Licensed Immigration Adviser Association
Licensed Immigration Adviser Institute
Welcome to the Association of Licensed Immigration Advisers in New Zealand
As a professional organization exclusive to LIAs, the LIAA represents its members in a market where agility is essential for LIAs to remain relevant.
With more than 400 LIA members, the LIAA stands for a highly specialized group of immigration professionals who combined submit a large share of all adviser-supported visa applications to Immigration NZ.
Our members vigorously represent their migrant clients and families, NZ employers and communities.
They work on their own or in group practices; they appeal before the Immigration and Protection Tribunal; they request ministerial intervention – and their knowledge is priceless.
The LIAA is led by a diverse board that includes LIAs practising in New Zealand and overseas. Our board members represent LIAs of different experience levels and backgrounds and have staggered terms to allow for succession without compromising the experience level of the board.
A Chair and two Vice-Chairs front-face the organization and take their instructions from the membership and the board.
Five Committees manage the specific interests of LIAA members: Stakeholder Relations, Media/PR, Member Care, CPD and LIA Future.
We welcome every LIA to join us and contribute to our industry.
Every LIAA member adheres to the strictest Code of Practice in the immigration industry in New Zealand.
It holds all members accountable to practice to the highest professional standard. It requires LIAA members to maintain a level of competence that assures clients a superb knowledge level when they are represented.
Our Code of Practice sets the scene for LIAA members to refresh their skills regularly and to actively contribute to the LIA community.
With the LIAA representing the largest group of LIAs in New Zealand, members have the support of a vibrant and active professional community of well-qualified colleagues.
It is an honor to lead this professional organization, together with our Vice-Chairs Paul Janssen and Malkiat Singh. LIAs occupy an essential role in the immigration space in New Zealand and are now well-represented. Being exclusive to LIAs only, the LIAA is a focused, strong group of professionals to advance the practice of immigration advice.
Our migrant clients, NZ employers and our communities deserve effective advocacy.
If you are an LIA, join us! If you are a migrant, you are in the right place to select a competent LIA.
Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller, MNZM, MRSNZ