Licensed Immigration Advisers (LIAs) are professionals who specialise in New Zealand Immigration law and dealing with Immigration New Zealand to help migrants and international visitors be successful with their visa
applications or other immigration matters. A LIA is sometimes called an Immigration Consultant and is authorised to do many different kinds of work related to immigration law and visa applications.
All LIAs are registered and licensed through the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), website: www.iaa.govt.nz The IAA make sure that the quality of LIAs is high and helps clients who feel they have
not been treated well by their LIA. You can check if a LIA is actually licensed on the IAA's website, find an adviser page.
Licensed advisers will have a number so you can check details about them. Look for this logo and the advisers name and number.