Australian migration law is complex and is constantly changing
The application process can be complex and stressful with migration regulations regularly, and even the slightest changes can drastically affect the outcome of your visa application.
Using the services of a Migration Agent will ensure that your Australian visa application meets the standards of assessment which will increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. If you want to save time and the hassle of preparing your documents and filling out all forms yourself, you can benefit greatly from the assistance of a qualified Immigration Agent.
Registered migration agents are allowed to provide immigration advice and assistance, including help lodging visa applications. Agents must be qualified and demonstrate to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) that they:
- have sufficient knowledge of migration law and procedures
- are a person of integrity
- are a fit and proper person to provide immigration assistance
Are they registered?
In Australia, migration agents must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). If you choose to use a migration agent, please ensure that they are an Australian registered migration agent. Registration gives you protection and helps ensure people working as migration agents are aware of current laws and procedures and give correct advice. It is against the law for someone in Australia who is not registered with the MARA to provide you with immigration assistance.
Somebody pretending to be a migration agent might give you false or misleading information to take advantage of your desire to travel to Australia. If you become a victim of fraud, you could lose your life savings, have your identity stolen, or your visa (if granted) cancelled.