I first worked with Saunders and Co as a summer clerk between 2016 and 2017 while completing my Bachelor of Laws at the University of Canterbury. After graduating, and having developed an interest in immigration law while studying, I joined the immigration team in early 2018 and was admitted to the bar later that year.
I assist clients to obtain a full range of visas; business, student, work, visitor, family, and residence visas. My particular interest lies in assisting clients applying on the basis of partnership. I also advocate for clients when concerns or issues are raised during the processing of their application.
The Government has announced two temporary measures impacting visitor visa holders, to grant some relief to those who are currently in New Zealand on visitor visas and who wish to remain here for longer, rather than returning to uncertain and...
Expanding on the earlier border exception announced in October 2020 which allowed up to 250 PhD and Master’s students to enter New Zealand to complete their study, the Government has today approved a further border exception class for returning tertiary...
The latest set of border exceptions was announced by the Government yesterday, this time targeting the international education sector, in recognition of the important role international education will play in New Zealand’s COVID recovery plan.
Further temporary visa changes are being implemented, with the aim of mitigating seasonal labour shortages in agriculture, horticulture and viticulture resulting from the ongoing border closure.
Immigration New Zealand’s adjustment to processing priorities sees the resumption of processing certain offshore visa applications.
With restrictions relaxing under alert level 2 and more staff able to return to the office, Immigration New Zealand’s visa processing capacity, which has been largely limited over the lockdown period, is now increasing.