Report an offence

You can report any immigration offence to us or go to Crime Stoppers — for example, overstaying or someone working illegally.

What happens when you report an offence

When an immigration offence is reported, investigation can be done to address and resolve the issue, and steps can be put in place to stop it happening again.

How to report an offence to Immigration New Zealand

You can report an immigration offence to us by calling our contact centre or by sending an email to our Compliance Investigations team. Provide as much information as possible about the immigration offence and include your details so we can contact you if necessary.

0508 558 855

Making an anonymous report

Crime Stoppers is an independent charity that helps New Zealanders fight crime by providing an anonymous and simple way to pass on information to the authorities. You can report immigration offences, such as someone overstaying or illegally working, by using the Crime Stoppers service.

There are 2 ways you can contact Crime Stoppers — you can call them or email them using a secure online form.

0800 555 111

Crime Stoppers online form

The online form takes you to the secure Crime Stoppers web form. You and your computer are anonymous. Crime Stoppers reads what you send them and takes out any information that might identify you. Then they forward the information to the relevant authorities in New Zealand.

More details about Crime Stoppers is on their website. You can find out what information they need and what they do with the information you provide.

Crime Stoppers

Feedback about an employee who has left their employment

If a worker from overseas has a visa that specifies employment with your business and unexpectedly leaves that employment before the expiry of their visa, you can inform us about it.

Feedback about an employee who has left their employment

Terminating the enrolment of a student

If you have terminated the enrolment of a foreign student holding a student visa, let us know by submitting an online Student enrolment termination form.

Student enrolment termination form