Dishonesty in Visa Application Process

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Every New Zealand Visa Application has a set of prescribed criteria which the applicant has to meet in order to be eligible to apply under the specific category.  One of the general criteria is the applicant's character.  Applicants for all visas must be of good character and not pose a potential security risk to New Zealand1.  Read more

Changes to Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa Immigration Instructions Effective From 14 August 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Significant changes to residence class visa instructions for Skilled Migrant Category ("SMC") will come into effect on 14 August 2017.  These changes were introduced by the Government in April 2017 in order to prioritise higher-paid and higher-skilled applicants.  The announced changes have no direct effect on any other visa categories.  Read more

Recent Posts


Limitation defence Testamentary freedom Lankow v Rose Loss of income Financial services Litigation Physical abuse Consumer credit contracts Charity Commercial Property Partnership based work visa Shareholders' Agreement Will that do Principal Resident Trustee Duties Lump sum Landlord Ministry Re Estate of Campbell Section 15 Terms of Trade Anti-money laundering (AML) Psychological abuse Income Section 182 Family Proceedings Act 1980 Wills Act 2007 Section 14 Family Protection Act 1955 Residential Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 Charities Trust Check Up Limitation period Wilson v Donnellan Ministry of Social Development Domestic violence Insurance Wills Act 2007 Section 8 Visa application Asset Protection Financial products Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) Invalid wills Gifting Eviction Employment Undue influence Elder Law Ilott v Mitson 2017 UKSC 17 Resident Visa Property (Relationships) Act 1976 Domestic Violence Act 1995 Living standards Body Corporate Reckless Trading Fair share Abuse Family Trusts Case Study Mortgagee Maritime Law Acknowledgment Business Estate Administration Offending Tenant Erceg v Erceg ''Best Endeavours'' Division of Functions Expression of interest Wills Act 2007 Pattern of offending Wills Re Estate of Feron Trusts Maritime Lien Trusts Bill Validity of Wills Interpretation of documents Violence Acknowledgment of Debt Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) Duress Due Diligence WINZ Relationship Property Contract Law Partner of resident Work and Income Claims against estates Verbal abuse Changes Economic disadvantage Legislation update Directors' Duties Valid wills Ship Registration Testamentary writing Document Disclosure Privacy Act 1993 Amundson v Raos Lease Titles Hawkes Bay Trustee Company Limited v Judd Tamarapa v Byerley Testamentary capacity Immigration Clayton case Trust Confidentiality Skilled migrant Deceased's wishes Break up Commercial Marriage Will Protector Testamentary Promises Property Part payment Recovery of money Personal Properties and Securities Act 1999 SMC Protection Order Financial Advisers Act 2008 SN v MN [2017] NZCA 289 Murrell v Hamilton Character requirements Financial services provider (FSP) Broadbent v Ministry of Social Development Rest Home Subsidies Zero Hour Contracts Vessel survey Vessel surveyor Creating Trusts Health and Safety Reform Bill Commercial Law White v White Wills Act 2007 Section 11 Company Law Grey Power Mortgage Executors duty Lease Immigration New Zealand Interest Frustration Section 15A Twelve years Fair Trading Act 1986 Subsidies Charity begins at home Blackwell v Hollings Auckland Office Vessel Sale and Purchase Six years KiwiSaver Administrators duty Interpretation Act 1999 Section 29 Limitation Act 1950 Gifts Intellectual Property Limitation Act 2010 Seperation Compensation Repayment Unfair contract terms Ship Sale of Goods Temper Constructive trusts Mortgagor Ship's Mortgage Interpretation Act 1999 Civil union De facto Companies Act 1993 Beneficiary Rights Personal Skilled migrant points Trust busting Tenants Albany Office