Providing New Zealand immigration advice when neither licensed or exempt is an offence under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act. Anyone found breaking the law can face seven years in prison and a fine of up to NZ$100,000.
Find out if your adviser is licensed by checking the online register. If your adviser is not licensed, report them to us by completing Part B of our Making a Complaint About an Immigration Adviser form.
A migrant who consults an unlawful adviser is not committing an offence.
However, migrants should bear in mind that Immigration New Zealand does not accept immigration applications from unlicensed advisers.
Read more on offences under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act.
If you are unsure about reporting an offence, contact us.