The office of MARA regulates Australian migration agents. At Ranika Melal Parseh we use the services of a MARA Registered Migration Agent. This protects our clients and gives them an added advantage of the expertise and vast experience our registered agent brings to the applications.
We take care of our client’s entire visa processing from start until the visa is granted. Applicants can make their application directly to the DIBP and pay a lower cost, however as clients find it very difficult and tedious to process the lengthy applications themselves, they take advantage of the expert services we provide including checking documents, filling up of all official application forms, representation and correspondence with the related authorities. Some of our services to our valued clients are listed in the following:
Migration Agent Registration Number: 0100438
Email address: email@example.com
Postal address: Level 25, 88 Phillip Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 2 82112722
Fax: +61 (0) 2 82110555
You can check our agent registration details here. and here
Risks of receiving assistance from an unregistered person
If you want to use a migration agent in Australia to help with your visa application, make sure they are a registered agent. This protects you.
It is a serious offence for anyone who is not a registered migration agent to give immigration assistance in Australia. The penalty can be up to 10 years of imprisonment
What are the benefits of using a registered migration agent?
Using a registered migration agent has many benefits. Not using one has many risks, as you will see in this table.
|What are the benefits of using a registered migration agent?
What are the risks of using a person who is not registered?
A person who is not registered:
|must have a good and up-to-date knowledge of Australia’s immigration law and procedures
||might have only limited knowledge of Australia’s immigration law and procedures
|are bound to act in your legitimate interests and give you accurate advice through a Code of Conduct
||might give incorrect advice, make false promises, or try to take advantage of your situation
|must manage your money in a separate account until services are provided, and have their accounts audited from time to time
might not handle your money the right way (some have taken large amounts of cash from their clients)
|must keep proper client records for seven years
||might not keep proper files and misplace your important documents, including original ones
|are authorised to represent you and must tell you about your visa outcome in a timely manner
||have no obligation to tell you about your visa outcome
Reporting a person who is not registered
If you know a person who is giving immigration assistance but who is not registered as a migration agent, you should immediately report them to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Telephone: 1800 009 623 (Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Fax: 1800 009 849
Can a person who is not registered as a migration agent give immigration assistance?
In a small number of cases, a person who is not registered as an agent in Australia can help another person with their visa matter. These situations are covered by law (Section 280 of the Migration Act 1958). They are when a person who is not registered is:
• a nominator or sponsor of the applicant
• a close family member of the applicant, nominator or sponsor
• an official giving assistance as part of their job
• a parliamentarian
• a member of a diplomatic mission, consular post or international organisation helping to prepare a submission to the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection and who is giving the help for free.