A Deportation Liability Notice can be frightening for its recipient, but luckily there are appeal rights available in New Zealand. This is the first step in the process of potential removal from NZ - often accompanied by fear and uncertainty – yet hope remains through legal outlets that may help turn things around.
Cancelling or suspending the Deportation Liability notice is very crucial as they are planning to apply for her partnership visa, and when a partner of a NZ resident applies for a visa based on the relationship with the partner, the partner's character is very important. Under the normal circumstance, this visa would have been declined.
The client immediately engaged with Simon, our CEO, after the consultation. As soon as they settled the first invoice, Simon communicated with the case officer regarding the DLN. After requesting for a suspension and explaining the situation, Simon managed to get the deportation suspended for two years.
The client and his partner were ecstatic with the cancellation but it was only the first step. Simon then proceeded to work on her Character Waiver, in order to get a higher chance for her Work Visa approval. With the help of the client, he managed to collect evidence and proof of her character, proving she deserves to stay and work in NZ.
They thoroughly reviewed their documents and submitted the application and it was only a matter of time until they received a favourable outcome. The client was over the moon with what they have achieved and they could not thank Simon enough.
Note: The client and Simon never once met in person and conducted all communications through our advanced IT system. It was due to the restrictions on travelling and meetings because of Covid-19. However, when the restrictions got lifted, our firm decided to continue the no face to face meeting policy after we found out it was more practical and efficient.