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migration-agents-testimonialsAs a client-centric company, Migrate 2 Oz strives to offer each and every client the level of service excellence that they have come to expect from a migration agent. Time and time again, our customers attest to our quality workmanship, expert guidance and service capabilities to help them migrate to Australia successfully. Below are some comments provided by clients who have dealt with Migrate 2 Oz. We will gladly pass on these clients contact details should you wish to contact them for further information.

A few words from happy clients...

My word...

I never thought this day would come - and then the day arrived and I still cannot believe it!

I can never thank you all enough for the amazing work you did to help us along this long and draining journey. We are so entirely blessed to have worked with people like you and Reuven!

Thank you for all your hard work and patience. We cannot put into words how excited we are to start our journey in Australia!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We owe you the world and more!

The Baker Family
18 February 2019

Hi Migrate 2 Oz team,

Just wanted to thank the team at Migrate2Oz, Reuven, Jessica,Ray and Monica for helping us to get to this point!! Thanks for all your advice and for taking the constant phone calls, your patience (Reuven especially) even when it wasn't all sunshine and roses :) Your advice was always sound, I now see why you are the best in your field as we would never had received the invite or VISA had we attempted this application on our own. I have referred and will continue to refer clients to Migrate2Oz as your level of service and expertise surpassed all our expectations. We will be in touch soon to arrange flights and medical aid( your help would be greatly appreciated), and maybe discuss one or two things that we are still unsure of.

Once again thank you for all your help

Chat soon,
The Spies Family
17 August 2017

Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that we have settled well here in Canberra and are very happy. We both found jobs easily and life is so different to South Africa (as you can imagine). Our youngest is in day care and eldest is at pre-school. We have also just bought a house.

I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work and reassurance along the way. In hindsight the whole process ran really professionally, smoothly and you made it simple and straightforward. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone looking to make the move.

We greatly appreciate all the effort.

Many thanks,
David, Vanessa, Jude & Camden
14 June 2017

Dear Mr. Abeshouse,

I am writing this letter to express thanks regarding your services in obtaining family’s Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) visa.

Your team and yourself displayed professional and service excellence throughout this entire process. Migrate2Oz are distinguishable in your knowledge regarding immigration aspects and made this process seamless and stress less as possible. It was truly a pleasurable experience in the support you rendered.

Thank you to yourself Reuven Abeshouse, Jessica Onions, Jackie van Loggerenberg and Monica Robinson for your excellent service and your support in making my family’s dreams come true. All good beginnings will surely deliver a happy and exciting new start to a new life abroad.

I highly recommend your services to any future clients, for me it was money well spent!

All the best and success going forward. Will surely be in touch in future.

Yours truly,
Juan Nel
20 March 2017

Dear Jessica, Reuven and team,

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for all you have done for us with regards to our immigration to Australia. Thank you for the professionalism, diligence and general level of involvement and service we received from you.

This would not have been possible without your assistance, especially with all the paperwork and certification required and the skills assessment part, which just seemed like an impossible feat.

My family and I are looking forward to our new life and we will refer people to you with pleasure.

Maria Basson
16 March 2017

Migrate to Oz,

I would like to make us of this opportunity to formally commend Migrate to Oz for the outstanding service they provided to me and my wife in the process of obtaining our Australian State-Nominated Visas. The quality of service their entire team extended to us was far beyond our expectations.

Initially, when we set out with our endeavour of migrating to Australia, the route looked rather daunting and seemingly impossible at times. Fortunately we came across Migrate to Oz company after a friend recommended we consider acquiring professional help. After a brief discussion with Reuven Abeshouse and a preliminary feasibility assessment, we were given the assurance that, together with their expert knowledge of the industry, we would be able to achieve all our objectives in as short a time as possible.

What we appreciated the most from the level of service provided were their intimate involvement and honest suggestions. It did not matter who I made contact with at the Migrate to Oz office, that person immediately knew who I was and what our current application status was. On numerous occasions their extremely competent staff also guided us away from various pitfalls and unnecessary expenses, even at the cost of their own professional fees. These experiences contributed significantly to the lovely thought that my wife and I were not just another case on somebody’s desk, but that were actually valued clients and that our interests were put first.

In closing, I believe that Reuven Abeshouse and his team truly deserve to be congratulated and rewarded for providing customer service and support well beyond our expectations with our Visa applications. Migrate to Oz surely gained our complete trust and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone interested in migrating to Australia.

Jacques-André du Plooy
13 February 2017


Dear Reuven/Ray,

This mail serves as my commendation for the astounding service received for my PR 189 visa application process.

I would like to extend a massive THANK YOU to the entire Migrate2Oz team (especially Ms Jessica Onions) for an experience that was nothing short of professional, speedy and pleasant. Your service has definite met and exceeded all of my expectations from the start of my application, to receiving my visa, which took an incredible 4 months.

I chose Migrate2Oz based on recommendations of colleagues and friends who have already migrated successfully to Australia using your services, and I highly recommend Migrate2Oz to all those who are ready to migrate.

Kind regards,
Kavi Ramsager
4 February 2017


Dear Migrate2Oz

Our experience with Migrate2Oz was great. Ray gave us great advice and so much information about the whole process from the first time we met with him until we got the great news that our visas were granted.

Ray, Reuven and their whole team were very helpful and they informed us of everything we needed to do & all the documents we needed to submit to make the process as efficient and quick as possible. They also kept us in the loop about the progress of our visas throughout the process so we never had to wonder or ask what was going on.

Thanks so much for making our visa application, which really could’ve been an admin nightmare, such a smooth and easy process. I highly recommend Migrate2Oz to anyone who wants to apply for their Australian visa.

Kind regards,
Delia du Toit
11 January 2017


Dear Migrate2Oz

As we are about to embark on our journey to Australia, we would like to take a moment to thank Migrate2Oz.

From the very first email, Reuven has helped to turn the very daunting idea of applying for out 189 Visa to Australia into a relatively easy to achieve goal. He has provided us with guidance every step of the way, and the process has moved along seamlessly, and much faster than we ever anticipated.

Not only has Migrate2Oz been very efficient and professional in the handling of our visa application, they have been compassionate and taken our individual set of circumstances into account.

We have and will continue to highly recommend Migrate2Oz to anyone considering immigration.

Kind regards,
Nick & Kelly Hall
10 January 2017


Dear Reuven, Monica, Jessica and Team

I would like to take this opportunity to commend the entire team at Migrate2Oz who handled our Skilled Independent Visa Application.

To Monica Robinson and Jessica Onions; a special thank you for your friendly assistance with the administration of the documentation which literally covered 100’s of pages, all of which were reviewed in detail before submittals were made. Your prompt response to emails, general feedback and friendly assistance was greatly appreciated and played a major role in the success of our application.

To Reuven Abeshouse; thank you for your expert guidance, candor and professionalism. I appreciated the structured approach in which you clearly outlined the process steps from the onset, followed by the goal focused interaction and continual feedback as the process progressed. Thank you for the huge effort by yourself and your exceptional team.

I highly recommend Migrate2Oz for those wishing to immigrate to Australia. The decision to immigrate is tough and the process that follows is no different, it was therefore very important for us to seek the services of a reputable agency that would handle our Visa application process. The service received from Migrate2Oz was highly professional and efficient and gave us the much needed, “peace of mind”.

Before joining up with the team at Migrate2Oz, we had initially contemplated completing the Visa application without the assistance of an agent. Later on, this decision became a crucial one because during our application process we encountered a few “speed bumps” which could have easily derailed a successful outcome had I opted to complete the application by myself. Migrate2Oz assisted me tirelessly in their efforts to find solutions to each challenge by focusing on the solution rather than the problem.

We have subsequently referred family members, friends and colleagues to Migrate2Oz.

Kind regards,
Larry Mowbray
6 January 2017


Dear Reuven, Raymond, Andrew, Monica, Jessica and Team,

I would like to thank you all for your assistance in making my dream comes true. All members of your team have been positive, polite and professional from the outset. The whole process of migrating can be very stressful, but you took a lot of the stress away by assuring me that everything would work out.

Reuven was professional, helpful and resourceful when it came to answering many of my difficult questions. Monica was incredibly fast in her responses, pro-active and always explained everything clearly. Jessica was always there when I needed her like a good friend would be. She responded in a quick and professional manner to each and every email. Andrew was great with any questions I had during the process of my application, no matter how repetitive they were he always answered them with patience and kindness.

Thank you once again for all of your support and for your dedication to your clients. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who is considering moving to Australia.

Best regards,
15 November 2016


Dear Migrate2Oz,

We would like to take this opportunity to commend the team of Migrate2Oz. A special commencement to your senior management, Reuven Abeshouse and Raymond Welthagen, your Case Processing Consultant, Monica Robinson and your Office Assistant, Jessica Onions, for your excellent customer service support rendered to us from June 2015 up until this date.

You have all played a big role in helping us achieve our 189 Skilled Independent Visas.

A special thank you must go to Monica Robinson, who has been very prompt with all our enquiries with the majority of the time that she was involved in the process of our visas. We would like to highlight to you that we were very pleased with her quality of service and responsiveness. Her prompt service in working for Migrate2Oz has certainly helped them to achieve a good reputation in the industry.

We wish Migrate2Oz more success as a team in the future ahead. We will definitely recommend Migrate2Oz to all who want to immigrate to Australia.

Claudio Coelho
3 September 2016


Dear Ray, Reuven & Team,

This is to serve as my letter of commendation for the stellar job conducted in regards to obtaining my Visa for Australia by the Migrate to Oz team.

Wow, it was really great news to receive on Thursday, so much so that even after all the waiting and wondering, it didn't feel real. I'd like to take this opportunity on behalf of Tracey and I, to say a very big thank you to all those at Migrate 2 Oz that played their part in assisting us through each stage of the visa application process. Although I had many questions, it was never too much from your team to handle and if you can pass on a special thank you to Jessica Onions, who really did field many a question yet always maintained such a calm disposition.

Since having received our visa on Thursday I've had a number of people ask me me which agent we used, I'm very happy to recommend the services of Migrate 2 Oz confidently.

It was easy and a pleasure dealing with you - thank you once again.

Kind Regards,
Liam & Tracey Oddie
20 October 2016


To Whom It May Concern,

This is to serve as my letter of commendation for the stellar job conducted in regards to obtaining my Visa for Australia by the Migrate to Oz team.

From the initial introduction with Reuven, to each stage of the process, each and every single member that I was assisted by on the Migrate to Oz team helped me with an incredible attitude and level of efficiency that made the lengthy process as pleasurable as possible. I genuinely had the most favorable experience that I think can come out of a long and arduous journey which defines the VISA process. The M2Oz team were polite at all times, answered every one of my innumerable and sometimes ridiculous questions with the same patience and quality as they did every other one whether it was over the phone or face to face.

They sincerely are a highly professional outfit with the very best attitudes possible. When you enter into this process, you really don't understand how close and important your migration agent is. The assistance they provide becomes a constant in your life, and the attitude they provide that assistance with is everything in terms of your confidence and happiness in the process.

They were always solution orientated in that my rather complex situation would easily have been failed or passed up by other agents where M2Oz found a way of making it work for me. They were always polite, honest and diligent and always kept their promises in regards to getting back to me or finding information I needed and most certainly went beyond the scope of their responsibilities.

I would just like to thank Reuven and the entire Migrate to Oz team on a successful culmination to the Visa Process, on changing my life and for the manner in which they did so!

Kind Regards,
Shane Brummer
19 September 2016


Good day Team Migrate 2 Oz

A huge BIG THANK YOU to all of you for helping us with our Australian visas, you guys are the BEST!
We are visiting the Brisbane area currently and it is just awesome! The kids love playing in the park opposite from where we stay and have already made friends. 

Best Regards,
Klopper Tribe
13 August 2016


Dear Migrate 2 Oz Team

As a very satisfied customer I would like to recommend the team at Migrate 2 Oz for anyone looking to immigrate. They were constantly available, thorough and professional, and our 189 visa was granted in under a year. If you need any assistance, Jessica and Reuven will respond promptly and give sound, helpful advice

Kind Regards,
Mark Maritz
8 August 2016


Dear Migrate 2 Oz Team

Making a decision firstly to leave SA was not easy. Then researching on how to get a PR189 visa seemed even more cumbersome. Initially I used another agency who did not advise me correctly and this delayed my application process unnecessarily. I did some research on support forums and Migrate2Oz came highly recommended. I decided to contact Reuven with regards to shifting my application from one agent to another (again not an easy decision, having spent money already with the previous agents). Having said that I made the right choice. Reuven is extremely knowledgeable on the matter of immigration, it required a bit of thinking out the box from Reuven and I in terms of reviewing my expertise and applying that correctly. The net result was a successful application in the correct category in fair time. Monica and Jessica were great support and answered all my questions even when i got impatient and wanted things to move quickly. Well done team, you all do a great job. I have already recommended a few interested parties to you. All the best with your business going forward.

Kind Regards,
Marco da Silva
20 July 2016


Hi Reuven and Team

Migrate2Oz have been amazing! When we signed with Migrate2Oz in January 2016 we were 18 months into our visa application process (with another agent) and we were struggling to get a provisional visa. Within 6 months with Migrate2Oz we were granted permanent residency visas!

All the staff we dealth with were professional, friendly and well informed of the processes. We had quick replies to any queries and the processes we needed to complete went quickly and smoothly

We wish to thank Migrate2Oz, we are very grateful for your assistance.
We would highly recommend you. 

King Regards
Sean and Penny George
13 July 2016


Hi Reuven and Team,

We would like to thank you and the whole team of migrate2Oz for the exceptional support and guidance
provided to us during every step of the Australian visa application process. It was excellent and
much beyond our expectations!
We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness, professionalism and the excellent service provided
to us.We would definitely recommend your service to our friends considering emigrating.

Kind Regards,
Raj Family
April 2016

I am writing this letter with a sad, yet happy heart knowing that I am leaving SA and will not return anytime soon. It has been my utmost desire for the last 18 years to leave SA, shake the SA dust off my shoes at the airport and not look back. In the past, I have said goodbye to many friends at the airport, leaving SA for good and for some reason, I knew that one day it would be my turn. This time I will be the one leaving SA and hopefully not return until there is a family emergency. It is time for me to be free of these burglar bars, electric fences and looking over my shoulder wherever I go.

I am very grateful and privileged to have found a good immigration company that has assisted me with my application after multiple attempts with other immigrations companies. I will praise your good name to whomever requires the services of an immigration company just like countless people have done before me. 

Thanks for the understanding and for keeping my emotions in consideration during the process and for knowing how to approach me every time I got stressed out during my application.

I thank everyone involved in my application and for doing their job with diligence and integrity.

Louis Roux
March 2016

Dear Reuven and Raymond.

