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My son has been living in NZ for the last 18 months. He is
My son has been living in NZ for the last 18 months. He is an australian citizen. He has got into a dispute with his father and now has been charged with assault and willfil damage. If he gets convict… read more
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HI There. I am wondering what the legal options are in appearing in a family court such as in person or secure AVL link … read more
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I live in the UK and have a UK passport and an expired NZ
Hi Chris I live in the UK and have a UK passport and an expired NZ passport.Need to renew the NZ one.… read more
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Released from prison 29th Jan all my support in UK I have no
Released from prison 29th Jan all my support in UK I have no one in NZ. … read more
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My partners child is in qld in guardianship with her
My partners child is in qld in guardianship with her maternal grandparents. Mother has visitation rights. Child taken due to neglect. Father lives in Nz. Go to Australia every month for 5 days to visi… read more
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Just wondering if my husband can sponsor my son from the uk
Hi Chris, just wondering if my husband can sponsor my son from the uk into NZ. My husband is NZ citizen. I am Australian citizen and have been in NZ 1.5 years. My son in the U.K. has no brothers siste… 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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Please can you help me this issue? A 17 year old is deported
Hi Chris, Please can you help me this issue? A 17 year old is deported from NZ to UK and shortly afterwards has 3 charges laid against him (2 driving and 1 theft). Naturally, he knows nothing about th… read more
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My husband is NZ. We met in Africa mid 2006, had our first
Hi, I'm Australian and my husband is NZ. We met in Africa mid 2006, had our first son April 2011 and got married in Gibraltar June 2012. July 2012, We conceived a second child and in Sep 2012 I discov… 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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Continuing from my initial question; NZ Van Lines were my
Continuing from my initial question; NZ Van Lines were my agents in Christchurch to collect the consignment of seven boxes and arrange customs and MPI clearance. The driver did not endorse the collect… 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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I'm trying to locate my estranged partner who was held in Mt
I'm trying to locate my estranged partner who was held in Mt Eden prison Auckland NZ pending deportation for USA within the last 7-10 days. He had no way of contacting me to inform me of when he went … read more
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Are you able to recommend a really good South Island (Canterbury)
Are you able to recommend a really good South Island (Canterbury) based lawyer? My husband has a Personality Disorder and is extremely difficult. We are separated. This is a mess!! My partner (now hus… read more
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Hi Chris My step daughter was denied a renewal of her residence
Hi Chris My step daughter was denied a renewal of her residence visa even though she is still married to her NZ husband and was told she had to leave NZ immediately and apply for a Parenting Visa? fro… read more
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We have student loans which we did not pay for over 10 years.
We have student loans which we did not pay for over 10 years. Over the years it has grown in size to more than double the amount we were originally granted. Having arrived in NZ in 1996 on qualificati… 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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Im australian, my grandaughters, born in nz mother australian,
I'm australian, my grandaughters, born in nz mother australian, father new zealand, would like to access my grandparents rights to having the girls visit me and their mum for four weeks of the year...… read more
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