Member (commercial)

Our AssociationYour Migration Institute of Australia membership runs for 12 months from the day your membership application is approved.

All fees and charges are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include GST.

Once you are a member, you may be able to claim your MIA membership fee as a work-related expense. Check with the Australian Taxation Office before lodging your tax return.

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Member (commercial)

According to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) is classified as commercial if they charge a fee for giving immigration assistance, therefore making a profit.

For the purpose of joining the Migration Institute of Australia there are two types of membership under this category, each with their own fee:

  1. New Commercial RMA: agents with a current or previous year MARN (i.e. 2016 or 2017 MARN) - $247.50 incl GST.
  2. Commercial RMA: agents with 2 or more years industry experience (i.e. 2015 MARN or earlier) - $495.00 incl GST plus a one-off joining fee of $55 incl GST.

If you are a migration agent who is registered as fee-charging with the Office of the MARA then you should join the Migration Institute of Australia as a 'commercial' member.

To help our members, the MIA have introduced instalment payment options for commercial members. The MIA appreciates and understands the financial pressures many members face.

Commercial members are able to pay membership fees in quarterly instalments. Members who choose this option will receive quarterly notifications to advise that their payment has been processed.

Please note, members who choose the option of quarterly instalments will have 28 days to complete each payment. If payment falls outside of the time period, their membership will be suspended.

By selecting to pay in quarterly instalments, you agree to enter into a 12 month membership contract with the Migration Institute of Australia and will be liable for the full 12 month fee, paid in 4 quarterly instalments throughout your membership period. There will be a minimal administration fee of $4.49 plus GST per annum for instalment payments.