombard
          Hi Jerry,

          I was a bit surprised to see you say:

          Allan evens gives training in IT assessment to other migration agents in a
          training program recogised by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

          I'm not sure that Alan has registered such a seminar with MARA, while we
          (George Lombard Consultancy and Australian Labour Market Services) have had
          such a CPD activity registered for two years and in fact held the seminar in
          Sydney yesterday.

          The seminar was attended by over 40 agents, two ACS assessors and one case
          officer, as well as Jeff Grant from DIMIA Central Office. ALMS is the
          trading name of Glenn Newton, who is a consultant to both ourselves and to
          Alan, who in fact attended as a paying client, and I was happy to meet him
          for the first time, and in fact bought him a beer. Didn't buy Glenn a beer,
          he got to the bar too late :-)

          I know a number of people are waiting for the outcome of the seminar for
          individual pieces of advice with respect to RPL, onshore student
          applications, etc. Please be patient, I will try to get back to you in the
          next day or two.

          Cheers

          George Lombard
          --
          www.austimmigration.com.au


          --
          Alan Collett of Go Matilda, http://www.gomatilda.com


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          • #20
            Gomatilda.com - experiences?


            Hi,



            I used Go Matilda to apply for my skilled independent visa (which I now
            have) and I found them to be very professional. I would definitely
            recommend them. I always received quick responses to my emails and never
            experienced any problems.



            I actually met Alan at an immigration show at Sandown. I talked to quite
            a few other agents, myself and my wife both felt that Alan was the most
            honest with his answers which is why we went with Go Matilda. At the
            time I was not married and Alan made sure that I provided DIMIA with
            plenty of documentation to support my application which meant it went
            through without a problem.



            Adrian


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            • #21
              Gomatilda.com - experiences?


              I used Go Matilda but not for skilled visa, and I cannot say one bad
              word against them. They are very friendly and efficient



              Use an Agent if you are not sure if your application will be
              successful


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              • #22
                Gomatilda.com - experiences?


                We are using Go-Matilda and they have done what it says on the tin.....



                Our TRA was complicated but successful so no complaints there.



                Visa application in when they said..so no complaints there.



                They charged what they said...so no complaints there.



                Having read posts on here I would say George Lombard seems on a par with
                Go-matilda (and they use the same trades assesser)



                But Global Visas.... as the name says they have no speciality they would
                get you a visa to anywhere....... even if the country doesnt need one
                !!! (we had a close shave with them...they wanted £1000.00 just to send
                us some paperwork, when we said no they didnt stop ringing...home,work,
                office and mobile..)



                We are not experts though, phoned and spoke to loads and we are happy
                with our decision.



                Regards



                Steve



                (Thats two beers you owe me Alan)


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                • #23
                  Gomatilda.com - experiences?

                  Hello,

                  I will suggest that you should go for George Lombard, he is a
                  professional man with alot of knowledge....... sorry but Allan doesn't
                  answer one single query without charging you, where George Lombard
                  will provide you and answer alot of queries for free. regards.

                  steve-n-jo <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
                  We are using Go-Matilda and they have done what it says on the tin..... Our TRA was complicated but successful so no complaints there. Visa application in when they said..so no complaints there. They charged what they said...so no complaints there. Having read posts on here I would say George Lombard seems on a par with Go-matilda (and they use the same trades assesser) But Global Visas.... as the name says they have no speciality they would get you a visa to anywhere....... even if the country doesnt need one !!! (we had a close shave with them...they wanted £1000.00 just to send us some paperwork, when we said no they didnt stop ringing...home,work, office and mobile..) We are not experts though, phoned and spoke to loads and we are happy with our decision. Regards Steve (Thats two beers you owe me Alan)

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                  • #24
                    Gomatilda.com - experiences?


                    Originally posted by Puta Nana
                    Hello,

                    I will suggest that you should go for George Lombard, he is a
                    professional man with alot of knowledge....... sorry but Allan doesn't
                    answer one single query without charging you, where George Lombard
                    will provide you and answer alot of queries for free. regards.


