Tag Archives: immigration law

Jens Maitland – November 2013

” I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the most professional and expeditious services that Rita and Bradley provided for my Work Visa application. The Queen City Law team handled this process on a timely and methodical basis, which was a tremendous comfort for my family and me making this 14,000km move to New […]

Man from Pacific island of Kiribati in bid to live in New Zealand as world’s first climate refugee

Kiribati man begs New Zealand court to let  him stay as there is ‘no future’ with rising seas, is this a sign of new immigration push factors? A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he’s a refugee – suffering not from persecution, but from […]

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Marcus appointed Convenor of NZLS Immigration Law Committee

Marcus Beveridge has been appointed as Convener of the New Zealand Law Society Immigration and Refugee Committee for the next two years.  To download a printable PDF of this post click here. To read more about Marcus click here. This Committee comprises 6 senior immigration lawyers based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. As part of […]

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Am I an Overstayer?

In New Zealand there are estimated to be over 10,000 overstayers. Are you an overstayer? If you stay in NZ after your visa expires the NZ Immigration department will consider you an “overstayer”. If you think you could be an “overstayer” get in touch with the immigration team here at QCL. Read about our Immigration […]

Partnership Visas – How can my partner join me in New Zealand?

Partnership Visas – How can my partner join me in New Zealand? Queen City Law, has completed a new whitepaper on “Partnership Visas”. QCL explores some of the aspects of immigration law and how it affects partners already in NZ who want their partners to join them in NZ. In order to obtain a visa […]

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11th Annual Immigration Law Conference – Latest developments and Policies on NZ Immigration

11th Annual Immigration Law Conference is on in Auckland. Register Today! Price discount expires 31 July 2013 – SAVE up to $218 Call 0800 800 986 Programme highlights • Examining the Future Directions of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) • Immigration legislative and policy developments • Developing jurisprudence of the Immigration and protection tribunal: A critical […]

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LTBV Trends Analysis

New Zealand immigration has released its latest analysis of the trends in Long Term Business Visa. Many of the applicants who were declined displayed a lack of specific market research prior to the LTBV being lodged. Key reasons for an LTBV being declined were : • People claiming work experience instead of business experience (where […]

Criminal Convictions and Character Waiver for New Zealand residency

Queen City Law immigration lawyer Rita Worner has prepared more information on when criminal convictions can effect an application for residency in New Zealand. To read more about Rita click here. If you have a criminal conviction or negative immigration history but want to get residency in New Zealand, you can request a character waiver […]

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More changes made – Long Term Business Visa

  On 20 March 2013, changes were made under the Long Term Business Visa (“LTBV”) instructions. Bradley So immigration lawyer at Queen City Law recently penned an article on the changes you can read the full article here  a previous article here The recent changes have been the most significant in the last decade. We understand […]

Investor 2 Category Immigration to NZ – 1.5 Million Minimum

Recent discussions with Immigration New Zealand have revealed that the majority of applicants from China are applying under the Investor 2 category. The minimum investment required from applicants is 1.5 million NZ dollars, with most applicants preferring to invest in government bonds or managed funds. The managed funds are usually through well known banks or […]

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