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Character Waiver – Do I have to disclose my historic charges?

It is not uncommon for some applicants to have an old drunk and disorderly conviction, or a drunk driving conviction, or even an old conviction for the possession of recreational drugs. Sometimes these convictions are from over 10 years ago and it can be confusing as to whether you need to disclose these charges to […]

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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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I have been arrested what are my rights?

Your rights after the arrest is made Under the Bill of Rights you have certain undeniable rights when you are being arrested. If you are arrested make sure you get legal representation as soon as possible. Civil and political rights are guaranteed under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (BoRA), and generally apply […]

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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