Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents in Sydney

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This Code of Conduct is intended to regulate the conduct of Registered Migration agents .The registered agents kept by authority under section 287 of the migration Act 1958.The code is not intended to displace any duty or liability that registered migration agent may have under the common law, or the statute law of commonwealth, a state or territory, in relation to a matter covered Code.

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Code of Conduct for registered migration agents Current from 1 JULY 2012

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SCHEDULE 2: CODE OF CONDUCT regulation 8 Migration Act 1958 subsection 3141 THIS CODE OF CONDUCT SHOULD BE DISPLAYED PROMINENTLY IN THE REGISTERED MIGRATION AGENT’S OFFICE. If a client believes that a registered migration agent has acted in breach of this Code of Conduct a complaint can be made online: https://www.mara.gov.au/using-an-agent/resolving-disputes-with-your-agent/ make-a-complaint-about-an-agent/ or in writing to: Migration Agents Registration Authority PO BOX Q1551 QVB NSW 1230

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Code of Conduct for registered migration agents

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Code of Conduct | 1 Contents Part 1 — Introduction 2 Part 2 — Standards of Professional Conduct 4 Part 3 — Obligations to Clients 9 Part 4 — Relations Between Registered Migration Agents 10 Part 5 — Fees and Charges 11 Part 6 — Record Keeping and Management 13 Part 7 — Financial Duties 14 Part 8 — Duties of Migration Agents to Employees 16 Part 9 — Complaints 17 Part 10 — Termination of Services 18 Part 11 — Client Awareness of the Code 19 The Code of Conduct for migration agents is authorised by the requirements of the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 No. 53 Schedule 2 Regulation 8 and the Migration Act 1958 Subsection 3141.

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2 | Code of Conduct Part 1 — Introduction 1.1 This Code of Conduct the Code is intended to regulate the conduct of registered migration agents. 1.2 The Migration Agents Registration Authority the Authority is responsible for administering the Code. 1.3 A person who wants to operate as a registered migration agent must register with the Authority. 1.4 The Code applies to an individual who is listed in the Register of Migration Agents kept by the Authority under section 287 of the Migration Act 1958 the Migration Act. 1.5 To ensure compliance with the Code the Authority may impose an administrative sanction if a breach of the Code is found to have occurred. 1.6 An administrative sanction may range from a caution through to suspension of registration or the ultimate sanction of cancellation of registration. 1.7 Accordingly the Code does not impose criminal sanctions. 1.8 However there are a number of offences under the Migration Act and the Migration Regulations 1994 the Migration Regulations that also deal with the kind of activity covered by the Code. These activities include misleading statements and advertising practising when unregistered and misrepresenting a matter. Provisions of the Crimes Act 1914 the Criminal Code Act 1995 and the Trade Practices Act 1974 may also apply to these activities. 1.9 The Code is not intended to displace any duty or liability that a registered migration agent may have under the common law or the statute law of the Commonwealth a State or a Territory in relation to a matter covered Code. The provisions of the Code should be read in the light of this principle. 1.10 The aims of the Code are: a to establish a proper standard for the conduct of a registered migration agent b to set out the minimum attributes and abilities that a person must demonstrate to perform as a registered migration agent under the Code including: i being ft and proper person to give immigration assistance ia being a person of integrity and good character ii knowing the provisions of the Migration Act and Migration Regulations and other legislation relating to migration procedure in suffcient depth to offer sound and comprehensive advice to a client including advice on completing and lodging application forms iii completing continuing professional development as required by the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 iv being able to perform diligently and honestly v being able and willing to deal fairly with clients vi having enough knowledge of business procedure to conduct business as a registered migration agent including record keeping and fle management vii properly managing and maintaining client records

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Code of Conduct | 3 c to set out the duties of a registered migration agent to a client an employee of the agent and the Commonwealth and its agencies d to set out requirements for relations between registered migration agents e to establish procedures for setting and charging fees by registered migration agents f to establish a standard for a prudent system of offce administration g to require a registered migration agent to be accountable to the client h to help resolve disputes between a registered migration agent and a client. 1.11 The Code does not list exhaustively the acts and omissions that may fall short of what is expected of a competent and responsible registered migration agent. 1.12 However the Code imposes on a registered migration agent the overriding duty to act at all times in the lawful interests of the agent’s client. Any conduct falling short of that requirement may make the agent liable to cancellation of registration 1.13 1.13 If a registered migration agent has a contract in force with a client that complies with this Code but the Code is amended in a way that relates to the content of the contract: a the agent is not in breach of this Code solely because the contract does not comply with the amended Code but b the agent must do everything practicable to vary the contract to ensure that it complies with the amended Code.

