Category Archives: Immigration Visas

Take Your Partners – the Visa Exemption Two-Step

If you are in a committed relationship with a New Zealander, you can get an exemption to be allowed to enter on a visa.  Is it easy?  It depends.  Not all partners are created equal. EOI and ITA The general … Continue reading

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Planning to hire a migrant? Now is the time to think ahead and learn more about Immigration NZ proposed changes in mid-2021

On 17 September 2019, the government announced changes to work visas to be gradually implemented from October 2019 to mid-2021. The proposed changes will apply to both migrant workers and employers supporting work visa applications. The government first introduced the … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Faking it in a Visa Application

Do you have have something you do not want INZ to know about, for example a criminal conviction or a health condition? If so, you may feel tempted not to tell INZ about this, or to be dishonest when answering … Continue reading

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Success Story: Love prevails

Seven months ago, a young couple approached us from overseas after their hopes of living together in NZ were almost crushed. Immigration NZ’s assumptions and failure to keep an open mind when assessing the partnership application resulted in them making … Continue reading

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Can I give up (renounce) my New Zealand citizenship?

We have been approached by a few clients recently who have expressed a wish to give up (“renounce”) their New Zealand citizenship. Why would someone want to renounce their New Zealand citizenship? Wanting to renounce New Zealand citizenship can seem … Continue reading

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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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South Island Adventures

After many months of cancelled flights and delays due to lockdowns and travel restrictions, we finally made it down to the picturesque Queenstown. I would go as far as to say that it is the most beautiful place I have … 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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