ARA has been delivering migration services to its clients for over 40 years. Our team of registered migration agents provides advice and assists people in applying for visas, residence and citizenship applications. All of our migration agents have both experience and expertise in migration matters and are registered to deliver the services with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).

We believe family reunification is a key element of successful settlement and our focus is on providing accurate and realistic advice on application outcomes.

ARA can assist an Australian proposer to apply for the Global Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 202) through the Special Humanitarian Program.

In order to be eligible for this program, the applicant must be:

  • outside Australia (offshore)
  • living outside their home country
  • subject to substantial discrimination in their home country amounting to a gross violation of their human rights
  • proposed by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or an organisation based in Australia.

There are no costs associated with lodgement of the subclass 202 visa, however, there are costs associated with the engagement of ARA migration support services.
ARA is an Approved Proposing Organisation (APO) under the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Community Support Program (CSP). 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 financial self-sufficiency within their first year of settlement in Australia.

As an APO, ARA will work alongside the Australian supporter to provide the required settlement services to new arrivals, to ensure they meet the self-sufficiency requirements of their first year in Australia.

Detailed information about the Community Support Program is available here.
Family, Child and Partner Visas

ARA will provide support to Australian sponsors through various reunification streams. These include:

  • split family application for immediate family members of Protection visa (subclass 866), Refugee visa (subclass 200, 201, 202, 203, 204), Resolution of Status visa (subclass 851) holders
  • temporary and permanent applications for de-facto partners and spouses of Australian citizens or permanent resident holders
  • prospective marriage application for any person intending to marry their prospective spouse (Australian sponsor) within nine months from the date of grant of visa
  • child applications for dependants of Australian citizens or permanent resident holders
  • orphan relative for children under the age of 18 with no parent to care for them with a relative who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident holder
  • parent applications for applicants with children who are Australian citizens or permanent resident holders
ARA can support applicants who wish to visit Australia temporarily through:
  • tourist stream application which allows applicants to visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise, or to visit family and friends
  • sponsored family stream application which allows applicants to visit their family members residing in Australia
  • business visitor stream application which allows individuals to visit Australia for business purposes
ARA can support applicants who wish to apply for Australian citizenship. You need to:
  • be a permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen
  • have been living in Australia for the past four years
  • be a good character in accordance with the Department of Home Affairs definitions
  • have knowledge of Australia, Australian democratic beliefs and the Government and Law in Australia
  • have basic knowledge of the English language
  • intend to live in Australia or maintain a continuing association with Australia