In 2007, we started our application with Migrate 2 Oz. We migrated to Sydney in 2010 and then moved to Pretty Perth in late 2011. This week on Australia Day, we became citizens. Humbled and honoured by it all. Thank you for being such an important part of our migration journey. We have, over the years, referred many others to Migrate 2 Oz and they are all now Down Under.

Best Wishes,
The Eraman Family (Ingrid, Rajesh & kids)
March 2016

We started our Visa application in February 2015 and received the best Christmas and December 2015. The team were always available with advice and any information we needed. We are very happy we used Migrate 2 Oz for this process that seemed so overwhelming when we first decided that this was what we wanted to do.

Bronwyn Dos Santos
February 2016

Hi Reuven and Migrate 2 Oz Team,

We would like to thank you for your patience, advice and support over the visa application process. For us this was a stressful time in our lives and your expertise and guidance made it a seamless process from start to end.

We appreciate all the time and effort dedicated to us to answer any queries we had be it via email or telephonic. Your knowledge of the process, procedures and country exceeded our expectations. From the time we engaged to Visa grant was approximately 6 months which I think took everyone including us by surprise. A good one though.

We have already referred you to anyone considering going to Australia and I am certain they would concur with our experience. It was money well spent!

Thank you for making this a reality for us. Cheers to the Migrate 2 Oz Team.

Best Wishes,
Yuveshen & Anneliezen

February 2016

Dear Reuven, Monica and Jessica,

A big THANK YOU for delivering the fantastic news of my successful 190 skilled visa application. You have officially made my year!! I am feeling a mixed bag of emotions, feeling happy, excited and sad at the same time but definitely looking forward to my new life in Australia. I have no complaints / suggestions against the excellent service I received from Migrate 2 Oz as I was completely satisfied with the exceptional level of service / advice I received. I will therefore be forwarding a letter of recommendation tomorrow.

Thank you again!! Take Care. God Bless you all.

Sulaiman Samsodien
February 2016

Hi Reuven and team,

We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help and guidance through the whole visa application process. Without M2Oz we would have been lost! From day 1 until the day our 189 PR visas were granted (exactly 7 months) you guys kept us in the loop of what was happening and answered all of our questions (and I had a lot, I know :-p) as well as shedding light on our concerns. You guys helped us in realising the start of our dream, and for that we will be forever grateful. We would definitely refer our friends and contacts and any other person considering going to Australia to make use of your services. It was hassle free and money well spent!

Again thanks for everything!

Kind regards,
Ree and de jager
9 November 2015

I was fortunate to come across Migrate 2 Oz at an emigration expo in early 2014. There were other emigration agencies and countries represented at the expo and I had the daunting task of having to choose a country to migrate to and then a migration agency to assist me.

After extensive research on the web and the strenuous task of weighing all the pro's and con's with the different agencies, I came into contact with Reuven from Migrate 2 Oz. I spoke to Reuven one Friday, he explained the process and requirements to me and I took the weekend to think about it. After thinking about it, I had more questions for Reuven the following week which he gladly answered to my satisfaction. I was confident that Migrate 2 Oz was the right choice and didn't hesitate in proceeding with Reuven. Migrate 2 Oz handled my application with absolute professionalism and I received my Sl 189 Permanent Resident visa on the 15th August 2015.

I recommend Migrate 2 Oz above all other agencies, and can say with absolute certainty that they are the best representative to take you through the journey.

Yours faithfully,
Tushar Singh
28 August 2015

Dear Reuven and the Migrate2Oz Team,

I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart, couldn't belief the great news that we have received - our PR 190 visas been granted!!! I definitely wouldn't be able to do this enormous task on my own. This is one of the most emotional rollercoaster’s of my life, and you guided me systematically through every step.

When this process started 13 months ago, at certain times it seemed impossible, Migrate2Oz helped us thoroughly through every step of the process. All my questions have been answered promptly and they never hesitated to give the right information. They have gone through lengths to support us in the whole course of action.

I will always be thankful, and would any day recommend Migrate2Oz to anybody who would like to immigrate.

My advice to people would be to trust your agent, and do as you are told. Talking is downhill and doing is uphill - JUST DO IT!


Kind regards,
Theo, Melanie, Hanjo, Zaya and Dissel
12 August 2015

Dear Reuven

With great joy and excitement, we would like to take this opportunity in thanking you and Andrew for all the hard work you guys have put in to help make this a reality for our family.

Thank you very much for all the assistance, guidance and advice.

We will not hesitate to recommend Migrate 2 Oz and will always carry your quality service in high regard.

Kind regards,
Adele, Lolly and the Tavares family
22 June 2015

Dear Reuven and the Migrate 2 Oz Team,

We are so grateful to you for making our move to Australia possible and are impressed by how seamless and quick the process was with you by our sides. Your expertise, advice and willingness throughout the process have been invaluable to us during a time that we expected to be way more difficult than it was. We look forward to working with you again in the future when we are ready to apply for other family members to join us!

Kind regards,
Ryan and Megan
25 May 2015

Dear Reuven,

Thank you for the assistance given by you and your team in ensuring a successful outcome for our 189 visa application.

Your professionalism and patience throughout the process, that started for us in July 2014, is greatly appreciated. It was very comforting to know that there was a knowledgeable and friendly team dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's on our behalf, and answering numerous questions raised by an overly stressed applicant.

We have no hesitation in recommending your services to other prospective immigrants.

Many thanks and wishing you all well for the future.

8 May 2015

I just want to thank you and the team at Migrate2Oz for a sterling job done. You truly do live up to your outstanding reputation of being the best.

Your knowledge on everything to do with immigration to Australia is reassuring and the turn around time was an added bonus. I certainly have no regrets and will gladly recommend that Migrate2Oz is the best choice for assistance in immigration to Australia. Now we go and live our dream in happiness.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Best regards,
10 March 2015

Hi Reuven

This is such great news! I just want to say thank you to everyone at Migrate To Oz for the exceptional service I have received from you all. You made the whole process a “breeze” and always kept me in-light with what was transpiring. All my questions were answered with the best knowledge and in all world class service was provided! I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone interested in making the move to Aus.

Best regards, 
12 March 2015

I just want to thank you and the team at Migrate2Oz for a sterling job done. You truly do live up to your outstanding reputation of being the best.

Your knowledge on everything to do with immigration to Australia is reassuring and the turn around time was an added bonus. I certainly have no regrets and will gladly recommend that Migrate2Oz is the best choice for assistance in immigration to Australia. Now we go and live our dream in happiness.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Best regards,
10 March 2015

Dear Reuven,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for your commitment in what you do. The expertise you all demonstrate and the ever friendly service you provide is what makes you guys stand out. The guidance and knowledge you provide in helping people realise their immigrating dreams is superb, and I will recommend your services indefinitely.

Thanks again.

Cheers Mate!
Neil, Debs and kids
04 March 2015

Dear Reuven,

Thank you so much, this is excellent news!!!! We still can't believe it, it will take us some time to really let it sink in that it has all worked out well and that we got our visas so quickly!!! At the same time we are so excited and happy!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your excellent support and advice through the entire application process! It has really been a tremendous help to have you and your team on our side to guide us though the process which would not have been easy to do on our own! Of course, I'd be more than happy to write a letter of recommendation.

Many many thanks again!

Kind regards,
24 February 2015

Gooday Reuven and Monica,

We start this mail with a huge THANK YOU to MIGRATE2OZ!

We want to just express our gratefulness toward the team at Migrate2Oz. Our experience dealing with you guys was nothing short of excellent. We received the good news of our PR Visas being granted and all 5 of us are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives. Migrate2Oz has been so instrumental in making this possible and making sure the process went as smooth as possible.

There is no real words to describe our gratitude toward Migrate2oz, from start to finish was 12 months and we are so pleased we chose to deal with you guys as you delivered and delivered well, You guys definitely live up to your name… Migrate2Oz.


Cameron, Antoinette, Anastasia, Asher and Jezreel
10 February 2015

Dear Reuven

On behalf of Richard and myself, we want to commend you and Migrate2Oz for your professional and supportive service. You really made the whole administrative process of applying for a visa very straight forward, and understood where we were coming from as we went through it.

Thank you for not treating us like one of many, but for your personal attention and for going the extra mile when necessary.

We have not hesitated to recommend you to other people considering emigrating.

Kind Regards,

Richard & Angela de Lange
06 February 2015

Dear Reuven,

I wanted to take the time to let you and your team know about the amazing service and support we received from MigratetoOz during the course of our visa application. You and your team far exceeded our expectations and the money we invested in the service was well worth it!

From the day that we enquired about our visas until the day they were granted we received nothing but prompt and helpful service. Again, thank you for such an outstanding service.

With Deep Appreciation for a job well done,
Gavin and Marcel Shields
06 February 2015

Dear Reuven

On behalf of Richard and myself, we want to commend you and Migrate2Oz for your professional and supportive service. You really made the whole administrative process of applying for a visa very straight forward, and understood where we were coming from as we went through it.

Thank you for not treating us like one of many, but for your personal attention and for going the extra mile when necessary.

We have not hesitated to recommend you to other people considering emigrating.

Kind Regards,
Richard & Angela de Lange
06 February 2015

Hi Reuven

A quick update, we have done first entry – and we love Perth, reckon it will be home to us soon.

Many thanks for the great service we received from you, I certainly was not easy to deal with due to time constraints I had, we appreciate your ‘no nonsense’ approach and the fact that you kept pushing us to get the pr visa completed. Looking back now we needed someone to push us along, otherwise we may never have obtained the PR, you certainly delivered from your side.

I am referring a few friends to you, Roy Markham and Jean-Pierre du Plessis should be in contact with you soon.


David Conroy
06 February 2015

Dear Reuven & Team,

We have been on holiday for a couple of days in Busselton, we are soooooo happy about this visa grant. I am lost for words.....

Thank you so much for helping us along the way. You and your team have been very patient and helpful with all the bombardments of questions. I have/will recommend you to anyone wanting to immigrate to Aus, I think you guys are one of the most honest companies in the game.


Kruger Family
06 February 2015

Dear Reuven, Andrew and Monica,

A huge thank you to all of you for making our dream a reality! Our 189 PR was approved in just under 5 months! Still can't believe we have permanent residency.

Thanks for always reassuring us and thank you for you making sure everything was correct. No come backs whatsover and every piece of advice was always spot on.

Andrew, thank you for obtaining our Police Clearance Certificates and going that extra mile even collect them on our behalf.

Thank you for being patient when I was not. Patience is not one of my strongest virtues and especially during a process like this will all the uncertainty already one tends to want to know. You kept us in the loop and all your timeframes given was achieved well in advance.

Some clients may tend to forget that you guys are dependent upon us to provide you with all the information on time in order to speed up the process. We did our part and then you most certainly did your part. Again all in all just under 5 months to get our PR sorted. This in between postal strikes and not receiving my skills assessment and us having to rebook for our IELTS (for reasons unbeknown to us after LH did not offer the tests anymore). Wow!

I can honestly recommend your team to anyone and I most definitely will.

Sincere thanks once again for all your help to allow us to achieve this significant goal! Thank you! Thank you!

Kind regards,

Dennis & Naldu
06 February 2015

Hi Andrew and team,

We just wanted to pop you a note to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for making what is supposed to be one of the most stressful and admin intensive experiences one can go through, feel like nothing at all. We are so excited to begin our new lives in Australia this year, and are so grateful to be doing it sooner rather than later thanks to Migrate2Oz navigating the process so quickly and efficiently for us. We honestly could not have done it without you.

Choosing Migrate2Oz was really one of the best decisions we’ve made. Your patience, support, reassurance, expertise and guidance has meant the world to both of us. Both during and after the application process. We would recommend you again and again to anyone that wanted to start the migration process to Australia.

Thank you!

David and Louise

06 February 2015

Dear Reuven and Monica

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you again for helping us achieve this outcome. I was a little taken aback when you called me yesterday, not expecting any developments so soon after sending you the Australian Police clearance certificates. I have really found you and your team super efficient and helpful in assisting us to navigate our way through this complex process.

Thanks also for bearing patiently with all my questions and always being prompt with a response – either by phone or e-mail. I always had the impression that you were on top of our application, which is no mean feat considering the number of applications you must be handling at any one time.

I looked back through my e-mail history and saw it was about 6½ months back when we started this process – although it feels like yesterday.

A lot of work still lies ahead, but this is a huge step forward with our future plans. I anticipate having a few questions of detail, but will pop these to you in a separate e-mail.

Tertius & Family
24 November 2014

Hi Reuven

Firstly I just want to thank you and everyone at Migrate 2oz for helping me and my family securing our visas. It was a massive task and decision and it went well without any hurdles from day one . It has been just over seven months and we have our PR visa.......JOB WELL DONE !!!

I can say that I'm extremely happy that we have chosen you guys. I wish everyone at Migrate all the best and may your business grow from strength to strength. A special thanks to Monica for tolerating us and our impatience and the constant emails from Luzane.

Hope you have a lovely day. You can just believe it when I say WE ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE TONIGHT!!!!!

7 November 2014

Dear Reuven, Andrew and Monica

On behalf of myself, Ricky, Matthew and Timothy I would like to say a BIG thank you to all of you for your patience and expert knowledge in our migration process.

You guided us through each step and were always ready to take a phone call of reassurance or an email for information.

We are so excited for our new adventure in Canberra, Australia and know we couldn't have done it without your expert help. You helped us meet deadlines and occupation lists closing which we would have missed had we done it ourselves.

I have referred your team with confidence to many friends who are interested in moving to Australia.

Thank you again!
22 October 2014

Dear Reuven, Ray, Monica and Andrew,

We are off to Melbourne on Thursday for two weeks, and looking forward to exploring the city and suburbs! I have several exploratory meetings set up for potential employment so hoping for the best.

Thank you very much for guiding and supporting us through the visa application process. I found you to be incredibly clear in your explanations and your understanding of the required processes gave me a huge sense of comfort and security. You were patient with me as I asked so many questions and you understood the anxiety and stress associated with such a big step and decision. It did not matter who answered the phone when I called – you all knew me, was familiar with my application and spent time with me as if I was your only client.

I suspect the writing was on the wall on the day I entered John’s details on your website. I knew you were organised when Ray called me before I had a chance to tell my husband that firstly I had entered his details on your site and secondly that we were emigrating! By the end of the day our initial assessment was done, 24 hours later I had the cost estimation and timeframe. The rest I suppose by now is history!

Monica – you are like a machine with those forms! Organised and precise and I knew that although it felt like death by filling in forms you will ensure only the most accurate one makes it through.

Andrew – thank you for organising the fingerprints and taking some very long phone calls from me. I always felt better once I chatted to you and appreciate you taking the time, with such patience!

