Tip: How to merge the most up-to-date Forms

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With the recent release of updated Forms by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection it is essential that Migration Manger users are using the correct version of the prescribed forms when preparing an application.

So when using Migration Manager’s PDF form filler, how do you know if you are using the most recent form? The answer is that when you open up the Form Filler, and select a Form, that you should look at the ‘Last Downloaded’ field to see when you last downloaded this form from Legendcom/the MRT.

Form Date

Now this field won’t tell you how the date of the last download corresponds to the date of the forms released by the Department/AAT (Migration Division). As such it is recommended that you always ensure that any form you are using is not more than a few days old (even less if you know that there has been a recent release of updated forms by the Department – usually 3 to 4 times per year).

So how do you download the most up-to-date version of the form? You have two options. The first option is that you can perform a full Online Update (accessed via the Help menu) which will download every single form from Legendcom and the AAT. This generally takes about 10 minutes to complete depending on the speed of your internet and how well Legendcom is functioning at the time. The second, and much faster option, is to download just the form you need using the refresh/download button in the Form Filler. If you click this refresh button, Migration Manager will download just this one form for you, with the whole process being completed in just a matter of seconds.

Forms Update

Once the form has finished downloading, you should see the ‘Last Downloaded’ field update to show ‘Today’ and the time you completed the downloaded.

Form Update Today

By keeping up to date with the forms released by the Department/AAT and regularly using Migration Manager’s built in Form downloader, you can rest easy that you are lodging applications using the current versions.

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