Recently an Auckland-based business man was charged with 13 offences by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) for knowingly providing immigration advice without being licensed or exempt. The alleged offending included advising clients to mislead New Zealand authorities.
This case offers an important reminder for people looking to immigrate to New Zealand to always use a licensed immigration adviser. Licensed immigration advisers are required to be competent in their practice in immigration advice and are required to a follow a professional code of conduct relating to the advice they supply.
Unlawful immigration advice can cause significant stress and problems for visa applicants, not to mention putting you out of pocket or putting your dreams of moving to New Zealand in serious jeopardy.
Migration Associates now employ five licensed immigration advisers who are all registered with IAA. Our team are well-versed in New Zealand immigration laws and specialise in helping those who wish to live and work in New Zealand with their visa applications.
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