Only registered migration agents can legally give immigration assistance in Australia. To do this, they must be listed on the Register of Migration Agents, held by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).
The purpose of OMARA is to protect prospective migrants from dealing with unscrupulous agents and to ensure that only people of good character who have sound knowledge of the migration law and migration procedures are registered as migration agents.
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.
Migration Plus has a team of highly qualified and experienced migration agents who are committed to adhere to the Code of Conduct for migration agents and provide our clients with professional and ethical migration advice to ensure the best outcome for our clients.
The OMARA produces a document for clients called The Consumer Guide. The Consumer Guide has information about the migration advice profession, the functions of the OMARA, 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.