Category Archives: Immigration Appeals

Beyond Residence

There are many privileges of being a New Zealand Resident Visa holder. Naturally, there are also obligations that attach to this status which, for the most part, are easy enough to abide by. It is however important to be aware … Continue reading

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Buying a Business – the Easy Way to Residence?

Umm, no, it isn’t.  Here’s why. This post was inspired by a Herald article just before Easter, about an Indian international student who bought a café franchise with a plan to use it to get a business visa.  He did … Continue reading

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In the News This Week: Partners and Overstayers

The importance of immigration to life in New Zealand is underscored by the amount of media attention it receives.  This week is no exception. Partnership Visas Still a Sore Point It started with my blog in February, which sparked some … Continue reading

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All about Interim Visas

Interim Visas were essentially introduced seven years ago to prevent applicants becoming unlawful while waiting for the decision of their further temporary visa application. But surprisingly, Interim Visas appear to have contributed to the number of overstayers and Section 61 … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Plight of the Temporary Visa Holder

The global phenomenon that is the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. For what feels like the first time, victims were believed and not blamed. This empowered scores of women … Continue reading

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What’s on the Government’s Immigration Menu for 2018?

That’s really like asking what the weather will be like in Auckland tomorrow.  The new Labour-led coalition Government has only been in the chair for a few months, and the Minister himself has said little.  However, from a couple of sources … Continue reading

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Kim Dotcom – Deportation or Extradition?

Correction: This article was published under an incorrect name before. The author is Simon Laurent. Another strand in the Dotcom saga, that first surfaced in 2014, has just reappeared after an enquiry by the New Zealand Herald.  I was one of … Continue reading

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