MARA Migration Agents’ Code of Conduct

As discussed in our article on Migration Agents, the Migration Agents Registration Authority maintains a Code of Conduct that sets the minimum requirements for Registered Agents and a basic level of expectations that their clients can expect. The Code of Conduct itself is prescribed by Legislation (the Migration Act 1958) and contained in the Migration Regulations 1994. What does the …

Caps and Limits on Visa Numbers

Under the Migration Act 1958, the Minister for Immigration has the discretion to impose limits on the number of each visa granted in a given year. The purpose for this discretion is to allow the Government the capacity to respond to changing circumstances (for example, the need for more or fewer skilled workers in the economy). When the cap is …

Migration Agents Consumer Guide

The Consumer Guide is a brief, one-page overview of your rights under the Migration Agents Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct requires that you be given a copy of the user guide once you engage a Migration Agent, and before they undertake any work for you. The Consumer Guide highlights the most important elements of your relationship with your …

What is a Registered Migration Agent?

A registered Migration Agent is a professional with specific expertise in assisting clients to successfully apply for visas to come to, or remain in, Australia. All practising Migration Agents are required to be registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), which is part of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. In order to remain registered, each Migration Agent …