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Migration Agent

Migration Agents provide information and advice to potential migrants, prepare and lodge visa applications, and act as intermediaries to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies.

Overview

Migration Agents provide information and advice to potential migrants, prepare and lodge visa applications, and act as intermediaries to legally represent clients during visa processing and before review bodies.

Day-to-day

  • provides information about immigration laws, policies and procedures
  • answers written and phone queries
  • reads, checks and decides on applications for residency or entry into Australia
  • interviews applicants
  • explains decisions to applicants
  • issues permits and visas
  • enforces immigration laws
  • may investigate breaches of immigration law
  • may advise on immigration policies and operations.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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To become a Migration Agent

  • You usually need a graduate diploma or graduate certificate in Australian migration law and practice to work as a Migration Agent.

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  • Registration with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority is required.

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