As licensed professional Immigration Advisers we are required to observe the requirements of a stringent code of conduct and all government legislation in relation to your information.
All Immigration Advisers who give immigration advice in relation to New Zealand are required by the Immigration Advisers Licencing Act 2007 to be registered with the Immigration Advisers Authority in order to practice.
This requires all Licensed Advisers to follow a specified code of conduct in their relation and makes them subject to an annual license renewal process.
A Licensed Immigration Adviser must be honest, professional, diligent and respectful and conduct themselves with due care and in a timely manner.
A Licensed Immigration Adviser must:
a. if operating in New Zealand, act in accordance with New Zealand law
b. if operating offshore, act in accordance with the law of the jurisdiction they are operating in, and
c. whether in New Zealand or offshore, act in accordance with New Zealand immigration legislation, including the Immigration Act 2009, the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 and any applicable regulations.
A Licensed Immigration Adviser must: a. preserve the confidentiality of the client except in the following circumstances:
i. with the client’s written consent, or
ii. if making a complaint to the Immigration Advisers Authority relating to another adviser or reporting an alleged offence under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007, or
iii. for the administration of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007, or iv. as required by law, and b. require that any employees or other persons engaged by the adviser also preserve the confidentiality of the client.
Full details can be found directly from the Immigration Advisers Authority.