The Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) was empowered by the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 to regulate the immigration advice industry.
Immigration advisers must be licensed by the IAA to provide immigration advice, unless they are exempt.
The IAA is responsible for handling complaints against licensed advisers and the New Zealand Law Society is responsible for handling complaints against lawyers.
The professional conduct of NZAMI members is governed bythe NZAMI Code of Ethics.
Termination of Membership
The powers of the Board to terminate membership are set down in clause 16.2 of the rules:
16.2 The Board shall have full power to terminate the membership of any Member by resolution in any of the following circumstances:
(a) Pursuant to the provisions of cl. 14 of these Rules;
(b) On account of bankruptcy or liquidation of a Member;
(c) On account of a Member being denied a licence or having a licence cancelled under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007;
(d) On account of a Member being denied a practising certificate or having a practising certificate cancelled under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006;
(e) For failing to meet (or failing to continue to meet) the standards of expertise, qualifications or other criteria which are prerequisites for that Member's class of membership as set out in Regulations; and
(f) On any other ground which the Board in its discretion decides by a two-thirds majority is proper.
According to the rules, the following membership has been terminated:
Richard Martin Immigration Ltd
Unit 2H 3 Ceres Court
Date of termination: 9 October 2009
Please note that Richard Martin is not permitted by law to give immigration advice.
Golden Sands Migration (NZ) Limited
54 Commercial Street
Date of termination: 20 September 2011