Professional Indemnity Insurance for Migration Agents
A registered migration agent provides advice or assistance to a person wishing to obtain a visa to enter or remain in a country. They can also give assistance to people who are nominating or sponsoring prospective visa applicants.
Why do Migration Agents need Professional Indemnity Insurance?
Providing migration advice in Australia requires registration with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and sound knowledge of migration law and professional behavior in accordance with the MARA's Code of Conduct. Members of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) abide by a further Code of Ethics and Practice and have access to the resources provided by the peak professional body, including updates on legislative and regulatory change, comprehensive professional services and high level Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. The Institute encourages migrants to use an RMA to obtain migration advice to fully understand their options and to prepare and submit visa applications. A migration agent is a person who:
- Advises on immigration matters
- Helps prepare and lodge an application
- Deals with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the department) on a persons behalf, usually for a fee.
It is recommended that Migration Agents have professional indemnity insurance in order to provide them with financial protection against any claims arising as a result of their negligence or errors/omissions committed while providing their consultancy services.
Key exposures for Migration Agents:
- Failure to advise properly on migration issues
- Failure to help you to prepare and lodge an application
- Failure to provide information regarding migration country
- Negligence in carrying out migration procedures
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