Your guidance especially during the skills assessment phase was absolutely invaluable! I will hear Reuven’s voice in my mind for many years still, telling me how I must keep going back, till it’s right, till I find the person who will sign my documents and I will just HAVE to find a way! In fact I just heard it in my mind today when I agreed to do an interview via Skype with a prospective employer, at 10am……Australia time! I will be up at 2am and try my very best to look awake because I HAVE to find a way

Thank you once more to all of you! We consider ourselves very lucky to have chosen you as our Emigration Agent. I have passed your details on to several people already and will continue to do so.

Warm regards and all the best!
17 September 2014

Hi Reuven

I would like to thank you and your team for the exemplary service you performed in the successful application of our visa. I liked the fact that I had comfort in the knowledge that there would be no delays due to mistakes I would possibly have made had I done it myself. You requested information and once received handled everything. The timing of each stage of the application was exactly as you said it would be which made it easier for me to plan my life. Your team were always on hand to answer any queries promptly whether by phone or email. I have and will recommend you and your team to anyone wishing to emigrate.

Kind regards,
9 September 2014

Hi Reuven

This has been a long time coming but I have always wanted to pass on a testimonial of the superb service that you and Monica gave when helping me apply for my skilled visa to Australia.

The advice that you gave to me during my application was invaluable, you told me everything that I needed to hear even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. You strived to give as many options as you could to assist with submitting a successful application.

I truly believe that had I not gone through you and Migrate2Oz I would not have been granted a visa to Australia. Many thanks to you and your team.

12 August 2014

Dear Reuven, Andrew and Monica,

I would like to thank all of you for your professionalism during the visa application process. You made it seem effortless for us. I want to compliment you especially on how information was carried across and keeping us up to date throughout the entire process. This is a great opportunity for us and we have your team to thank. I will recommend you any time!

Ilana & Lyes
5 August 2014

To anyone who is thinking of immigration to Australia and is looking for a migration agent…

This is a huge thank you to the wonderful team at Migrate2Oz.

At the start of this process, we did not realize what a momentous task we were undertaking!

Reuven Abeshouse was knowledgeable and professional, and advised us on the best route for us to follow to obtain our Australian Immigration Visa.

We faced many obstacles along the way, and Monica Robinson was especially helpful when it came to the Vetassess process.

Andrew Blanche was invaluable in obtaining our Police Clearance Certificates and went that extra mile to ensure that they were done correctly and collected without a hitch.

Their doors are always open for any question you may have no matter how trivial you may think it is and were always able to give us the best advice needed.

Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts, we look forward to starting our lives in Australia and I am sure we could not have had our Visa granted without the help of Reuven and his team

Thanks guys
Carlos, Tammy, Tyron and Catelyn
30 July 2014

Dear Reuven, Andrew and Monica,

Firstly I hope you are all very well and not too busy now that that the visas are coming through thick and fast. I'm Sure you must be swamped with all your clients wanting to know when they are getting theirs, just like I was anxious they must be too.

Secondly and the reason for this mail is to commend you on outstanding service, advice and guidance throughout the process, in fact the guidance, patience and ongoing advice as well as the calming of the nerves was most valuable. I Remember chatting to Reuven before the process had started and thinking how the heck am I going to prove all the things I need to prove, how will I pass vetassess and conquer the other hurdles too. Now I'm not even talking about the financial implications either.

The Fact that you took control of the process and Reuven also assisted me by paying in "draws" really helped. Paying in "draws" not only makes it more affordable but also give you confidence as to the agent being legit and worth their salt. Not like some agencies who want full payment up front (regardless of the outcome). You came highly recommended on the SAAustralia forum and I now know why.

Our goal was initially not to go to the ACT, but Reuven explained it was our only option, after some discussions and research we started to warm up to the idea and have now become comfortable with Canberra as a destination, after all we have 2 yrs to explore the country before we decide where to move, if we decide to move. Point being one should get in if you can and not just, not do it because you cant go where you like initially.

Low and behold after 13 months from vetassess application our Pr visas for ACT came through and of course we were thrilled.

You were all worth the fee we paid and more {I'm not saying increase your fees :-) }, but business aside we would like you all to know how much of a difference you have made to our lives - and we are not even there yet, the safety we look forward to and the Australian passport our son (and us) will receive in 4-5 yrs make it all priceless.

Thank you very much to you all,
Trevor, Monique and Liam
Proud Aussie PR holders since 08 July 2014

Dear Reuven, Andrew and Monica,

Thank you for notifying us last week that we have been granted our Australian migration visas. This is so incredible and such fantastic news for our family!

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to the entire Migrate2Oz team for your professional guidance and expert assistance during the entire visa application process.

Each member of the team played a key role in keeping us focused and on track to achieve the application requirements.

From the very beginning we knew that your professional and capable hands would help us to get through the entire process as painlessly as possible. We commend you for answering all our questions, queries or concerns in an efficient and well-informed manner, no matter how small they may have seemed. The seamless processing of our applications and supporting documentation by Monica and Andrew played a vital part in ensuring a smooth, "glitch-free" process. The clear and concise advice offered by Reuven was always relevant and invaluable.

Once again, a very big thank you for exceeding our expectations!

Kind regards and very best wishes for the future,
Elna, Doug, Ryan and Nicole
15 July 2014

Dear Ray, Reuven, Andrew and Monica

Elna, Ryan, Nicole and I want to extend our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to the entire Migrate2Oz team for your professional guidance and assistance during the entire visa application process.

Each individual in the team played a vital and supportive role in keeping us on track to achieve the application requirements. From the very begining we knew that your capable hands would help us to get through the entire process as painlessly as possible.

It will be our absolute pleasure to provide Migrate2Oz with a letter of commendation within the next week. We will certainly maintain contact with you guys and keep you updated with our future migration planning dates.

We have already targeted early April 2015 as our next visit to Aus to meet the Initial Entry Date requirement.

Sincere thanks once again for all your help to allow us to achieve this significant goal for our Family.

Doug and Elna
29 May 2014

Thank you so much to Migrate 2 Oz and to Reuven for all their assistance in helping me get my visa! i know have a skilled - independent ( subclass 189) Visa and it took less than a year! Thank you! Thank you!!

29 May 2014

Dear Migrate 2 Oz,

Just also wanted to say thank you so so so much for all your help and support throughout this process. My husband was very skeptical after the whole fraud issue we had with a previous agent and considering we lost alot of money - it was a really difficult to swallow that and then trust someone again but you guys really made it worth it and I think its safe to say we have our faith in humanity back again!

Your patience, amount of knowledge, easy-to-talk to character just smoothened the ride and although we had our downs during the security checks period - I just kept thinking it's ok - if Reuven said we will get - we will get it! lol! Although the funny thing is - we have never met you face-to-face, the faith was there!

Andrew and Monica were also very hepful and never treated us as 'Reuven's clients' ;) Anytime I had a doubt about even the littlest details and smallest silliest questions- I wouldn't hesitate to email and I knew I would get a helpful and encouraging answer and there was always a back-up plan. Also, there was no window-dressing - facts were told straight - if there were complications or delays - you told us right up what was involved and this honesty is much appreciated- we were in the picture the whole time.

All this is worth much more than the nominal fee you charge that might make people consider doing it on their own- definitly not worth it ! The general trend would be once the visa is lodged and fees have been all paid up - interest in client declines but you guys were actually more there for us after tht constantly mailing CO and getting feedback back to me. Thank you !!!

You have made something we never thought would never happen come true!

8 May 2014

Dear Migrate 2 Oz,

Herewith we would like to thank you for all the effort and the very efficient way you have handled our visa application process. The longest time-delay was the wait to receive the last outstanding documentation on our side (Closed Corporation registration documents and police clearance). Your knowledge of the process and requirements are very good, your advise on the skills assessment for Engineers Australia spot-on!

All-and-all, our visas was approved after 7 months, which was much quicker than we anticipated. Thank you very much!

Johan and Engela
2 April 2014

Hi All

We are writing this letter of commendation for the Migrate 2 Oz team.

After completing some internet research on migrating agents we nervously narrowed it down to 2 possibilities - one of which was Migrate 2 Oz. There were 2 reasons we felt at ease deciding to go with them:

1) Their prompt yet detailed e-mail response to my skills assessment which was thankfully not an automated response and the sealer for me was
2) their pleasant telephone answering service which is sincere and treats you truly like a "valued client"

We started our application in August of 2012 and it was certainly one of the best decisions we made...hiring Migrate 2 Oz gave us the opportunity to travel down a road which for us seemed so straight forward, logical and methodical, but for Migrate 2 Oz may have been different. We were always kept in the picture with regard to our application- never having to make a call or send an e-mail to remind them.

Although we were told by many that we didn't have to pay an agency and that we could possibly do the application by ourselves we will never regret going with Migrate 2 Oz because that 'bought' us peace of mind and the knowledge that they would do everything they could (professionally speaking) to secure our future and the future of our children. One cannot put a price on that!

Migrate 2 Oz was a fountain of information and there were one or two frantic telephone calls from Oman to Johannesburg in which they eased my nerves and immediately answered my silly questions. They answered questions clearly and never needed to 'get back to me'. They never gave me 'safe professional comments', e.g. I will double check and get back to you before the end of the day'. Migrate 2 Oz had all the information at their fingertips and even told me what would happen in possible hypothetical situations too!

Our final e-mail from Migrate 2 Oz, but by far the best one, was the one received on the 23rd of January 2014 from our case officer granting us 5 permanent residency visas to Perth Australia for my whole family!

David and I read and reread that e-mail all day that day and it slowly began to dawn on us...our 17 month journey with Migrate 2 Oz had come to an end, and for a while we felt sad that day too. So for one last time I wanted to call them...maybe a part of me wanted to hear a calming, re-assuring voice again...yet, just saying "thank you" for 17 months of commitment and hard work particularly behind the scenes seems embarrassingly inadequate!

Therefore, writing this letter of commendation seemed like the least we could do for everything that the Migrate 2 Oz team did for us over 17 months.

If some of you reading this, are still at that fork in the road of not being sure about what to do next - do yourself a favour and send an e-mail or make that call to Migrate 2 Oz and see what happens...!

So, finally to the Migrate 2 Oz team...THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
A big thank you from all 5 of us. We will never forget you!

Natalie, David, Noah, Sarah and Daina
14 February 2014

Hi Reuven,

Thanks. We are quite surprised at the turnaround time on this application.

Please thank Monica and Andrew for their work on our application. Migrate2Oz handled our application very efficiently. Your staff were polite and knowledgeable and always replied to our queries promptly. I would gladly recommend Migrate 2 Oz to anyone.

I am sure we will be in touch to arrange parent visas in the near future.

11 February 2014

Dear Reuven,

Thank you and your team for all your help in getting my Visa. I cannot express how thrilled and excited I am. You are all a real bunch of professionals that were with me every step of the way. I am so glad I chose Migrate2oz to help me with my Visa.

Thank you again for all your help.

23 January 2014

Dear Andrew,

We received our Visa from yourselves this week and are over the moon to say the least!

The entire process from our initial consultation to when we received our visas took exactly 11 months.

Although this is the time frame which was discussed in our initial meetings, we all know that this process can easily be subject to a host of delays and challenges, and we are therefore even more grateful to you and your team for your excellent and professional service which was provided to us throughout the entire journey.

There is no way that we ever would have attempted our immigration without the services of an agent as it is an intricate and detailed process for which we would have never had the time or the knowledge to tackle on our own. It was also comforting to have a team of experts only a phone call away whenever we had questions as we very quickly learned how much of an emotional rollercoaster ride the whole immigration application can be for the whole family. We can therefore say with complete confidence that the fees which we paid to Migrate 2 Oz were well worth every penny spent and we would recommend the same to anybody else without any hesitation.

Thank you so much once again for all your help and extremely efficient service!

We will highly recommend your services to anyone that asks (or doesn’t ask for that matter)

Glenn and Mandy
6 January 2014

Dear Reuven and Monica

Al and I would like to thank you for all that you have done for us regarding our visa application; it was a long road made easy by your professional and friendly service. Every question we asked was answered promptly and with a great deal of interest. Throughout the entire process we both felt as though you had taken a personal interest in our case. You have opened so many doors for us, giving us the opportunity for a better life - we cannot thank you enough.

We have been, and will always continue to recommend your amazing services. We could not have done this without you.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Shannon and Al
6 January 2014

Dear Reuven and the Migrate2Oz team

Thank you so much for the news we received last Friday letting us know that our 189 visa has been granted. We are just over the moon. As you know, this means so much to the families you help – a chance to start a new and exciting chapter in our lives in a beautiful country – and we are feeling blessed and very grateful.

I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and Monica for all your help – you were always so quick to give advice, telephonically and via email, and welcomed Paul during the occasional drop-in at the office. Although this has been such a worthwhile process, and one that someone described to me the other day as being ‘one of the greatest achievements of his life so far’, there is so much anxiety and uncertainty during the process. I am aware that using an agency, and specifically yours, has reduced a lot of this stress. I know this because many of our ‘immi’ friends who are applying without an agent ask me all kinds of questions I cannot answer – and happily so! I always say to them that using an agent certainly made the process easier and recommend you guys!

Paul and I would like to wish you well and thank you for making the biggest dream we have ever had come true!

Paul and Linda
8 November 2013

Dear Reuven and Monica

Words cannot describe the feeling I felt this morning when I heard that our visas has been granted. I cannot say thank you enough...... The way you handled everything, was superb!!! Thanks for everything you did for me and my family, it was worth every cent. I always knew I was in safe hands.

I will recommend you to everyone looking to migrate2oz!

4 November 2013

Dear Reuven/Monica

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Reuven and the team at Migrate 2 Oz for the excellent service they provided in obtaining my visas for me and my family for Australia.

I believe that if not was for their knowledge and experience, I would not have received my Visas. About 3 years ago I worked with a different agency hoping to get a visa for New Zealand. Apparently it was easier to make the requirement for New Zealand than what it was for Australia. But I was informed that I did not have the required points and thus my application was unsuccessful.

I thought that this was it as, if I did not meet the requirements for a NZ visa, then I had no hope of meeting the requirements to migrate to Australia. Thus I simply gave up.

About a year ago, a friend and colleague of mine informed me that he was moving to Australia. He informed me that he made use of MigrateO2 oz and they were able to assist him in obtaining a visa. Since our education and work experience was identical , I decided to give Migrate 2 Oz a call and see if they also would be able to assist me. Reuven did my assessment and informed me that I was a good candidate for a visa grant. From there, I started an 8 month journey with Migrate 2 Oz and finally my visas were granted.

It was not easy, but thanks to the support from Migrate 2 Oz I was able to see it through. Any concerns or queries I had were addressed swiftly and I knew that my future was safe in their capable hands. I feel confident recommending their services to anyone who wants to immigrate.

