This registration is required by any person, whether acting as an individual, executive officer, employee or member of a corporation or partnership, who provides immigration assistance to persons wishing to enter or to remain in Australia.
It also applies to anyone who provides immigration assistance to persons who wish to nominate or sponsor such a person; or who charges a fee to make representations to the Agency on behalf of a visa applicant, sponsor or nominator.
Please consult the Contact Officer for full details.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this registration you must:
- Be 18 years of age or over;
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
- Have passed the examination in the prescribed period;
- Undergo a National Police Check;
- Hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance;
- Be a person of integrity and fit and proper;
- Demonstrate English Language Competency; and
- Have published notice stating your intention to apply for registration and provide evidence of this publication to the Agency unless you have been registered at some point in the last 12 months.
If you are applying as an individual for repeat registration (having been registered at some point in the last 12 months) you must submit, with your application, a statement detailing the kinds of services you offered during the previous registration period and the average fees charged for each of those services.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Non-refundable application for registration fee: for commercial agent $1 760; non-commercial agent $160.
Assessment fee $99
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Visa and Citizenship Services
Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
Migration Act 1958 (Australian Government)
Migration Agents Regulations 1998 (Australian Government)
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