Due to personal loss and grief, this client, who has maintained a consistent record of compliance since 2002, experienced an oversight in managing her visa. Unaware that her most recent visa had expired in 2021, she only became aware of this situation upon receiving a notification from INZ in July 2023.
What was the client profile?
Single, but with an NZ partner
Never previously unlawful in NZ, but had some police issues back in the USA (which will be sorted when we work on her Partnership-based work visa application)
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.