Migrating to Australia is a lucrative business for those involved in organising such a move. So lucrative, in fact, that fraud is not uncommon.
Nearly three thousand visa scam allegations have been reported to the Australian government since 2014. But the true number of visa scams and amount of misconduct in this area occuring may be much higher. Sanmati Verma is senior immigration lawyer at Victorian law firm Clothier Anderson. Ms Verma says those who have been scammed are often not in a position to formally complain.