Migration Support Program

Find out about bringing your family to Australia

The MRC’s Migration Support Program has two services:

  • Settlement Services migration support
  • Fee-for-service migration support

Settlement Services Migration Support

To be eligible for Settlement Services migration support you must be:

  • A humanitarian entrant or other eligible migrant*, and
  • Newly arrived (within 5 years of arrival in Australia)

To access this support an eligible client must follow the following procedure:

  • Come to Migration Drop-in service – You are invited to attend our drop-in service on Thursdays to receive a free consultation. You must arrive between 1:30-2:30pm in order to be seen. If you cannot attend this service, you are invited to contact the MRC Tas to make other arrangements.
  • Intake Assessment – At this first meeting, the migration agent will assess the details of your migration matter and relevant law and policy.
  • Support Provided – Depending on the circumstances, you will be invited to receive different levels of support.

Support may include:

  • Full application assistance
  • Access to a regular form support clinic, or
  • Advice and referral to another service provider.

*Contact our service through the Migration Drop-in program to see if you are eligible.

Fee-for-service Migration Support

MRC Tas also provides commercial migration support to the general public, including newly arrived migrants, for the following matters:

  • Humanitarian migration (Special Humanitarian Programme Proposals/Applications, Onshore Protection, and TPV and SHEV renewals)
  • Family Migration (including Prospective Marriage and Partner Visas)
  • Child Migration (including Orphan Relative and Adoption Visas)
  • Visitor Visas
  • Resident Return Visas
  • Miscellaneous migration matters (feel free to contact us about your matter to find out if we can provide support)

 Fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis, and will vary depending on:

  • What kind of assistance is needed
  • How complicated the case is, and
  • How much time it will take to provide support.

Please be aware that your first consultation for fee-for-service support will have a flat fee of $150 (or $75 dollars with a valid Student Card or Health Care Card)* that needs to be paid before your scheduled consultation.

*This cost will be deducted from overall costs if you continue to use our services for larger work (e.g. visa application assistance).

The Code of Conduct for registered migration agents is set out in legislation to regulate the conduct of registered migration agents. It prescribes an agent’s obligations towards their clients. The Code of Conduct may be viewed by clicking on the pdf link below:

 Code of Conduct

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