Ramya Sathiyanathan

Special Counsel

Auckland Office


Ramya began her legal career in 2012 with a sole Barrister in Albany, Auckland. She subsequently moved to a boutique Immigration Law firm and practiced in the area for over five years before starting with McVeagh Fleming.

Ramya specialises in Immigration Law and is able to assist with all immigration related matters, from visa applications to deportation hearings at the Immigration and Protection Tribunal. Being an immigrant herself, Ramya appreciates the significance of these matters for not just the individuals involved but also their families, friends and employers.

She prides herself on being able to provide her clients with realistic expectations and being transparent throughout the process.

Ramya speaks both Tamil and English.

Outside interests

Ramya enjoys travelling and visiting new parts of the world each year. She is a self-proclaimed 'foodie', and outside of work she can be found at various eateries throughout Auckland City.

Examples of Transactions



LLB, University of Auckland 2012

BA (Double Major), University of Auckland 2012

Main Practice areas

Visa Applications for Entrepreneurs, Investors, Workers, Visitors and Students

Employer Accreditation

Special Directions and s61 requests

Reconsiderations of Declined Visa Applications  

Deportation Hearings and Appeals at the Immigration and Protection Tribunal

Residence and Humanitarian Appeals

Partnership-Based Visa Applications and Appeals  

General Immigration Advice and Strategic Planning

Memberships and Professional Affiliations