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.
This article has been updated to reflect the most recent changes to the scheduled border reopening dates, announced by the Government on 16 March 2022.
Early this morning the Minister made a major announcement of a new category of residence visa which is estimated to impact up to 165,000 migrants.
A new border exception has been announced, to address the ongoing shortage of qualified teachers in New Zealand.
The Immigration Minister has today announced further adjustments to visa settings, following on from announcements made at the end of 2020.
The Minister of Immigration has made a much-anticipated announcement regarding New Zealand’s border closure.
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.