Request a Deposit

Migration Manager provides the ability for users to request a deposit be paid into their Client/Trust Account and merge a formatted document setting out the specifics of the deposit request. Please note that deposit requests are not formal accounting documents and do not constitute an invoice or a debt owing by the client, and will not affect the balance of the Client Fund account – they are merely a tool provided to the user to request a deposit into the Client Funds in a formatted manner.

1. Open the Client Funds tab

To create a new Client Fund Deposit Request for a matter, first open the matter and then open the Client Funds tab, which is located within Accounts tab.

2. Click New Deposit Request

Next click the New Deposit Request button.

The Deposit Request window will now appear. By default, the form should appear with:

  1. The Matter Number for the Active matter;
  2. The name and address of the primary applicant of the Matter in question. If you wish to request the deposit from someone else, click the ‘Select’ button and then choose the relevant entity or person you are seeking the deposit from.
  3. If you have multiple Client Account bank accounts, you can choose which account you wish to have the deposit made into.

3. Record Details

You can now proceed to record details of the Fees, Costs and Disbursments that you want to request a deposit for.

3.1. Select the Item Type

Next, record the type of item you are seeking a deposit to be made for. You can choose deposits to be made for Fees, Disbursements or Costs.

3.2. Select the Charge Code

Now choose the Charge Code for the specific type of item you are seeking a deposit for.

Note: If you have not set up a Charge Code, you may not see any codes listed. Please see the section in this manual on setting up Charge Codes.

3.3. Modify the details

If you have set up Charge Codes, the Description and values will be inserted as stored in the Visa Fees Schedule. You can manually make changes to the values which have been inserted.

3.4. Add any additional items

If you have other items you wish to request a deposit for, you should proceed to list all of these by clicking on the white space below the previous entry.

3.5. For Disbursements - Record any Payment Surcharge

When you record a request for a deposit for a Disbursement, Migration Manager can calculate the estimated payment surcharge for disbursements that will be made via credit card. It does this by applying the percentage specified in the Payment Surcharge column.

3.5.1. Department of Immigration Disbursements

For Department of Immigration Disbursements, the Deposit request will automatically apply the payment surcharge percentage as specified in the program level Account preferences for the default credit card. See Credit Card Surcharge Disbursement Settings

3.5.2. Other Disbursements

For non-Department of Immigration and Citizenship, you will need to manually type in the surcharge percentatge.

4. Finalise and Print

Once you have recorded all of the necessary details, click Save & Print to finish and print the Deposit Request.

Migration Manager will now proceed to generate the Deposit Request in either PDF or Word format and a copy will be saved to the Documents tab of the matter.