Category Archives: Immigration Problems

Opportunity Knocks – But Is New Zealand Answering?

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating economic mayhem internationally, and New Zealand is not immune. At the same time, the international crisis has made this country an increasingly desirable destination – especially to wealthy foreign investors. But there is real danger … Continue reading

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Success Story: Avoiding Deportation and Family Separation

The year 2020 has been the most challenging in decades. With all the covid-19 issues of 2020, I believe there is nothing better to share than a success story of uniting a couple after Immigration NZ (“INZ”) almost tore the … Continue reading

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Bringing your cat or dog to New Zealand

Usually here at Laurent Law we assist human beings with their immigration questions, concerns and problems, but you may be interested to know there is also quite a detailed process for cats and dogs to be able to come to … Continue reading

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Family Separation v Travel Exemption

As we know, the New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers to help stop the spread of COVID-19. There are some exemptions to the closure: If you qualify as someone to whom the border closure does not … Continue reading

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Immigration – again a hot topic in the lead up to the General election

New Zealand will hold a General Election on 19 September 2020 and the date is approaching fast. Political parties are positioning themselves in order to win votes, including on the issue of immigration. The New Zealand First party says it … Continue reading

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Work Visas – the Moving Playing Field

Among all the noise about the NZ border closure, the separation of families, and the difficulties in getting into the country, some dramatic changes to Work Visa settings have sneaked up on us. One Threshold to Rule Them All Since … Continue reading

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Unlawful children and their right to attend school

There are various reasons why parents or caregivers cannot renew their visas. As a result, they have become unlawful in New Zealand, and their children become unlawful as well. We have come across situations where parents’ visas have expired because … Continue reading

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Hitting the books – NZ Student Visas

New Zealand is a popular study destination for many. New Zealand education providers generally have a good reputation and offer a quality learning experience. Attractive weather and lifestyle in New Zealand contributes to an enjoyable student environment and often completes … Continue reading

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Essential Skills Work Visas under Covid-19

Covid-19, no doubt, has significantly impacted many sectors of the New Zealand economy because of the border closures and travel restrictions. What does this mean for the New Zealand employer, and how will Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) approach Essential Work … Continue reading

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Character Waivers for New Zealand

Everyone applying for a NZ visa must prove that they are of good character. Simon Laurent talks about some of the pitfalls, and what you can do to get out of them.

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