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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 […]


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 […]

qcl work visa

I have a new job, can I update my work visa?

I have a new job, but I still have a lot of time left before my current visa expires, can I update my work visa using a Variation of Conditions? Things do not always go to plan, sometimes you can find yourself in a situation where you have finally gained a work visa but your employment […]


How to become a New Zealand citizen by grant

For many immigrants to New Zealand the ultimate goal is to become a citizen of their adoptive home. It is understandable because there are certain privileges only available to a citizen, such as to hold a New Zealand passport and to represent New Zealand in international sports. Also some public service jobs are reserved for […]


eMedical – INZ establish onshore panel physician network.

More changes for Immigration New Zealands’ visa program. Due to a number of cases of fraud and third parties taking medicals on behalf of visa applicants, INZ is strengthening the system for medical evaluation of visa candidates. The eMedical process forImmigration New Zealand (INZ) moves onshore from 31 March 2015, and will see the establishment of an […]

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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, you can download the article in print and tablet friendly PDF here Partnership Visas – What relationship evidence do I need in order to prove that I am ‘living […]

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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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New Immigration Checklist – Entrepreneur & Investor Category

With the recent Entrepreneur Work Visa changes, Queen City Law understands how tricky it can be to navigate your way through an application. Thanks to our knowledgeable immigration team, Queen City Law’s extensive online law library now has four new informative checklists to assist you with your Entrepreneur Work Visa, Entrepreneur Residence Visa, Investor Category […]

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Update on the Parent Category (Residency)

This week sees the QCL immigration team casting light on some of the recent changes in the Parent Category for New Zealand Residency. Rita Worner is the author and an integral part of the QCL immigration team and an expert in the Parent Category of NZ visa. Rita is primarily involved in immigration and employment law […]

The New Zealand Law Society Law Reform Committee

Marcus attended the NZLS Law Reform annual meeting at NZLS in Wellington in his capacity as Convenor of the NZLS Immigration Committee this week. . ” It was really insightful to learn so much about Select Committee processes and also observe some senior speakers on a range of topics. Its actually unbelievable how much work […]