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.
11 Persons exempt from licensing

The following persons are exempt from the requirement to be licensed:

(a)

persons who provide immigration advice in an informal or family context only, so long as the advice is not provided systematically or for a fee:

(b)

members of Parliament, and members of their staff who provide immigration advice within the scope of their employment agreement:

(c)

foreign diplomats and consular staff accorded protection as such under the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 or the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971:

(d)

employees of the public service who provide immigration advice within the scope of their employment agreement:

(e)

lawyers:

(f)

persons employed by or working as volunteers for community law centres (as defined in section 6 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006), where at least 1 lawyer—

(i)

is on the employing body of the community law centre; or

(ii)

is employed by or working as a volunteer for the community law centre in a supervisory capacity:

(g)

persons employed by or working as volunteers for citizens advice bureaux:

(h)

persons who provide—

(i)

immigration advice offshore; and

(ii)

advice only in respect of applications made under the Immigration Act 2009 for a temporary entry class visa—temporary visa—student visa:

(i)

persons exempted by regulations made under section 12.

Section 11(h): substituted, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Section 11(h)(ii): substituted, on 25 February 2011, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing (Partial Removal of Exemption) Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/19).