On 26 July 2021, The Hon Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs has announced the release of the updated Consumer Guide and Factsheet outlining provision and manner of immigration assistance, and the fees charged by registered Migration Agents. The resources have been translated into 34 languages to reach the wider community seeking immigration assistance, in line with the ‘commitment to ensuring a world class migration advice industry’ in Australia.
The updated Guide incorporates the changes which remove the dual regulation for Australian legal practitioners providing migration advice. In addition, it includes the Code of Conduct and process to complain if there are any concerns about Registered Migration Agents. It is also a reminder that providing immigration assistance in Australia by any person other than a registered migration agent, legal practitioner or exempt person is a punishable offence.
In addition to English, the Consumer Guide and Factsheet are now available in the following 34 languages:
· Chinese simplified
· Chinese traditional
To access the Consumer Guide and Factsheetin other languages, click here.