It is important to note that using an agent or lawyer for visa applications is not compulsory.
Who can provide immigration assistance?
Immigration assistance is when a person uses knowledge of, or experience in, migration procedure to assist with visa applications or other visa matters by:
- preparing, or helping to prepare a visa application or other document
- advising about a visa application or visa matter
- representing in, or preparing for, proceedings before a court or review authority in relation to a visa matter.
If you appoint someone to give you immigration assistance, they must be:
- a registered migration agent
- a legal practitioner, or
- an exempt person.
Further information regarding immigration assistance can be found at: Who can help you with your application?