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I would like to make a question about my partner's New
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A client of mine has just been given residence (making him
Hi Chris, A client of mine has just been given residence (making him eligible for free healthcare). His first residence application was declined in error and a Tribunal appeal resulted in the applicat… read more
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I have recently received a few bizarre temporary visa
Hi Chris, I have recently received a few bizarre temporary visa declines from immigration. Unlike Australia, there is no right of appeal when incompetent case officers make absurd decisions. However, … read more
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Chris, Where can I find the relevant relevant legislation
Hi Chris, Where can I find the relevant relevant legislation that address the immigration status of an adopted 12 year old child, whose parents are NZ residents (not citizens)? Would the adopted child… read more
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My girlfriend from the UK had an application in for
My girlfriend from the UK had an application in for partnership residency visa but assumed we would be granted an interim visa extension to her partnership visa while this was in process. We have sinc… read more
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Someone is living in New Zealand illegally are they able to
Hey if someone is living in New Zealand illegally are they able to become legal again and how … read more
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How are you. I m illegal here in Nz from 2014 I m married to
I m illegal here in Nz from 2014 I m married to Nz citizen girl one month ago. I am from India so can u plz help me to get legal status so I can think and build my family future with my wife … read more
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A wife of a New Zealand citizen is applying to come to NZ on
Hi Chris, A wife of a New Zealand citizen is applying to come to NZ on a temporary visa. The application has been lodged and the husband is the sponsor (he first gained residence in 2016 as a dependen… read more
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It is normal policy that INZ will never issue another
Hi Chris, It is normal policy that INZ will never issue another temporary visa to someone who has breached the terms of their previous visa (e.g. over-stayer). However, one of my clients (residing in … read more
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Please can you take a look below and advise me as to my next
Hi Chris, Please can you take a look below and advise me as to my next move. I'm not sure whether I should wait for the Appeals manager to return - he hasn't got back to me and now time is of the esse… read more
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I am trying to promote rugby on the West Coast (South Island
I am trying to promote rugby on the West Coast (South Island NZ).Last year we were fortunate enough to secure the service's of a age group(U21) Canadian international rugby player. The applicant came … read more
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Hi Chris, Want to know about inz.we are in nz for past 5 years
Hi Chris, Want to know about inz.we are in nz for past 5 years and last 2 years we became overstayers unintentionally as our visa in process got declined and previous visa got expired.my husband is be… read more
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Hi Chris, This is the reply to my earlier question from INZ
Hi Chris, This is the reply to my earlier question from INZ with regards XXXXX XXXXX GRP from the 2009 Act when the application was lodged under 1987 Act GRP. Surely this can't be right? Thanks. Dear … read more
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Hi Chris, Please can you confirm my understanding regarding
Hi Chris, Please can you confirm my understanding regarding this matter below? Provisions (most) under the Immigration Act 2009 came into effect on 29 November 2010 and the Act clearly sets out the ne… read more
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Hi Chris, Is my reasoning sound? ...I am currently almost
Hi Chris, Is my reasoning sound? ...I am currently almost half-way through the GCNZIA course and have been taught that the highest level of legislation is a statute (in this case the Immigration Act 2… read more
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I have a friend whose application for an extension to his work
I have a friend whose application for an extension to his work visa work visa was rejected by the NZ Immigration Service early February 2013. His work visa expired in mid February 2013. They lodged an… read more
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Hi Chris, If someone is in NZ unlawfully, they are usually
Hi Chris, If someone is in NZ unlawfully, they are usually advised in writing that if they self-deport they will not face a prohibition period from returning to NZ. However, when they return to their … read more
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Below is a statement from a NZ immigration officer and the
Below is a statement from a NZ immigration officer and the section of the INZ Operational Manual he is quoting to justify the statement. I cannot see how his conclusion is drawn. Am I missing somethin… read more
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