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Application process

To obtain a licence, you need to lodge an online application with the Immigration Advisers Authority. If you are not able to lodge an online application form, please contact the Authority for assistance.

To complete an online application form you will need:

The following persons may certify documentation and witness statutory declarations in New Zealand:

The following persons may certify documentation and witness statutory declarations outside New Zealand:

The Registrar will assess the evidence you provide to ensure you meet the Immigration Adviser Competency Standards and that you are fit to be licensed. Alternatively you will be required to meet the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition requirements.

Once your licence application has been approved-in-principle, the Authority will advise you and request that you pay the levy of $1,129.55 (ordinarily resident in NZ) or NZ$982.22 (not ordinarily resident in NZ). You will be able login and pay your levy online.

Once your levy is paid, your details will be added to the register of licensed immigration advisers and you may provide New Zealand immigration advice.

All immigration advisers must abide by the Licensed Immigration Advisers Code of Conduct.

Licence application costs
Costs Ordinarily resident in NZ (including GST) Not ordinarily resident in NZ
Application fee NZ$909.78 NZ$791.11
Levy NZ$1,129.55 NZ$982.22
Total NZ$2,039.33 NZ$1,773.33

Licence fees contribute to the cost of processing and assessing all applications. Levies contribute to the cost of funding the other functions of the Authority and the full Tribunal costs.

Are you entitled to a fee waiver?

Read our Not-for-Profit Policy to find out if you are entitled to a fee waiver.