Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

11 Persons exempt from licensing

The following persons are exempt from the requirement to be licensed:

(a)

persons who provide immigration advice in an informal or family context only, so long as the advice is not provided systematically or for a fee:

(b)

members of Parliament, and members of their staff who provide immigration advice within the scope of their employment agreement:

(c)

foreign diplomats and consular staff accorded protection as such under the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968 or the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1971:

(d)

employees of the public service who provide immigration advice within the scope of their employment agreement:

(e)

lawyers:

(f)

persons employed by or working as volunteers for community law centres (as defined in section 6 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006), where at least 1 lawyer—

(i)

is on the employing body of the community law centre; or

(ii)

is employed by or working as a volunteer for the community law centre in a supervisory capacity:

(g)

persons employed by or working as volunteers for citizens advice bureaux:

(h)

persons who provide—

(i)

immigration advice offshore; and

(ii)

advice only in respect of applications made under the Immigration Act 2009 for a temporary entry class visa—temporary visa—student visa:

(i)

persons exempted by regulations made under section 12.

Section 11(h): substituted, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Section 11(h)(ii): substituted, on 25 February 2011, by regulation 3 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing (Partial Removal of Exemption) Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/19).