We recommend you read these guidelines before applying for an immigration adviser licence.
In this section
Who needs a licence?
Any individual providing New Zealand immigration advice either in New Zealand or offshore must be licensed unless explicitly exempt under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act).
This policy outlines the circumstances in which an immigration adviser can apply for not-for-profit status with the Immigration Advisers Authority.
Fitness for licensing
This policy sets out the fitness standards all immigration adviser licence applicants must meet and the fitness assessment process that the Immigration Advisers Authority (the Authority) uses when it processes an application.
Applying for an initial licence
This policy sets out the requirements to apply for a New Zealand immigration adviser licence for the first time.
Trans-Tasman mutual recognition
This policy sets out how the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (TTMRA) allows Australian registered migration agents (RMAs) to become New Zealand licensed immigration advisers (advisers).
This policy sets out how to apply to renew a full, limited or provisional New Zealand immigration adviser licence, including one granted under the TTMRA.
Reapply for a licence
This policy sets out how previously licensed applicants can reapply for a provisional, limited or full New Zealand immigration adviser licence.
This policy sets out the requirements to upgrade a limited or provisional immigration adviser licence.
Register of licensed immigration advisers
This policy sets out the functions of the register of licensed immigration advisers (the register).
Cancelled, suspended, voluntarily surrendered and expired licences
This policy sets out the requirements regarding cancelled, suspended, voluntarily surrendered and expired licences.