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 that the code of conduct is more than just a list of ethical ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts - it sets out guidelines for sound practice management that help advisers to manage their workloads, work habits and work practices in a way that ensures that their clients’ immigration matters are dealt with in a timely and cost-effective manner;
understand the professional practice requirements that they must adhere to as a member of the licensed immigration adviser profession; and
be able to successfully identify, and address, any issues that arise in complying with these professional practice requirements.
By elaborating on the professional practice requirements 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.