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Looking for advice and direction for access to biological
Looking for advice and direction for access to biological daughter who lives with her mother. Have paid informal child support and gifts and costs when asked but access via video, phone or face to fac… read more
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I need to know how to add a "father's name" to a birth certificate for a child born 24 years ago. Currently, the birth certificate says "unknown." … read more
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Just to summarise, I'm looking at sibling adoption here. My
Okay just to summarise, I'm looking at sibling adoption here. My mother just passed away, and my half-sister is a New Zealand citizen. We only got reconnected a few years ago. I'm 20 this year, is it … read more
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Do you have any information about nz immigration laws
Do you have any information about nz immigration laws regarding biological child entrance status to nz where as the mother is a new Zealand citizen? … read more
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Happy new year. I was just wondering: a person has been made
Pearl I was just wondering: a person has been made bankrupt in australia which they are challenging part of the cost with fInancial obudsman or dept that oversees ATO. Can the trustee force sale of a house where the person may have their name listed on the title deed? … read more
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Can a person facilitate adoptions of Samoan children to NZ
Hi Chris, Can a person facilitate adoptions of Samoan children to NZ citizen citizens through a Samoan lawyer without requiring any registration in New Zealand as the adoption will take place in Samoa… read more
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Please can you tell me if a New Zealand citizen adopts a
Hi Chris, Please can you tell me if a New Zealand citizen adopts a Samoan child (12 yrs old) who is currently in NZ. After receipt of the adoption order, what are the required steps to get citizenship… read more
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Please can you tell me if a New Zealand Permanent Resident
Hi Chris, Please can you tell me if a New Zealand Permanent Resident adopts a child (under 14 years old) from Samoa, is the child eligible for citizenship or just residence?… read more
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If a NZ resident (not a NZ citizen) and partner (both Samoan
Hi Chris, If a NZ resident (not a NZ citizen) and partner (both Samoan citizens) wish to adopt a child currently living in Samoa, is this ok?… read more
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If a baby has a New Zealand citizen father, who was a New
Hi Chris, If a baby has a New Zealand citizen father, who was a New Zealand resident when he was born overseas, how does the father go about getting citizenship for his child (he's still with his wife… read more
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Chris, A NZ resident has a daughter with a Samoan citizen
Hi Chris, A NZ resident has a daughter with a Samoan citizen in Samoa. The man soon afterwards becomes a NZ citizen. Is the daughter entitled to NZ citizenship by decent? Where do I find the relevant … read more
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What can my husband do to have legal guardianship of my 2 daughters
What can my husband do to have legal guardianship of my 2 daughters who he has been a dad to for 14 years, (we are all NZ er's) the girls are 18 & 22 and we are told our 18 year old daughter is not cl… read more
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Hi, I am a permanent resident in New Zealand. I lodge my daughters
Hi, I am a permanent resident in New Zealand. I lodge my daughter's application for residency but I was told that I need a court order to remove my child from Philippines. My daughter is in my custody… read more
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I understand that NZ parliament does not have the legal power
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I am considering adopting 2 teenage girls who will soon be
I am considering adopting 2 teenage girls who will soon be deported from NZ. Their mother has failed in her attempts to get residency (due to losing her job) and has asked us to help by adopting her d… read more
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Good day, I am a South African citizen with Permanent Residency
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I am an American Citizen. I married a New Zealander in New
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Hi My name is Ofa Moala and I had daughter in Tonga then
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