Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

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:

    • (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).