Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

Apply for registration as a migration agent

About the information you give

The information you give in this form is required by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority to carry out its functions under the Migration Act 1958 (the Act).

The information provided will be passed to agencies who are authorised to receive it. In accordance with section 290 of the Act, you cannot be registered as a migration agent if the OMARA is satisfied that you are not fit and proper or not a person of integrity. The OMARA must carry out checks to establish the facts surrounding this requirement. As a result, your personal details (such as your name, address and date of birth) may be given to a contracted information broker to examine information held on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s public register relating to bankruptcy or corporate involvement. Documents provided by you to support your initial registration application can be referred to the issuing authority (either overseas or in Australia) for authentication.

Note: If you are applying for registration under the TTRMA you will need to complete a statutory declaration, scan it and upload this to your online application at the Supporting documents step
Statutory declaration for applicants under TTMRA (51KB PDF)

Application fee

Please consider carefully before submitting your application as the application fee is not refundable.
Registration costs


Becoming an Agent

You must answer ALL questions marked with an asterisk.

Before you apply to become an agent, the following questions shall assess if you meet the high level eligibility
requirements to apply to become a migration agent.

Your age at time of application.
Are you eighteen (18) years and above?
Your citizenship / permanent residency
Are you an Australian citizen?
Are you an Australian permanent resident?
Are you a New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa?
Your occupation
Are you a New Zealand licensed immigration adviser?
Your prior registrations (if any)
Have you:
- been refused registration within twelve (12) months of application; or
- had a previous registration cancellation within five (5) years of application; or
- been previously been barred from registering as a migration agent, and that period has not expired; or
- had a previous registration suspended and that period has not expired?

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