Credentials

Thayhorn Yim is the Principal of Yim Migration Service.  He is a member of Management Committee of Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) for Victoria and Tasmania Branch, and he is a member for MIA since its inception (www.mia.org.au).  He has also done volunteer work with various community organisations including Refugee Legal previously known as Refugee, Immigration and Legal Centre (RILC) for 15 years (www.refugeelegal.org.au). 

Thayhorn has extensive experiences working in public and private sectors in the migration field for over 30 years. He has an excellent understanding of clients’ needs. He is a trusted and experienced Registered Migration Agent (RMA). He has written newspapers articles and interviewed on various topics about immigration matters. Through his professional career, Thayhorn has receive​d many awards including:

Victoria’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs: Medal Award

Presented by the Governor of Victoria. This Meritorious Services Medal Award is in recognition of his multicultural community work.

Medal Award

Victoria’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs: Certificate Award

Presented by the Premier of Victoria.

Certificate Award

MIA Award for 25 Years of Continuous Membership

This award is in recognition of his 25 years of founding membership of the MIA.

Certificate of 25 Years of Continuous Membership with MIA

Centrelink National Award for Excellence in Multicultural Youth Services

This award is in recognition of his excellent services to Centrelink’s youth clients from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Centrelink Excellence in Multicultural Youth Servicing Award

Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES): Humanitarian Award

This is in recognition of his work for assisting refugees to settle in Australia.

AMES Humanitarian Award

Khmer Service Award

This is in recognition for his work in the field of social welfare and settlement service for Khmer communities.

Newspapers Articles

Dandenong Star Journal: Immediate Family Members Visa Concession During Covid-19

Refugee Mr Yim's work with Multicultural refugees and migrants honoured

Newspapers Article: Award for Cambodian Refugee

Dandenong Star Journal Community Voice Publication: Finding a Difficult Path

Yim’s article published in the local newspaper about the difficulties of applying for a visa application especially without seeking immigration Assistance from immigration advisor.

Newspapers Article: Finding a Difficult Path

King's Award

Newspapers Article: Award Fit For a King

This award is in recognition of Mr Yim's contribution to the completion of Modern Khmer Buddhist Park in Cambodia:

Newspaper Article: Award Fit For a King

Newspapers Article: Award Fit For a King

Newspapers Article: Work with migrants honoured

Newspapers Article: Work with migrants honoured

Newspapers Article: Advice for stricken Afghans

Newspaper Article: Advice for stricken Afghans

Newspapers Article: 'Don't Take my Dad'

Newspaper Article: 'Don't Take my Dad'

Mr Yim Interviewing By SBS Radio: Sponsoring Religious Workers

Interview By Meng Heang Tak of SBS: Only Registered Migration Agent Can provide Immigration Assistance

Interview By SBS: Only Registered Migration Agent Can provide Immigration Assistance.​

Interview with SBS Khmer: Changes in Visa and Immigration Laws in Australia from July 2021

SBS Khmer: Changes in Visa and Immigration Laws in Australia from July 2021

Mr Yim interviewing by M​r Tak on topic: Who Are Qualified to provide Immigration Assistance. 

It is important to know that there are many unlawful operators pretending to be registered migration agents. These people could be in your own communities, president of association, committee members, workers, or friends.

“Only registered migration agents can legally give immigration assistance in Australia. To do this, they must be listed on the Register of Migration Agents, held by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Immigration assistance (under section 276 of the Migration Act 1958) is when a person uses or claims to use knowledge of, or experience in migration procedure to assist with visa applications or other visa matters by:

• preparing, or helping to prepare, a visa application or other document

• advising about a visa application or visa matter

• preparing for proceedings before a court or review authority in relation to a visa application or visa matter

• representing in proceedings before a court or review authority in relation to a visa application or visa matter.

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Be careful of unlawful operators pretending to be registered migration agents. Always check this website to make sure you are using a registered migration agent.” According to MARA website.

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