MIGRATION AGENTS REGISTRATION AUTHORITY(MARA)
The Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) is an Australian Government authority that registers migration agents and regulates the Migration Agents profession. Migration agents assist people to migrate to Australia by using their knowledge of Australian visas and immigration law to complete necessary visa applications and represent them in dealings with the Department of Home Affairs, the Tribunals, The Minister, Federal Courts and High Courts of Australia.
Under Australian law Migration Act 1958, any person who gives "immigration assistance" must usually be a Registered Migration Agent. The term "immigration assistance" is defined in section 276 of the Act to cover using, or purporting to use, knowledge of or experience in migration procedure to advise or assist various people with visa applications and related sponsorships, appeals, etc.The Office also assists people to find a migration agent.