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4 | Code of Conduct Part 2 — Standards of Professional Conduct 2.1 A registered migration agent must always: a act in accordance with the law including for an agent operating as an agent in a country other than Australia the law of that country and the legitimate interests of his or her client and b deal with his or her client competently diligently and fairly. However a registered migration agent operating as an agent in a country other than Australia will not be taken to have failed to comply with the Code if the law of that country prevents the agent from operating in compliance with the Code. 2.1A A registered migration agent must not accept a person as a client if the agent would have any of the following conficts of interest: a the agent has had previous dealings with the person or intends to assist the person in the agent’s capacity as a marriage celebrant b omitted by SLI 2006 249 with effect from 1/10/2006 c the agent is or intends to be involved with the person in a business activity that is relevant to the assessment of a visa application or cancellation review application d there is any other interest of the agent that would affect the legitimate interests of the client. 2.1B If it becomes apparent that a registered migration agent has a confict of interest mentioned in clause 2.1A in relation to a client the agent must as soon as practicable taking into account the needs of the client but in any case within 14 days: a tell the client about the confict of interest and b advise the client that under the Code the agent can no longer act for the client and c advise the client about appointing another registered migration agent and d cease to deal with the client in the agent’s capacity as registered migration agent. 2.1C Part 10 of the Code then applies as if the client had terminated the registered migration agent’s instructions.. 2.1D A registered migration agent who has ceased to act for a client in accordance with paragraph 2.1Bd must as soon as practicable but in any case within 14 days inform the Department that he or she is no longer acting for the client. 2.2 If a registered migration agent: a gives advice of a non-migration nature to a client in the course of giving immigration assistance and b could receive a fnancial beneft because of the advice. The agent must tell the client in writing at the time the advice is requested or given that the agent may receive a fnancial beneft.. 2.3 A registered migration agent’s professionalism must be refected in a sound working knowledge of the Migration Act and Migration Regulations and other legislation relating to migration procedure and a capacity to provide accurate and timely advice.

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Code of Conduct | 5 2.3A A registered migration agent’s professionalism must be refected in the making of adequate arrangements to avoid fnancial loss to a client including the holding of professional indemnity insurance mentioned in the regulation 6B for the period of the migration agent’s registration read in the light of this principle. 2.4 A registered migration agent must have due regard to a client’s dependence on the agent’s knowledge and experience. 2.5 A registered migration agent must: a take appropriate steps to maintain and improve his or her knowledge of the current versions of: i the Migration Act 1958 and ii the Migration Regulations 1994 and iii other legislation relating to migration procedure and iv portfolio policies and procedures and b either: i maintain a professional library that includes those materials or ii if the agent’s employer or the business in which he or she works maintains a professional library that includes those materials - take responsibility for ensuring that he or she has access to the library. Note 1: A comprehensive list of the materials mentioned in subparagraphs a iii and iv may be obtained from the Professional Library page of the Authority’s web site www.mara.gov.au. Note 2: A registered migration agent must satisfy the requirements for continuing professional development set out in Schedule 1. 2.6 To the extent that a registered migration agent must take account of objective criteria to make an application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations he or she must be frank and candid about the prospects of success when assessing a client’s request for assistance in preparing a case or making an application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations. 2.7 A registered migration agent who is asked by a client to give his or her opinion about the probability of a successful outcome for the client’s application: a must give the advice in writing within a reasonable time and b may also give the advice orally to the extent that the oral advice is the same as the written advice and c must not hold out unsubstantiated or unjustifed prospects of success when advising clients orally or in writing on applications under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations. 2.8 A registered migration agent must: a within a reasonable time after agreeing to represent a client confrm the client’s instructions in writing to the client and b act in accordance with the client’s instructions and c keep the client fully informed in writing of the progress of each case or application that the agent undertakes for the client and d within a reasonable time after the case or application is decided tell the client in writing of the outcome of the client’s case or application. 2.9 A registered migration agent must not make statements in support of an application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations or encourage the making of statements which he or she knows or believes to be misleading or inaccurate.

