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Who can give immigration advice

By law, any person that provides you with New Zealand immigration advice must be licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority, unless they are exempt.This includes people providing New Zealand immigration advice from China, India or anywhere in the world.

This chart shows you who can give you immigration advice.

While those listed below can legally provide you with New Zealand immigration advice, not all are experts in New Zealand immigration matters.

Licensed immigration advisers and some New Zealand lawyers have specialised expertise in New Zealand immigration matters.

These options are likely to also vary in the level of service they provide and cost.

People can give New Zealand immigration advice without a licence in an informal or family context, so long as the advice is not provided regularly or for a fee. This exemption is designed for once-off assistance to a family member or friend.


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