Page last updated: 24 June 2021

How to apply for a full licence

We are now accepting applications for full licences.

Target application dates have now been set for FAP full licences. If you hold a transitional licence this may affect you.

  • The target date for Class 1 and Class 2 licence applications is 30 September 2022
  • The target date for Class 3 licence applications is 30 June 2022
  • Read more about target dates in our media release.

To help you prepare, download our FAP full licence application kit or watch the video tutorial.

Before you apply

  • You’ll need to decide whether you want to apply for a Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 FAP full licence.
  • Explore your full licence options to see which licence class is right for you.

At least 24 hours before you apply

  • Login to the FSPR on the Companies Office website and select the “Financial advice provider – licensee – full licence” service.

Once you’ve chosen the licence class you want to apply for, get your answers ready:

Ready to apply?

Go to the FMA licensing portal


Featured Video:

What to expect when you apply for your full Financial Advice Provider (FAP) licence.


The cost of a full licence and ongoing annual levies will vary based on how you choose to operate in the new regime. 

For more information on fees and levies, see MBIE’s website.


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