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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 >>

Immigration Adviser Struck Off for Serious Dishonesty

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 4:20 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

A Tongan immigration adviser has been struck off for “serious dishonesty” after a tribunal found she pocketed clients’ funds without lodging their visa applications. More >>

Immigration Adviser Ordered to Pay $21,000

Thursday, 12 April 2012, 5:27 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

An immigration adviser has been ordered to pay more than $21,000 after trying to exploit one client and giving inappropriate advice to another. More >>

Justice for Migrant Duped By Immigration Consultancy

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 5:28 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

A migrant conned out of his life savings by an immigration consultancy was refunded after his niece complained to the Immigration Advisers Authority. Na Jia explained her uncle approached Sea Consultants and Investments Limited for help applying for ... More >>

Justice for overstayers

Friday, 21 October 2011, 9:49 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

Overstayers caught in visa scams can seek justice through the Immigration Advisers Authority. Reports are received in complete confidence. “Overstayers don’t need to be afraid,” says Registrar Barry Smedts. More >>

Immigration Adviser Ordered To Pay $35,000

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 10:20 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

An Auckland immigration adviser who left a family essentially homeless and failed three other clients has been ordered to pay $35,000. Artika Archina Devi was struck off the licensed immigration advisers register after four former clients complained ... More >>

Bad Advice Wrecks Lives

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 12:17 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

Pacific Islanders are being urged to use licensed immigration advisers as part of a campaign cracking down on visa scams. More >>

Tongan Visa Scam Condemned As ‘Despicable’

Thursday, 25 August 2011, 2:21 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

The Immigration Advisers Authority has condemned the sale of bogus visas by supposed religious ministers as ‘despicable’. Fraudsters reportedly won the trust of Tongans in South Auckland by posing as doorstep missionaries before inviting them to buy ... More >>

Immigration Authority Looks Into Passport Scam

Tuesday, 23 June 2009, 10:18 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

Gerard Otimi’s passport and visa activities looks set to run foul of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act and he may risk prosecution for giving unlicensed immigration advice. Mr Otimi is currently under investigation for selling fake passports and ... More >>

Mandatory Licensing: Migrants, Industry Benefit

Friday, 1 May 2009, 5:33 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

The introduction of mandatory licensing for New Zealand-based immigration advisers will protect migrants from unscrupulous operators and provide valuable brand support for licensed advisers. More >>

Licensing helps immigration credibility

Monday, 7 July 2008, 3:30 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

Licensing immigration advisers is a three-way winning situation for the individual advisers, their industry and New Zealand, the Registrar of Immigration Advisers said today. More >>

Strict new rules for immigration advisers

Tuesday, 6 May 2008, 10:13 am | Immigration Advisers Authority