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We simplify the complicated. We understand that it can be hard to navigate through immigration law. Stay Legal provides effective and tailored immigration solutions for employers, individuals, and families. We are based in Tauranga and assist clients from all around the world. Let us empower you with honest and practical advice so that you get the results you want. Get advice from a Stay Legal immigration lawyer today.

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Latest News & Articles

The Dependent Child Resident Visa Definition Explained

The Immigration New Zealand resident visa definition for a dependent child (or for dependent children) is surprisingly broad. This article will explain the Immigration New Zealand resident visa dependent child definition.

The New Proposed 2021 Accredited Employer Work Visa & Employer Accreditation Explained

Immigration New Zealand has just provided an update on the new proposed 2021 Accredited Employer Work Visa (also known as the AEWV) and the new Employer Accreditation system on 7 May 2021. This article will provide an overview of the proposed changes and explain the new employer-led visa process.

Stay Legal’s Principal Lawyer Appointed to the Auckland District Law Society’s Immigration & Refugee Law Committee

Stay Legal’s Principal Immigration Lawyer, Lauren Qiu, has been appointed to the Auckland District Law Society’s Immigration & Refugee Law Committee.

The New Border Exceptions Explained

On 9 September 2020, the Minister of Immigration announced the decision to create a new border exception category for some work visa holders who have departed New Zealand. The immigration instructions were recently updated to reflect this announcement. In addition, Immigration New Zealand has also introduced instructions to include work visa holders who have been granted resident visas since departing New Zealand, but have not activated their resident visas by entering New Zealand, to make requests under this new border exception category. These instructions come into effect on 9 October 2020. This article will explain the process, the requirements, how to prove job retention, and how partners and dependent children are treated under this new border exception category.

Stay Legal Presents At The Legalwise Immigration Law Series

Stay Legal’s Principal Immigration Lawyer, Lauren Qiu, was invited to present at the 6 August 2020 Legalwise Immigration Law Series. Lauren’s topic was Work Visas: Critical Updates and a Guide to Compliance.

Testimonials

Testimonials
“Lauren had helped me and my family with our SMC resident Visa. She has a great eye for details and a genuine care for us. If we were to do it all over again, we can not think of a better lawyer to represent us. Absolutely highly recommended.” – Noy
“Lauren helped me with my work visa and resident visa. Thanks to her help I have now received my visa this week. She is very professional, efficient and reliable. Highly recommend her and appreciate what she has achieved to do for me.”– Kate
“Lauren Qiu assisted me with 2 different visa applications in New Zealand. Very helpful professional, fair price. Go with her and you won’t regret!!” – Giuliani
“Lauren has assisted us on our residency application, she is realistic. Unfortunately we have not found her earlier for our previous visa application, other wise we would have the residency a long time ago. Thank you Lauren for your amazing and patient work.” – Jaquelini
“Lauren at Stay Legal went above and beyond with helping me apply for my essential skill visa. We came across a few bumps early on with Covid-19 but she was always updating me with the latest news and I couldn’t thank her enough for all the effort she put in and supporting me throughout. She made the process so much less stressful for me and was over the moon with the great outcome! I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal advice she is so friendly yet professional.” – Samantha

Testimonials

“Lauren had helped me and my family with our SMC resident Visa. She has a great eye for details and a genuine care for us. If we were to do it all over again, we can not think of a better lawyer to represent us. Absolutely highly recommended.” – Noy
“Lauren helped me with my work visa and resident visa. Thanks to her help I have now received my visa this week. She is very professional, efficient and reliable. Highly recommend her and appreciate what she has achieved to do for me.”– Kate
“Lauren Qiu assisted me with 2 different visa applications in New Zealand. Very helpful professional, fair price. Go with her and you won’t regret!!” – Giuliani
“Lauren has assisted us on our residency application, she is realistic. Unfortunately we have not found her earlier for our previous visa application, other wise we would have the residency a long time ago. Thank you Lauren for your amazing and patient work.” – Jaquelini
“Lauren at Stay Legal went above and beyond with helping me apply for my essential skill visa. We came across a few bumps early on with Covid-19 but she was always updating me with the latest news and I couldn’t thank her enough for all the effort she put in and supporting me throughout. She made the process so much less stressful for me and was over the moon with the great outcome! I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal advice she is so friendly yet professional.” – Samantha

Memberships

New Zealand Law Society
Tauranga Chambers Of Commerce
ALDS
Priority 1
NZAMI
EMA

Memberships

New Zealand Law Society
ALDS
NZAMI
Tauranga Chambers Of Commerce
Priority 1
EMA

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