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6 | Code of Conduct 2.9A In communicating with or otherwise providing information to the Authority a registered migration agent must not mislead or deceive the Authority whether directly or by withholding relevant information. 2.10 A registered migration agent must not engage in false or misleading advertising including advertising in relation to: a the agent’s registration as a registered migration agent or b the implications of Government policy for the successful outcome of an application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations or c guaranteeing the success of an application. Note: Advertising includes advertising on the Internet. 2.11 A registered migration agent must when advertising: a include in the advertisement the words “Migration Agents Registration Number” or “MARN” followed by the agent’s individual registration number and b if the agent is advertising in a language other than English — include in the advertisement words in that other language equivalent to “Migration Agents Registration Number” or “MARN” followed by the agent’s individual registration number. Note 1: Advertising includes advertising on the Internet. Note 2: Clause 2.12 which relates to implying a relationship with the Department or the Authority also applies to the registered migration agent’s advertising mentioned in clause 2.11. 2.12 A registered migration agent must not when advertising imply the existence of a relationship with the Department or the Authority for example by using terms such as: a Australian Government registered or b Migration Agents Registration Authority registered or c Department registered. Note: Advertising includes advertising on the Internet. 2.14 A registered migration agent must not portray registration as involving a special or privileged relationship with the Minister offcers of the Department or the Authority for example to obtain priority processing or to imply that the agent undertakes part or full processing for the Department. 2.14A A registered migration agent must not represent that he or she can procure a particular decision for a client under the Migration Act or the Migration Regulations.2.15 2.15 A registered migration agent must not intimidate or coerce any person for the beneft of the agent or otherwise. For example a registered migration agent must not engage in any of the following: a undue pressure b physical threats c manipulation of cultural or ethnic anxieties d threats to family members in Australia or overseas e untruthful claims of Departmental sanctions f discrimination on the grounds of religion nationality race ethnicity politics or gender.

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Code of Conduct | 7 2.16 A registered migration agent with operations overseas may indicate that he or she is registered in Australia but must not create an impression that registration involves accreditation by the Commonwealth Government for work overseas for the Commonwealth or for a client. 2.17 If an application under the Migration Act or the Migration Regulations is vexatious or grossly unfounded for example an application that has no hope of success a registered migration agent: a must not encourage the client to lodge the application and b must advise the client in writing that in the agent’s opinion the application is vexatious or grossly unfounded and c if the client still wishes to lodge the application - must obtain written acknowledgment from the client of the advice given under paragraph b. Note: Under section 306AC of the Act the Minister may refer a registered migration agent to the Authority for disciplinary action if the agent has a high visa refusal rate in relation to a visa of a particular class. 2.18 A registered migration agent must act in a timely manner if the client has provided all the necessary information and documentation in time for statutory deadlines. For example in most circumstances an application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations must be submitted before a person’s visa ceases to be in effect. 2.19 Subject to a client’s instructions a registered migration agent has a duty to provide suffcient relevant information to the Department or a review authority to allow a full assessment of all the facts against the relevant criteria. For example a registered migration agent must avoid the submission of applications under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations in a form that does not fully refect the circumstances of the individual and prejudices the prospect of approval. 2.20 A registered migration agent must: a fnd out the correct amount of any visa application charge and all other fees or charges required to be paid for a client’s visa application under the Migration Act or the Migration Regulations and b give the client written advice of the amount of each fee and charge and c if the agent is to pay an amount for the client - give the client written advice of the date by which the amount must be given to the agent so that the interests of the client are not prejudiced and d give the client a written notice of each amount paid by the agent for the client. 2.21 A registered migration agent must not submit an application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations without the specifed accompanying documentation. For example in a marriage case threshold documentation would include a marriage certifcate and evidence that the sponsor is an Australian citizen an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen without which assessment of the case could not proceed unless the agent has a reasonable excuse or the client has requested the agent to act despite incomplete documentation. 2.22A A registered migration agent must when providing translating or interpreting services include on a prominent part of the translated document the following sequence: a the name of the migration agent b followed by the words ‘Migration Agent’s Registration Number’ c followed by the agent’s registration number.

