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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 […]

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Immigration New Zealand’s Upcoming Fee Increase & New Levy

Recently the New Zealand Cabinet has agreed to increase immigration fees by 8.3% overall. This is the first major increase since 2012’s 16.7% fee increase. These fees will be implemented on the 7th of December 2015. This will mean that application fees will increase and Immigration New Zealand will also be introducing immigration levies for […]

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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 […]

Migrant exploitation 'must be avoided'

Queen City Law strongly urge all migrants starting businesses in New Zealand to get familiar with the Employment laws as running a business in NZ is very different to running a business in the home country. Sometimes this can lead to a very unpleasant situation where abuse arises and eventually it becomes a very expensive […]

The Interplay Between Employment and Immigration Law

Below is the text from the Presentation delivered by Marcus Beveridge, Principal, Queen City Law and Rita Worner, Solicitor, Queen City Law Check out the Queen City Law Power point presentation here. OVERVIEW As immigration lawyers we often hear from immigrants desperate to find a job in New Zealand, complaining that employers and recruitment companies do […]

Presentation on the New Entrepreneur Work Visa Category – 10 March 2014

The New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (“NZAMI”) invited Marcus and Bradley to present on the New Entrepreneur Work Visa Category on 10 March 2014. The presentation focused on the key changes that are being implemented and the potential issues that are expected to arise and was attended by nearly 100 immigration companies all […]

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May 2013- Wade Achenbach

I recently required the services of a lawyer for a very pressing matter which was holding up my work visa and, consequently, the visas of my family. I was more than a little worried. I was extremely happy with my choice of Queen City Law. I found Rita to be very professional, thorough and always […]