||James is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority ( MARA) - Reg Number: 0005207 for Australian and New Zealand, registration number 201501151.
Registration can be confirmed by visiting the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority's (MARA) website and inserting the registration number 0005207 in the Migration Agents Registration Number (MARN) field or typing in New World Immigration in the business name Field, then click search.
||Jonathan has been issued with an offshore agent ID from DIAC as an agent operating outside of Australia.
Offshore Agent ID: 3017383
||Shelley has extensive experience with Australian Immigration gained from working for the Australian High Commission as a Senior Immigration Officer for just over 6 years.
Shelley's certifcates can be viewed here.
The importance of using a MARA Agent for Australian Immigration
Australia is of the classic world countries that relied on migrants to make it a great country. Migrants to Australia still play an increasingly important role in establish the country’s economy through innovation skills and experience gaining in their country of birth.
The Australian government welcomes skilled migrants who will positively contribute to their economy and Australian society. A rigorous visa application process has meant that Australia only allows migrants into their country that meet a number of criteria and as a result immigrating to Australia is a notoriously tough, but certainly not impossible, process.
Using a MARA (Office of the Migrations Agents Registration Authority) accredited immigration agent is vital and will ensure the most successful possible outcome of your visa application
“The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) is an office attached to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). We are based in Sydney and operate nationwide, “states their official website.
All migration agents in Australia must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). This ensures that a strict level of conduct is observed by the agents while complying with ethical and legal requirements of the visa application procedure.
It is important to note that only registered migration agents can legally give immigration assistance in Australia. To do this, they must be listed on the Register of Migration Agents, held by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.
Immigration assistance (under section 276 of the Migration Act 1958) is when a person uses or claims to use 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
• preparing for proceedings before a court or review authority in relation to a visa application or visa matter
• representing in proceedings before a court or review authority in relation to a visa application or visa matter.
What your immigration agent won’t be able to help with:
• Doing clerical work to prepare (or help to prepare) an application or other document
• Providing translation or interpretation services to help prepare an application or other document
• Advising another person that they must apply for a visa
• Passing on to another person information produced by a third person, without giving substantial comment on or explanation of the information.
The Australian government conducts regular inspections and raids to ensure that unlawful operators are not practicing by pretending to be registered migration agents.
MARA advices that applicant always check their website to make sure a registered migration agent is being used. Remember MARA has jurisdiction to consider complaints about registered migration agents only. If you encounter an unlawful operator providing immigration assistance, report them to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s dob-in service.