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Latest News & Articles

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.

27 July 2020 Essential Skills Work Visa Changes Explained

This article will explain the Essential Skills Work Visa changes that will come into effect on 27 July 2020. Immigration New Zealand will shift away from using ANZSCO codes to a New Zealand median wage-based classification system for Essential Skills Work Visas. Immigration New Zealand will reinstate the ability for lower-skilled/low-paid Essential Skills Work Visa holders to support their partners and/or child(ren).

Your Questions Answered: 7 July 2020 Employer-Assisted Temporary Work Visa Update Explained

On 7 July 2020, Immigration New Zealand issued an update about employer-assisted temporary work visa holders. This article will outline the changes that were announced in the update and answer your frequently asked questions.

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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