Migration Agents Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Regulations 2020 dated 06 August 2020 [“the Instrument”] amends the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 to reflect the changes made by the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth).
Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 (Cth) amends the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and contains provisions regarding the Australian legal practitioners providing immigration assistance in Schedule 1, including transitional arrangements, registration periods in Schedule 2, redundant provisions in Schedule 3, requirement for applicants to provide further information in Schedule 4, fees and charges in Schedule 5, and other amendment in Schedule 6.
Accordingly, the Instrument amends provisions relating to Australian legal practitioners providing immigration assistance and registration requirements, outlines the redundant provisions, and provides transitional provisions regarding operation of amendments relating to registration of migration agents.
The Instrument is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 07 Aug 2020 and as per Section 2, various provisions are in effect from 8 August 2020 and 11 August 2020, accordingly.
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