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8 | Code of Conduct 2.22B A registered migration agent must: a notify the Authority in writing of any changes to the registration details of the agent in relation to any of the following matters: i the agent’s full name ii any business names of the agent or the agent’s employer iii the business address for the agent iv the telephone number for contacting the agent v any of the matters mentioned in paragraphs 3V a to da of these Regulations and b notify the Authority: i in advance or ii not later than 14 days after the change or changes if advance notice would be unreasonable in the circumstances. 2.23 A registered migration agent must take all reasonable steps to maintain the reputation and integrity of the migration advice profession. 2.24 This Code is a responsive document that will change from time to time to meet the needs of clients and to ensure the delivery of relevant up to date advice.

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Code of Conduct | 9 Part 3 — Obligations to Clients 3.1 A registered migration agent has a duty to preserve the confdentiality of his or her clients. 3.2 A registered migration agent must not disclose or allow to be disclosed confdential information about a client or a client’s business without the client’s written consent unless required by law. 3.2A Once a registered migration agent had agreed to work for a client but before commencing that work the agent must: a provide the client with a copy of the Consumer Guide and b make a record that the copy has been provided. Note: Consumer Guide is a document produced by the Authority with information about the migration advice profession the functions of the Authority the legislation regulating the profession what a client can reasonably expect from a registered migration agent and complaint procedures. 3.3 A registered migration agent must inform clients that they are entitled to receive copies of the application under the Migration Act or Migration Regulations and any related documents if they want copies. The agent may charge a reasonable amount for any copies provided. 3.4 A registered migration agent must have an address and telephone number where the agent can be contacted during normal business hours. 3.5 If a registered migration agent changes his or her address telephone number or any other details that are recorded on the Register of Migration Agents the agent must give a written notice to the Department the Authority any review authority and all current clients of the agent: a in advance or b not later than 14 days after the change or changes if advance notice would be unreasonable in the circumstances. 3.6 A registered migration agent must ensure that clients have access to an interpreter if necessary.

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10 | Code of Conduct Part 4 — Relations Between Registered Migration Agents 4.1 Before accepting immigration work a registered migration agent must consider whether he or she is qualifed to give the advice sought by the client. If the agent is unsure he or she must seek the appropriate advice or assistance or refer the matter to another registered migration agent. 4.2 A referral may be made for example if a registered migration agent is asked for advice on matters for which he or she does not regularly provide immigration assistance. 4.3 A registered migration agent must not encourage another agent’s client to use the frst agent’s services for example by denigrating other agents or offering services that the frst agent cannot or does not intend to provide. 4.4 A registered migration agent must not take over work from another registered migration agent unless he or she receives from the client a copy of written notice by the client to the other agent that the other agent’s services are no longer needed. 4.5 A registered migration agent must act with fairness honesty and courtesy when dealing with other registered migration agents. 4.6 A registered migration agent who gives a written undertaking to another registered migration agent must make sure the undertaking is performed within a reasonable time if possible.

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Code of Conduct | 11 Part 5 — Fees and Charges 5.1 There is no statutory scale of fees. However a registered migration agent must set and charge a fee that is reasonable in the circumstances of the case. 5.2 A registered migration agent must: a before starting work for a client give the client: i an estimate of charges in the form of fees for each hour or each service to be performed and disbursements that the agent is likely to incur as part of the services to be performed and ii an estimate of the time likely to be taken in performing the services and b as soon as possible after receiving instructions obtain written acceptance by the client if possible of: i the estimate of fees and ii the estimate of the time likely to be taken in performing the services and c give the client written confrmation an Agreement for Services and Fees of: i the services to be performed and ii the fees for the services and iii the disbursements that the agent is likely to incur as part of the services and d give the client written notice of any material change to the estimated cost of providing a service and the total likely cost because of the change as soon as the agent becomes aware of the likelihood of a change occurring. 5.3 A registered migration agent: a must not carry out work in a manner that unnecessarily increases the cost to the client and b must if outside expertise is to be engaged and the client agrees fully inform the client of the likely extra cost and c must especially if a solicitor or barrister warn clients of possible delays and likely cost involved in pursuing a particular course of action before tribunals and in the courts for example: i any need to engage and pay expert witnesses ii the need to meet legal costs if a case were lost iii the need to pay Departmental fees and charges iv the need to pay translation and interpreter fees and charges. 5.4 A registered migration agent must give clients written advice of the method of payment of fees and charges including Departmental fees and charges.

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12 | Code of Conduct 5.5 A registered migration agent must be aware of the effect of section 313 of the Act and act on the basis that: a the agent is not entitled to be paid a fee or other reward for giving immigration assistance to a client unless the agent gives the client a statement of services that is consistent with the services fees and disbursements in the Agreement for Services and Fees mentioned in clause 5.2. Note: The statement of services may be an itemised invoice or account. See clause 7.2 and 7.4 and b a statement of services must set out: i particulars of each service performed and ii the charge made in respect of each such service and c a client is entitled by the Act to recover the amount of a payment as a debt due to him or her if he or she: i made the payment to the agent for giving immigration assistance and ii did not receive a statement of services before making the payment and iii does not receive a statement of services within 28 days after a fnal decision is made about the visa application cancellation review application nomination or sponsorship to which the immigration assistance related.

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Code of Conduct | 13 Part 6 — Record Keeping and Management 6.1 A registered migration agent must maintain proper records that can be made available for inspection on request by the Authority including fles containing: a a copy of each client’s application and b copies of each written communication between: i the client and the agent and ii the agent and any relevant statutory authority and iii the agent and the Department regarding the client and c fle notes of every substantive or material oral communication between: i the client and the agent and ii the agent and an offcial of any relevant statutory authority and iii the agent and the Department regarding the client. 6.1A A registered migration agent must keep the records mentioned in clause 6.1 for a period of 7 years after the date of the last action on the fle for the client. 6.2 A registered migration agent must keep all documents to which a client is entitled securely and in a way that will ensure confdentiality while the agent is giving services to the client and until the earlier of: a 7 years after the date of the last action on the fle for the client or b when the documents are given to the client or dealt with in accordance with the client’s written instructions. Note: On the completion or termination of services all documents to which a client is entitled are to be dealt with in accordance with Part 10. 6.2A For clause 6.2 the documents to which a client is entitled include but are not limited to documents that are: a provided by or on behalf of the client and b paid for by or on behalf of the client such as passports birth certifcates qualifcations photographs and other personal documents. 6.3 A registered migration agent must respond to a request for information from the Authority within a reasonable time specifed by the Authority. 6.4 A registered migration agent must act on the basis that the agent’s electronic communications are part of the agent’s records and documents..

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14 | Code of Conduct Part 7 — Financial Duties 7.1 Subject to clause 7.1B a registered migration agent must keep separate accounts with a fnancial institution for: a the agent’s operating expenses the operating account and b money paid by clients to the agent for fees and disbursements the clients’ account. 7.1A The words ‘clients’ account’ must be included in the name of the fnancial institution account mentioned in paragraph 7.1b. 7.1B If a registered migration agent is operating as an agent in a country other than Australia that does not allow under its law the use of a clients’ account as described in paragraph 7.1b: a the agent is not required to keep a separate account of that name but b the agent must: i keep an account for money paid by clients to the agent for fees and disbursements in a way that is as similar as practicable to the requirements in this Part and ii comply with this Part as far as practicable in relation to keeping records of the account and making the records available for inspection. 7.2 A registered migration agent must hold in the clients’ account an amount of money paid by a client for an agreed block of work until: a the agent has completed the services that comprise the block of work and b an invoice has been issued to the client for the services performed in accordance with the Agreement of Services and Fees mentioned in clause 5.2 showing: i each service performed and ii the fee for each service. 7.3 The registered migration agent may at any time withdraw money from the clients’ account for disbursements that are required to be paid to the Department or any other agency for the client. 7.4 A registered migration agent must keep records of the clients’ account including: a the date and amount of each deposit made to the clients’ account including an indication of the purpose of the deposit and the client on whose behalf the deposit is made and b the date and amount of each withdrawal made in relation to an individual client and the name of each recipient of money that was withdrawn and c receipts for any payments made by the client to the agent and d statement of services and e copies of invoices or accounts rendered in relation to the account. 7.5 A registered migration agent must make available for inspection on request by the Authority: a records of the clients’ account and b records of each account into which money paid by a client to the agent for fees and disbursements has been deposited.

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Code of Conduct | 15 7.6 If a registered migration agent provides a service to a client on the basis of a conditional refund policy a ‘no win no fee’ policy or an undertaking to similar effect: a the agent must have suffcient funds available to be able to cover any amount that the agent may become liable to pay to the client under the policy or undertaking and b the agent must meet that obligation by: i keeping funds in the clients’ account or ii keeping a security bond or iii maintaining adequate insurance. 7.7 Nothing in clause 7.1 7.1A 7.2 7.3 7.4 or 7.6 affects the duty of a registered migration agent who is also a legal practitioner and who acts in that capacity to deal with clients’ funds in accordance with the relevant law relating to legal practitioners.

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16 | Code of Conduct Part 8 — Duties of Migration Agents to Employees 8.1 A registered migration agent has a duty to exercise effective control of his or her offce for the purpose of giving immigration advice and assistance. 8.2 A registered migration agent must properly supervise the work carried out by staff for the agent. 8.3 All immigration assistance must be given by a registered migration agent unless the assistance is permitted under section 280 of the Migration Act. 8.4 A registered migration agent must make all employees including those not involved in giving immigration assistance for example receptionists and typists familiar with the Code for example by: a displaying the Code prominently in the agent’s offce b establishing procedures to ensure that employees become familiar with the Code including supplying employees with copies of the Code. 8.5 A registered migration agent must ensure that his or her employees are of good character and act consistently with the Code in the course of their employment.

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Code of Conduct | 17 Part 9 — Complaints 9.1 A registered migration agent must respond properly to a complaint by a person whether or not the person is a client about the work or services carried out by the agent or the agent’s employee. 9.2 A registered migration agent must submit to the procedures for mediation as recommended by the Authority about handling and resolving complaints by the client against the agent. 9.3 If the Authority gives a registered migration agent details of a complaint made to the Authority about: a the work or services carried out by the agent or the agent’s employees or b any other matter relating to the agent’s compliance with this Code —the agent must respond properly to the Authority within a reasonable time specifed by the Authority when it gives the details to the agent.

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18 | Code of Conduct Part 10 — Termination of Services 10.1 A registered migration agent must complete services as instructed by a client unless: a the agent and client agree otherwise or b the client terminates the agent’s instructions or c the agent terminates the contract and gives reasonable written notice to the client. 10.1A For paragraph 10.1c a written notice must state: a that the agent ceases to act for the client and b the date from which the agent ceases to act and c the terms of any arrangements made in respect of appointing another registered migration agent. 10.1B Within 7 days of giving the written notice the agent must: a update the client’s fle to refect the current status of each case or application undertaken by the agent for the client and b deliver all documents to which the client is entitled to the client or to the appointed registered migration agent and c ensure that all fnancial matters have been dealt with as specifed in the contract. 10.2 A client is entitled to ask a registered migration agent orally or in writing to return any document that belongs to the client. The agent must return the document within 7 days after being asked. 10.3 Australian passports and most foreign passports are the property of the issuing Government and must not be withheld. 10.4 A registered migration agent must not withhold a document that belongs to a client as part of a claim that the agent has a right to withhold a document by a lien over it unless the agent holds a current legal practising certifcate issued by an Australian body authorised by law to issue it. 10.5 On completion of services a registered migration agent must if asked by the client give to the client all the documents: a given to the agent by the client or b for which the client has paid. 10.6 If the client terminates the instructions a registered migration agent must takeall reasonable steps to deliver all documents quickly to the client or any other person nominated by the client in writing. If the agent claims a lien on any documents the agent must take action to quantify the amount claimed and tell the client in a timely manner. Note 1: Only registered migration agents who hold a current legal practising certifcate issued by an Australian body authorised by law to issue it are able to claim a lien on any client documents. Note 2: A document includes an application nomination sponsorship statement declaration affdavit certifcate or certifed copy. See Acts Interpretation Act 1901 s25 Migration Regulations regulation 5.01.

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Code of Conduct | 19 Part 11 — Client Awareness of the Code 11.1 A registered migration agent must ensure that at least 1 copy of the Code is displayed prominently in: a any waiting room or waiting area that is: i at the agent’s place of business and ii used by clients and b any offce or room in which the agent conducts business with clients. 11.2 A registered migration agent must ensure that a client who asks to see the Code can be supplied immediately with 1 copy for the client to keep. 11.3 Each contract made between a registered migration agent and a client must: a include a statement about the existence and purpose of the Code and b guarantee that the client can obtain a copy of the Code on request from the agent. 11.4 A registered migration agent who has an Internet web site must provide a link to the copy of the Code that is displayed on the Authority’s web site.

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