Report an offence

Fraud and exploitation

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

What happens when you report an offence

Reporting an immigration offence can be worrying. how much information do you need to provide, what happens to that information, and what happens to you?  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 NZ

You can report an immigration offence to Immigration NZ by calling our contact centre or by sending an email to our Compliance Investigations team. Please 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 to fight crime by providing an anonymous and simple way to pass on information to the authorities.  You can report immigration offences eg. overstayer, 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

Reporting migrant exploitation

We can help migrants who are being exploited. Find out how employers commonly exploit migrant workers, what help is available for victims and how you can report it.

Migrant exploitation

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, you can inform us about it.

Feedback about an employee who has left their employment