When it comes to residency visas, people who have criminal records often face an uphill battle. This is because INZ takes a dim view of applicants with any kind of criminal history. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. One such exception is if INZ has granted the applicant a character waiver. In other words, if INZ has decided that the applicant is of good character despite their criminal history. If granted a character waiver, one should have no trouble applying for a residence visa.
This client approached our firm for advice on how to best approach her partner’s resident visa application because he had previously applied for a character waiver to obtain a work visa. Given the potential implications of his police record, she was understandably concerned about how to best proceed with the residence visa application and how to respond to INZ.
The client found our firm through Google and booked a 50-min paid consultation with Simon, our CEO. During the consultation, she told him about the details of her partner’s situation, and Simon assessed if this case could be successful or not. After careful consideration, Simon advised the client on the best course of action to approach INZ to receive a successful outcome. As soon as the consultation ended, Simon prepared a letter of engagement for her, which she immediately signed so that we could start working immediately on the case. As soon as the client engaged, Simon worked on the case. He prepared and submitted his character waiver and communicated with his case officer. After several communications and fulfilling all the requirements of INZ, Simon managed to have him granted a resident visa. The client was ecstatic with the result as her partner could finally stay in NZ with her as a resident. She was so grateful because even if she had never met Simon face to face, they could work together as a team to achieve this excellent outcome.
How you prepare documents and approach to the requests by your case officer will make a huge difference. We have been quite successful in many partnership-based Visa Applications. Before you decide to engage with us for your case, please test whether your case would succeed via our service below.