24 October 2013

Dear Andrew

We would like to thank you very much for the manner in which you have handled our case.

Your service at all times has been most helpful, efficient and friendly and above expectations.

We really appreciate it,
Dr Viljoen
22 October 2013

Hello Reuven and team

I would like to thank you and your team for all the effort and support during our visa application process. I’ve been very impressed with the professionalism of your service.

While many people may say they can do the whole application process themselves and save the money, I have found your support and knowledge invaluable. It’s re-assuring to know that you’re aware of the situation, able to advise and sort out the issues that may arise. We were never promised anything that you didn’t deliver on and the timelines you specified for the specific individual processes were always met or exceeded. Communicating via e-mail made the process much easier and more efficient.

I am very grateful to you all and will continue to recommend Migrate2Oz to anyone I hear that is looking to embark on this process.

We are really looking forward to our future in Australia.

If you don’t mind, would you be able to send us the current requirements for a parent visa?

Thanks again and all the best,
7 October 2013

Dear Reuven and Monica,

Words cannot express and money cannot buy the gratitude we have for your assistance during our visa application.

Our case was not one of the easiest and I must admit that there were a few stressful moments along the way, but you both truly gave us the strength to carry on, even when it seemed that all hope was lost.

Thank you for the efficient and professional manner in which you assisted us from beginning till end.

We are now able to plan our move and new life in Canberra.

We will definitely recommend your services to everyone we know.

“muito obrigado” (thank you).

Yours Truly,
Frank, Silvia, Natasha & Tania
24 September 2013

Migrate2Oz served as our managing migration agents and walked us through the visa process from initiation to actually getting our visas.

we would like to write a letter of commendation to thank Migarte2Oz for the migration services they provided us. we spent hundreds of Rands just on once- off consultations at other agencies and they couldn't give us the comforting answers to our numerous questions. Migrate2Oz didn't ask a once-off consultation fee and immediately gave us an idea of our prospects, as well as a detailed step-by step guide of the process they would take us on. just the peace of mind we needed.

Your correspondence and forms with all the steps and the costing helped us prepare and plan for the long journey to getting a visa. your team helped us every step of the way and were always willing to provide us with feedback, advice and even reassurance from time to time. even your projections of the timelines were near perfect and extremely helpful.

The thing that we loved the most was the fact that it never felt like it was just business to you, but a personal voyage together.

Thank you for giving us such smooth sailing

Kind Regards,
The Steyns
September 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for a very efficient and seamless process, in assisting us with our Australian Visas. From the very first moment that I made an online enquiry, right up until the granting of the visas, we experienced nothing but helpful, efficient and friendly service and Andrew was always available to answer my questions and guide us through the process.

Due to the price increase on 1 July, we were encouraged to lodge our application earlier than originally anticipated. The support received from Migrate2Oz was fantastic by allowing us to effectively pay off the agency fee over a few months – so thank you this was certainly a deal maker for us.

The service we received was so impressive that we actually did refer a friend to you, who is now a client with Migrate2Oz. We will continue to recommend your services to our friends and family.

Many Thanks

Kind Regards,
September 2013

Thank you so much for the help and assistance in securing our visas to Australia. Your service was quick, efficient and very professional. It exceeded our expectations and commend you and M2O for the service!!!! I will certainly recommend you and M2O to any one interested in migrating to Australia.

Thank you once again!!!
Schalk & Marinda
September 2013

The long journey has finally ended, and now the new one begins. On the 13th of August 2013 we were awarded our Permanent Residence Visas for Australia. It all started about two years ago when my wife and I were thinking of starting over in Australia. There are many reasons for our decision and I can go on and on about, but if you are reading this right now, I am certain you can also make a list of your own. When we made the final decision, I spoke to an old friend, and also my roommate at high school some twenty eight years ago.

We started talking, and it turned out that they also started the process to immigrate to Australia that same year. He told me that he had signed on with an Agency called Migrate2Oz and that I should consider them as well. His decision to sign on with Migrate2Oz at the time, was also based on “word-of-mouth” and he told me that he was very impressed with the success rate of the Agency and the excellent service.

Well, two years on and I can certainly say that this was one of the best decisions we made. The journey was not always easy, but any doubts or questions we may have had were dealt with by Reuven or Andrew, who made things just that little bit easier, even if they had to repeat the process to help us understand the next step.

Thanks guys, we will recommend your Agency any time!!!!
Vanessa & Andre
August 2013

Hi Reuven,

I would like to thank you and Your Team for the excellent service you have done with organizing my visa, I am amazed by the amount of time it took, I was not expecting it to have happened this quickly but I am thrilled that it did. I will recommend you for you superb services to anyone that I know interested in migrating.

Thank you Reuven and all at Migrate2oz,
August 2013

Hello Reuven,

Gareth and I are absolutely overjoyed with today's news about the granting of our Australian visas, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this possible for us! Andrew has an inkling of how much this means to me, I had to compose myself this morning before phoning him, then I promptly broke into tears of joy all over again as soon as he answered the phone. I will NEVER forget how you have helped us to achieve this wonderful dream. Thank you, thank you, over and over again!

With grateful thanks and warmest regards,
July 2013

Dear Reuven,

I write this letter with sincere thanks and appreciation for making our move to Australia possible.

If you hadn’t updated us with Western Australia’s new skills, in the expedient and timely manner that you did, we might not have been granted our visas. What you did in that moment made all the difference. It gave us the best possible chance and made our relationship with you at Migrate2Oz worth every penny.

It then took exactly one month to apply, and have our sponsorship granted by Western Australia. Four months later our visa was granted by Australia. We were blown away.

I have to say that you could not have done a better job and exceeded all our expectations.

Julie and I leave for Australia on the 7th July and we are so excited.

Thank you so much and all the best for the future.

M & J
July 2013

Dear Andrew Blanche,


I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for your professional dedicated manner in which you handled my visa application. My expectations were met and it is with your experience. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. I will not hesitate introducing new clients to you. Knowing you for so many years you have never changed but matured even more in your profession. You are now part of my family.

Thanking You
Yours faithfully,
June 2013

Dear Reuven and the Migrate 2 Oz Team,

Helen and I would like to express our sincere gratitude for your services in helping us acquire our Australian Visa. It has been a lengthy process yet you and your team have made the process as easy as possible guiding us through each step and answering any questions we may have had. Without your help we would never have even known where to begin.

I would gladly recommend your services to anyone thinking of taking on this daunting task. Once again our thanks to everyone involved.

Kind Regards,
Kelvin and Helen
June 2013

Dear Reuven, Andrew and team.

Well were do I start??

Firstly with our Heavenly Farther to whom we say thank you everyday for sending your company on our path and for giving us this amazing new live in Adelaide!

My husband and I have settled in and both have been blessed with wonderful jobs! That with in 2 months of arriving on the State Sponsorship!

When we fist started our journey in 2007 we tried a few other agents, some which were not as expensive but which at the end of the day immigrated (themselves) and never got the job done causing us to loose a lot of money! Some even told us we will never be able to get to Australia!

This however was totally different when I fist spoke to Andrew, he explained all the cost and the different processes involved as well as the options and not once told me it is impossible but on the contrary guaranteed me that he will get us to Australia!

People (as we did) do not realise the importance of working through a registered Migration agent and try cheaper agent which are not registered and even try to do things themselves.

Thank you for making our journey from September 2011 a memorable one! Your team help and guided us through the whole process and got our visas granted by January 2013! That after 4 years of struggle with other agents!

I have and will always give your details to other people looking for assistance to immigrate!

Our prayers is that your company will prosper and continue as the great company you are assisting people to find a better life.

Thank you very much for all you have done and your great after service and assistance when we called for help after we landed in Australia. Words can not explain the gratitude we feel towards your company.

God Bless,
June 2013

Hi All,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Migrate 2 Oz for getting me where I am today. I have now moved to Australia and I am SO happy to be here. You all have an amazing reputation amongst the people here who got their visas through Migrate 2 Oz – I hear your names mentioned often.  You have changed our lives in the best possible way – keep up the great work!!!

Best wishes,
June 2013

Dear Ray,

Warm greetings from Adelaide, South Australia! We trust that you and the team in South Africa have had a wonderful summer break!

Well as you can see I am writing to you from Adelaide. Gert (Gerhardus) and I arrived on Christmas Day. Actually we were on the same flight as Reuven. It was quite an interesting turn of events for us. It was very nice to see him at the airport. We wanted to send you a thank you note a while ago. The fact that we have been slow in doing so was not intentional. We have simply been very preoccupied with settling in to our new home.

We are very thankful for all that you and the team have done for us this past year.

Warm welcome
Various personal circumstances led to us seeking a new start. It is now a year since we have started investigating possibilities to come to Australia – and here we are in Oz already, despite wondering at times if it will ever happen for us. We have been referred to Migrate 2 Oz - Reuven specifically - by a friend who had used your services. We have not been sorry. Reuven graciously received us that first day.

Honest opinion about our chances
We were quite nervous during our first meeting. We had heard how hard it is to get into Australia, and did not expect to qualify. We were desperate for change and Reuven patiently heard us out and carefully considered which avenue to take with our case. Reuven was honest about our changes, and gave us a lot of hope.

Professional approach
Throughout our journey we heard horror stories of so-called “agents” taking people’s money and then leaving them hanging. We knew from the moment we walked into the office at Migrate 2 Oz that we were being helped by professionals who knew their business.

Informed and honest advice
At times we were frustrated by the uncertainties caused by the changes in the Australian visa application process and by unnecessary delays from others in getting certain documents ready. Although we sensed all the time that the team could be trusted with our case, we got frustrated with not knowing how long things would take and wondering whether we would ever have the answer we were looking for. We had told employers that we were on our way, and things were getting prickly. To my frustration Reuven and Monica admitted to also simply not knowing how long things would take yet. It was not what we wanted to hear, but it was nice to know that they were being completely honest and open with us.

Trustworthy information
There is a plethora of information out there on the Internet, and not all of it is trustworthy. We found the resources offered by Migrate 2 Oz very helpful. We also appreciated the clear documentation that accompanied every new step. The hyperlinks you include with every new step in the process that is lodged, were very helpful also. Often the sites that were referred to, did not work. But that was due to no fault of Migrate 2 Oz – just technical difficulties on the Australian side (yes, contrary to popular belief, there are such difficulties in Oz too).  

Patient assistance
Deciding to leave all that you know for a new country is a challenging experience, to put it mildly. It was impossible for us to anticipate all the ups and downs of the roller-coaster ride we had embarked on. I think at times we had unrealistic expectations. We are so thankful that every time we had questions or doubts, Monica and Reuven helped us very patiently. They have taken countless calls and e-mails from us, while we could sense that they were extremely busy all the time.

There was a time we complained to you about not getting enough correspondence about our case. Reuven, since he is busy, sticks to the bare essentials. The reply we received from you, Ray, was amazing to me. Though you were being sympathetic to our circumstances (which were very difficult at the time), you showed immense loyalty to your team.

There is probably more that I can add, but let one thing suffice as our best and clearest testimonial to Migrate 2 Oz: we have referred several of our friends who are considering coming to Australia to you.

May 2013 bring you and your team all that you hope for!

Warm regards,
Gert (Gerhardus) & Hanlie
21 January 2013

We would like to express our appreciation for how you have managed our visa application process.

Throughout the extended (almost two years) time it has taken for our visa to be granted, we have benefited from your knowledge of the process, your interactions with DIAC, and your experience with the requirements to lodge a successful application, both in Australia and South Africa.

As you can imagine, all these factors gave us considerable reassurance during the application process. We appreciated your help and guidance.

Yours sincerely,
18 Nov 2012


Thank you for your valuable guidance and advice from the very first consultation and throughout the whole process. Even when migration laws changed, which put a spanner in the wheel, you still made a plan and found a way for our family to proceed. We would not have been able to complete the process successfully by ourselves and really needed someone like yourself with skills, expertise and focus.

Migrate 2 Oz was highly recommended to us by other successful migrants and based on our personal experience we also recommend Migrate 2 Oz unconditionally.

Warm regards,
Cobus, Elizna, Ina-Mari & Marn  

Hi Reuven,

I hope you are well.

This is the first time since arriving in Australia that I had the opportunity to sit down and thank you guys at M2O.

8 Years ago I started to Google about the possibilities of migrating to OZ and then got to a website M2O, after considering to give it a go I then rang up Ray and within 10 min of explaining my situation he then told me that it would not be possible to take the step and migrate due to lack of experience in me and my wife's work at the time, very disappointed he then gave us a plan of how to achieve our goal, and we started.

In the mean time I was referring people to M20 (family and friends) and with out to much hassle they were all sorted out and got PR in the years that followed as they applied.

The time finally came for us to make a move and we were then introduced to Reuven.

It was never to be an easy task, for starters our skill was no longer on the list and everything we know that we had to get in order, was not needed any more or let me say most of it due to that fact that DIAC is always changing the rules and requirements.

That's when Reuven stepped in and took control of our case.

He got my wife's skills assessed and got it done in record time, as everything was getting into place and her skill was put back on WA SOL it looked like a smooth ride in, but then the IELTS was the first big hurdle, and after numerous attempts, and Rueven always giving words of encouragement she finally manage to score 8's in all four score band's on the test.

Our sponsorship was sorted out in 3 Days, Our visa was loged 14 December 2011 a week after our sponsorship was granted all seemed well and set for the end of January 2012 to be granted a Visa.

We only received a Case Officer somewhere in Feb by this time I was probably phoning Rueven 2 times a day and never did he once lose his temper or avoid my call he always answered my question in the most professional manner possible and explained the situation as everything was happening.

On every occasion that something developed Reuven immediately gave me a call or email on what was happening.

We eventually got our Visa granted on the 12 of June 2012.

Words cannot explain how great full we are for your help Reuven, we gave you our dream and you made it a reality.

A big THANKS goes out to Ray, Monica, Andrew, and my dear friend Reuven.

You are the best migration agents and I would like to see any other agents the try and do what M2O has done for me and my family.

Forever Grateful,
Carsten, Ruzaan and Saige

Dear Ray,

Lee and I would like to thank Migrate 2 Oz and in particular Reuven Abeshouse for going the extra mile with our Australian permanent residence visa application. When we approached Migrate 2 Oz for assistance with our visa application it was clear right from the start that Reuven understood what the best approach would be, what tasks needed to be done and how to get them done.

The latter became very clear when Reuven explained the difficulties I was facing in obtaining police clearance from Mozambique to our case officer. Once Reuven explained our situation to the case officer the requirement for a police clearance certificate from Mozambique was waived. Without this support, our visa would probably not have been granted.

The services provided by Migrate 2 Oz and Reuven in particular has always prompt and very professional and I would not hesitate to recommend the services to any person seeking a professional migration agent.

