Tag Archives: immigration

Residence, Permanent Residence and Citizenship

Many people often ask the difference between Residence and Permanent Residence Visa status. Both enable the holder to remain in New Zealand permanently, but there is an important difference. The holder of a Residence Visa is able to Travel to … Continue reading

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Labour’s Immigration Policy – More Election Rhetoric

Yesterday the New Zealand Labour Party announced its immigration policy in the run-up to the September General Election.  As today’s interviewer on Morning Report picked up on, it appears Labour appears to be lining itself up alongside the xenophobic New … Continue reading

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Which Way Are We Going To Go On Immigration This Election?

Is it just me, or does the immigration talk in the news seem like it’s about to reach fever pitch? It seems scarcely a day goes by without some talk about the impact of immigration, changes to immigration policy, scandals … 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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Job titles for Immigration Applications – What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare said, ‘A Rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.’ (There is even an IELTS question on it!) And employers have been known to ‘promote’ a person to a ‘new’ position, to avoid increasing pay. In immigration, the … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking and The Iceberg

The media has in the last week made much of the first human trafficking convictions in NZ. The article quotes well known immigration lawyer Richard Small as stating that the case is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’. In another … Continue reading

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Health Care Presentation 2016

In July, I wrote about the Case of the Health Care Assistant. After an unnecessarily complex and expensive process by INZ which was eventually sorted out after a formal complaint, I’m delighted to confirm that our client has been granted … Continue reading

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Auckland Airport: Future International Airline Hub

One of the more obscure Visa categories is the Transit Visa. This is a Visa required by people who are “transit passengers” and are intending to travel to and be in New Zealand only as a “transit passenger”. A “transit … Continue reading

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My Dinner with the Minister – 2016 Edition

On Monday evening the Minister of Immigration spoke at a dinner hosted by the Immigration & Refugee Committee of the Auckland District Law Society (Inc.).  Here are a couple of things that he talked about.  It is also interesting 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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