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High migrant satisfaction with licensed immigration advisers

Media release

28 August 2013

Four out of five migrants said they would recommend their licensed immigration adviser to family and friends, according to an independent survey.

Results showed that 82% of migrants were very satisfied or satisfied with their licensed immigration adviser. The top three reasons for satisfaction were:

More than eight out of ten migrants agreed that as a result of using a licensed adviser:

The migrant survey is carried out by Premium Research on behalf of the Immigration Advisers Authority.

Registrar of Immigration Advisers, Barry Smedts, was delighted but not surprised.

He said: “Licensed immigration advisers do great work for their clients and the country. They help migrants see the opportunities New Zealand has to offer, bring families together and help drive our economy.

These survey results are testament to that work and they deserve to be recognised.”

Notes to editor

The Immigration Advisers Authority was set up to promote and protect the interests of people receiving New Zealand immigration advice.

We do this by:

Under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 anyone giving immigration advice must have a licence unless they are exempt. Exempt people include lawyers with a current New Zealand practising certificate and Citizens Advice Bureaux staff among others.

The Authority is independent of Immigration New Zealand and cannot give immigration advice or influence a visa application.

Under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 anyone giving immigration advice must have a licence unless they are exempt. Exempt people include lawyers with a current New Zealand practising certificate and Citizens Advice Bureaux staff among others.