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How do we go about if our residence visa is denied due to
Hi, how do we go about if our residence visa is denied due to character requirements? My husband had a traffic offence in 2018 in South Africa shortly before we came to NZ. It completely slipped our m… read more
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An employee of INZ has a grievance with her sister in law
Hi Chris, An employee of INZ has a grievance with her sister in law who is currently applying for a visa (as the sister in law knows). The sister in law then uses INZ's Application Management System t… read more
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I have a client who wants to sponsor his partner for a 3rd
Hi Chris, I have a client who wants to sponsor his partner for a 3rd work visa (Already applied for residence). He had no problem with the previous visas, but this time INZ have noted 2 previous famil… read more
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Please can you tell me if INZ are allowed to phone one of my
Good afternoon Chris, Please can you tell me if INZ are allowed to phone one of my non-English speaking residence clients without notice and without informing me. When English soon became a problem, t… 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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Please can you tell me if (in law) a sub-clause should be
Hi Chris, Please can you tell me if (in law) a sub-clause should be interpreted as it relates to the title clause rather than in isolation? e.g. F2.30 Determining if the couple is living together in a… read more
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A wife of a New Zealand citizen is applying to come to NZ on
Hi Chris, A wife of a New Zealand citizen is applying to come to NZ on a temporary visa. The application has been lodged and the husband is the sponsor (he first gained residence in 2016 as a dependen… read more
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I recently took a case to Tribunal and the Tribunal found
Hi Chris, I recently took a case to Tribunal and the Tribunal found that INZ had declined a residence application unfairly (which resulted in my client's entire family becoming unlawful). The Tribunal… read more
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A person requests a visa (unlawful S61) three times and each
Hi Chris, A person requests a visa (unlawful S61) three times and each time he is issued a visa. Wouldn't this show that in each instance (especially the 3rd time) INZ have been satisfied that the per… 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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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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Our INZ case officer has requested a character waiver
Hi Chris, our INZ case officer has requested a character waiver for his visitor visa extension because my partner did not disclose that he was separated in his earlier visa application. My partner is … read more
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Chris, A client moves from my service to an exempt adviser.
Hi Chris, A client moves from my service to an exempt adviser. The new adviser wants to uplift the file including the INZ disclosure (OIA). How much of the file do I have to provide as I regard the co… read more
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Hi Chris, What options are left (if any) when a person has
Hi Chris, What options are left (if any) when a person has failed an IPT appeal against an INZ residence decline?… read more
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Hi we had resident visa for two years. We applied for permanent
Hi we had resident visa for two years. We applied for permanent resident but unfortunately we got variation of travel conditions because my husband had criminal conviction. The conviction was drink dr… 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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my husband lied on his visitor visa partnership application
my husband lied on his visitor visa partnership application form. He didn't disclose a previous marriage visa to the u.k. and instead said it was a work visa. he also said this in his phone interview.… read more
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