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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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I know you're going to think why am I asking you a question
Hi Chris, I know you're going to think why am I asking you a question that I am probably the best person to answer it. Anyway, I'm looking for a trustworthy second opinion. So, a dependent child (curr… read more
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I have a client who has been working in NZ on several work
Hi Chris, I have a client who has been working in NZ on several work visas (skills related - currently being questioned by INZ). He is a white South African and his wife and children are here with him… read more
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Can a NZ citizen, residing in Australia with a recent
Can a NZ citizen, residing in Australia with a recent arrest, travel back to nz? … read more
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I am living in Australia, my husband of 2 years living in
Hi I am living in Australia, my husband of 2 years living in Fiji. I want to move back to NZ to be closer to aging parents and get my husband into NZ so we can be in proper marriage. I was told by INZ… 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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If somebody is taken into custody on suspicion of being here
Hi Chris, If somebody is taken into custody on suspicion of being here unlawfully (having been caught driving without a licence). Knowing that his immigration status will be revealed once the police c… 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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Chris, As a result of a recent Tribunal finding, I am having
Hi Chris, As a result of a recent Tribunal finding, I am having to pay compensation of $21,000 to the victim. The person who stole the money has also been convicted of a similar offence around the sam… read more
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Hi Chris, it has come to my attention I have a warrant out
Hi Chris, it has come to my attention I have a warrant out for my arrest in NZ for failing to appear in court as I live in Australia and was unaware that I needed to appear in court, Im not planning o… read more
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My friend has a criminal conviction resulting in 5 years custodial
My friend has a criminal conviction resulting in 5 years custodial sentence. He is a NZ citizen. What countries can he travel to in the future, and what countries are ruled out? Does the Schengen agre… read more
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How can I ascertain whether there are any charges outstanding
How can I ascertain whether there are any charges outstanding for a person entering the country who has lived abroad more than 36 years, to ensure there are no surprises upon arrival at airport in NZ?… read more
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My son (UK national) has been granted a partner visa for NZ.
My son (UK national) has been granted a partner visa for NZ. Last Thursday he was refused entry to NZ in Christchurch on character grounds. These included being found in possession of a laptop showing… read more
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My 17 year old son is in court next week for "theft under $500" It
My 17 year old son is in court next week for "theft under $500" It is his first time .... What is likely to happen? Will it prevent him from leaving NZ and entering Australia next year?… read more
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Hi Chris, If a car driver pulls out in front of a bicycle and
Hi Chris, If a car driver pulls out in front of a bicycle and the rider goes over the bonnet and suffers minor injuries, what is the worst court conviction the driver can receive? Could he face a peri… 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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A USA citizen is in NZ with her NZ citizen baby. The father
A USA citizen is in NZ with her NZ citizen baby. The father of the child is a NZ citizen. He is now separated from the mother. INZ (Associate Minister)will not intervene to enable the mother (who has … read more
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In 1975 i went to new zealand and caught up with the wrong
In 1975 i went to new zealand and caught up with the wrong crowd. I ws arrested in 1976 for false pretences and receiving stolen goods. the day i was to appear in court I flew home to australia,. Howe… read more
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