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Investment in human capital is essential to New Zealand’s growth. New migrants who bring valuable skills and qualifications, set up new businesses, and make financial investments, are a critical component of this. We serve both businesses and individuals looking to expand New Zealand’s capability across all sectors and industries.

There are frequent changes to immigration laws in New Zealand. Of particular importance are laws governing who can give out immigration advice, and compliance with rules relating to the employment of foreign nationals.

Our specialist immigration lawyers have the proven expertise to ensure you comply with relevant law and policy. We have achieved very successful results for employers and migrants across a range of industries.

We provide strategic advice to a wide range of clients, including employers, senior employees and high net worth individuals (both in New Zealand and overseas), on obtaining immigration approvals to enable individuals to live and work in New Zealand.

 

EMPLOYING MIGRANTS

Our experience includes:

  • A high success rate in obtaining work visas to enable New Zealand employers to fill skill shortages and employ high-skilled senior employees.
  • Advising New Zealand subsidiaries of multi-national companies on visa options enabling them to employ workers from their holding companies on secondment or assignment.
  • Assisting employers with Talent Employer Accreditation processes, enabling them to employ multiple overseas workers without undertaking labour market tests and support their pathway to residence.
  • We oversee the visa application process from start to finish, including providing assistance with the preparation of employment agreements and other employment-related documents. 
OBTAINING RESIDENCY

Our experience includes:

  • Providing clients with advice on both their short-term and long-term goals in New Zealand, including advising on visa options that provide a path to residence.
  • Regularly assisting individuals and their families with applications for residence, including applications under the Skilled Migrant category, Work to Residence category, and Partnership category.
INVESTMENT

Our experience includes:

  • Assisting high net worth individuals to gain New Zealand visas under the Investor 1 and Investor 2 immigration regimes and then procure property and business assets and set up new businesses.
COMPLIANCE

Our experience includes:

  • Advising employers and individuals on compliance-related issues, including deportation.
  • Acting for a family of seven New Zealand resident visa-holders that were under threat of deportation. We prepared lengthy submissions and affidavit evidence and managed to convince Immigration New Zealand to close the case. The family has now been granted permanent residence.

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Renee Butler5
Renee Butler

Associate

Wellington

+64 4 915 0795

Heida Donegan
Heida Donegan

Senior Counsel and Head of China Business

Auckland

+64 9 918 6213

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