We wish you all the best for the future

Charles & Lee
26 August 2012

Dear Ray,

I would like to commend your team at Migrate 2 Oz for the great service I received throughout our visa application process. I signed the contract with you late December 2010 after my brother had convinced me to apply for a permanent residency visa and recommended Migrate 2 Oz. From the start Reuven was always positive about my chances of being granted state sponsorship although I will admit that I had my doubts. At first my occupation was not on the SOL for Western Australia which is where my brother and his family are now living. I was considering other states that did have my occupation on the SOL however I was a little hesitant about going to a new country and not being near any family.

In July 2011 Western Australia released the new SOL and much to my delight, Accountant (general) was on there! Monica was very helpful and guided me through the steps of writing my English test, submitting my skills assessment and obtaining the state sponsorship. I was very impressed at how quickly we went through each step.  We lodged the visa application in December 2011 but I had to wait for my daughter to be born at the end of January before we could proceed as we needed her to be added to the application. Reuven was very patient and always friendly when answering my questions throughout the whole process. Finally we had everything in order and our visa was granted on 15 June 2012.

We are planning on leaving South Africa at the end of this year and are very excited about our new adventure. I recommend Migrate 2 Oz to anyone considering the move to Australia.

Warm regards,
Linsey, Marc and Madison
27 June 2012

The Bester Family would like to thank you and Your Team with the exceptional service that was offered by you as migration agents! Our PR176 was granted in one of the shortest time periods that I've ever heard of! You have truly changed our lives.

The professional yet friendly and comfortable attitudes of you and your team made it so much easier. The fact that we didn't have a single problem with anything during the huge application process just reinforces the excellent image you have out there in the migrating public's eyes.

We have referred three families to you already and will continue to do so with confidence.

Ray, Reuven, Monica and the team, keep up the good work.

The Besters
27 June 2012

It has been a rollercoaster since we received the news of our visa finally being granted and this is the first chance I have to type this letter! We initially started the process in 2009 and due to the recession and consequently changes in the Priority Processing system of the Australian DIAC, we experienced a lengthy delay, which made us quite despondent at times, however Reuven and Raymond at Migrate 2 Oz was persistent and tried every route possible with the constant promise that they will get us to Oz!

I was elated to receive the Visa Grant in November 2011. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the guys at Migrate 2 Oz specifically Reuven who was always professional and helpful and always available to answer my numerous questions and concerns. I would gladly recommend Migrate 2 Oz to others.

See you Oz!!

Best regards,
2 January 2012

Hi Ray and Reuven,

Over the two years I dealt with Migrate 2 Oz, which resulted in a successful application for permanent residence, I received the high level of service and advice that one seldom experiences across any industry. From beginning to end I cannot emphasize enough the patience, exceptional service and expert knowledge that I directly benefited from.

Thank you Ray and Reuven for the amazing approach you took as you guided me through each phase after realising that I did not qualify automatically on points. It was not easy but if anyone can find a way it will be you. Your meticulous step by step approach, combined with an intimate knowledge of the full range of alternatives available, won out in the end. I cannot emphasize enough how grateful I am for the route you identified for me when my chances looked fairly slim. It was a stroke of genius and it changed my life.

Thank you very much for your can-do attitude and resourcefulness and for answering all my queries immediately. You set the bar high. In honesty I considered using the services of a Cape Town based agency given that you are Joburg based and I am so glad I didn’t as it made no difference at all. I have recommended you to everyone I meet who’s considering the move and will continue to do so.

Huge thanks to you both,
20 December 2011

Dear Ray,

Once again I would like to thank the Migrate 2 Oz team, especially Reuven and Monica with whom I had the most contact, for their outstanding professional yet personal service. I did not have much hope that the visa would be granted when the idea of moving to Australia first became a serious consideration - time was against me because of age. I was convinced that the only way for me to be granted a visa would be on the basis of my specialist medical qualification - which was seemingly mission impossible as the process to register with the AMC and RCPA is a very tedious and long-winded one. When I realised that that would takes months to years - I just about gave up. Reuven however persuaded me that it was do-able - showing me that there was more than one road to get there. I'll never forget his words - "I have never taken on a client without believing that it was achievable, and so far we have a 100% success rate"! He never promised anything but his confidence gave me the belief to give it a go. It was then or never and I knew that I would always regret it if I had not taken the chance down the line. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"! It the interim I have been to Australia twide to write my medical specialist exams - which have all been passed. The final hurdle now is to spend one of year of time working in an Australia laboratory in order to achieve full registration for independent practice.

Whilst I have not yet decided that I am truly ready to leave South Africa, I am eternally grateful to have a "Plan B". There is nothing worse than feeling trapped without options which is where I found myself a few years ago. Employment options in my medical speciality in South Africa are very limited with the Government laboratory sector (NHLS - where I was 3 years ago) literally falling apart and the private sector also hanging in the balance because of the threat of NHI.

Once again many, many thanks for your wonderful support and encouragement to proceed with what is likely to become a whole new exciting chapter of my life.

I wish everyone at Migrate 2 Oz a wonderful festive season and all the very best for 2012. I shall keep you posted about my travels "Down Under"

Kind regards,
13 December 2011

I, Raymond Acland Bischoff, hereby commend Raymond Welthagen and his team for the excellent and proficient service that was provided to me throughout my Australian Visa Application.

My entire application process was handled with professionalism and integrity. I received timeous expert and honest advice for even the simplest of questions. All necessary requirements were conveyed well in advance, which provided me with sufficient time to gather the information or necessary documentation, without added pressure. Regular reports of the progress of my application were much appreciated.

I also extend a special thank you to Monica Robinson and Reuven Abeshouse for their excellent advice and assistance.

Overall, my experience of Migrate 2 Oz has been a most positive one. I have and will continue to recommend Migrate 2 Oz to others.

Ray, thank you for helping me to secure a promising future for myself and my family. I will be forever grateful.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Raymond Acland Bischoff
11 December 2011

Dear Ray, Reuven and Monica,

It is with extreme pleasure and happiness that I thank you and your wonderful team for all they did for me in obtaining my Australian Visa. I have just completed my first month in Canberra and could not be more grateful to you. There have been many interesting and eating moments in my new country.  What seemed as a long and daunting process was made so much easier by you and the team. From my first inquiry to all the questions I had and the friendly and quick manner in which everything was handled I could not have gotten any better service. I have and will continue to recommend Migrate 2 Oz to any other people I know of that will be planning or even thinking about emigrating.

Once again thank you very much and I wish you all the best for the future,
27 November 2011

Dear Ray and Reuven,

I cannot fully express my gratitude to you and the Migrate 2 Oz Team for making my dream come true.

Since 2001, when I first set foot in Australia, I knew I wanted to make it my home. The path to getting there has been tricky. I had an agent close shop and run away with all my money and a sponsorship end through no fault of my own (after having lived in Sydney for over 3 years).

I knew I wanted to try again but was terrified and had lost faith in the system. A friend recommended Migrate 2 Oz and promised me you would get me in. Such was her faith in your team.

I am glad I persevered and a very special thank you to Reuven Abeshouse who kept me calm and assured me things were okay during the times I doubted and panicked.
If you are thinking of making the move, place your trust in Migrate 2 Oz. They are honest and professional, but most importantly, once they have taken you on, they will do everything in their power to make sure they deliver on their promise to make your dream come true.

Many, many thanks!

Kind Regards,
25 October 2011

It was with great trepidation that we finally started the process of realizing our dream of migrating. With numerous cautions and horror stories of unscrupulous Migration Agents defrauding clients of their money and dreams, coupled with the huge array of impressive sounding service providers, it was a daunting task to make the final life-altering decision-“who do I trust with my future?”

The sense of vulnerability was almost oppressive! On a whim, I decided to do a background check on a few Agencies and one stood out head and shoulders above the rest- Migrate 2 Oz

Their track record was impeccable, and the sheer simplicity of the name served as more of an instruction than an invitation. It inspired confidence and this was further developed after speaking to one of the professional sounding agents. Dealing with Migration Agent Reuven Abeshouse removed any other insecurities I might have harboured. His manner was always calm and reassuring even when I encountered numerous challenges that seemed almost insurmountable by my standards. You see, I started the process on the eve of the global financial crisis. This had the negative effect of causing continuous changes to the migration policies and requirements, which affected my eligibility. It also played havoc on my ability to make timeous payments which were necessary through each stage of the application. However, the finances in no way inhibited the progress of the case, or access to my case officer.

If the agent fees were for administrative work done by the agents, then there was no profit made from my application. The amount of e-mails and telephone calls from the offices of Mirate 2 Oz to me must surely have cost twice the total amount I paid for the service. This did not even seem to be a consideration to the agency, so, if it’s value for money and dedication to client and service you want, Migrate 2 Oz is the agency of choice. With sound advice and clear instructions from Reuven, my wife and I were able to navigate our way through the intricate maze of documents, English Exam, TRA application, State Sponsorship application, and final submission with relative ease, a massive task that done personally, would most assuredly have resulted in failure.   Any error on our part was immediately noted and we were required to rectify them to ensure a positive result. Such was the level of professionalism and dedication to attaining success throughout the application. One got the sense that it was as personal as one of their own family members they were assisting.

The application was submitted on 8/04/2011 and the visa was granted on 14/09/2011, a mere 5 months later.   “HALLELLUJAH”

If I have any regrets about my choice of agency, it’s that I should have chosen them earlier!!!!!


Xavier, Alison, Jared, Jude and Jordan - Permanent Residents of Perth, Western Australia
13 Oct 2011

Dear Ray Welthagen,

Just wanted to take the time to write and say a BIG THANKS for all the quality work you and colleges did for me. It’s your attention to detail for the little things that made all the difference. Your team are all experts of knowing how to make a positive difference. I will definitely recommend MIGRATE 2 OZ to anyone seeking professional assistance to migrate.

So I say a BIG THANKS.

28 August 2011


I would like to thank everyone at Migrate 2 Oz who made our visa application a simple and super quick process. I can honestly say that without you guys we would still be struggling to figure all the documents, procedures, deadlines and costs out. I really appreciate all the guidance and the advice I got from Reuven every step of the way. I will definitely spread the word about the service at Migrate 2 Oz. And when I do my advice shall be "do everything the agent says and you will be fine". May you guys have great success in the future and I shall keep in touch.

26 August 2011

Dear Reuven and the team at M2O,

I would just like to take this opportunity to formally Thank you for all your hard work and patience in helping us to receive our Australian Visas. Without you I don't think we could have done it. It has been a long journey and throughout you have been a positive and always reliable person for us to turn to. No question to big or small for you! Even though having never met you face to face I know you are trustworthy and will definitely not hesitate to recommend you to friends or family wanting to immigrate.

You have helped us in making a difficult decision but one that will surely be the best for our children and their future. I will definitely be in touch with you and keep you informed as to how our new lives are in Australia.

Many thanks,
Michael and Vivenne
17 August 2011

Dear Reuven, Raymond and Monica,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us secure our permanent residence visas.

We started the process less than a year ago and now 11 months later we have our visa. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotions but with your expert advice, it all turned out to be much smoother.

You guys were amazing right through the process. We remember when we failed the first skills assessment and were thoroughly crushed. Raymond reassured us that this was just but a stumbling block and if we really wanted our life in OZ, we just had to forge ahead and look at other options.

This energized us and we became more determined than ever. We are happy to have taken that decision.

Monica we thank you for the patience you showed even though some of the repeatedly asked questions were rather silly. You were always available to answer our questions and always we had prompt responses from you. You told us when and what to provide in clear stages, there was never any confusion as to what you required from us.

Thank you for your professionalism.

Reuven we would like to thank you for the diligent manner in which you handled the lodgement and your availability to answer any questions we had during that time. You made the last lag of the journey manageable.

Having said this, the service we received from you guys and everyone at Migrate 2 Oz has been exceptional and we won't hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends and family wishing to undertake the journey to Australia.

Thank you all.

Tendekayi, Tariro and Tanya
8 Aug 2011

Dear Migrate 2 Oz,

We decided to look into applying for Australian Permanent Residency after a holiday in Perth WA. We approached many migration agencies, who all said we didn’t meet the minimum requirements for GSM. This all changed when we came across your website and contacted Ray; his response was positive and he illustrated alternative options on how to get permanent residency in Australia. So the long process commenced, the team at Migrate 2 Oz were so accommodating and your friendly nature made the long wait for VETASSESS results seem so short and painless. The period of time when DIAC suspended all immigration due to change in government and party structures, Dayle and I thought we were going to wait forever, however your team kept us up to date with all the changes and once all the state occupation lists were out you contacted us immediately. We knew it would be a long and tough process, but your team made it a smooth and happy one. Dayle and I would like to thank each and every person at Migrate 2 Oz, for making our dream come true. A special thanks to Monica for all the assistance, Andrew for helping us with our proof of De Facto relationship, and Reuven for all your support, guidance and tolerance of all our emails & phone calls. This is a huge step for the both of us and a great opportunity and we are very grateful to you for making this opportunity into a reality. We will recommend you to anyone considering moving to Australia.

Kind Regards,
The Parkins
30 July 2011

Dear Reuven & Ray Welthagen,

I was really blown away when I received e-mail confirmation of our Australian visa being granted.  I received the mail at 2am, and just couldn’t contain my excitement; let’s say it was an early morning for me. This just highlights the commitment and dedication that I received. I have found your service to be incredibly efficient, professional and personal. You have continually gone the extra mile offering legendary customer service. A process which has taken a friend of mine 2-3 years has only taken me 5 months. That speaks volumes....

You have had the utmost confidence, and in depth knowledge in assisting us with all our questions or queries and guiding us through the process.

I would not hesitate to recommend Migrate 2 Oz to any prospecting immigrants out there looking for truly professional immigration agency.

We are truly thankful to you; you have helped us to achieve our dream of a happy life in a beautiful country.

Pierce Family
23 July 2011

Dear Reuven,

We would like to thank you and the Migrate 2 Oz team for assisting us with our Visa application and the professional service your organisation offers. It has been a long and sometimes difficult road since we started in Feb 2008, but with your professional help, positive attitude and assistance the process was a lot easier.  You always kept us up to date and the communication was excellent. We would highly recommend your services to families considering moving to Australia.

Thank you for helping us through this period.

Kind regards,
Andre and Sonia
11 July 2011

Dear Ray, Reuven, Andrew and Monica,

I cannot thank you enough for this dream come true!

We started this journey together in February 2010 after numerous other agents had informed me that I did not qualify for a migration visa to Oz. Just over 1 year later and we already have our visas.

You have changed our lives, and we are most grateful.

You provided professional and excellent service every step of the way. Great attention to our individual case was given, and we will not hesitate to send others we know to you.
We wish all the very best!

