The Immigration Advisers Authority (the Authority) has developed these guidelines as part of the Policies and Procedures Manual for Licensed Immigration Advisers to assist licensed immigration advisers (advisers) to:
understand the distinction between the personal values and ethics that they hold as individuals, and the professional ethics that they must adhere to as a member of the licensed immigration adviser profession
understand the professional responsibilities they have to clients and stakeholders
be able to successfully identify, and resolve, professional ethical issues.
Advisers may encounter such professional ethical issues in:
their day-to-day business interactions; and
complying with their professional responsibilities in accordance with the law and the Licensed Immigration Advisers Code of Conduct 2010 (the code of conduct).
By elaborating on the professional responsibilities of advisers, the Authority seeks to:
foster transparency, consistency and professionalism
encourage meaningful discussion that will contribute positively to the ongoing development of the immigration advice profession
contribute to better overall outcomes for the New Zealand immigration system
encourage the sharing of information to enhance the continuing professional development of licensed immigration advisers.