USE AN IAA LICENSED IMMIGRATION ADVISOR OR NEW ZEALAND LAWYER?
The New Zealand Immigration Advisers Licensing Act requires that anyone providing New Zealand immigration advice must be licensed (unless exempt*) or a New Zealand practising lawyer.
Licensing is operated by the Immigration Advisers Authority. Licensed Advisers have to meet competency standards and adhere to a code of conduct.
For more information, visit www.iaa.govt.nz or www.lawsociety.org.nz
When you deal with a competent, experienced IAA Licensed Immigration Adviser you maximise your chance of a successful outcome. You also save a considerable amount of time, as they will take responsibility for seeing that the application is prepared correctly and the right documents are provided.
The adviser will also follow up with the visa office after lodgement to minimise delays and comply with documentation requests. Your adviser will also keep you informed about the status of your application and about any relevant changes to policy or regulations that could affect the outcome.
So consider consulting a migration consultant who is licensed by the IAA or a New Zealand practising lawyer.
*People who give advice in a family or informal context, offshore Advisers for student visa and permit applications only, Members of Parliament and their staff, public sector employees, diplomats, lawyers, Citizens Advice Bureaux and Community Law Centres.
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