                    I have got to jump to alan's defence here !
                    He has taken the time and effort to reply to my numerous questions WITHOUT charging many times.
                    I did it all myself.....TRA and full application but sometimes needed clarification which both Alan and George answered freely.
                    Why do some people not understand that these agents are running a business and not a bloody charity.

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                    • #25
                      Gomatilda.com - experiences?


                      Your comment is completely untrue PutaNana



                      Alan has helped me with several questions and I have not paid a penny
                      as also has Jeremy and George. Make sure of your comments before
                      maligning someone on a public forum


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                      • #26
                        Gomatilda.com - experiences?


                        Originally posted by Puta Nana
                        Hello,

                        I will suggest that you should go for George Lombard, he is a
                        professional man with alot of knowledge....... sorry but Allan doesn't
                        answer one single query without charging you, where George Lombard
                        will provide you and answer alot of queries for free. regards.


                        Alan has answered many questions for me, either via email or on the
                        phone, for which he has never charged.


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                        • #27
                          Gomatilda.com - experiences?

                          yafm, I sent a query to allan, got told to pay...sent the same query
                          to lombard, got a detailed reply without asking for money...sent same
                          query to steven...got a detailed reply without asking for money...what
                          do you say now?

                          owieb <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
                          Originally posted by Puta Nana
                          Hello, I will suggest that you should go for George Lombard, he is a professional man with alot of knowledge....... sorry but Allan doesn't answer one single query without charging you, where George Lombard will provide you and answer alot of queries for free. regards.
                          Alan has answered many questions for me, either via email or on the phone, for which he has never charged.

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                          • #28
                            Gomatilda.com - experiences?

                            sorry if the 'facts' hurted anyone, but I was just explaining what
                            happened to me. even u guys can visit this fourm and see alot of
                            queries and questions being answered by george lombard...unlike any
                            other agent. regards.

                            owieb <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
                            Originally posted by Puta Nana
                            Hello, I will suggest that you should go for George Lombard, he is a professional man with alot of knowledge....... sorry but Allan doesn't answer one single query without charging you, where George Lombard will provide you and answer alot of queries for free. regards.
                            Alan has answered many questions for me, either via email or on the phone, for which he has never charged.

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                            • #29
                              Gomatilda.com - experiences?

                              you can use us as a migration agent, we do the assessment for free,
                              you can check out our website www.activescgroup.com

                              best regards,

                              tomaz

                              <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
                              Hi, My wife and I are looking at skilled migration to Australia, and have contacted Gomatilda who have sent us some very useful information and a selection of consultancy services that they can provide. Have any of you used their service, and if so, what are your experiences? I'd be especially keen to know about their pre-application checks for ACS approval as I'm an IT professional. I'm not against using an agent - but I don't want to throw money at this willy-nilly. Thanks very much

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                              • #30
                                Gomatilda.com - experiences?


                                Originally posted by Bed Of Roses
                                As my reply may suggest,

                                SO SLOW MATILDA.

                                Skill assesment is via a third party ie not slow matilda (the third party has its lead time too!) and although they have a UK office you will have to mail everything to Melbourne (more time delayed) and no you cant courrier as there is no advantage as it will on stay in the pile until they are ready. The pre skill is a non starter as the forms do not relate to the actual forms that you may need and you can not fill them in electronicaly it must be done manualy, so you cant email them they do not accept them.

                                I have already been told to keep quite on this forum regarding agents. Opps? lots of toes to tread on beware!

                                But I do feel that you should not waste your money on agents with web sites that apear to be helpful... they are Very Very busy and obviously will not turn away new clients but will keep you stalled with many tacticts.

                                I agree with other members ....Amber Collins or perhaps Global Visas, you can email them with forms or questions they are also based in the UK if thats waht you req.

                                So good luck in your search and dont get stung by the regulars do a search and then search again you will be very supprised at what you will find, including the prices.

                                As a footnote there are a dam lot of people using this forum that have DIYed ther applications and have stickers to prove it so pick there brains they are most helpful.
                                H. U R the best!

                                BoR.

                                or UNI.



                                Just saw this! Now i've just done the I Q test i feel my very large head
                                might just explode! Thanks N, very touched!!!!!!

                                But if you didn't mean me, i now feel extremely stupid !!!!


                                --
                                hevs Melbourne in Sept hopefullt


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