Registered Migration Agents are skilled people who must meet professional standards, follow the Code of Conduct and maintain up-to-date knowledge of migration law and procedure.
In Australia your agent must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of the MARA), which ensures that only suitable persons are registered to provide immigration assistance.
In Australia it is illegal to provide immigration advice or assistance unless you are a Registered Migration Agent.
The role of a registered agent is to:
Assess an applicant’s eligibility and prospects of success.
Gather and collate the necessary documentation required for the application to ensure it meets legislative requirements.
Prepare and lodge visa application forms and accompanying documents to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, skills assessment authorities and other statutory bodies.
Act as your authorised representative in all dealings and correspondence with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, skills assessment authorities and other statutory bodies.
Choosing whether or not to use an agent is a completely personal decision, however, Australian immigration law is complex and ever changing. A Registered Migration Agent can give you the best advice and options to suit your individual circumstances.
The information available through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website is a general information service only.
Southern Cross Alliance has been in operation for over 25 years, we deliver a consistently high level of service with fast results. If you are interested in applying for a visa for Australia, do it right the first time by employing the services of one of our experienced Registered Migration Agents.