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All fees are in New Zealand dollars and include GST.
The current fees stated here are effective from 1 October 2010.

Fees for registration as a financial service provider

Fees will be collected by the Companies Office as part of the application and confirmation processes.

Process  Fee

Application for registration as Financial Service Provider or Financial Adviser 1
Criminal history check fee

  • Fee is charged per person named in the application for registration.  
  • A new criminal history check may be required within a 36 month timeframe.
Annual confirmation 2



1 The fee charged for registration remains unchanged; however from 1 August 2012 a FMA levy of $350 will be collected at the time of registration. Read more about the FMA levies.

2 The fee charged for filing of an annual confirmation remains unchanged, however, from 1 August 2012 an FMA Levy is payable by all registered Financial Service Providers when filing their annual confirmation. Read more about the FMA levies payable with filing annual confirmation. 


Fees for authorisation

Payable in addition to the registration fees & levies

Application type Fee

Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA) $1144.89
Qualifying Financial Entity (QFE) $4886.22


  • These fees will be collected by the Companies Office, on behalf of the Financial Markets Authority, as part of the application process.
  • The above fees do not include assessment or examination fees for financial advisers charged by ETITO, Delegated Assessment Organisations (DAO) or other training providers.


Related websites

Financial Markets Authority website

ETITO website - Registration and booking system


Last updated 18 November 2016