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Case Study: Complications Faced By Temporary Visa Holder While Entering New Zealand

Name : Harris Johnson

Nationality : British

Problem : Complications Faced By Temporary Visa Holder While Entering New Zealand

Category : Work Visa (Border Exception)

Harris along with his dependents was in New Zealand on a temporary work visa. He was a flyer with a pilot license. His license was due to expire soon. He was therefore asked by his employer to travel overseas to complete urgent training in order to keep his flying license valid. As apparent...

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Case Study: Unsubstantiated Complaint Against The Primary Applicant (Student) Recorded By Immigration

Name : Dharmender

Nationality : India

Problem : Unsubstantiated complaint against the primary applicant (student) recorded by immigration

Category : Partnership Visa Complication

Dharmender is in New Zealand on a temporary visa and happily married with a child. He had applied for a Student Visa in July 2020. Since he was the primary applicant his partner and his child’s visas were dependent on the outcome of his visa application. Initially, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) during the...

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Case Study: Medical PPI Case Study

Name : Shruti

Nationality : India

Problem : PPI letter received from INZ informing health requirements not met (Medical PPI)

Category : Post Study Work Visa (Health Requirements Not Met)

Shruti lodged her Post-Study Work Visa application on her own. Within a few days of lodgement, she received a Potentially Prejudicial Information (PPI) letter from Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This letter of concern from INZ informed her that she did not have an Acceptable Standard of Health (ASH). The letter of concern also...

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Case Study: Undeclared Immigration History in Work Visa Application

Name : Jacy Clark

Nationality : USA

Problem : Undeclared Immigration History in Work Visa Application

Category : Character Waiver

Jacy admitted that it was a grave mistake on his part, even though it happened in his early 20’s. It was an isolated incident that had occurred due to his poor judgment at that particular moment. Since then, he has come a long way. He has taken all possible steps to avoid a...

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Case Study: Importance of Explaining Adverse Immigration History to INZ By An Applicant Upfront

Name : Yakubu Abacha

Nationality : Nigeria

Problem : Adverse Immigration History and Associated Concerns

Category : Adverse Immigration History

Yakubu is a Nigerian national, and he approached Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd through Google. He approached us to apply for a critical purpose visitor visa, which if granted, would make him eligible for Registration with New Zealand Nursing Council (NZNC) as a Registered Nurse. Yakubu was at that time doing his PhD...

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Case Study: Breach of Student Visa Work Rights: A Case Study by IANZ

Name : Bikash

Nationality : Nepal

Problem : Breach of visa conditions

Category : Poor Academics and low attendance

Bikash came to New Zealand on a First Time Student Visa from offshore (Nepal) to pursue a Hospitality Management course. However, when he applied for a further visa, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) declined his application on the reasons for unsatisfactory academic progress. INZ was not satisfied with his academic progress during his study,...

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Case Study: Culturally Arranged Marriage Under Partnership Visa

Name : Jagmeet and Simran

Nationality : Indian

Problem : Demonstrating marriage followed identified cultural tradition

Category : Partnership Visa (Culturally Arranged Marriage)

Simran married Jagmeet in his home country and wanted her husband to come to New Zealand and establish a life with her. Simran googled about the best immigration adviser in Auckland and contacted Immigration Advisers New Zealand team. She visited our office in Auckland to enquire about the process to lodge her husband’s...

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Case Study: Breach Of Work Rights While On Student Visa

Name : Thanisha

Nationality : Sri Lanka

Problem : Breach of visa conditions

Category : PPI Response

Thanisha arrived in New Zealand from Sri Lanka as an international student on a first-time student visa to pursue her chosen course. Although she became eligible for her Post Study Work Visa after completing her course, she wanted to upskill herself further. Accordingly, she decided to enrol herself for another course. However, while...

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Case Study: Approval Of Section 61 Request By Immigration New Zealand

Name : Rahat

Nationality : Indian

Problem : Procedural lapse by the staff of education provider

Category : Section 61 Request

Rahat arrived in New Zealand to pursue his higher education. Upon completing his level 8 qualification, he enrolled at one of the New Zealand education providers to do a Master’s degree. He even got cross credits based on his previous qualification. He was pleased as being eligible for cross credits meant he had...

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Case Study: Being Unlawful to Resident Visa in Six Months

Name : Kalauni

Nationality : Samoa

Problem : Partnership based Residence visa declined rendering Kalauni unlawful

Category : Section 61 Request

Kalauni applied for her resident visa by herself, as she thought it would be easy and she was sure that she understood the requirements of Immigration New Zealand. However, things changed drastically when her application was returned by Immigration New Zealand due to failed lodgement, and meanwhile, her visa too expired rendering her...

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Case Study: Partnership Based Residence Visa Approved Directly Under Section 61

Name : Alice and John

Nationality : UK

Problem : Couple lived on boat, and travelled around the world thus had minimal living together evidence

Category : Section 61 Request

Alice is originally from the UK and was in New Zealand on a Temporary Work Visa. While in New Zealand, she got into a relationship with John, who is a New Zealand citizen. John is a passionate sailor and lives on a boat. So, Alice too moved in with John on his boat,...

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Case Study: Grant Of Character Waiver Request

Name : Ayush

Nationality : India

Problem : False allegation of assault and arrest by partner resulting into visa being declined

Category : Character Waiver Request

This is the case study of Ayush who started his academic journey in September 2014 in New Zealand. Ayush came to New Zealand on a student visa to study for a two year Diploma in Computer Network Engineering. He finished his first year with flying colours, and excellent attendance record. Soon after he...

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