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Moving countries can be challenging, especially with complicated and changeable immigration laws. We’ll help smooth the journey.

As a well-developed country full of opportunity, immigrating to New Zealand offers an environment where your business and work-life balance can thrive. Our beautiful country offers the best of both worlds – pristine landscapes for weekend escapes matched by the fast-paced excitement of city living.

Our immigration practice focuses on immigration that supports business growth and we specialise in investor visa types. 

We advise clients from a range of sectors including health, film and productions, horticulture, financial services, technology, hospitality and tourism, and education, as well as high net-worth individuals on day-to-day visa/immigration queries. 

As part of a globally connected, full-service law firm, our immigration team works alongside other specialist practices that are well equipped to advise on other issues associated with moving to New Zealand, such as employment, tax, and corporate law matters.  

We also have a close working relationship with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) who we regularly engage with on particularly complex immigration issues.

We can help you by:
  • providing general guidance and strategic immigration advice 
  • assisting with visa applications, including for employees
  • advising on COVID-19 border restrictions
  • liaising directly with INZ on your behalf
  • assisting non-resident individuals with their tax affairs, including the application of the foreign trust regime.

They have an ability to understand the individual business and provide solutions and guidance that we can easily use. They really go above and beyond to help our business be successful. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 

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Recent highlights
Successfully obtaining investor visas

Assisting a number of high net-worth individuals to obtain New Zealand residency under the Investor 1 and Investor 2 category residency visas. Most recently we have assisted high net-worth individuals from Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States with investor visas.

Advising on COVID-19 border restrictions

Advising clients on New Zealand’s current border restrictions resulting from COVID-19 and Immigration New Zealand’s ‘critical worker’ visa framework. For example, we recently assisted a business with obtaining a critical worker visa for a crucial, senior employee.

Assisting employers with employee visa applications

Assisting employers managing applications for a range of different visas, including temporary work visas, post-study work visas, partnership visas, and residency visas (most notably skilled migrant category residence visas and investor visas).

Related expertise

Our lawyers provide clients with clear, strategic and commercial solutions that create lasting impacts to their business

  • Employment

  • International trade and investment

  • Investing in New Zealand

  • Private wealth

  • Tax