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VICES
Peak professional
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practitioners
For the best migration advice you should have a registered agent.
Here’s how to find one and what you should expect of them.
MIGRA
“For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
UnRegisTeRed Risk
With courage let us all combine
Using an unregistered person can be risky. Their
To Advance Australia Fair.”
standards of knowledge and ethics are not subject
to the checks and scrutiny of registered agents.
Australia’s national anthem enshrines how valuable
They are also less likely to hold professional
migration is to the nation but the reality is, that it
indemnity insurance, which covers applicants’
claims in cases of negligence.
can be difficult to negotiate complex and evolving
immigration laws and policy. There are more than
100 visa sub-classes for temporary visitors to
Australia, plus various pathways to permanent
LegAL Advice
residence, so it is important to get the right advice.
Education agents representing Australian education
and training institutions are not regulated and
A good adviser should not be confused with the services provided
In Australia, migration agents must be registered
by a registered migration agent. An education agent
should disclose to clients if they are receiving a
to provide immigration assistance services. Once
commission so clients are aware of any potential
registered, a good adviser can help a client’s chances
conflicts of interest. Remember, only registered
by selecting the most appropriate visa, properly migration agents are legally allowed to give
preparing the application with all necessary evidence
migration advice.
and representing the case effectively during processing.
To be registered, migration agents must demonstrate
a sound knowledge of migration law and practice and People seeking migration advice should check an
they must continually update their knowledge. agent’s background. Registered migration agents have a
Maurene Horder, CEO of the Migration Institute Certificate and registration number issued by the Office
of Australia, says, “Choosing to migrate is one of the of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of
biggest decisions a person, family or business ever has the MARA) requiring annual renewal.
to make, so it’s important that it is the correct decision
using the best advice available.”
Fair fees
A registered migration agent must provide written
Highest ethical standards
advice about the fee they will charge and the service
Registered migration advice practitioners who are they will provide. They must also abide by the industry’s
members of the peak professional body, the Migration Code of Conduct, which includes requirements on high
Institute of Australia, are committed to the highest ethical standards and professional business practices.
professional and ethical standards. This gives clients an Visa applicants can be assured that any behaviour
extra level of confidence in the conduct and advice of that breaks these standards, is not tolerated by the
their migration consultant. profession.
Registered migration agents are not immigration officials.
They can advise on the probability of success but cannot
‘guarantee’ that a client will get a visa.
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