The Immigration Advisers Authority was set up to protect people receiving New Zealand immigration advice.
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We are independent of Immigration New Zealand and cannot give immigration advice or influence a visa application. Watch a video about us to find out more.
The Immigration Advisers Authority was established under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.
Under the Act anyone giving immigration advice must have a licence unless they are an exempt person. Exempt people include lawyers with a current New Zealand practising certificate and Citizens Advice Bureaux among others.
Barry Smedts is the Registrar of Immigration Advisers and head of the Authority.
Mr Smedts is the Authority’s official media spokesperson. Interviews can be arranged by contacting the Senior Communications Adviser, Maheesha Kottegoda. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09 925 3238.