Tag Archives: Deportation

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More people are being deported for minor crimes

 Signs are emerging that Immigration New Zealand is now taking a firmer stance with people whose offending never sent them to prison. In the past, a small matter might not have attracted a decision of an immigration officer. Now it seems even minor matters can progressed.  In a recent article Alex Ashton suggests NZ is following Australia on deportation. Is NZ following […]

Alcohol Limit Lowered

From 1 December 2014 the breath alcohol limit for adults was lowered from 400 micrograms per litre of breath to 250 micrograms. The blood alcohol limit was lowered from 80 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood to 50 milligrams per 100 milliliters. These big changes may catch some drivers by surprise this year. To get to […]

Marcus Beveridge comments on Dotcom Deportation

This week Marcus was asked to comment on the Dotcom deportation case for Radio New Zealand. Kim Dotcom did not declare a conviction for dangerous driving on his application for New Zealand residency even though he had pleaded guilty to the charge eight months earlier. The conviction was entered in September 2009 under the name […]

How can I prove there are no New Zealander’s available for my job?

New blog on “How can I prove there are no New Zealander’s available for my job?”. To read the full article as a pdf click here. We often see news stories such as this one, where the local community is rallying around a well-loved migrant when their visa has been declined. (Like this article in […]

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Herald Editorial: Rigid visa system lacks compassion

Today an editorial comment in the NZ Herald explored the tragic death of Sanil Kumar, who died on Monday in Lautoka Hospital after being deported to Fiji a month ago. The original article appears in the NZ Herald Wednesday May 28, 2014. To read the full article click here. The integrity of this country’s immigration […]

Residents liable for deportation after criminal conviction

In this short article Tina Hwang discusses her experiences successfully appealing sentances handed out under the Immigration Act 2009. Tina explores some of the important issues relating to deportation. To read more articles by Tina click here. To read more about Queen City Law property expert Tina Hwang click here. To download the article as a […]

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Help! Being deported, what can I do?

Are you worried about being deported? Recently there have been several high profile reports of deportation issues in the NZ media. Queen City Law are Immigration experts  Recently QCL advised specialist offshore companies requiring work visas for the Christchurch rebuild, assisting a number of clients obtain successful immigration outcomes after being declined using immigration agents […]

What is deportation?

Foreign nationals who are lawfully in New Zealand can sometimes find themselves in danger of deportation, in this situation it is important to get good legal advice. One Hastings-based Indian couple are facing deportation after what they claim were a series of mistakes made by a local law firm have appealed to local MP Craig […]

Has your visa expired? You can request a new visa under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009.

  My visa expired what do I do?  It can be tricky for those on student visas and those on work visas to know what to do next. In New Zealand you can request a new visa under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009. Once your visa has expired, you are considered to be […]

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Si & Nic – Deportation avoided

Dear Marcus, I would like to thank you dearly for the outcomes that yourself and the team at QCL have achieved for myself and partner Nicola. We have had a number of dealings with you now and always have felt absolutely confident that we were in good hands. At all stages communication was superb and the level of […]