A gentleman approached us last year by filling in our Section 61 assessment form. He visited New Zealand many years ago as a visitor then let his visa expired.
He was advised by Simon, our CEO, via our secure communication channel where he can securely and privately communicate with Simon.
There have been many dramas due to his circumstance. However, he always communicated with Simon and was actively involved in preparing documents.
After months of preparation, the decision was made very quickly within a month. Now he is not unlawful any more. After many years of hiding, he does not have to do that any more.
A client came to us when her work visa was declined. Her employer's business suffered financially suffered due to the Covid-19, and Immigration NZ did not think her employer can justify the employment.
Since she was on an interim visa and she has three weeks to sort things out. She found Immigration Trust from Googling. She did her due diligence, checking Simon's profile and read every feedback our clients left.
Then she made a paid phone consultation with Simon, our CEO. She was advised not to try a reconsideration as he knew there is no chance to get the reconsideration to be approved. She was advised to prepare and apply for section 61.
She worked with Simon for many weeks to prepare and collect supporting documents. He applied her section 61 request last month, and today she has a visitor visa (3 months) approved.
Great news for our client today! 1 Visa declined, 1 Unlawful, 2 Section 61 refused, self-deported then finally she got her Ministerial Intervention granted.
A client came to us after her work visa was declined and became unlawful. It was due to the allegation that she provided false information to support her case.
One of two requirements of any visa application INZ will never be lenient on are a medical issue and a character issue. Now she has a character issue. It means her future visa application will be scrutinized and will require a character waiver each time.
She immediately engaged with us after she had a paid face to face consultation with Simon. After being unlawful, two Section 61 requests being refused and almost deported but left voluntarily, finally, we managed to have a successful ministerial intervention.
It means our client can apply for her future visa without worrying about the fact she was unlawful for many months - successful character waiver.
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A client came to us after submitting his work to residence work visa himself. His case officer had challenged him for his drink-drive situation.
Typically any drink-drive will raise a red flag for any immigration officer. Based on what and how it happened, it would be the factor to decline the entire application.
We worked with our client to collect supporting documents to apply for his character waiver, which was escalated to the manager of his case officer. Finally, this after we received an email with his visa approved.
Since he was on the interim visa and his wife and a child were dependent on this result, it was a very critical moment when he approached us.
Now he is engaging with us for his resident visa application with another character waiver application.
Currently, Immigration NZ's workforce has been focused on border control. During the lockdown, almost every immigration officer could not work. Therefore there are so many backlogs to be cleared out.
If INZ continues selecting EOIs, it will have more problems as there will be a long queue. It is not professional when the immigration officers are still dealing with applications submitted in Jan to March 2019 right now. Therefore, INZ deferred its EOI selection so it will have time to catch up with applications which have been sitting there for almost 2 years.
We advised our clients to prepare and submit their EOIs and wait for the selection. As soon as INZ resumes the selection, our clients' EOIs will be the front of the queue.
Even if you are qualified for SMC, if you are in a relationship with a NZ resident or citizen, we advise you to consider going for the Partnership based resident visa applications. It is because immigration officers are still processing the partner visas in Hamilton. It is also one of the priorities. More importantly, its processing time is much faster - around 10 months at this stage.
As you would aware, Partnership based visa category is one of the most scrutinizing visa categories by Immigration New Zealand. It is just so because many people abused the visa category.
Please read below examples.
However, we, Immigration Trust, has been quite successful in many partnership-based Visa Applications.
We have been considered as one of the experts in "Partnership Visa Category".
See our most recent success with one of our clients' Partnership based Work Visa. Our client had some medical issue, but we over-prepared so the case officer did not have to ask any clarification and made this swift decision.
We had some clients asked us to submit their applications as quickly as possible. We advise them the time and effort putting into the preparation will be paid off in the long run. This case is the prime example. It was submitted 5 weeks ago, but we prepared the application for a few months.
One of our clients came to us for her employee with a record of being a work visa declined once. When your previous visa was rejected, your case would be one of the high touch cases meaning your case officer will scrutinize your case more.
We engaged with them and prepared the new work visa application. It was submitted before the lockdown. After lockdown, the case officer requested to do the market test. Although we tried, the case officer was determined to decline (a kiwi first policy?).
My client was quick to engage with us for reconsideration and also section 61 request as she realized that even if we applied for her employee's reconsideration, after the grace period, he would be unlawful. Once he is unlawful, his reconsideration application will be automatically declined. What a dilemma!
We prepared the reconsideration and submitted it within two weeks. Then we applied for section 61 as soon as the employee became unlawful.
Today, we received great news from Immigration New Zealand that his section 61 and reconsideration have been accepted and now he has three years work visa. Now he plans to bring his family to New Zealand.
A female client came to us after being unlawful in New Zealand for 18 months. A compliance officer was searching for her. The officer emailed her mother in her home country to let her know that once she is caught, she will be deported.
The client organised a paid phone consultation first. Then she engaged with us the next morning. Simon, our CEO, immediately communicated with the Compliance Officer of INZ to request several weeks for him to prepare for Section 61 application which was granted.
He regularly communicated with the compliance officer on behalf of his client and prepared and submitted the Section 61 application in time.
Today, 15 September 2020, we received a visitor visa for her, so she becomes lawful. She decided to engage with us again for her next visa application.