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Migration Agents

In order to protect prospective migrants from dealing with unscrupulous agents, the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) has been established. The purpose of the Authority is to ensure that only people of good character who have sound knowledge of the migration procedures are registered as migration agents. To visit the internet site of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, click here.

There is a requirement for Migration Agents to keep abreast of developments in migration law and migration procedures in order to qualify for re-registration.

The Migration Agents Regulations provide a strict Code of Conduct for Migration Agents. You are invited to examine the Code of Conduct click here. Apart from a small number of exceptions, only Registered Migration Agents are allowed to give migration assistance or advice. Penalties specified in the Migration Act 1958 for people giving migration assistance when they are not registered Migration Agents are very severe.

 Information about the migration advice profession

The MARA produces a document for clients called The Consumer Guide. The Consumer Guide has information about the migration advice profession, the functions of the MARA, the legislation regulating the profession, what a client can reasonably expect from a migration agent and complaint procedures.This is in various languages and you should read it before engaging a migration agent.

 

Helping you, helping others

Migration Plus adds value to the community in which it works. At least 5% of our profit goes towards our contributions to what we call Step Up and Reach Out which assists selected young people from Australia and around the world who choose to improve their position in life through education and learning. Read more

Registration and regulatory information

Migration Plus is a long established, Australian based privately owned independent immigration consultancy with a team of highly skilled OMARA Registered Migration Agents who represent our clients from around the world.  Migration Plus provides fee-based services in addition to the official Government application fees and disbursements to advise, assist and represent our clients through the complex visa application process.

All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Australian Government, subject to lodging a valid application using the forms or electronic lodgement systems available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Plus is not affiliated with the Australian Government.  We act independently in assisting and representing our clients interests, we advocate for our clients. The Australian Government registers Migration Agents – all our Agents are registered under that system.  We are also licensed to provide Continuing Professional Development to Migration Agents and we belong to the Migration Institute of Australia.  We take great pride and offer exceptional professionalism in helping you achieve your immigration goal.