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ACS-registered migration agents

Launching April 2024, the new ACS Migration Skills Assessment will offer ACS-registered migration agents and lawyers the opportunity to enhance their migration services.


Important: For applications submitted BEFORE 5pm AEDT 15th April 2024, access the old agent portal


Introducing the new ACS Migration Skills Assessment. A better applicant experience is better for agent businesses.


Deliver faster turnaround times


Promise your clients a faster, simpler skills assessment. New operating systems and streamlined processes will improve the quality of applications, avoid delays and reduce turnaround times to as little as 15 days.


Introduce greater certainty


A faster, more informative skills assessment with more options and fewer delays will offer peace of mind to your clients whose Australian dreams rest on the outcome of their skills assessment.


Enjoy personalised communication  


ACS-registered migration agents have access to a personalised dashboard delivering real-time updates on individual client cases and direct communication with ACS assessors.


PLEASE NOTE: In alignment with the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020, onshore migration professionals require current OMARA registration (e.g. MARN) or a current Australian legal practicing certificate to engage with the ACS Agent Portal.


Email templates to help your clients get started: 


These email templates explain the steps your clients need to take to start the application process and nominate you as their authorised agent. 


Template #1 – Invite an Applicant to Get Started





Template #2 – Request Applicant to Complete Self-Assessment 


How to complete the Skills Self-Assessment section of their online application




The new ACS Migration Skills Assessment delivers a superior applicant experience.


The new ACS Migration Skills Assessment portal will deliver: 


Faster service

The new ACS Migration Skills Assessment will reduce the time to process an application, with a decision possible in as little as 15 days.

Greater clarity

Applicants benefit from a ‘guided’ service through the application process, increasing the likelihood of a right-first-time application.

Improved communication

Each applicant will have access to a personalised dashboard and the ability to check on the progress of an application at any time, from anywhere in the world.

Increased options

The new ACS Migration Skills Assessment will automatically select up to three ANZSCO codes simultaneously, increasing options and the chances of success.

Download the ACS Agent Welcome Guide


All ACS-registered migration agents can download a helpful welcome guide. Containing an overview of required steps and explanations of features in the new skills assessment, the guide provides a comprehensive introduction to the new ACS Migration Skills Assessment. 


Register with ACS 


Complete the agent registration form making sure you include all details, especially your MARA registration number. ACS only works with MARA-recognised migration agents.


Attend a migration agent briefing


ACS is committed to supporting migration agents. As part of that support and to help migration agents understand the new ACS Migration Skills Assessment, migration agents can attend an ACS briefing.


FAQs – frequently asked questions 


To become an ACS-registered migration agent, you must complete the registration form with all your details, including your OMARA registration number (lawyers must provide their LPN)..


To register with ACS, all onshore agents must provide their OMARA registration number, and lawyers must provide their LPN.



No, ACS operates with complete impartiality and does not fast-track or prioritise individual applicant cases. However, ACS-registered migration agents benefit from a personalised dashboard with access to real-time updates and communication with ACS migration assessors.

Access to the personalised agent dashboard is available via the usual ACS login. ACS-registered migration agents can click the ‘Sign in’ button at the top of this web page or the ‘Login’ button on the ACS home page.

The ACS Migration Agent Briefing is a complimentary event available to all migration agents. They are held regularly across each state and territory. Please check ACS event listings here.

ACS Migration Skills Assessment Info Hub


Your source of all detailed information and policies related to the ACS Migration Skills Assessment.


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