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The risks of relying on illegal advice

Avoid the pitfalls of receiving illegal immigration advice.

  • Your visa application will be returned by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). INZ does not accept applications from unlicensed people acting illegally.
  • Unlicensed people may not be honest with you or INZ. Lying on your visa application is a criminal offence and dishonesty may affect your future visas or jobs.
  • Your application may be declined because the unlicensed person has no immigration knowledge or skills.


Stay away from anyone who:

  • refuses to put their name on your visa application
  • claims to have personal contacts at INZ
  • asks you to sign a visa application before it has been filled out. You should never sign a document you don’t understand.