Become a licensed adviser In this section Licensing Immigration advisers must be licensed or exempt from licensing. Qualify To become a licensed immigration adviser for the first time you must either have completed an approved qualification or entry courses, or be registered as a migration agent in Australia. How to apply To get a New Zealand immigration adviser licence, you need to lodge an online application with the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA). Apply as an Australian registered migration agent If you’re registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) in Australia, you can apply for a New Zealand immigration advisers licence through the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (TTMRA). Licensing toolkit Provides guidance on the licensing requirements for licensed immigration advisers seeking to renew or upgrade their licence. Supervision toolkit This toolkit sets out the Immigration Advisers Authority’s guidance relating to supervision. Apply now To obtain a licence, you need to lodge an online application with the Immigration Advisers Authority. Follow my application You can use the IAA online portal to follow the progress of an application to become a licensed adviser while it's being considered by the Authority.