Tag Archives: unlawful

Should I Go to the Minister?

People quite often ask us this when they come in after a visa has been declined, or they have overstayed for a long time and it looks like they could be deported soon. The answer is sometimes “Yes” but usually … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Visa-Free Overstayers

There is a list of (mainly Western) countries, the citizens of which may travel to NZ without needing to apply for a visa. Sometimes, the visa of someone from a visa-free country expires and the person becomes an overstayer.

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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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They Want Your Data – Biometric Information

Last month the Minister of Immigration proudly announced new Policy which set out the ability to gather and store biometric information about all non-New Zealanders.  What he did not mention is that you refuse to give that information at your … Continue reading

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Deportation is in Fashion

In the last few weeks we’ve seen an upswing in the number of people coming to us after they have been served with Deportation papers.  Others in the industry have reported the same trend.  It’s clear that Immigration is finally … Continue reading

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