Licensed immigration advisers work to a code of conduct. According to the code, all licensed immigration advisers must:
A licensed adviser, when determining a reasonable fee for services to be provided, will consider some or all of the following factors:
While fees are not set by the Authority, licensed advisers are required to disclose the average fees they charged in the last year for each application type when they apply to renew their annual licence. The fees listed below give an indication of what you might be charged. As explained above there are a wide range of factors that affect what is charged.
The median is the middle number of the average fee provided by advisers.
The average is calculated by dividing the total fees by the number of advisers.
This means that if, for example, the median is lower than the average, there are some very high fees at the top end of the range which has resulted in the average being inflated.
The following table consists of data collected from licensed advisers between June 2011 and May 2012.
|Median ($)||Average ($)|
|Residence from Work||3,000||2,914|
|Long Term Business Visa||8,000||8,557|
Above fees are in New Zealand Dollars and include GST
Licensed advisers may also charge disbursements, such as third party costs, couriers, translations, copying etc. These charges are not included.