NZAMI
26 June 2017
 

 

Who can become a member of NZAMI?

NZAMI Member

Membership Categories

Full Principal Membership 

Full Principal Membership is for licensed advisers who have held an IAA licence for a minimum of 2 years as at the time of applying for membership to NZAMI. 

Full Membership is also for lawyers working in the immigration industry and who hold a current Practising Certificate.

Full Non-Principal Membership 

You can only apply for Full Non-Principal Membership if you are employed by a current Full Principal Member of NZAMI.  Full Non-Principal Membership is for licensed advisers who have held an IAA licence for a minimum of 2 years as at the time of applying for membership to NZAMI. 

Full Non-Principal Membership is also for lawyers working in the immigration industry and who hold a current Practising Certificate.

Primary Membership

Primary Membership is for licensed advisers who have held an IAA licence for less than 2 years as at the time of applying for membership to NZAMI. 

A Primary Member can become a Full Principal or Full Non-Principal Member after being a Primary Member for a period of 2 years provided that he or she has attended a minimum of ten NZAMI Continuing Professional Development events (to include attendance in person or purchasing a recording of a seminar, webinar, workshop, cell group meeting or annual conference in the preceding 2 years).

Student Membership

Student Membership is for individuals who have been accepted onto the Bay of Plenty Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7) or any subsequent qualification mandated by the Immigration Advisers Authority as a prerequisite to becoming a Licensed Immigration Adviser.

Associate Membership 

Associate Membership is for people who have an interest in immigration, but who are not in the business of providing immigration advice.

For a full description of Membership Categories, go to Regulation 1

Membership for Onshore Applicants


To download a copy of the membership categories and associated fees for all on-shore applicants as at March 2016, please click on:  Membership Categories and Fees - Onshore  

Membership for Overseas Applicants


To download a copy of the membership categories and associated fees for all applicants based off-shore as at March 2016, please click on: Membership Categories and Fees - Overseas

Membership Fees 


The membership year begins on the 1st of April and ends on the 31st of March each year.

Fees for the new membership year are charged in late March or early April.

Quarterly pro-rata fees are available to Full Principal Members only (please refer the Membership Fee Table below).

Please click here to download the NZAMI Membership Fee Table. 

Make Fee Payment

To find out more on how to make payment, please click on:  Ways to Pay

Important points to note are:

  1. The Application Fee is due at the time of making an application for membership to NZAMI.  You can pay by direct debit (NZAMI account details are listed on the application form), credit card (please email secretary@nzami.org.nz for an invoice that will allow you to pay by credit card) or by cheque.
  2. Membership Fee for New Members - if your application for membership is succesful, than an invoice will be sent by email.
  3. Refunds - there are no refunds of the application fee for membership or should you decide to cancel your membership at any part of the membership year.