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Guide on Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020

Guide on Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020

In this blog, we are going to discuss the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 for your understanding. In case you are planning to apply for the visa then you should contact the migration agents in Brisbane. They have all the updated information about the Australian visa and what amendments are made in the migration process.

Australian legal practitioners providing immigration assistance

Migration Act of 1958Section 275Australian legal practitioner means a lawyer who has a practicing certificate given under the Territory or State law.
  • It is subject to the condition which needs practitioners to get supervised legal practice for some time.
  • This condition is not considered as a disciplinary measure and this is done by the authority for disciplining the legal practices.
278A Eligibility for restricted legal practitionersEligibility: General
  • This section is for the person who has a restricted legal practitioner and they get eligibility.
  • The person has the eligibility under the following conditions:
  • If the person becomes an unrestricted legal practitioner.
  • Under this section, the eligible period is extended.
Under the eligibility, when there is a legal practitioner, the practitioner can become or they can become a registered migration agent. The eligibility is the 2 year which comes with a practicing certificate.Extension of eligible periodThe eligible person may apply within the extended time to the migration authority and this allows the extension of 2 years.
  • All the relevant information is mentioned in the form and this form is in writing by the authority.
  • If the application is made 3 months or more before the eligible period then the person can apply for the extension in this application.
Period of registrationThe registration agent period ends after 12 months on the day of registration. These changes are made so that the migration agent can provide better service to the applicants coming to Australia.Cancellation of registration—Australian legal practitionersThe migration authority cancels or removes the migration agent name from the entire process if they are satisfied with the following reasons:
  • The agent should be an unrestricted legal practitioner
  • The legal practitioner is not allowed to provide the given service.
When the registration is canceled it is important to give a specific reason and the person needs to be informed with a written notice.306C Definition of clientThe registered migration agent client is a person to whom the services are given or they are agreed upon they will provide them all the migration assistance to apply for the visa.In case, the migration agent becomes inactive while he is a registered migration agent even then they will be his or her client.The migration agent needs to give in writing to the registration authority within 28 days that they have become:(a) a restricted legal practitioner(b) an unrestricted legal practitioner.

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