Entry Permission COVID-19 Rules for Married Couples

The article in The New Zealand Herald on 3 August 2020 involving a married couple, one of whom is an Australian citizen, the other a New Zealand citizen has incorrect information.  It is proposed...
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Immigration’s unlawful refusal to consider visa applicatons

Since the return to work at level one at midnight on 9 June 2020, Immigration New Zealand’s officers (at least those working within the territory of New Zealand) have been able to return to...
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Judicial Review of Post-Tribunal Ministerials

Yan Zhang v Minister of Immigration [2020] NZHC 568 (19 March 2020) In a recent decision the High Court at Auckland has confirmed that the decision of the Associate Minister of Immigration to refuse...
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New Zealand’s multi-cultural heritage: The Dalmatians

Over one hundred and fifty languages are spoken in Auckland, making it one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities.  The 2018 census reveals that 41.6% of Aucklanders were born overseas, most commonly in...
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Immigration relief measures by country during Covid-19

David Ryken’s New Zealand summary setting out our Covid-19 immigration response has been published at the International Bar Association ( as at 19 April). To read more see our library section for an up-dated...
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Investor Residence in New Zealand

Investor Residence in New Zealand New Zealand has unique residence rules. After qualifying for residence and, in the case of the investor categories, after the investment period is complete, residence is held indefinitely, without...
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Ryken and Associates are open for business

Ryken and Associates leading immigration lawyers remains open for business during Covid-19, with all staff working from home. We are lodging visa applications and getting others ready. Although not yet announced we may come...
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Investor visas to New Zealand during Covid-19

Ryken and Associates remains open for business during our lock-down coronavirus response with almost all of our staff working from home remotely. New Zealand’s response to the pandemic clearly indicates a jurisdiction that cares...
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Surrogacy and Egg donor Seminar 15 Feb 2020

06/12/2019 by Stewart Dalley Surrogacy & Egg Donor Seminar – Auckland 15 February 2020 By: Stewart Dalley Stewart Dalley will be presenting on the legal aspects of international and domestic surrogacy at the Families...
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