Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

  • This version was reprinted on 20 May 2016 to make corrections to sections 8(3), 9(2), 10(c), 12(6), 16(a), 47(2)(a), 67(4), 79(c), 89(3), 90(3)(b), and 92(8)(b)(i) and (10)(c) under section 25(1)(i), (j)(ii) and (j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
8 Offshore immigration advice

(1)

This Act applies in respect of immigration advice provided by a person outside New Zealand, as well as advice provided by a person within New Zealand, except as provided in this section.

(2)

Despite subsection (1), a person who is not ordinarily resident in New Zealand need not be licensed in respect of immigration advice provided by the person outside New Zealand before the date that is 3 years after the day on which this Act receives the Royal assent, and—

(a)

section 9 does not require the Department to refuse to accept an immigration application or request from such a person before that date; and

(b)

such a person will not be treated as committing an offence under this Act by reason only of providing immigration advice outside New Zealand before that date without being licensed.

(3)

A person to whom subsection (2) applies may however apply for, and be granted, a licence at any time after the date that is 1 year after the day on which this Act receives the Royal assent, if the person chooses to apply.