Tag Archives: INZ

BREAKING NEWS – Big Visa Changes on Both Sides of the Ditch

Within the space of 24 hours, the Governments of both Australia and New Zealand have announced changes to their immigration policies. They claim to be addressing the needs of their respective labour markets, but there’s probably a bit of political … 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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Investor Scams

The headline read: $15m scam revealed: US pair try to hoodwink Immigration NZ. And it appears try they did, but as with many attempts to cheat the immigration, or any other, system it failed. The criteria for Investor applications are … 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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Kiwis in Aussie vs Aussies in Aotearoa – What’s the Difference?

There has been no bigger news in Trans-Tasman relations recently than the deportation of New Zealand citizens out of Australia. From the news reports, it appears that many of these Kiwis being deported have not spent any meaningful length of … 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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Bridging the Age Gap with INZ’s Partnership Visas

This may have been a more challenging decision than many for Immigration NZ, because in our society, it is unusual for an older woman to marry a substantially younger man. For whatever reasons, we seem more willing to accept older … Continue reading

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Why “The Block” Builder Got Blocked

Martin Laidlaw, the Scottish builder starring with Team Orange on The Block NZ, has recently been saved from being deported.  He briefly became an overstayer when Immigration refused his application for another Work Visa.  Fortunately, perhaps owing to public pressure … Continue reading

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