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:
- To have completed an approved qualification or entry courses or upload a certified copy of your current OMARA licence certificate
- A signed supervision agreement for upload
- Printed and completed Form 101A: Supervision Arrangement Application for upload
- Certified copy of personal identification for upload
- Criminal history record/police certificate(s)
- Passport quality photograph for upload
- TTMRA applicants only: Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 10097 Section 19 Notice (printed), completed, signed and dated in the presence of a person authorised to take statutory declarations in the country in which you reside, for upload. Please note that same person must certify your Section 19 Notice, identification and OMARA licence certificate.
- Visa or Mastercard for payment of application fee NZ$909.78 (ordinarily resident in NZ) or NZ$791.11 (not ordinarily resident in NZ).
The following persons may certify documentation and witness statutory declarations in New Zealand:
- An enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
- A Justice of the Peace.
- A notary public.
- A Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.
The following persons may certify documentation and witness statutory declarations outside New Zealand:
- In Australia or another Commonwealth country other than New Zealand— a Judge, a Commissioner of Oaths, a notary public, a Justice of the Peace, or any person authorised by the law of that country to administer an oath there for the purpose of judicial proceeding; a Commonwealth representative; or solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
- In a country other than a Commonwealth country— a Commonwealth representative, a Judge, a notary public, or a solicitor of the High Court of 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.
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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.