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If you want to use a migration agent in Australia to help with your visa application, make sure they are a registered agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). This protects you.

In Australia Lawyers/Solicitors and Migration Agents need to be registered with OMARA in order to give immigration assistant. Australian Lawyers/Solicitors usually study Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor degree and can take immigration matters to federal courts. A Migration Agent study Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice and cannot take cases to federal court however, can appeal the visa refusals to Administrative Appeals Tribunals.

VISA Aus operates under the Directorship of Ms. Leila Reypour who is a Founder and Principle of VISA Aus. Leila is a Solicitor/Lawyer of Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia and have been a  registered migration agent with OMARA since 2008 and New Zealand Immigration advisor since 2015.

If you want to use a migration agent in Australia to help with your visa application, make sure they are either Lawyers/Solicitors or Migration Agents and registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA). 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.

Registration of an agent gives you protection and helps ensure people working with migration agents who are aware of current laws and procedures and give correct advice.

Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers

A migration agent who is registered with OMARA and a lawyer who is admitted to their State and Territory are professionals who can help you with your immigration matters.

A registered migration agent is required to be registered with OMARA to give immigration assistance.

A lawyer must be admitted to the court in their State and Territory and obtain practising certificate as a Solicitor or Barrister.

Both lawyers and registered migration agents are qualified to perform immigration work and lodge visa applications and appeals to Administrative Appeals Tribunals (AAT). However, only lawyers can take the matter to the Federal Courts. The Hierarchy of the appeals for immigration is as such that if a visa is refused or cancelled, you need to first appeal to AAT and if the appeal is not successful you can take the matter to federal courts with the help of a lawyer.

Both lawyers and migration agents need to be registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) to perform immigration work.

For more information about OMARA, please click here (https://www.mara.gov.au/)

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