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Changes to NZ Immigration Quotas Announced

It looks like the National Govt is out to reduce the number of new migrants, yesterday they announced a tightening to NZ immigration quota numbers. Under the changes, the higher end of the planning range for new residents over the next two years would be reduced from 100,000 to 95,000. Those coming to New Zealand under the […]

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Visa Options Check

Check if you are eligible for a New Zealand visa. Try the new INZ Visa Options Check. The results show the visas you may be eligible for, but you need to apply to Immigration New Zealand for approval. There is NO guarantee your application will be approved. Start by choosing from the options online with the INZ Visa Options […]

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Australia Deny Brown a Visa for Historical Domestic Violence

The denial of a visa to enter Australia is likely to impact on Singer Chris Brown’s efforts to enter New Zealand. New Zealand Immigration law has an automatic exclusion for those banned from another country. The Australian visa denial is believed to be a result of Brown’s history of violence, including his 2009 assault on […]

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Partnership Visas – How can you prove that you are living together in a genuine and stable relationship?

If you are a happy couple looking to migrate to New Zealand or if Immigration New Zealand is doubting your relationship, you should take the time to read this post. Partnership Visas – What relationship evidence do I need in order to prove that I am ‘living together in a genuine and stable relationship’ with my partner? The […]

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New Zealand Citizenship – or How to become a New Zealander

The Queen City law Immigration team will help you with applications for the granting of New Zealand citizenship and/or for registration of New Zealand citizenship by descent. We can help you navigate the steps to NZ citizenship and in your dealings with the Department of Internal Affairs. Immigration can be a stressful process for applicants. We […]

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A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners

Contained in the new World Economic Forum report on global tourism, is data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries’ population toward foreign visitors. The results, mapped out above, seem significant beyond just tourism. Red countries are less welcoming to foreign visitors, according to the data; blue countries are more welcoming. To read the full […]

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It’s just a form, right?

It’s just a form, right? Queen City Law have published a new immigration law article to the Law Library by Jack Cheng. He has had vast experience in dealing with a wide range of immigration issues, ranging from routine visa applications to judicial review proceedings. Born in Taiwan and educated in New Zealand, Jack is […]

International Travel and Migration: June 2014

International Travel and Migration for New Zealand were released today showing a continuing strong trend of migrants arriving. The figures show a record for June arrivals. In June 2014 compared with June 2013: Visitor arrivals (162,100) were up 2,600. The biggest changes were in arrivals from: Japan (up 1,200) China (up 900). Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (206,500) […]

Entrepreneur Work Visa – What you need to know

Recently the 12th Annual Immigration Law Conference was held in Auckland at Pullman Hotel and runs 19th to 20th of June 2014 and Queen City Law lawyer Bradley So delivered a well considered presentation on the new Entrepreneur Work Visa. The recent changes have been the most significant in the last decade in immigration law and […]