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How are you? I need find out if I am from SOUTH AFRICA and
I need find out if I am from SOUTH AFRICA and my minor child was born 8 months ago but we dont have residency in NZ and I want to return to my home country. Can the father stop that if the child is also not a citizen not the dad … read more
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Hi Chris, I know you're going to think why am I asking you a question that I am probably the best person to answer it. Anyway, I'm looking for a trustworthy second opinion. So, a dependent child (curr… read more
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A wife of a New Zealand citizen is applying to come to NZ on
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Please. I am in Australia at the moment and I have not lived
hi... yes please. I am in Australia at the moment and I have not lived in NZ since I was 12. I thought I was an AU permanent resident and came here from America to have my baby (born feb 2017). Father… read more
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I have a client with the following circumstances. He is
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I have a bit of a situation on my hands and I have exhausted
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If a baby has a New Zealand citizen father, who was a New
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Please can you take a look below and advise me as to my next
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If a couple bring up their (NZ Citizen)grandson from birth
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Hi Chris My step daughter was denied a renewal of her residence
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A man has a woman partner who is a New Zealand citizen. The
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Should the delegated New Zealand Immigration Officer or the
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My ex is in a mental health rehab center & pregnant with my
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Hi We are going through a divorce after 9 months of marriage.
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