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Our Expertise

We take great pride in the high calibre of our work and we take great joy being instrumental to our clients’ success.

Immigration Law

Our immigration lawyers and legal professionals specialise in a full range of immigration matters from advising on visa options through to lodging visa applications and providing representations for tribunal appeals and ministerial requests. We have also established a proud reputation for resolving very difficult and challenging immigration cases, including many that other legal firms and immigration advisers were unable or unwilling to progress.


Our team is continually working on New Zealand residency applications under nearly every available category including skilled migrant, family, business and investment, and for every type of visa.

We are also regularly taking actions to resolve a variety of difficult immigration cases, ranging from appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal, to complaints to the Ombudsmen and judicial review proceedings in the New Zealand High Court.

Our clients benefit from our track record and our breadth of experience in having acted in nearly every type of immigration case that has arisen in New Zealand, and from the right we, as a law firm, have of audience in Court – a right not available to immigration advisers. Supreme Court appearances to argue landmark immigration human rights claims are extremely rare in New Zealand, but our team has done this successfully.

Our Services

The following lists of New Zealand immigration categories, types of visa and alternative actions for dealing with immigration issues, are indicative of the breath of possible approaches that can be taken to achieving immigration objectives and also indicative of the benefits of seeking advice and support from a team of experienced immigration specialists.

Resident Visas

  • Skilled Migrant Category
  • Family Category
  • Investor Category
  • Entrepreneur Category
  • Residence from Work
  • Special Categories

Temporary Visas

  • Visitor visa
  • Student visa
  • Work visa
  • Working holiday visa
  • Work to residence visa
Special Applications
  • Ministerial special direction requests
  • Managerial reviews
  • Reconsiderations
  • Medical/Character waivers
  • Section 61 requests (overstayers)
  • Department reviews for deportation liability notices
  • Ombudsmen complaints
  • Refugee claims
  • Dealing with New Zealand Customs and other border control issues
  • Citizenship matters
  • Immigration and Protection Tribunal (residence declines, removal of overstayers, deportation of residents, refugee appeals)
  • Judicial Review (High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court)
  • Warrant of commitment (District Court, detention proceedings)
  • Habeas corpus (unlawful imprisonment)
  • Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal

Our Immigration Team

Elcel Nerida

Elcel Nerida


09 905 3685

Sonali Ravindra

Sonali Ravindra


09 905 3686

Nav Kaur

Nav Kaur


09 905 3683

Lovelle Role

Lovelle Role


09 905 3681

Shan Xu

Shan Xu

Immigration Specialist

09 905 5334

Let’s Work Together