A migration agent can help with:
It is important to note that using an agent or lawyer for visa applications will not influence the outcome of applications or speed up the process.
In Australia, migration agents are required by law to be registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) in order to provide immigration assistance services.
Registered migration agents can be found through the following websites:
If a skilled migrant is using a migration agent within their own country, it is important to make sure they are also registered with MARA or that they meet local laws and registration requirements in that country.
The MARA website provides details of average fees charged by registered migration agents. Fees charged are usually determined between each client and their agent.
Visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's (DIBP) website for more information about using a migration agent registered with the MARA.
All migration agents are expected to:
Find more information on the MARA website
What to expect from a registered migration agent - a video on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s ImmiTV YouTube Channel
An immigration lawyer or a representative from the following organisations may be able to assist and represent a skilled migrant for immigration matters: