You are a registered migration agent. Your former client, Desmond Paris, who you have
previously assisted in being granted a Student Class TU (Subclass 500) visa, attends your
office. Desmond is now a permanent resident and he informs you that he used another
registered migration agent to assist him with his application for permanent residency. You
are curious as to why he did not return to you for assistance and ask Desmond about it.
Desmond advises you that your fees were too high. However, in hind sight, he was much
happier with your services and now seeks your assistance to lodge a Parent Class GH
(Subclass 870) visa for his father. You have never assisted with this kind of application
before, but you are hesitant to say no, as he is a former client.
You set up a SKYPE conference with Desmond and his father and obtain comprehensive
instructions and agree to lodge a Parent Class GH (Subclass 870) visa. You discuss the
fees and Desmond agrees to transfer $5,500 plus the Department of Home Affair’s visa
application fee into your office account tomorrow.
What are your obligations under the Migration Agents Regulations 1998 (Cth) and the
prescribed Code of Conduct?
You are required to support your answer by specific reference to legislative and