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We are trying to get a valid visa for me and my two kids
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My daughter is wanting to move back to nz with her 2 uk born
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Someone is living in New Zealand illegally are they able to
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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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Please can you tell me if (in law) a sub-clause should be
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A wife of a New Zealand citizen is applying to come to NZ on
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It is normal policy that INZ will never issue another
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If a baby has a New Zealand citizen father, who was a New
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Hi we had resident visa for two years. We applied for permanent
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Hi Chris, If someone is in NZ unlawfully, they are usually
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Hi Chris, An application for NZ residence is made several years
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my husband lied on his visitor visa partnership application
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