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Posts was a website I started in 2014 before I became a registered migration agent. Back then there was no way for me to become registered because of a few limitations: a. I was not a permanent resident or citizen of Australia  b. I had not yet studied the formal 6-month course (now 12 months) and had not yet taken the dreaded Capstone Assessment for migration agents to become a registered migration agent (although in the past it might interest you to know that the older registered migration agents only needed to complete a 1-day seminar! Yep, you read that right.) So all I had back then was practical experience and skills as a former case officer for DIBP (now called DHA), and a completed and signed Form 956A authorising me to represent my clients in their dealings with the Department. Yes, I was an "unregistered agent". They make it sound so bad now when someone is an unregistered agent. Like someone dodgy. But honestly, how can someone overseas become a registe

About Carol

I am a registered migration agent in Darwin, Northern Territory, with a combined experience of 14 years in Australian migration industry. My experience began when I started working for the Australian Embassy Manila in 2006. I received invaluable training in visa processing, decision making and integrity checking and reporting (this means investigating for any bogus or fraudulent documents, trends, schemes, scams etc). After 5 years with the embassy in Manila, I resigned for a change of career. I didn't know what I wanted to do after that, only that I wanted to do something meaningful. After about a year of taking a break, I was invited to become a consultant for a Manila-based firm processing student visa applications. This opened my eyes to the fact that many people desire to study or migrate to Australia for better opportunities. I therefore found my calling in helping people achieve their dreams of going to Australia, whether it's to explore opportunities, enhance their ca