How to become a regulated immigration adviser

Guidance on how to become a registered immigration adviser, details of the competence assessments and a variety of associated OISC forms.


Competence Assessment

Application Forms


How to become a registered adviser

This guidance informs you about the process of how to become a registered adviser. It includes information about:

  • the application process
  • applying for the correct level
  • competence assessment

OISC competence assessments

This collection contains immigration and asylum assessment syllabuses, sample question papers, assessment resources, guidance on the assessment process, the marking scheme for assessments and a list of the confirmed assessment dates.

OISC application forms

Application forms for initial OISC registration, EU Settlement Scheme programme, maintaining registration, raising your levels and changing your legal status.

Published 29 December 2008
Last updated 29 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Interim change to DBS Certificate process during current health emergency

  2. The previous information re "Local authority nationality and settlement checking services" has been removed

  3. Guidance updated in relation to OISC jurisdiction and solicitors.

  4. Guidance updated.

  5. Guidance updated.

  6. Added link to model documents

  7. Update on competence marking

  8. Amended guidance notes

  9. Link added to DBS guidance document

  10. First published.