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December 2023 newsletter

Message from the Registrar

Welcome to the final Immigration Advisers Authority newsletter for 2023.

I want to acknowledge the work of the team that supports the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), this has been another busy year.

The last day of business for the Authority this year will be Friday 22 December 2023 and it will reopen on Monday 8 January 2024.

The statutory shut-down period, per section 5 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007, is from Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 15 January 2024. Any online or paper-based applications submitted during this time will be treated as being received on Tuesday 16 January 2024. This does not affect online fast track renewal applications.

Please refer to your renewal notice to confirm your current licence expiry date. To avoid your licence being recorded as expired on the public register, please ensure that you submit your renewal applications on time.

We hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter.

Keep our standards high.

Duncan Connor

Registrar of Immigration Advisers

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Country/state Count
Australia 122
India 33
China 13
United Kingdom 9
South Africa 7
Hong Kong 6
Canada 6
Philippines 5
United Arab Emirates 4
Malaysia 4
Sri Lanka 4
United States 4
Thailand 3
Samoa 2
Brazil 2
Germany 2
Taiwan 2
Singapore 2
Vietnam 2
Indonesia 1
Pakistan 1
Netherlands 1
Ireland 1
Italy 1
Jordan 1
Iran 1
Fiji 1
Tonga 1
Israel 1
Myanmar 1
South Korea 1

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Country Migrant count
India 28,366
Philippines 23,216
China 22,723
Fiji 8,797
South Africa 8,506
UK 5,672
USA 5,309
Sri Lanka 4,050
Vietnam 3,171
Malaysia 3,144
Singapore 2,762
United Arab Emirates 2,729
Japan 2,571
South Korea 2,415
Samoa 2,306
Thailand 2,227
Argentina 2,151
Chile 2,123
Tonga 1,934
Australia 1,784
Nepal 1,736
Brazil 1,725
France 1,674
Canada 1,606
Germany 1,443

GDNZIA industry partnership group

The Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (GDNZIA) industry partnership group is made up of GDNZIA programme staff, a representative from the IAA, a representative from Immigration New Zealand and those working in the immigration advice industry. The group provides a forum for industry feedback and discussion of issues relating to graduate outcomes and the content and delivery of the GDNZIA. In 2024 the group will meet 3 or 4 times and meetings will be held online.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is seeking expressions of interest from those in the industry who would like to join the industry partnership group in 2024. If you are interested in participating, please email Appley Boyd (appley.boyd@toiohomai.ac.nz) with a brief outline of why you wish to join and how you can contribute.

Expressions of interest must be received no later than 16 February 2024.