With much appreciation,
Gillian and Samara
24 March 2011

Dear Ray and the Migrate 2 Oz team,

I trust you are well. When I started the migration process, I had no idea it would be so in depth, from the IELTS tests to the DIAC application. Then during the process, from the disappointment of not being on the skills lists, to the success of the state sponsorship and then receiving my permanent residence visa.

I would like to thank your team, Reuven in particular, for the excellent service I received during this process, from keeping me up to date on my application In a very timeous manner and when my application was in doubt already having other routes for me to take in order to make the process more efficient.

Your team have been always been friendly and very willing to help on any matter, especially giving professional advice, which has helped me reach my goal. I would gladly refer Migrate 2 Oz to anyone wishing to make the leap.

14 March 2011


Raymond Welthagen,

Letter of commendation

I just want to thank you for the great service we have received from Migrate 2 Oz, especially from Reuven Abeshouse

I am sure you will never forget me as you probably will never find another client that accidently pays the wrong migration agent. I will also not forget the meeting I had afterwards and you guys really set my mind at ease and made me feel much better. I still believe that this mistake wasn't actually a mistake and that it happened for a reason.

I would like to thank Reuven for his patience, answering all my many many questions - from getting braces for my son, questions about my health, how long the state sponsorship application will take, all the many questions when the whole visa application process was suspended, about my skills and job and all the many, many more…… I am a very curious and inquisitive person, and Reuven had a lot of patience, but all the answers I was looking for as well. I also appreciate his honesty at all times.

It is also quite nice to read on other forums www.saaustralia.org that Migrate 2 Oz is the best agents in SA to use. I want to thank you for your excellent service levels - we are not use to this South Africa, also for very quick response times to questions and always being honest and not giving false hope.

The whole immigration process is a roller coaster ride, with my emotions and worries – I don't think you guys always realize that by just answering questions or helping and advising clients that you make the process easier and a little less stressful.

I would recommend your services to any person wanting to immigrate.

Thanks once again,
Charmaine and Riaan van der Merwe
9 February 2011

Raymond Welthagen & the team,

I would just like to thank you and your team at Migrate to Oz for the friendly and professional service that you gave me and my family. I sincerely believe that if this application was done by myself it would not have succeeded. Best wishes for the New Year.

Riaan & Family
12 December 2010

To Ray, Andrew and the rest of the team,

It is with great and unimaginable pleasure that I am typing this letter today. I have no words to describe Claire and my reaction when I was told my visa had been granted. I am sorry it has taken so long to email you guys but things have been really hectic the past few months at work and getting ready for the big move in Feb. I am really glad I found your website, funny enough through chance and shear professionalism from Ray, as within minutes of sending a message Ray contacted me and the rest is history. I would like to say a monstrous thank you to everyone involved but especially to Andrew. Andrew you have been awesome purely for your professional attitude and your friendly personality. The way you handled every bit of detail was stress free on our side. While no question or favour was ever too big for your shoulders and for that we are truly grateful. Well done and a big thank you once again. If anyone I know is planning to immigrate I will be sure to tell them to use Migrate 2 Oz!!!

Neil and Claire
2 December 2010

I am grateful for the invitation, thanks. However, we are pleased to inform you that we will be immigrating to Australia on the 17th of September 2010 and I will start a position as an estimator on the 20th of September 2010. Please extend my gratitude and appreciation to all involved in our successful application. I have also referred both my brothers and some good friends to Migrate 2 Oz and hope they will receive the best treatment like we did.

9 September 2010

Hi Ray,

I short note of appreciation for all the assistance that we received from your office regarding our Visa Application.

From the start Monica was of huge assistance. I struggled initially; I guess from being overwhelmed with all the documentation and Monica was fantastic in explaining everything thoroughly and being very patient with me.

Thereafter I started to deal more and more with Rueven. He was always very prompt in gettingback to me and would at all times call me and email me as well, regarding the matter at hand.

For such a huge process it was an absolute pleasure dealing with your staff and office. I will most definitely recommend your office to anyone looking to apply for Australian Immigration Visas.

Thank you!

12 August 2010

Hi All,

I just want to say a big thank you to all, especially Reuven who has made the second leg of our journey more fruitful than the first.  Reuven has provided prompt and directional feedback that has helped us tremendously.  Thank you once again for your efforts!

Kind regard
Carl and Mandi
12 August 2010

Dear Ray and the rest of the Migrate 2 Oz team,

Thank you so much for all your trouble in obtaining our visas. Your service was quick, efficient and to the point. We have spoken to quite a few people who went through the same process and everybody is astounded with the speed and ease in which we obtained our residency permits-all thanks to you of course

Kind regards,
Abel, Mari and Lia
11 August 2010

Dear Ray, Reuven and the rest of the Migrate 2 Oz team,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing this letter to thank all of you for helping us obtain our visas for Australia.

Deciding to immigrate was one of the most momentous decisions we have ever made - one we did not take lightly and the process seemed daunting to us at the time we made the decision. We shall never forget how at ease you all made us feel from the first phone call we made to your agency. Your prompt services, professional advice and “can do” attitude has made this whole experience much easier.

All your phone calls and attention to detail made us feel that we had someone working as hard as we were to get our visas. Not only did you offer expert and capable guidance, you also provided considerate and careful assistance. At no time did we feel like names on paper being processed without a care. On many an occasion I was grateful to have a kind and caring voice on the end of the line when my resolve starting failing me!

Thank you for helping us make this journey possible.

Yours sincerely,
Vicky, Lennox and Bryce
28 July 2010

Dear Ray,

We approached Migrate to Oz to enquire about the process of immigrating permanently to Australia. We were referred to you by friends who had recently made the move after using your services to assist them through the process and came highly recommended.

We approached you in October 2009, lodged our applications in February 2010 and received our visas on the 1st July 2010. We were advised that the visa’s would take 9 months to 2 years to receive, however we received ours within 4,5 months, which totally blew us away.

We would like to take this opportunity in thanking you and the team at Migrate to Oz for your professionalism and efficiency. You kept us up to date during the entire process and put our minds at ease when we had any concerns about the process or the actual idea of immigrating.

We have already referred Migrate to Oz to friends and family who are considering immigrating to Australia.

Thank you once again for the outstanding service.

Dale and Natalie
27 July 2010

Thanks again Ray for your, Reuven and the rest of your team's outstanding service and assistance throughout our visa application process. Having compared experiences with friends and colleagues who used other consultants, were are amazed at the apparent lack of service in this industry with some even having been charged close to double of what we paid. You guys really took the sting out of a potentially painful and arduous process with your clear instructions and explanations of what was required, ability to undertake certain tasks on our behalf and constant updates of where we were in the process. We would only recommend Migrate 2 Oz to anyone considering moving to Australia.

Kind regards,
21 July 2010

Dear Ray,

I remember (amongst the various agencies providing migration assistance) stumbling across the Migrate 2 Oz website by luck. I also at that point chose Migrate 2 Oz to handle my case. I cannot pinpoint why I chose Migrate 2 Oz at that point, I think that was luck itself again.

That was however where the luck finished and the quality and skills of Migrate 2 Oz team came to the fore. Reuven handled our case in spectacular fashion, was very accessible both in person and telephonically/electronically and was a wealth of information (and sometimes a valuable source of motivation too). Despite his many clients I am sure, I was never in any doubt how hard he was working on our behalf, and surely the successful outcome of our visa application (granted 19th April) is in no small way down to the professional service he displayed at all times.

I must also compliment the rest of the team, as (when Reuven has been on leave for example), I have spoken with Thabo, Monica, Andy & Andrew and all have been very quick to assist when necessary and have been able to call up my details within a minute to discuss any aspect thereof. That is a comforting situation I assure you.

In summary I really felt from the word go that my application was in the safest and most capable hands with your team as a whole and specifically Reuven. As this has been the most important decision we have had to make as a family, we needed a partner we could rely on. Migrate 2 Oz fitted the bill perfectly.

I have already not hesitated in recommending your company and team to others looking for migration representation and will certainly have no hesitancy in doing so in the future too.

Many thanks,
The Rowland's
20 April 2010

To Migrate 2 Oz,

We would like to take this opportunity to declare our satisfaction with the services rendered by Migrate 2 Oz. Obtaining permanent residence in Australia is a long and tedious process with numerous forms to fill in, specific time frames to be met and choices to be made. It was comforting to have an agent who knew when to do what, who could tell us what to expect and even predicted the time it would take to obtain our PR correctly. We appreciate their quick response and sound advice for the duration of the process.

Migrate 2 Oz were always helpful, knowledgeable and approachable. They were always willing to listen and answer numerous questions.

They can be highly recommended.

Jan and Miranda
Witbank South Africa

31 March 2010

Dear Ray, Reuven and Andrew,

Firstly let me apologize for the delay in sending this, since our visa was granted it has been a mad rush to get everything sorted out for our move. I would like to say thank you to all of you (as well as the rest of the team we didn't see but know helped us) for your exceptional service and great advice during the course of our visa application. Your knowledge and skill helped guide us seamlessly through an otherwise daunting process.

I would highly recommend your services to anyone. Our plans are almost complete now and we move over next month.

Thank you again and I wish you and the team all the very best for the future.

Best Regards,
26 March 2010

Hi Reuven,

I wish to thank you and the team at Migrate 2 Oz for the professional and speedy manner in which my case was handled. In my wildest dreams I never thought that it was possible to get from start to finish in 4 months. Once again, thank you, your service was outstanding.

15 March 2010

Dear Reuven,

We are totally enlivened by the news you gave us on Thursday the 25th of February.

Wouter and I have nothing but praise for the way you handled our 'case'. You might think that now that our visa has been granted, it's easier to speak, but we had trust in your guidance through this whole process which is almost two years now. It must not have been easy at all for you, considering the fact that 'my case' was quite a difficult one. I'm amazed by your insight and experience as to get all our information together in such a way that I actually look good 'on paper'.

We are really looking forward to a brand new start which was like a 'birth' when I got the news and almost like death at the same time because of family, friends, a certain way of living, habits and traditions which will be left behind and certainly be missed.

We are inspired and hope to settle in soon and make a positive contribution for the future in Australia.

We can above all thank Him who gave us our gifts and talents and created the opportunities in which we can thrive and be what He wants us to be. We are truly blessed with everything that you have accomplished and taken care of in such a professional and kind manner.

We will also highly recommend you like a lot of our foregoers did on the 'internet forum'.

We have the confidence to contact you, should we require any assistance regarding information on our case.

You have reached a high standard of handling 'cases' and we wish you all the best for those to follow.

Regards and good wishes to Raymond,
2 march 2010


Thanks, that is excellent news. I was very happy with the service received and would be willing to recommend you to anyone wishing to move to Oz.

2 March 2010

Dear Ray and Reuven,

First off, we hope that you both had as good an end to 2009 as we did. As you know we were granted our 175 visa on 31 December 2009. The fact that you were working at this time and were able to inform us of the grant, speaks volumes for your professionalism and work ethic!

Thank you for all your patience with all of our questions and your unwavering belief in your own ability to obtain the visas for Candice and I. It is rare in this day and age to have people committed to delivering anything and having the level of follow through that you and your team displayed at all times during our application, from booking the IELTS exams to the point where visas are evidenced in our passports.

We had been to see one other agent previously, who could not help us with the Independent (175) visa based on our existing qualifications. The feeling I got was that the agent was not prepared to go the extra mile to investigate all the possible approaches to help us achieve our goal. When Candice and I first met Ray at the Australia Expo at Gallagher Estate in March 2009, we were actually on our way out of the Expo, and had basically resigned ourselves to the fact that we would be stuck in RSA for years to come, while Candice had to add to her already impressive list of qualifications, to allow us to apply for the 175.

Ray took a look at our CV's and qualifications and said that he believed that he could help us, but that he needed a bit of time to investigate and that he would get back to us in two weeks. True to his word, he did contact us first (shock horror!!) without me having to chase him down. Service excellence does not begin to describe how our application was handled from that point forward. No questions were left unanswered and there is nothing that Reuven and Ray would not do to help us out. Reuven even went so far as to assist a friend of mine with questions about American Visas!

The end result is that we are on our way with the Full Independent (175) Visa, in May this year. We know that we could not have done this alone and whatever costs were associated with the process can be seen as an investment in ones future. One need only ask "What is my future worth" to see that the costs are miniscule and worth every cent, in comparison!

I have already referred a number of people to Migrate 2 Oz and will continue to do so for anyone that is considering a move to Australia.

Thanks again for all your efforts in obtaining our visas, you guys are absolute LEGENDS!

Deane and Candice
4 February 2010

To: Migrate to OZ,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter. Thank you for your hard work in ensuring we received our visas.

Your level of professionalism, and effort was outstanding right to the point of answering my dumb questions.

It is the first time that I could leave someone to do something for me without having to worry how it will get done and without ever having to follow up on anything. You were amazing in calming my fears and making sure I always knew you had everything under control. In a country riddled with bad service, thank you for standing out and providing me with service better than I could have imagined.

I would recommend anyone who wants to immigrate to use you - it's been an absolute pleasure.

Thanks again,
17 January 2010

Hi Andrew / Ray,

I hope you had a blessed Christmas and you have a fantastic new year.

We are back in Aus with our PR labels evidenced in our passports! I want to thank you guys so much - especially Andrew who had to deal with all my questions and all our issues. From where we started more than a year ago and in the position we were in, you guys helped us fix all the mistakes we made, helped us through issues with employers giving us last minute problems before we arrived here with the 457, and really get the PR in a record time!

We are really grateful for all your advice, patience and professional attitude throughout the whole process. We will definitely recommend you guys to anybody who wants to make the move to Aus that we know of.

Thank you again for really making the whole process so much easier.

Deon and Annelize
1 January 2010

My wife and I first met with Andrew from Migrate 2 Oz at the end of February 2008. From that first meeting right up until the present day we have had nothing but exceptional service from the entire team at Migrate 2 Oz. Their knowledge, patience, understanding and willingness to assist at all times have been huge aids to us in the process we have been through in acquiring our Australian migration visas.

It is relevant to note that ours was not the most simple of situations. There were a number of complicating factors in our case. It is generally accepted that it takes approximately six months to complete the preparation process before an application can be lodged. The challenge we faced was the fact that we only had two months after our first meeting before my 45th birthday! If it weren't for the fact that Ray and his team pulled out all the stops for us we would never have done it.

It had the potential to be an extremely stressful two months, but with the calm manner in which the Migrate 2 Oz team operated; it didn't turn out that way. Such was the efficient manner in which they handled our case that the application was eventually submitted with almost a week to spare! I'm not sure how they managed it, but my skill assessment was completed in what we were told was a record time.

My main point of contact during this time was with Monica, and she was absolutely amazing. I cannot recall her ever being flustered or impatient; even though I'm sure there must have been times when she would have had a right to be. Thank you, Monica! Having said that, I also know that the rest of the team was also playing their part behind the scenes, and so a big thank you to all.

