Migration Agent Melbourne

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Welcome to Migration Agent Melbourne, a dedicated immigration website provided by To Legal.

To Legal, is a boutique immigration practice based in the south eastern suburbs of the city of Melbourne, Australia.  Although based in Melbourne, we provide immigration services to people from all over the world, regardless of whether they are located in Melbourne.

To Legal is owned and operated by Jay To who:

We provide a range of professional services to our clients, which includes providing strategic and procedural immigration advice as well as administrative support.  We are ‘results oriented‘ and provide practical and meaningful advice in ‘plain English’ rather than ‘legal jargon’.

Our goal is to provide immigration services that assist our clients become comfortable and confident to proceed with their visa application.  Therefore, we provide personalised, yet professional immigration services to increase client satisfaction.

With the use of today’s communication technology, remoteness is not a problem and we ready to assist you with all your immigration needs. Contact Us for friendly and professional immigration services.

What is a migration agent?

A migration agent is a person who can:

  • advise on immigration matters
  • help you to prepare and lodge an application
  • deal with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)

Migration agents operating in Australia must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).

Why use a registered migration agent'?

Registered migration agents are required to:

  • have sound knowledge of immigration laws and practices
  • act professionally and in a timely manner
  • abide by the migration agents’ Code of Conduct
  • have professional indemnity insurance
  • pass character tests (including criminal history checks)

Our principal, Jay To:

What is the level of experience of a registered migration agent?

You should find out the migration agent’s level of experience when considering whether to retain the services of a migration agent.

Every registered migration agent is allocated a Migration Agent’s Registration Number (MARN) with the first 2 digit representing the year of first registration. For example, a migration agent with the MARN:

  • 13-12345 – first registered in 2013 with about 1 years experience
  • 11-12345 – first registered in 2011 with about 3 years experience
  • 09-12345 – first registered in 2009 with about 5 years experience

 Jay To was allocated the MARN 07-44110, which means Jay was first registered in 2007 and has about 7 years experience. In addition, Jay is also an immigration lawyer.

Should I use an agent that operates outside Australia?

Overseas agents who operate outside Australia do not have to be registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) to provide immigration assistance. Although, MARA may give some overseas agents an ID number, it is solely for administrative purposes and does not mean that they are registered.

With the use of today’s communication technology and effective postal service, we will be able to assist you regardless of whether you are in Melbourne or overseas.  Remember, unlike overseas agents, registered migration agents are required to:

  • have sound knowledge of immigration laws and practices
  • act professionally and in a timely manner
  • abide by the migration agents’ Code of Conduct
  • have professional indemnity insurance
  • pass character tests (including criminal history checks)