First-time applicants for a full or limited immigration adviser licence must successfully complete the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice.
The online programme of study covers the Immigration Adviser Competency Standards and the Licensed Immigration Advisers Code of Conduct. The programme takes six months full-time and is also available part-time. This is the only qualification approved by the Registrar of Immigration Advisers.
First-time applicants for a provisional licence must complete Courses A and B of the Graduate Certificate in Immigration Advice only, and must have an approved supervision arrangement.
Find out more about the Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice.
There are three different types of immigration adviser licence.
Immigration adviser licence types
|Full||Can provide advice on all immigration matters|
|Provisional||Can provide advice on all immigration matters but must be supervised by a full licence holder|
|Limited||Can only provide advice on certain immigration matters|