Migration Agents Melbourne

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

To Legal, is a law practice that specialises in immigration law and is based in the eastern suburbs of the city of Melbourne, Australia. With the use of emails and the Internet, we are able to provide immigration services to people around the world.

However, while the Internet can be a wonderful tool, unfortunately it can also facilitate scams and fraud on a local basis and across global boundaries. Therefore, we may it easier for our clients to verify that To Legal is owned and operated by Jay To who:

In addition, as ‘Migration Agents Melbourne‘ has the [dot]Melbourne domain, potential clients can be confident they are:

  • dealing with a trusted business as only verified businesses can have .Melbourne domains
  • dealing with an immigration lawyer with a focus on Melbourne migration

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’.

To Legal, Migration Agents Melbourne are ready to assist you with all your immigration needs on a personalised yet professional basis. Contact Us for friendly, cost effective 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 8 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)