Migrant adviser law starts today
5:30 AM Tuesday May 4, 2010

People giving immigration advice will from today be required by law to be licensed, as the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act comes into full force.

Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman said this would strengthen New Zealand's reputation as a migrant destination and cut out "cowboy advisers".

Under the new law, unlicensed advisers face fines of up to $100,000 and/or imprisonment for up to seven years.

From here.