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I have applied to NZTA for a P License. I have lived in NZ
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I lwas born and have always lived in NZ, I married my wife
Hi Pearl, I lwas born and have always lived in NZ, I married my wife whom is from Philippines.We have been Married over a year now and i have only been able to get her a 6 months tourist Visa which she has since gone back and we have now applied for a Tourist visa, … read more
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I know you're going to think why am I asking you a question
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A NZ citizen man marries a non-citizen who has 5 children (2
Hi Chris, A NZ citizen man marries a non-citizen who has 5 children (2 are NZ citizens) and she is the natural mother (he is the step-father). Please can you tell me if he is required to get a parenti… read more
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I am looking to apply for New Zealand citizenship. About
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Please can you tell me if a New Zealand Permanent Resident
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If a baby has a New Zealand citizen father, who was a New
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Having been convicted for a drink driving charge 2years ago
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My son (UK national) has been granted a partner visa for NZ.
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Hi Chris My step daughter was denied a renewal of her residence
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Hi , I am a NZ citizen going to work in Queensland Australia
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We have student loans which we did not pay for over 10 years.
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Hi Chris, A man received a $500 fine for MAF in 1998. It is
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A man was in NZ and using his brothers passport for ID. His
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Should the delegated New Zealand Immigration Officer or the
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Is drink driving a criminal or traffic offence in NZ and which
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