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Agent Sanctions

Decision: Date11 Jul 2013

Agent Name: Kalra, Tejinder

Registration Number(MARN): 0854624

Decision: Cautioned

Decision Summary: On 11 July 2013 the Authority decided to caution the agent for a period of twelve months.

AgentSanctionsAs a result of its investigation, the Authority found that:

  • the agent had overseen the forgery of a client signature
  • had failed to act diligently or with due regard to a client’s dependence on his skill and knowledge, resulting in the loss of a visa opportunity to that client
  • had ceased to maintain client monies or retain client files that complied with his obligations under the Code
  • had fabricated material to provide to the Authority for the purpose responding to the complaints.

Following its investigation the Authority was satisfied that the Agent had breached the following clauses of the Code of Conduct: 2.1, 2.4, 2.8, 2.9, 2.9A, 2.23, 3.1, 3.2, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, and 9.3.

A registered migration is required to be a person of integrity, and a fit and proper to provide immigration assistance. On the basis of its findings in these complaints, the Authority decided that the agent had not met either of those standards.

Given the agent had made some admissions and independently undertaken education to attend to faults identified in his file management regime, the Authority decided that a caution was a sufficient sanction.

An abridged version of the decision is attached below. Personal details have been removed in the interests of protecting the privacy of the parties involved.

Decision Number0854624 – 5678, 5768

See: Full decision (208KB PDF file)

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