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Immigration

Practical, clear pathways to immigration – McVeagh Fleming's immigration specialists have experience with the immigration process in New Zealand and can provide you with professional and practical advice on immigration requirements and visa types.

As a full-service law firm, McVeagh Fleming can draw on collective knowledge and expertise to advise on business plans, property and tax issues when applying for a business visa. We can guide you on family-related legal matters concerning family stream visa applications and help employers address employment-related matters.

The firm's experts can assist you with the visa application process and provide information and guidance as follows:

  • Assess your eligibility for a particular visa
  • Recommend the best visa for you
  • Build a case for your application
  • Address existing issues in your application
  • Guide you on the immigration pathway to citizenship
  • Represent you in dealing with Immigration New Zealand and other authorities.

Recent Insights

July 2022

The New Zealand immigration Green List - green for go?

In 2020, while the entire world was distressed about Covid-19 and borders were closing, Immigration New Zealand ("INZ") decided to close the tap on skilled migration. A decision was made to suspend the selection of expressions of interest (also known as EOI). The selections normally occurred on a fortnightly basis and would result in a selected candidate receiving an Invitation to Apply for Residence under the Skilled Migrant Category. The suspension remains in place at the time of this article.
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May 2022

Accredited Employer Work Visa - the new visa and what you need to know

Significant changes are coming to the immigration sector in New Zealand, which will have major repercussions on employers who are intending to hire migrants to work in New Zealand. The Accredited Employer Work Visa ("AEWV") is a new temporary work visa being introduced on 4 July 2022. This new visa is one step in the Government's five step plan for reconnecting New Zealand to the world after the Covid-19 pandemic.
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