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Does Brazil and New Zealand need dual citizenship if
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Do you deal with immigration questions, citizen, have a
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I still have South African citizenship, got married in the
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I immigrated to New Zealand on the ship Captain with my
I immigrated to New Zealand on the ship Captain Cook with my parents in 1956. No passports for us then. I have been trying to become a NZ citizen so I can get NZ passport but having no luck. Immigrati… read more
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I would like to know how i would go aboutchanging my name
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Please can you tell me if a New Zealand citizen adopts a
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I have been granted Permanent Residency 3 years ago and have
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Hello. My brother is a New Zealander and married a German born
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A friend of ours applied for his PR as main applicant along
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Greetings Sir/Maam, We have the opportunity to adopt a
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Hi There - My husband and I were born in SA and emigrated to
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Good day, I am a South African citizen with Permanent Residency
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I have dual citizenship (N.Z. & South Africa) and am resident
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