Migration Services

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The Australian Refugee Association Inc. has been delivering Migration Services to its clients for over 15 years including providing advice, assistance with applications, lodgement of applications and finalisation of the application process. All of our Migration Agents have both the experience and expertise with migration matters and are registered to deliver the services with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).

Our team works on various visa applications for clients within Australia who are looking to propose and sponsor their families located offshore. At ARA, we value and understand the importance of family reunification and the importance of having access to migration advice during the settlement process.

ARA supports people to best choose the visa that is best for their circumstance whilst providing information to help understand the visa application process. We assist with various humanitarian and family stream visa applications including:

1. Offshore Humanitarian Visa
2. Partner Visa – including spouse, de-facto and prospective marriage visa
3. Child Visa – including adoption or orphan visa
4. Parent Visa – including contributory parent and aged parent visa
5. Other family Visa – including last remaining relative, carer, aged dependent relative visa
6. Split family Visa
7. Family Sponsored Visitor Visa

We also assist individuals with Citizenship applications and potential employers with business, skilled and working visas.

ARA also hosts Community Information Sessions for groups of people wishing to sponsor friends and family overseas. We explain the various visas available, and the required documentation for the different visas.

To inquire about accessing migration advice, please contact the ARA Migration Team on (08) 8354 2951, or email us at migration@ausref.net

Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS)
ARA delivers immigration advice and primary visa assistance under the Department of Home Affairs – Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS). This scheme allows all eligible people, to access free migration services within ARA for any of the following issues

• complex immigration matters
• completing and submitting a visa application
• liaising with the Department of Home Affairs
• explaining the outcome of the visa decisions

Eligibility is determined based on an individual’s circumstances. To learn more about this scheme, please visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/63advice
To inquire about access to IAAAS, please contact the ARA Migration Team on (08) 8354 2951, or email us at migration@ausref.net

Community Support Program (CSP)
ARA is an Approved Proposing Organization under the Department of Home Affairs Community Support Program (CSP). The CSP enables communities, business owners, families and individuals to propose humanitarian applicants with employment prospects, and support them in their settlement journey in Australia. To be considered for the program, the Australian proposer must demonstrate their ability to adequately support the new arrivals to achieve finial self-sufficiency within their first year of settlement in Australia.

The Australian Refugee Association is one of 11 APOs appointed by the Department of Home Affairs. ARA will deliver services in accordance with the obligations set by the Department of Home Affairs. We strive to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and will assist the Australia Supporter wherever necessary to enhance the chances of success. As an APO, ARA will work alongside the Australian proposer to provide the required settlement services to new arrivals, to ensure they meet the self-sufficiency requirements of their first year in Australia.
Our role includes the following:

• linking employers with prospective humanitarian applicants;
• providing migration support and preparing application for lodgement, lodging visa applications, and liaising with the Department of Home Affairs;
• ensuring the provision and management of settlement services following arrival in Australia; and
• assisting entrants to become financially independent within the first 12 months of arrival.

To learn more about this program, please visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/refu/offs/community-support-programme

ARA is currently in the process of implementing this program and will begin delivery of this service in May 2018. While this is undertaken, ARA will host CSP Information Sessions for potential proposers in South Australia. The following Information Sessions have been arranged

• 23rd April 2018 at 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale

To register your attendance for any of our information sessions, or inquire about the program, please contact the ARA Migration Team on (08) 8354 2951, or email us at csp@ausref.net