They were distraught that she would be deported. Simon explained to them what he would resolve her matter step by step. He advised them that it is not easy but doable if they follow his instruction. He explained that doing it properly would take more than a year.
As soon as her partnership based work visa was approved, she secured a full-time job for the first time since she was unlawful, more than ten years. While she was living a new life, Simon and she prepared her resident visa application.
Finally, last week her resident visa was approved. It was a dramatic outcome considering she was unlawful for more than ten years and had a deportation order in 2020, and now she is a lawful resident in NZ with her full-time job and upcoming promotion.
For the last year and seven months, she and Simon worked as a team to tackle her challenges to arrive at this outcome.