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Showing posts from February, 2022 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