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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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I was granted permanent residence on seperation order...it
I was granted permanent residence on seperation order...it been two years now n my husband has decided nt to divorce n come back to our life..my husband was deportated out of country and it been 4 yrs… read more
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I wanted to ask if it is possible for someone who has been
hi i wanted to ask if it is possible for someone who has been in the country overstay for three years to be legal … read more
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Is this service for free. I just need knowledge on what's
Is this service for free. I just need knowledge on what's legal in NZ … read more
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I am in the process of separating from my partner.I had
I am in the process of separating from my partner.I had sponsored my wife to come to nz on partnership based resident visa. Her resident visa was granted 09/08/2018. It is still with travel conditions… read more
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Please can you tell me if harbouring an overstayer is a
Hi Chris, Please can you tell me if harbouring an overstayer is a criminal offence and if so, what are the penalties? In particular, what are the rules around revocation of residence, if any? Thank yo… read more
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I have a sutuation and I supported my Partner to get his
Hello there I have a sutuation I am NZ Citizen and I supported my Partner to get his Residency. He got his residence visa on 9th July 2019. After he got his Residence Visa he started ignoring me and i… 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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After received resident visa during the 2 years time, I got
after received resident visa during the 2 years time, I got convicted for DUI that I received a letter for deportation notice which advised me to provide documents why should i not deported after providing all the documents they extneded my deporation to another 3 years which i going to be end next month . I am wondering what will happen next.What about a conviction that was passed and have keep clean for more than 2 years and clean until now. Possible to still apply? … read more
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My wife is a UK passport holder, but has had a NZ Residents
My wife is a UK passport holder, but has had a NZ Residents Visa for 4 years or so. However, when coming back from a holiday to Australia last year, we were advised (on the way back in at Gold Coast a… read more
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I stayed in New Zealand for 6 years 2010 to 2016 and did my
Good Evening, I stayed in New Zealand for 6 years 2010 to 2016 and did my post graduate in hotel management and worked there. I am 28 years old and have a question and would be very thankful for your … read more
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I would like to ask if someone's residency has been revoked
Good afternoonI would like to ask if someone's residency has been revoked or terminated permanently and this person has left NZ but in the immigration system it shows his been deported permanently wha… read more
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FIRSTLY IF THE COMPLAIN IS LODGED TO THE IMMIGRATION
FIRSTLY IF THE COMPLAIN IS LODGED TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AND FRAUD IMMIGRATION BRANCH THAT HE OR SHE IS JUST GOT MARRIED TO A NZ CITIZEN, TO GAIN RESIDENCY IN NZ WILL IT AFFECT GAINING THEIR NZ… read more
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My visitor visa got declained due to reason of E5.5
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If a sponsored migrant (marriage) gained residency on the basis
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When my wife and I obtain NZ Citizenship by grant, legally
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My boyfriend is sentenced to three years ten months prison
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