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Form 956 is used by individuals who wish to appoint a registered migration agent, legal practitioner, or exempt person to act on their behalf in matters related to their visa or citizenship application or other related matters with the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
The form requires the applicant to provide their personal details, including their full name, date of birth, and contact information. The applicant must also provide the details of the migration agent or legal practitioner they wish to appoint, including their registration number (if applicable), business name, and contact information.
By signing the form, the applicant authorizes the appointed person to receive information about their application, provide advice, and submit or withdraw an application on their behalf. The form also allows the appointed person to receive correspondence from the Department of Home Affairs related to the application.
It is important to note that appointing a registered migration agent or legal practitioner is optional, and applicants can choose to represent themselves in their application if they wish. However, it is recommended that applicants seek professional advice from a registered migration agent or legal practitioner before making important decisions about their application.
It is also important to ensure that the appointed person is trustworthy and has the necessary skills and knowledge to represent the applicant. Applicants should also be aware that appointing a representative does not guarantee a successful outcome for their application.