All students who begin their study towards the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice in July 2015 will be required to hold a provisional immigration adviser licence for two years before they may upgrade to hold a full licence. Students may apply for a provisional licence after they have completed Courses A and B, or following graduation. The 2015 Competency Standards now reflect this decision.
These pages are dedicated to licensed immigration advisers, also known as immigration consultants or registered migration agents.
Among other things, you can discover how to:
Anyone providing immigration advice about New Zealand immigration matters must be licensed unless they are exempt. Find out more by reading Your Guide to Licensed Immigration Advisers. People needing to be licensed may include education agents, recruiters, and travel workers. Immigration New Zealand will not accept applications or requests from people who are neither licensed nor exempt.
If you are not exempt and you knowingly provide immigration advice without a licence, you could face a fine of up to NZ$100,000 and/or up to seven years imprisonment.
Read who needs to be licensed to find out more.