What can I do to avoid being a victim?

There are a number of things you can do to ensure you remain vigilant and do not fall victim to 'paying for visa sponsorship' conduct.

  • Ensure you understand your rights and obligations associated with your visa and employment.
  • Be cautious of any job offer that requires you to make an upfront payment or pay back some of your salary.
  • Familiarise yourself with current scam warnings and be alert to the scam warning signs.
  • If you use a migration agent, always ensure that you are using a registered migration agent. You can check with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority to see if the agent is registered.