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Ministerial portfolio


Minister of Immigration
Current Minister:
Hon Michael Wood
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister of Immigration
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Barbara Edmonds

Responsibilities include leading the policy and strategic direction for the immigration system, certifying immigration instructions which set the rules and criteria for the grant of visas and entry permission, and decision-making in regard to individual cases.


The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment provides the following support for this portfolio:

  • Immigration New Zealand provides operational support
  • the Immigration Policy Team, within the Labour, Science and Enterprise Group, provides policy advice
  • the Immigration Advisers Authority, within the Market Services Group, provides services to license people who provide New Zealand immigration advice.
Other organisations: 

Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal


Vote Labour Market


Immigration Act 20091
Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 20072

1 The Minister of Tourism is responsible for sections 399A and 399B
2 Section 42 is administered by the Ministry of Justice

Last updated: 
Thursday, 22 October 2020

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