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About 1st Contact Visas

For most people, applying for a visa or citizenship is a daunting task. Red tape, bureaucracy and changing legislation have made visa applications more complicated than they should be.

We wanted to make this process easier and less intimidating, which is why we’ve built our business around expert visa and nationality advice, since 1998. Everything we do is geared towards helping you achieve your migration, career and travel dreams.

Whether you need to apply for an Ancestry visa or Indefinite Leave to Remain, employ a foreign national for your business or spend a gap year abroad, we have the knowledge and experience to make the process smooth and stress-free.

We work according to a strict “no visa, no fee” policy. If you don’t get your visa, you don’t pay us a penny.

Why use 1st Contact Visas?

Our visa consultants are trained professionals who understand the ins and outs of immigration. We stay up-to-date with the constantly evolving rules and procedures so that you don’t have to.

We are specialists in our industry, providing consultancy and case management services to individuals and businesses around the globe. With offices in London, Cape Town and Melbourne, the 1st Contact group has over 250 staff worldwide as well as the resources to ensure that your migration journey runs smoothly and successfully.

Nearly all of our application fees are covered by a “no visa, no fee” guarantee. This means that if you don’t get the visa, you don’t pay a cent.

For your peace of mind, 1st Contact Visas ensures that it trades under registration of professional membership bodies within the immigration industry when possible. Although this registration is not a strict requirement in all spheres of immigration, we see it as a professional commitment to our clients.

In addition to our UK immigration services, we also facilitate Irish citizenship applications. These applications will be granted to people born abroad to parents who, although not born in Ireland, were otherwise regarded as Irish citizens at the time of their birth.

We also offer a vast set of services to assist you if you are planning to emigrate to Australia. Getting an Australian visa can be a complex process, but our registered emigration experts can quickly determine the best visa option for you and help you submit your application.

If you’re considering relocating, visit 1st Contact Visas to kick start your journey to the UK, Ireland or Australia. Our free online visa assessment tool will help you determine immediately if you’re eligible for the visa you’re applying for. Your visa consultant will take it from there - advising you, dealing with the Home Office on your behalf and guiding you every step of the way. 


1st Contact Visas UK

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We are members of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), registration number F2001-00004. The OISC is responsible for regulating the immigration industry within the UK. 

We are also members of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA), which ensures we are up to date with any important matters within the UK immigration industry. In addition to this, our consultants are correctly trained our operations are frequently audited for compliance.

1st Contact Visas Australia

Office of the Migration Agents Registration AuthorityWe are accredited with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA), registration number 1382205. Although this is not required for migration agents practicing outside Australia, we keep this professional registration so that our clients are confident that their case is handled according to all necessary rules and regulations. Migration agents registered with OMARA are held to a strict code of conduct.

Migration Institute of AustraliaWe are also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). This keep us informed about any relevant industry news and represented as a professional body within the Australian migration industry.

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