Tag Archives: deportation

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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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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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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Essential Skills Work Visas

James Turner discusses Essential Skills Work Visas in his latest video blog. This is the main type of visa for people who have a job offer and want to work in New Zealand. This allows people from outside New Zealand … Continue reading

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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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