Category Archives: Immigration Visas

Engineering an Elite Migrant Workforce

The Government is shifting many levers in what it calls the Immigration Reset. A lot of what has now been put in place, and what is to come, clearly has the objective of wiping out what is perceived as a … Continue reading

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Partnership applications: the requirement to be living together

The Lawyers at Laurent Law are frequently asked to assist with bringing a partner to New Zealand. Now the New Zealand border is gradually re-opening, many family members including partners of New Zealanders are able to be reunited in New … Continue reading

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Success Story: How NZ Resident Family Avoided Deportation

Earlier in the year, I wrote a blog on deportation liability, particularly if the person liable for deportation is a New Zealand Resident Visa holder. Today, I share a successful outcome for a family where the Immigration NZ (INZ) Resolution team decided not … Continue reading

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First Look at Accredited Employer Work Visa Rules

Immigration New Zealand has just released its Instructions about how companies apply for Accreditation to the immigration industry. They look challenging. It is the culmination of a long-running saga. Three years ago in early 2019 I wrote a blog about … Continue reading

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The situation in Ukraine: can I help my family?

The world has been shocked by the terrible things that Russia is inflicting upon Ukraine. Even though New Zealand is a long distance away, we are not immune from the impact. For example, the war in Ukraine has been given … Continue reading

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Fraudulent Relationships for Immigration Purposes

It has come to light that migrants are being offered money to fake marriages/relationships to secure Residence under the government’s fast-tracked 2021 Resident Visa scheme. A Radio NZ article recently reported that some migrants are offered more than $30,000 to … Continue reading

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Including Family in 2021 Resident Visa

Phase 2 of the one-time 2021 Resident Visa scheme (“2021 RV”) begins today, Tuesday, 1 March, for most people. About 100,000 eligible Work Visa holders are expected to apply. The sheer volume of cases will amplify an aspect of Immigration … Continue reading

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Can I support my partner for a Residence Visa if I have supported someone else for a Residence Visa before?

The issue Sometimes at Laurent Law we meet people who have supported someone for a Residence Visa in the past, but later enter into a new relationship with a different person and want to sponsor this other person for a … Continue reading

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The Fine Detail of the 2021 Resident Visa

The “one time” Resident Visa announced in September 2021 is underway. The first batch of applications opened on 1 December. mostly aimed at people who have a Skilled Migrant Residence case in the queue. About 15% of those applications have … Continue reading

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Declare or Face Deportation

Last week, we saw the deportation of World No.1 Tennis player, Novak Djokovic from Australia after a ten-day legal battle. Novak travelled to Melbourne in early January 2022 to participate in the Australian Open with the hope of winning his … Continue reading

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