A person who became unlawful in New Zealand, which means he or she has NO valid visa, can apply to Immigration New Zealand under Section 61. However, once you are served with a deportation order, you can NOT apply for this
Some of successful cases
A partner of New Zealand citizen's Partnership based Work Visa application was declined. Subsequently, she became unlawful. We worked together to apply for Section 61 which was successful.
A gentleman came to New Zealand with a limited visa. He became suddenly ill and overstayed after his visa expired. Six years later, he met a New Zealand partner and lived together. After consulting with several immigration advisers and lawyers, the couple decided to engage with Immigration Trust. We worked together for weeks to prepare all the documents and applied for section 61. The application was successful.
A wife of a New Zealand Permanent Resident applied for a Partnership-Based Residence Visa then her work visa was expired. As soon as her visa was expired, she contacted several lawyers and immigration advisers. She tried our free consultation first with Simon. After a short discussion with him, she engaged and prepared together to apply for Section 61. The application was successful.
One of my clients has become unlawful and tried to solve his situation. He contacted several lawyers and advisers. He found Immigration Trust from Google and organised a paid consultation. As soon as he engaged with us, we worked with him together and presented his case to Section 61 team. After waiting for more than five weeks, now he has a valid visitor visa. It will give him time to sort his life out. Most importantly, he is not unlawful any more.
Feedback from some of our clients
Immigration Trust had a client who was UNLAWFUL for more than 5 years. We worked together for several weeks then submitted Section 61 application to INZ. On Tuesday we got an email from Immigration NZ that it granted him a work visa. It means his status is legalised and now he can work and plan for his future with his wife.