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What are my responsibilities as a supervisor?

Under clause 12 of the Licensed Immigration Advisers Code of Conduct 2014 (the Code), the supervisor must:

Supervisors must inform the provisional licence holder immediately if their licence expires, or is cancelled, surrendered or suspended.

Expectations of a supervisor

In order to be a supervisor, the Registrar would also expect you to:

There is no limit placed on how many provisional licence holders a person can supervise at any one time. However the Registrar expects that supervisors consider their ability and capacity to be able to effectively supervise more than one provisional licence holder at a time.

Note: The Immigration Advisers Licensing Act requires supervisors to hold a full immigration adviser licence. This means that New Zealand lawyers cannot be supervisors as they are prohibited from being licensed. Lawyers are bound by their own rules of conduct and it is important that supervisors are able to coach and mentor provisional licence holders in regard to the requirements and code of conduct for licensed immigration advisers.