Page last updated: 15 March 2023

How to apply for a FAP licence

Before you apply

At least 24 hours before you are ready to start your application

  • Login to the FSPR on the Companies Office website and select the “Financial advice provider – licensee – full licence” service.
  • You will also need a RealMe login to access the FMA application portal.

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

Note that you don’t have to answer all the questions in one go. You can save a draft and come back to finish the job when you’re ready.

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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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