A client came to us after being challenged by his case officer. He had a medical condition that required an operation and had one. His medical assessor was concerned that his ongoing condition would put pressure on the health system in NZ, which is a typical reason to decline a case like this.
He had another immigration adviser working on his case, but he did not feel confident that the adviser would have the necessary expert knowledge and a will to fight for his case. As you all agree, a medical waiver requires specialist knowledge and experience so not every lawyer or adviser would be equipped to handle a case like his.
Naturally, the client and his wife were worried about the case. He was on an interim visa, and if his visa application is declined, he would have to leave the country with his wife and two children attending schools.
The client terminated his engagement with his previous adviser and engaged with us the same day after he spoke to Simon. Simon requested his files from INZ while he managed to get an extension.
It is not good that clients do not know what would happen and how long the entire process will take. Hence, he organised a phone call with them to explain his steps.
After a few months' preparations, Simon challenged the decision of Immigration New Zealand and requested another medical waiver to assess his client's case. At last, his visa has been approved with his wife and two children's student visa.