Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

Other Requirements

The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority cannot register anyone applying to become a migration agent who:

  • is not an Australian citizen or
  • is not an Australian permanent resident who holds an Australian Permanent visa or
  • is not a New Zealand citizen who holds a special category visa (physically in Australia when the OMARA is considering the application).

 

In addition, applicants cannot:

  • be under 18 years of age
  • have been refused registration within 12 months of applying
  • have had a previous registration cancelled within five years of applying
  • have previously been barred from registering unless the barred period has expired
  • have had a previous registration suspended unless the suspension has expired.

 

Furthermore, the OMARA must not register an applicant if the OMARA is satisfied the applicant is:

  • not a fit and proper person to give immigration assistance or
  • not a person of integrity or
  • related by employment to an individual who is not a person of integrity and the applicant should not be registered because of that relationship.
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