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An employee of INZ has a grievance with her sister in law
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A client of mine has just been given residence (making him
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I had an unsuccessful IPT appeal for a client because the
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I have recently received a few bizarre temporary visa
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Chris, A man is liable for deportation for crimes of
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I'm about to appeal (IPT) against a NZ resident being
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Someone is living in New Zealand illegally are they able to
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Please can you tell me if a passport is required to book an
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Please can you tell me if (in law) a sub-clause should be
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Last week, I had an appeal upheld by the IPT. It was a very
Last week, I had an appeal upheld by the IPT. It was a very tough case and all were very pleased with the outcome. The client at first was happy for me to have it reported by the media. However, they … read more
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I have a client who has been working in NZ on several work
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I recently took a case to Tribunal and the Tribunal found
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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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Due to a relatives fraudulent activity involving letters
Hi Chris, Due to a relatives fraudulent activity involving letters supposedly from INZ, stating that a family had been granted residence; this family is now here unlawfully. The relative insists that … 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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Hi we had resident visa for two years. We applied for permanent
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Hi Chris, If a car driver pulls out in front of a bicycle and
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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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