Tag Archives: immigration law


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 […]


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 […]

Immigration changes for regions into effect

Earlier this month there was a Press Release from the New Zealand Government announcing new measures designed to improve the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand come into effect today. If you are a skilled migrant and you are wondering how these changes will effect you contact QCL, Aucklands leading immigration law firm.   Immigration […]

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Update to the Essential Skills Work Visa Category

Are you a work visa holder who intends to apply for residency? If you are, the recent law changes will take some of the pressure off, and may affect your case. In this weeks blog Rita Worner discusses a recent change to immigration instructions that will have many immigrants and their employers rejoicing. To download the PDF […]

Asian Auckland – A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released a very interesting new report which reveals the increasing diversity of Auckland’s Asian communities. “Asian Auckland: The multiple meanings of diversity” details the history and trends of Asian migration to Auckland, especially since 2006. It was commissioned by the Asia New Zealand Foundation as part of a series of reports […]

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QCL – 2015 Year of the Sheep

Queen City Law are pleased to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Sheep.  Our QCL team attended some of the Chinese New Year events and were pleased to find and enjoy many Chinese delicacies, while enjoying the extensive, exciting and colourful celebrations of Chinese musical performances including the traditional Lion/Dragon Dance. A major holiday in many […]

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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Destination New Zealand – An Irish Perspective

Generation Emigration: Destination New Zealand is the title of a series of articles and stories from the Irish Times, and it uncovers some interesting suggestions based on the experiences of moving to New Zealand. Overall its a useful destination guide for people thinking about emigrating to New Zealand. The series features stories of skilled migrants and families relocating. From […]

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 […]

Government Ministers and Immigration

A ministerial request is one of the last options for those who want to permanently live in New Zealand. As lawyers we often assist client with applications to the Minister and have proven extremely effective in this space over the last 20 years or so securing a very high percentage of successful outcomes. Cases are generally heard […]