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CLCs Work with Asylum Seekers in Australia
Migration Agents – Registration & Volunteering (May 2010)
Part 3 Migration Act s 276 defines “immigration assistance”: ◦ preparing, or helping to prepare, or advising on, or representing in, the visa application;visa s 280 - a person who is not a registered migration agent must not give immigration assistance.registered migration agent s 288 - An individual may apply to the Migration Agents Registration Authority to be registered as a registered migration agent. Migration Agents Registration Authority registeredregistered migration agent
Any individual may become a registered Migration Agent; Profession is regulated by the Migration Agents Registration Authority; There are some Migration Agents who are reckless, negligent, dishonest, sub-standard, non-professional, over charge, engage in misconduct, etc. Clients reluctant to make complaints about agents as fear jeopardising visa application; Clients may also be unaware of Migration Agent’s misconduct, negligence, etc
Solicitors can readily become Registered Migration Agents by: Attaching to a specialist CLC (eg RACS ) ; Completing MARA Registration Form; Providing required supporting documents (eg certified copies of Practising Certificate, etc); Obtaining AFP Police Check; Paying fee of $160 (if not-for-profit) Waiting … [must comply with CPD requirements to renew each year]
Australian Birth or Citizenship Certificate; Practising Certificate Law Degree Australian Federal Police Check 2 x passport size photos Cheque for $160 Specialist CLC’s Certificate of Incorporation Letter from specialist CLC regarding your role Specialist CLC’s Public Indemnity policy
Contact RACS: ◦ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ◦ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Help with: ◦ Monday night Evening Advice sessions ◦ Christmas Island, etc Task Forces ◦ ? Provide outreach PV assistance within own CLC Contact IARC
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