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Unlicensed immigration adviser charged with 13 offences

Monday, 29 July 2019, 2:42 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

An Auckland based business man has been 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 ... More >>

Education providers reminded about immigration advice laws

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 10:33 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

The Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) has visited more than 20 education providers in the past week, reminding them of the laws around providing immigration advice for New Zealand. More >>

Unlicensed immigration adviser pleads guilty

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 9:47 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

An Auckland man has pleaded guilty to five charges laid by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), four representative counts of providing immigration advice without being licensed or exempt, and one representative charge of asking for or receiving ... More >>

Woman pleads guilty to unlawful immigration advice charges

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:47 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

An Auckland woman has pleaded guilty to three charges laid by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) of unlawfully asking for a fee for immigration advice, and taking payment, from four of her family members and friends in the Tongan community. More >>

Check your immigration adviser is licensed or exempt

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 10:58 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) Catherine Albiston will be in the Philippines next week raising awareness of the importance of only using licensed or exempt advisers when seeking New Zealand immigration advice. More >>

22 charges for providing illegal immigration advice

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:28 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

The Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) has laid a total of 22 charges against an Auckland woman of Tongan nationality for illegally providing New Zealand immigration advice. More >>

IAA to build awareness of immigration advisers

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:42 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) Catherine Albiston will be in the Pacific Islands next week raising awareness of the importance of only using licensed or exempt immigration advisers when seeking New Zealand immigration ... More >>

Unlicensed immigration adviser sentenced to home detention

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:30 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

A Porirua man was sentenced to ten months’ home detention at the Porirua District Court on 13 July 2016. The sentencing came after the man pleaded guilty in April to ten charges laid against him by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA). More >>

Man jailed after Pacific Island overstayers speak out

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 3:50 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

Hakaoro Hakaoro was jailed for 20 months for providing immigration advice without a licence at Manukau District Court today (22 January 2014). More >>

Licensed immigration advisers: new professional standards

Friday, 10 January 2014, 5:22 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

Licensed immigration advisers will be working to a revised set of professional standards that comes into effect today (Monday 13 January 2014). More >>

Migrants warned to avoid unlicensed immigration advisers

Tuesday, 24 December 2013, 10:48 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

Unlicensed immigration advisers have similar methods when dealing with migrants, warned the Immigration Advisers Authority. The Registrar of Immigration Advisers, Barry Smedts, said the Authority had investigated several such advisers in 2013. More >>

High migrant satisfaction with licensed immigration advisers

Friday, 30 August 2013, 11:16 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

Four out of five migrants said they would recommend their licensed immigration adviser to family and friends, according to an independent survey. Results showed that 82% of migrants were very satisfied or satisfied with their licensed immigration adviser. More >>

Immigration adviser loses licence after exploitation case

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 12:54 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

A licensed immigration adviser who exploited a vulnerable woman has had his licence cancelled today (4 June 2013). More >>

Woman sentenced for immigration scam in Tongan community

Friday, 24 May 2013, 5:16 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

A woman, who took advantage of vulnerable people in an immigration scam, has been sentenced to community detention, community work and ordered to repay her victims. More >>

Tongan woman admits guilt in widespread immigration scam

Thursday, 21 February 2013, 3:18 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

A woman has appeared in court to admit her part in a widespread immigration scam in the Tongan community. Tongan national Khadijah Lolohea (also known as Khadijah PIU), of Mt Roskill, Auckland, pleaded guilty to providing immigration advice without ... More >>

Immigration adviser stripped of licence - withheld passport

Monday, 24 December 2012, 1:42 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

An Auckland immigration adviser is to be stripped of his licence after withholding a migrant's passport in lieu of fees. Clients of Richard Uday Prakash, of Vital Consulting 2007 Limited, should be aware that his immigration adviser licence will be cancelled ... More >>

Tuvaluan ‘Prince’ Ordered To Repay Victims

Friday, 9 November 2012, 9:00 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

An unlicensed immigration adviser has been ordered to provide refunds after collecting more than $5,000 running an unlawful immigration business. More >>

Immigration Advisers Ordered to Refund Clients

Monday, 29 October 2012, 4:37 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

A tribunal has ordered two immigration advisers to refund their clients and pay $7,000 for unprofessional conduct. More >>

Former Immigration Adviser to Pay $280,000

Friday, 12 October 2012, 9:11 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

A former immigration adviser has been ordered to pay more than a quarter of a million dollars by a tribunal for “calculated” and “systematic dishonesty”. More >>

Tribunal Reprimands Immigration Adviser for Negligence

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 5:21 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

An immigration adviser was reprimanded for negligence after failing to lodge his client’s appeal against a declined residence visa in time. More >>

 

 

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