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Immigration Advisers Authority Announcement

ALERTS: Due to our current volume of applications our processing time frames are a lot longer than usual. The processing time frames are currently exceeding our usual timeframes. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Follow my application

You can use the IAA online portal to follow the progress of an application to become a licensed adviser while it's being considered by the Authority.

Thank you for applying to become a licensed immigration adviser. If we have any concerns we will be in contact in writing to seek your response. We aim to process fully complete initial licence applications within 15 working days.

Check on progress of an application

You can check on your application by logging in to the portal and viewing your Application history. The status column tells you what's happening.

Application history(external link)

StatusWhat is happening?What does this mean?
Not visible Your application is in draft and has not been submitted Click here and login to continue your application
Submitted You have paid the application fee You can download and print an Original Record of Application
  The Registrar is checking your application You can download and print invoice and receipt for fees
  If you elected to supply some documents by mail Ensure you have sent all outstanding documents
Assessment A lodgement check will be performed Confirms all required information and documents have been supplied
  A fitness and competence check will be performed Decides on your fitness and competence to hold a licence
Finalised Application has been decided by the Registrar Check your email for a message
  If your application has been Approved in Principle Login to Invoicing and levy payment to pay the levy and receive your licence
  If your application has been Refused Refer to correspondence

Copy of application

Under Application history, click on the download link to get a PDF copy of your application details – known as an ‘Original Record of Application’.

Application history(external link)

Invoice and receipt

To get an invoice and receipt for a fee or levy payment, log in to the portal and go to Invoicing and levy payments. Click on the download link to get a PDF copy of your invoice and receipt.

Invoicing and levy payment(external link)

Next steps

The next step in the application process is paying the levy and receiving your licence. You’ll get an email advising that your application has been finalised and a levy is due.

Invoicing and levy payment(external link)

If you decide not to progress with your application, you may be entitled to a refund. Contact us to withdraw your application and ask about a refund.

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