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(Un)Fairness in India Partner Visas

It is a statistical fact that Immigration New Zealand in India has been declining visa applications by partners of those in NZ on Work or Student Visas at a much higher rate than anywhere else in the world.  It reflects … Continue reading

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Section 61 Requests – A Change in the Air?

In my Visas for Overstayers blog post in March last year I highlighted the “no reasons, no records” approach by Immigration New Zealand to requests for a visa by people unlawfully in the country.  We’ve just heard that INZ has set up … Continue reading

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Visas for Overstayers – Another Rough Game

Following on from my recent post about the problems with applying for visas offshore, here’s another example of how Immigration is chipping away at what is often called the “right to natural justice” for people in New Zealand without a … Continue reading

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Offshore Visas and Potentially Prejudicial Information

Last week Immigration announced a major change to how it handles offshore temporary visa applications.  (Note, this does not apply to people applying while in NZ,  and does not affect Residence applications).  Previously, if INZ identified any possibly negative issues … Continue reading

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Interim Visas – not quite what they seem

One of the simplest and best additions to the immigration system came in section 80 of the new Immigration Act 2009, which sets up the system of Interim Visas.  I described this in my paper to the Law Society last … Continue reading

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