Category Archives: Practice of Law

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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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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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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New Zealand Investor Residence

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