Why use a Registered Migration Agent?
There are many reasons why a person migrating to Australia should choose to use the services of an Australian Registered Migration Agent. One of the most compelling is that, Australian immigration laws are complex and change frequently.
In Australia, all Migration Agents must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).
As a Registered Migration Agent, we must meet competency standards, abide by the OMARA’s strict Code of Conduct and keep our knowledge of migration law and procedure up-to-date.
Australian Registered Migration Agents are highly skilled professionals. They are required to sit a migration law examination and to attend regular Continuing Professional Development seminars. They are also required to maintain a professional library of the current migration legislation (including, Migration Act 1958, Migration Regulations 1994 and the Department of Immigration’s Procedures Advice Manual). We must also understand the complexities of migration legislation which is essential to competently address the requirements and criteria for each visa subclass.
Under Australian law, anyone who uses knowledge of migration law or procedures to offer immigration advice or assistance to a person wishing to obtain a visa to enter or remain in Australia must be registered with the OMARA, unless they are exempted by law from registration.
By using the services of a professional Registered Migration Agent, it will save you time, money and unnecessary stress.
Remember every time you apply for a visa, the history will follow you for the rest of your life, so make sure you get it right the first time by engaging a professional Registered Migration Agent!
Unregistered migration agents based overseas are not accountable to any Australian authority. They do not have to be registered or keep their knowledge up-to-date. They are not compelled to act within the guidelines of the Code of Conduct and cannot be sanctioned for failing to abide by this Code. Why risk it? Speak to an Australian Registered Migration Agent today.