The excellent service didn't stop after the submission of our application. With the onset of the global economic crisis at the end of 2008, the rules of the game in terms of which types of application were to receive preference by the Australian government seemed to change every week. Throughout the whole time, we were kept informed by the team as to what the latest developments were.

Eighteen months after our application was submitted, our visas were granted. Migrate 2 Oz have not adopted an attitude of 'our job is now done so goodbye and good luck'. They are still there to answer questions that we have had while planning our initial entry. In addition, they have also offered assistance with the actual migration process. This is still in its planning stages, and I know that I can rely on them to assist wherever possible.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Migrate 2 Oz to anyone who is contemplating emigration to Australia. They have a deep understanding of the process and the possible pitfalls, and this knowledge has proved invaluable to me and my family.

22 December 2009

Dear Ray,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the staff of Migrate 2 Oz for assisting us with getting our Australian Permanent Residence visas, Class VE – subclass 176. I commend you and your staff on the exceptional and professional service afforded to us during this trying process and highly recommend your services to anyone wishing to apply for an Australian visa.

Kind regards,
14 December 2009

Dear Ray,

I would certainly be happy to highly recommend "Migrate 2 Oz" in assisting anyone with the process of getting a visa for Australia.

I am sure you are aware that Gary and Nikki put us in touch with you. Word of mouth - The best form of advertising!

Initially, I did not meet all the criteria for our visa. However, you gave precise step by step instructions as to what was required and correctly so, advised that I start obtaining the necessary documentation regarding my qualifications well in advance. You also organised an immediate booking for the ELTS test, minimising any prolonged worry about facing a 3 hour English test. At the time, as an individual booking the ELTS test, there was a six month waiting list. Andy in your Sydney branch was also very helpful in assisting with the Queensland Nursing Council and ANMC.

During the period before I was successful with my visa, I experienced many moments of insecurity, I am very grateful that Migrate 2 Oz was only a phone call or an email away, all of my questions and queries where dealt with immediately. All the members of the team were extremely professional and helpful, in particular, Reuven.

Thanking all of you once again

A very grateful and happy client,
Michelle G
6 December 2009

Dear Ray,

Tracy and I collected our passports last week with our sub class 176 visas.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your staff for the assistance we received. Special thanks to yourself and Reuven for the handling of our application.
Your understanding of our situation and requirements was backed up with sound advice and assistance. Our entire application process was handled speedily and totally professionally. The application process proceeded without problem or incident.

I would personally like to thank you for the assistance with the CDR submission made to Engineers Australia.

I wish you and your team all the best for the future and we will pass on our recommendation to anyone who would be looking at migration to Australia. Tracy and I will keep in touch and let you know what future plans we make now that we have our visas. We have taken our first step into the Australian property market and may contact you or your associate in Australia should things progress.

May you have a Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2010.

Raymond and Tracy
1 December 2009

Dear Ray,

I have to admit, when we first met at the Australian Expo in April 2008, I honestly doubted your advice. The reason being we had spoken to other agents at the same expo and their opinion was it would be impossible to start the process until I had first worked a year. However, had we not started the process immediately as advised by you, we definitely would still be waiting for our visas.

Well, you said you would get us in and we shouldn't worry (I had my doubts!!!) But you did it. I must say the process was long and hard but because of the people in your office, Andrew, Reuven and of course yourself we are still sane!!

We had the best service any person could ask for. When we phoned just hear if you heard anything, we were always greeted in a friendly and professional manner and given any information available. Reuven and Andrew are exceptionally professional and courteous people.

We would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend your services and ensure you that we will take every opportunity to encourage people to use your services.
Thank you very much for your re-assuring words when waiting was getting a little too much!! Andrew has such a friendly voice it cheers me up whenever I call. I actually think I will miss phoning just to hear his cheerfulness!!!

Once again, we cannot say this enough, THANK YOU so very much!!!

Kind regards
Wayne, Joanne Taryn, Ashlee and Kirsten
22 November 2009

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team members for your invaluable assistance in helping my family and me obtaining our Australian permanent residence visas. I really valued your professionalism in handling the application as well as your quick response to all my queries. After having the pleasure of experiencing your high level of client service I will not hesitate in recommending others to make use of your services.

I wish you all the best for the future.

Yours sincerely,
6 November 2009


Thank you, both to you and your team. The decision to move has been a great leap of faith, although we have not yet moved, I am greatly surprised that the service has not yet ended with the grant of the visa. May I commend your team on their professionalism; the process would have been much longer and stressful if not for your knowledge and direction during the process. Being form a remote area a single point of communication has sure been advantageous, may I add that although stressful with waiting game , Migrate has surely alleviate some of the emotional stress by re-assurance and assistance.

28 October 2009

When I first looked at the Australian migration process on the official website I was incredibly concerned about the seemingly sheer magnitude of the application process. I searched on the internet and found references to Migrate 2 Oz. After initial correspondence I decided to give them ago. A few things have struck me in my dealings with them:

1. They greatly simplified the process telling me exactly what was needed and when. This greatly reduced my stress levels dealing with the whole process.
2. They answered all queries I had timely even though they were often bombarded by emails from me. This was very important for me as I am currently living out of the country.
3. I have very high standards and am most often disappointed by service I receive from so-called professionals. I was very pleasantly surprised with the service I got from Migrate 2 Oz.
4. They are affiliated with a number of vendors that help with the intricacies of actually migrating. Although I have as yet to migrate I believe these affiliations will prove invaluable.


Dear Mr. Raymond Welthagen,

Firstly, we thank you and the staff at Migrate 2 Oz for the excellent service and hard work that has been delivered to us in preparation of our subclass 175 visa application.
We must admit that we were a bit stressed about our application considering all the delays and changes implemented by the DIAC. But, we were always reassured by yourself and Reuven that everything was fine.

We are also very pleased with your receptionist, as our messages were always conveyed to you guys when you were not in the office. We are particularly impressed with your professionalism and the manner in which our application was conducted. We are grateful and appreciate your patience and understanding during the entire process of our visa application.

We will highly recommend your services to anyone who would like to immigrate to Australia and by the way, we already have.

Yours sincerely,
Marvin and Tazz

Dear Ray, Reuven and Team,
Our apologies for getting this to you so late. As you can imagine, there has been plenty to do before we make the trip to Australia.

Firstly, thank you very much for assisting us the way you did in obtaining our visa. We were very happy with the services provided by Migrate 2 Oz. As you and Reuven both know, we had several problems with our first migration agent. We were never able to get hold of anyone on the phone, when we wanted to enquire about the progress of our application. It was totally different with you guys. From the very first time my wife spoke to Reuven on the phone, he was helpful, friendly and best of all, well informed! Which is something we did not experience with the other lot. Instantaneously we knew we should have Migrate 2 Oz take over our application.

Our application took a long time and during that time, we started to get very frustrated, understandably so. But we never worried to pick up the phone and ask Reuven to enquire, and he always did! Thank you very much for that! My wife has since tried to convince all the people we know, who are also busy with the migration process, to make use of Migrate 2 Oz and we will continue to do so. We were indeed very happy with your service and will recommend you to anyone! And we feel at this time, even after the granting of our visa, that we could call one of you guys and you would be more than happy to help us.

Thank you for everything!
Johan and Samantha
6 July 2009

To: Ray Welthagen,

I am writing to you to commend you and your team for your excellent service in my family and my migration application. I remember my first telephone conversation with you and recall always being treated with the utmost courtesy. My application was later handed over to Reuven (assisted by Monica) and I was pleased that the standard did not diminish.

Reuven & Monica were always approachable and always provided sound advice (excellent turnaround time), felt like I was talking to lifelong friends.

I always had pleasant experience when visiting your offices; your staff were always friendly and always willing to help even when I didn't have a formal appointment. I would (and already have to a few people) recommend your company as migration agents and once again thank you for your dedication and delivery.

Best regards,
Mark Bennett
30 June 2009

Dear Ray,
I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for the smooth and painless manner in which Migrate 2oz handled your 175 visa application.

Despite our application being lodged just before the global meltdown which caused me numerous worries and stresses about the chances of success, The Migrate 2 Oz team kept me up to date with the latest news and possible alternatives in the event of changes to my personal situation.

A particular thanks to yourself and Monica who handled the bulk of the numerous questions posed by me.

I would not hesitate to recommend Migrate 2 Oz's services to all and sundry.

With kind regards,
Andrew P
18 June 2009

Dear Ray,

In the first instance let me say how surprised I was recently to receive your e-mail advising of success of our visa application. To think that it was just short of twelve months ago that we first met to discuss migration to Australia!

You and your team’s ability to resolve any queries from Justine and myself as well as those from the Australian side, is testimony to your keen knowledge of the migration process. You really went the extra mile for us to ensure that we were put at ease with the entire process by keeping us up to date with events virtually as they occurred and for always being available to us.

So this is a thank-you note—for helping and assisting us and putting up with our constant questioning. The future looks bright, and we want to acknowledge your contribution to this rosy outlook. Thanks a lot mate!

Yours sincerely,
Franz & Justine
24 May 2009

Dear Reuven,

We have received our visas and would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone else at Migrate 2 Oz for all the assistance. The service we received was outstanding and we were always kept updated. WE will definitely recommend your services to anyone looking to emigrate.

Once again many, many thanks, keep up the good work. We wish you all the best.

Kind regards,
Jahn and Alison
21 May 2009

Dear Ray,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the Migrate to Oz team for the services offered in respect of my 175 General Skilled Visa application.

Throughout the whole application process I can honestly say that the service received was friendly, helpful and professional. My queries were always answered promptly and with a great deal of patience. I was constantly updated on the status of my application and provided with supplementary information where it was deemed relevant to my personal circumstances.

I would definitely recommend your services (having already recommended you to my colleagues who have shown an interest in migrating to Australia) to prospective clients and you may use this letter as a letter of recommendation in securing future business.

Yours sincerely,
21 May 2009

Ray Welthagen & Reuven Abeshouse,

I MR Joachim XXXXX and my family would like to take this opportunity to thank Ray, Reuven and the whole team from Migrate 2 Oz for professional way you have conducted our application for Australian. The team has been amazing to work with. The professional way in which you conducted your business.

We had so many questions and so many concerns, but Migrate 2 Oz never turned us away. You have the patience to always explain that this process takes time and made us feel calm.

When we finally received a call from Ray Welthagen, we were over the moon to receive the good news that we had received our visa.

Reuven Abeshouse, you were with us every step of the way. Reuven was always available when we called or had any doubts. He was very professional at all times and keeping us informed. He went through every step with us and always advised us the best ways in doing things for the appication. We only received good service, friendliness and professionalism from the team at Migrate to Oz. We would gladly recommend Migrate 2 Oz to anyone that we know that is wanting to Immigrate.

We would like to extend our appreciation for all the help and effort that went into assisting us with our visas. We are so grateful.

Thank you,
Mr. Joaquim and Sonia
11 May 2009

Dear Ray,

Words cannot convey how appreciative I am of the efforts of you and your team. From the very start, your commitment to excellence was evident. I was surprised by the incredibly fast response, your comprehensive knowledge of the process (including my specific field), and your ability to explain it all in a manner that is reassuring and inspiring. I did not think that I had enough points, but you were aware of extra points due to a specific skill and explained the breakdown to me. The excellence continued throughout the process.

The process is not easy. No matter how rational one may be, there are times when the panic, frustration, and/or despair sets in. Yet you, Reuven and your staff seemingly never tired of my endless questions and often irrational concerns. Whenever I asked a question, you were never slow to respond. At every step along the way, you were on top of things, always aware of the status of my application.

I don't think one can overestimate the value of having an experienced, competent and compassionate agent handling your application. The process is stressful enough as it is. Having someone to turn to at any time for advice, answers or plain support is invaluable. The peace of mind obtained from having your application (and very future) in the hands of someone with a proven (and impeccable) track record makes it considerably easier.

I am extremely pleased that friends recommended you to us. In turn, I have absolutely no reservations in recommending you to any and all embarking on this exhilarating, fascinating, terrifying and gut-wrenching adventure. However you choose to describe it, it's an emotional experience. Thank you for being there throughout.

Yours sincerely,
Mark, Lily and Andrew
11 May 2009

Migrate 2 Oz,

Recommendation and huge thanks:
The Migrate 2 Oz Team has been amazing to work with! We would like to extend our appreciation for all the help and effort that went into assisting us with our visas. We realize we have had too many questions and too many concerns, but they were never too much for you! You have the patience of saints and for that we are forever grateful!

The application process is a very long and daunting one. I honestly have no idea what we would have done without such wonderful and dedicated people! We are beyond pleased that we selected the Migrate 2 Oz Team and with all the help and advice, we feel confident that our relocation will be smooth and as stress-free as it possibly can be.

We will gladly recommend that anyone who wishes to immigrate to Australia, use the Migrate 2 Oz Team.

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts!

Yours truly,
Michael & Lynda
4 May 2009

Rendering of outstanding service: Migrate 2 Oz,

To all the professional, dedicated staff and management at Migrate 2 Oz we would like to convey our sincerest appreciation for all your efforts in making our Australian resident visa grant possible. From the outset, the Migrate 2 Oz team displayed its commitment to deliver its best in the interest of the client. Your knowledge, enthusiasm and regular communication always kept us informed about progress being made with our successful application. You also provided prompt feedback to questions and enquiries that were raised at regular intervals during the application process.

With such positive attributes, we are extremely pleased to have selected Migrate 2 Oz to render our migration services and have already and will in future, gladly recommend your migration services to our families, friends and associates knowing that they too will not be disappointed.

Thanks again for your hard work and dedication in assisting us in realising a new future.

Yours faithfully,
Luke XXXX and family
21 March 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ray, Reuven and the whole team from Migrate 2 Oz for the truly professional way you have conducted our application for Australian sponsorship.

It was a long and tedious road the past 2-3 years. You were always well informed about the necessary steps to be taken as the laws and processes changed during this time.

You and your company always kept our best interests at heart. I can assure you that your phone calls and e-mails, keeping us regularly updated, never passed without appreciation.
I would definitely recommend you to all those wishing to relocate.

Yours sincerely,
7 March 2009

Good day Ray,

I just want to thank you and you team for a sterling job. It was very professional and your timelines were accurate although it feels from the applicant’s side that it takes forever. Thank you again for everything.

Kind Regards
5 March 2009

On behalf of my family I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you and your staff in assisting our family obtain our permanent residence visas for Australia.

Without your assistance I know the process would have taken a lot longer, cost a lot more and would have been a lot more stressful.

We also really appreciated your honest and straight-forward approach when it came to reviewing our qualifications and the various options you presented to us. Your knowledge regarding the skills assessments, timeline and visa requirements made the entire process a smooth one.

