If you are a Migration Agent, click here to download the appropriate form.
Step 1: Submit your application
To apply online, you’ll need to have a valid IPA account to enable you to login. If your qualification has been assessed by us previously, or you're an IPA member, IPA student member, or you've attended an IPA event before, you should have a record in our system. If you believe your details are not in our system, you’ll need to create an account first.
A migration agent or an authorised person, such as a family member or friend can assist with your application. They will need to use your account details to login, and fill agent or authorised person details in the relevant section in the process. The correspondence, including the assessment outcome will then be sent to that authorised person, rather than yourself.
Ready to begin your application, or continue with an application you've already started? Click the button below.
Step 2: Acknowledgement
You will receive an acknowledgement of your application via email, which includes your tax invoice. This invoice contains your unique ID Number. Please quote this ID Number in all correspondence with us.
We may contact you as we progress your application to request additional documents or further information from you. The assessment process cannot be completed until all required documents are received.
Step 3: Your assessment outcome
Once your application has been completed, you will receive an email from the IPA, providing a link to access the outcome letter, which will be held on the DocuSign platform.
The DIBP accepts this letter to be submitted with your visa application. The DIBP will also be able to validate authenticity of outcome letters from the IPA, through the secured audit trails embedded in the DocuSign system.
Note that due to strict Australian Government Privacy laws, the IPA is unable to provide confirmation to parties other than you or your approved agent.
As part of your application process, you will be asked to upload high quality colour scanned copies or colour photocopies of your supporting documentation. Note that you do not need to provide certified or notarised documents, as the DIBP will undertake further strict ID verification checks when you lodge your application with them.
You will be asked to provide the following -
- Passport ID page, clearly showing your face and all other details on the page
- University Degree Certificates
- University academic transcripts or mark sheets, showing your individual grades
- Syllabus details of your university course (only required if you studied outside Australia)
- Valid English language test results from Pearson PTE / IELTS/ etc
- If you have changed your name due to marriage, please provide a Marriage certificate or other formal evidence to support your claim
- Secondary/High School certificates and mark sheets (only required if your degree was completed from a Subcontinental country)
Please note that it is your responsibility to provide formal translated copies of all documents to us, if the original document is not in English.