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A bit of background... My current partner is here in NZ on a
A bit of background... My current partner is here in NZ on a work visa. When he originally arrived 4 years ago, he supported his wife and daughter to come to the country. Since he got separated from h… read more
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I am a NZ permanent resident. My wife and I were married in
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If a person was married overseas but not in nz, can he still
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I was married in New Zealand but signed a South Africa
I was married in New Zealand but signed a South Africa prenuptial agreement with my spouse. I am a South African citizen and she is a Kiwi. I am also now an NZ resident. We are now in the process of d… read more
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I have a complex issue I'm looking for advice on. My mother
Hello I have a complex issue I'm looking for advice on. My mother and her husband of 13 years immigrated to NZ in 2016 through the parents residence visa. They were sponsored by my step brother Brad. … read more
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My Husband (NZ citizen) and myself (Maltese citizen),
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I still have South African citizenship, got married in the
I still have South African citizenship, got married in the US in 2009 and have been living in NZ for the past 5 years. I am eligible for my citizenship for NZ later this year, but my question is can I… read more
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I would like to know if you can give legal advice. I'm from
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I am a south african woman married to an English man but we
Good morning, i am a south african woman married to an English man but we have been separated for 8 years and still good friends. we got married in South Africa 11 years ago and both living in New Zea… read more
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My husband and I are both South African's. I want to divorce
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22 years ago, my son married a Canadian girl who was
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I!i'm married for years to my husband and we have 2
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Thanks advise on my last question I have a few other
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FIRSTLY IF THE COMPLAIN IS LODGED TO THE IMMIGRATION
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I am a Singaporean "married" to a New Zealander wife in 1994.
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