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Offshore student visa advisers

People who are offshore and provide New Zealand immigration advice on student visa applications only are not required to hold a New Zealand immigration adviser licence.

This exemption does not allow a person to provide advice on pathways to work or residence for an international student.

This exemption does not allow a person to provide advice to secondary or related applicants on any other visa type such as work, visitor or guardian visas.

If an offshore person wishes to provide advice on other visa types or pathways, they must be licensed.

For the student visa exemption to apply, the person providing advice must be out of New Zealand at the time they provide the advice.

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