Tag Archives: deportation

Pause for Thought – the Akbari Deportation Case

Earlier this week the NZ Herald uncovered the story of Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari who had the threat of deportation suspended by Immigration New Zealand, even though he had committed multiple crimes of sexual assault.  The writer has to … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re going to be deported

“Help, I’m going to be deported! I have to leave the country tomorrow!” We often hear a variation of this theme down the phone line. Someone calls up because Immigration Officers have turned up at their doorstep, they have been … Continue reading

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Declined Visa for Au Pair – When Visas aren’t Easy

There was an immigration article in the NZ Herald on Monday which identified the risk of assuming the visa process is simple In the first report, ‘Immigration New Zealand has apologised to the French au pair put in a Queenstown police cell for … Continue reading

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Success Story: Avoiding Deportation Liability

We recently managed to secure the cancellation of a client’s (“X”) deportation liability. The decision to cancel the deportation liability was made right at the top of the Immigration New Zealand ladder, by the Minister of Immigration himself. The background … Continue reading

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Faulty Breathalyzers Lead to Immigration Problems

There have been reports in the media, both in the past and more recently, about faulty breathalyzers. The breathalyzers have been giving people false reads on their blood alcohol levels which has led many to get into their cars believing … Continue reading

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Stay completely out of trouble to get Permanent Residence ASAP

We sometimes get asked for assistance by people who have got their Residence and want to apply for Permanent Residence Visa (PRV) but find they are prevented by a real fish hook in the Immigration Act – section 161.

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The Dope on NZ Border Control

I just heard something really stupid.  It’s a story about how telling the truth to the wrong people can be dangerous.

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Drink driving, Residence and Deportation

A lot of people are being caught recently by a section of the law which allows Immigration to try to deport Residents who have committed very minor offences.  It’s quite easy to get into trouble like this, and a lot … Continue reading

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Visiting NZ to Look for Work? – ReadMe.First

You are from a country which is “visa-free” and you decided to pop in to New Zealand to search out job opportunities.  Easy, right?  Think again.

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Immigration Minister Foiled by High Court

The recent decision of Minister of Immigration v Jooste [2013] NZHC 2671 (14 October 2013) is interesting for a number of reasons.

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