It is difficult for anyone not involved to understand how one's life has to be put 'on-hold' whilst waiting for approval! Your regular reassurance that everything was 'on track' provided us with a lot of emotional support and this helped to make the application time bearable.

I advise anyone wishing to emigrate to use a 'registered' agent and 'Migrate 2 Oz' would - without any doubt - be my first choice!

Yours sincerely,
John and Claire
28 January 2009

Dear Migrate to Oz,

I would like to congratulate the whole team for another successful application completed, and making the dreams of another client coming true. I would probably still be worrying how to go about onto going to Aus if it I didn't get the help of your team.

I would like to thank Andrew Blanche for the way he handled the case in a professional manner, even when he was put under pressure by me for getting the visa in such a short time before my family's departure in December '08.

I also would like to thank Ray Welthagen for directing such a wonderful and professional team who will go out of their way to satisfy their client's needs.

I would strongly recommend the services of Migrate to Oz to anyone in the future.

Well done guys

19 December 2008

Dear Ray,

Thank you for all your help with obtaining our Skilled Migrant visa.  You and your team were always helpful, friendly and professional and we could not have made a better choice than choosing you to be our migration agent.  Right from the start you have made the migration process an absolute breeze and now that we have obtained our visa you service continues to be excellent with the help from your Smooth Transition partner.

We hope to be in Australia in February and really look forward to referring our friends and family to you in the future.

Thanks again for all your patience and commitment.

Oliver, Jackie and Nicholas
9 December 2008

I would like to thank Ray and team for getting my visa. My application was a difficult one from the start due to my age and time constraints to get the application in on time. As if that wasn't bad enough Ray had to appeal no less than two times for certain outcomes. Successfully the team spared no time and expenses to get hold of me while I was out of the country to update information. Migration is a very expensive issue but their generous fees were the least of my worries. I was very surprised when I got my visa in less than a year, because I know I was one their more difficult cases. Personal assistance was given to me right from the start in filling out forms, obtaining enough points and contact details for other organizations that I needed documents from. It is pretty much sitting back and enjoying the ride while they do all the work. I highly recommend them to anybody who is considering going to Australia. Anybody who is interested can get my contact details from them and contact me personally.

See you all down under,
Regards Nick
2 December 2008

Dear Ray,

We would like to thank you & Reuven for your professionalism, advice and guidance throughout the process of obtaining our PR visa, from the skill assessment to the visa application to the granting of our visa.

Thanks for being so patient with all of our questions and for constantly putting my husband's mind at ease when it felt like it was taking toooo long. Thanks for always answering our e-mails promptly and friendly.

We are extremely satisfied with the service that we received from you and would recommend your services to anyone wanting to migrate to Australia.
All the best for you in the future.

Many thanks ,
Jacques & Marlise
11 November 2008

Hi Ray and Reuven,

We are very pleased with your assistance, and there is nothing that you can do to improve your service to your clients. We will and have already encouraged our friends and family to make use of your companies' services.

Friends of ours (both teachers) have started with their own private application almost three years ago, and their approval was only received in May this year.
It does pay to make use of your services and in the process save a lot of time and running around with worries.

I will not regret making use of your services ever.

Thanks again,
Tinus and Renola
4 November 2008

Dear Ray,

It was with Great Surprise to have received your call today informing me of the Granting of my Business Visa!!!!

Based on information from friends preceding us, using other Agents and/or attempting the process themselves, I have set aside at least Fifteen to Eighteen months to obtain a Visa
Your turn around time to obtain a rather complex Business visa took only Six and A half Months from date of lodgement!!! This is extremely good news, as this will assist us in doing the "Big Move" much sooner.

Your staff, and especially Andrew must be commended for his tremendous Skill, Knowledge of the migration process and Professional manner with which he always assisted us. He guided me every step of the way with exactly the right document at the right time. Even though my Business Visa was Complexed, Andrew knew exactly what to do and when to do it, wasting no time at all.

Dealing with you and your company has been a pleasure right from the start. You are a man of good Integrity, Honest and most Reliable "What You Say Is What You Do". There is so many Fly by Night operators, and you really need someone like yourself to rely on and trust to do a successful Migration. You always made us feel at ease and took away all our frustrations and worries with regard to Immigration

With you having done our immigration for us, we were able to concentrate on the task at hand.

I would like to thank you and your staff whole heartedly for assisting us in a professional and friendly manner. I have already referred quite a few of my friends and colleagues to your organisation for immigration and will definitely continue to do so.

Best Regards,
17 October 2008

Dear Ray,

Thank you very much for your email. The speed of the process was much faster than I anticipated, and thus I have to make some decisions a lot earlier than intended! The outcome is however extremely good news.

Your entire team have been incredibly professional and remarkable, and I am very grateful for all the assistance you have given me. I have recommended you too many friends based on the great service you have offered.

My application was a bit unusual in the timing as my 45th birthday loomed, and we managed to get everything done in time.

Thank you once again and best regards to all,
16 October 2008

I would like to thank Ray and his organisation for their assistance in getting my family and myself to Australia. He always handled us in a professional and courteous manner. Ray guided us through each step of our application and helped us in obtaining the necessary documentation needed. He kept us informed each step of the way and kept us up to date in terms of how long various processes would take. Ray ensured that all our documentation was processed quickly to ensure that our application would be handled quickly in Australia. Ray and his team have been responsible for my dream of living in a safer country with more opportunities for my children, becoming a reality and for that I will always be most grateful.

Thank you Ray.

Kind regards,
22 September 2008

Dear Ray,

Many thanks for your assistance in helping us to obtain our Skilled Migrant visa. Without your expertise I doubt we would have been able to secure the necessary points for us to be granted the visa at all.

You and your staff have been fantastic in all our dealings with your company and I have highly recommended you to a number of other people, as you know.
Many thanks for making this move possible and I wish you much success in your business going forward.

With kind regards,
26 August 2008

Dear Ray,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Reuven and yourself for the excellent service I have received in the past 14 months.  I felt at ease from the moment I contacted you on email until the day my visa was approved.

As a Finance person I enjoyed both your level of professionalism and attention to detail, the diligence with which either of you would follow through on every query that I had is very much appreciated and without a shadow of doubt in my mind, I have, and will continue to refer your agency to both family and friends.

Thanking you once again for all the patience and tolerance in answering all my frantic questions I wish you every success further with Migrate 2 Oz.

Kind Regards,
6 August 2008

Dear Ray,

I wish to take this opportunity to express to you, your staff and Andrew Blanche, on behalf of myself and my family, our sincerest gratitude for the fantastic effort made in obtaining our family visa for Australia!

At all stages of the process we felt that we were in good and capable hands. The process was kept simple, all queries dealt with promptly and on the whole treated in a professional manner.

It has been great dealing with you and I want to wish you and your company loads and loads of success in all future endeavours.

Thanking you

Kind regards,
5 August 2008

Hi Ray,

A very big thank you to you and your staff for the professional manner in which you guided and advised me through the process of obtaining my Visa from the initial application to the final grant letter. I really appreciated always being able to get hold of you or one of your staff members whenever I needed advice or feedback.

I would like to express a special thank you to Andrew Blanche for his patience, understanding and professionalism. Andrew was always available and willing to offer his advice and support. There were times when I would phone Andrew in a very stressed and agitated state and he was always able to address and alleviate my concerns in a professional and calm manner.

It has been a pleasure to deal with you and I would highly recommend your services to anyone requiring a migration agent.

Kind regards,
14 July 2008

Attention: Raymond Welthagen,

We would like to thank you and your staff for the speedy and professional service we received with regard to getting our Independent Skills Migration application processed.  Your staff were very helpful and understanding when dealing with us, explaining and directing us in getting the information we required.  

We would definitely recommend your services to others who require help with their migration applications.

Yours faithfully,
Michael and Antoinette
26 June 2008

Dear Mr Welthagen,

I would like to thank Reuven Abeshouse for the efficient manner in which you dealt with my family's skilled independent visa application for Australia. It was a complicated and reasonably lengthy process but you knew exactly what was required each step of the way and managed these requirements in an outstanding manner.

I can highly recommend your services to anybody who may wish to consider using your company for their Australian visa applications.

Yours sincerely,
22 May 2008

When we started with the process we contacted a couple of agents and we decided to go ahead with Migrate 2 Oz due to the prompt and professional assistance we received from Ray. Ray gave us proper guidance and gave a clear idea of the process. Later on Reuven took over the process. When Engineers Australia requested the competency demonstration report, Reuven used to call us on a weekly basis which helped to accelerate the process of completing the competency demonstration report.

Reuven also assisted us throughout the process of completing the application forms and answered all queries quickly. Reuven submitted the online application form and this enabled us to get our PR visa quickly.

There were times when we were a bit worried about the recent work experience criteria, but your confidence helped us stay calm. We thank you for following up on our application at every stage and sorting out the issues with the delay in getting the grant letter.

Thank you Ray, Reuven and all the Migrate 2 Oz staff who helped turn our dream into a reality.

Mohan and Leeny
18 June 2008

Letter of Commendation

I utilized the services of Ray Welthagen to gain my Skilled Australian Visa. I can highly recommend the services of Ray. If ever I had a query he would speak to me personally or call me back before the end of the business day. I also found Ray to be incredibly ethical in all that he did for us and was honest in all aspects and gave us very realistic expectations which made the process much easier. I had utmost confidence putting mine and my families' future in Australia in the capable hands of Ray, for which we are very grateful.

Kind regards,
11 June 2008

Dear Ray, Andy & Reuven - Migrate 2 Oz,

We want to thank you guys for the brilliant and wonderful manner in which you assisted us with our visa application. You are real professionals in your field.

We had a terrible experience with another agent previously and we found ourselves in a big mess due to this agent’s incompetence and lies. In our deepest hour off despair we saw your website on the internet and arranged an appointment with Ray. (Complements to Migrate 2 Oz on a great website).

Ray immediately took control of our immigration problems and gave us very good advice. He sorted our big mountain of immigration problems out at the speed of light. What was very dear to us was the fact that he told us the truth from beginning to end. Everything that he has told us regarding the visa has come true. In fact our visa was granted earlier than expected.

Special thanks to Andy and Ray for sorting out Sarel's skills application after hours. We appreciated the patience and humour that you have put in during this exercise. Reuven, thank you for giving us feedback every time that Sarel made an enquiry.

Face it; you guys are the "crème de la crème" of immigration agents. We adore you and would highly recommend you to our friends and family - anyone who are thinking of immigrating to Australia. Best of luck to each one of you and Migrate 2 Oz and may you be blessed beyond compare.

We will see you in Oz. (Go Warratahs go….)
Regards Sarel & Magda
14 May 2008

Dear Ray,

Making the decision to investigate the possibility of migrating to Australia was not an easy one, to say the least. We had done a little of our own research but still had many questions. We also had a need to be able to meet with someone locally, face to face. While "surfing the net" we came across your website and decided to request a meeting with you.

Your prompt reply was the first of many positive interactions with both you and your staff. From our first meeting in your then home office in December 2006 we felt comfortable and put our future prospects in your hands. (Yes, we did check your registration on the MARA website!)

Through the entire process you were happy to answer all our questions and put our minds at ease. Your advice was always welcome and the information you provided was invaluable. You eased us into each phase and guided us every step of the way. We played our part too and provided information and documentation as requested.

Your confidence in our application for a Skilled Independent visa confirmed our trust in you. Every e-mail we sent received a prompt response and all calls were either taken immediately or returned soon thereafter. Knowing that you were always close was also a bonus. Your move to new offices also brought your location even closer to us.

In March 2008 we became Permanent Residents, without any hiccups. Your job is done! Yet we are still receiving updates, links, recommendations and more from both you and your company. Your door is still open to us.

Our next step is to begin our relocation and we will certainly keep in contact with you. We now consider you a friend. Perhaps we will be able to meet again when you visit Australia.
Thank you to you and your staff for assisting us to begin our new life.

Forever grateful,
Dave and Pam

Dear Ray,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your employees for all your help and expertise in assisting me with securing my grant for my migration to Australia.
The decision to migrate to another country is very daunting and the whole experience can be extremely overwhelming and somewhat frightening at the same time. From my initial decision to make use of your company to assist me with my migration and the subsequent introductory meeting, all my fears were put aside thanks to the professional and friendly service and advice that I received.

Throughout the whole process, all my questions were answered promptly and thoroughly and at no stage did I feel uneasy with the service I was getting.

Thank you once again for all your help. I will definitely recommend Migrate 2 Oz to anyone who is considering migrating to Australia.

Yours sincerely,
13 May 2008

Hi Ray,

The best thing about the whole experience is that we did not have to worry about anything. You took care of it all. Peace of mind is a great thing to have when going through the migration process.

28 April 2008

To Whom It May Concern,

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Ray Welthagen / Migrate 2 Oz.

We have used the services of Migrate 2 Oz in applying for an Australian Class BN Subclass 136 Skilled – Independent Visa.

We have found that services provided by all representatives of Migrate 2 Oz was done so in a professional and timely way, from the very first consultation session until the time the visa was granted. We have found the advice and recommendations provided by Ray Welthagen to be invaluable in maximising the chances of a successful visa application, yet still being balanced so as not to create unrealistic expectations.

Specific reference is also made to the excellent support provided to us in obtaining outstanding documents related to the application in South Africa at a time when we were already living abroad.

The fact that Ray Welthagen is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority of Australia provided additional assurance of the credentials of the company and the level of service that could be expected.

I can confidently recommend the use of services provided by Migrate 2 Oz.

If I may provide you with any further information in your consideration of Migrate 2 Oz, please feel free to contact via Migrate 2 Oz.

Leon & Elmine
28 April 2008

Dear Ray,

Thank you for the great news on Monday about our Visas being granted and all in a relatively short period of time, considering that we only started the process in September last year.
I’d like to thank you and your staff, especially Reuven, for the professionalism with which you dealt with my application and the good advice given, which went a long way to taking some of the difficulty associated with what is quite an intense process. I would recommend Migrate 2 Oz to anyone intending to apply for a migration visa to Australia.

Again, thank you for your assistance.

Kind regards,
18 April 2008

Hi Ray,

Thanks to you and your team for managing to get this done. We really appreciate it.

18 April 2008

Are you good or are you good? When you say four weeks, you do it in three, when you say eight to twelve weeks, you do it in six. You sure are strutting your stuff. Don't stop showing off. Further questions to follow when my feet are back on terra firma. Thanks once again for the effort.


As a very satisfied customer I would like to recommend the team at Migrate2Oz for anyone looking to immigrate.

They were constantly available, thorough and professional, and our 189 visa was granted in under a year.

If you need any assistance Jessica and Reuven will respond promptly and give sound, helpful advice.

Mark Maritz