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Convictions and Good Character Issues: Clean Slate and Immigration Consequences

By David Ryken | October 27, 2018

Convictions and Good Character Issues:  Clean Slate and Immigration Consequences   Introduction   Section 14(1) Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004:   “If an individual is an eligible individual, he or she is deemed to have no criminal record for the purposes of any question asked of him or her about his or her criminal record.”…

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Wiping Historical Offences

By Stewart Dalley | July 20, 2018

Stewart Dalley guides us through the process of applying for historical homosexual offences to be wiped from criminal records. Who Can Apply? Persons convicted, or those acting on behalf of a deceased convicted person, can apply personally or through a representative. What Can Be Wiped? The list of offences you can apply to wipe are…

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Case Law Update – IPT Residence Appeals

By Stewart Dalley | May 25, 2018

This paper was first delivered at the LexisNexis Immigration Law Conference on 22 May 2018 Stewart Dalley, Associate; Somang you, Senior Solicitor, and Pooja Sundar, Solicitor, Ryken and Associates   RESIDENCE APPEALS – CURRENT LANDSCAPE   Since last year’s conference there have been 235 decisions fully uploaded to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal’s website (covering…

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Recent changes to immigration laws: Implications for hospitality employers

By Stewart Dalley | May 11, 2018

This article first appeared in October 2017 issue of Hospitality Insights Vol 1, No 1, Inaugural issue. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recently announced changes to the skilled migrant residence and essential-skills work visas based on a strong association between skills and salary. This shift will impact both employers and migrants, especially in hospitality. According to the INZ,…

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Securing the right to be called mother

By Stewart Dalley | May 7, 2018

Securing the right to be called mother. Following a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, the Department of Internal Affairs has agreed to change its procedures, and allow two women to be named on a child’s birth certificate as “mother” and “mother” or “mother” and “parent”. Further, the Department of Internal Affairs has confirmed that…

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New Zealand immigration by investment

By David Ryken | April 18, 2018

  This article first appeared in the March 2018 issue of the Newsletter of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (Vol 22, No 1) and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © International Bar Association.   New Zealand immigration…

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Immigration New Zealand’s Canterbury skill shortage list

By David Ryken | February 22, 2018

Canterbury skill shortage list

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Immigration New Zealand’s Long term skill shortage list

By David Ryken | February 22, 2018

Long term skill shortage list

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Immigration New Zealand’s Immediate skill shortage list

By David Ryken | February 22, 2018

Immediate skill shortage list

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New Zealand Immigration Law: Entrepreneur v Investor

By David Ryken | November 14, 2017

NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY ENTREPRENEUR V INVESTOR   Introduction New Zealand has an Entrepreneur Work Visa Category which, after a business is established satisfactorily, entitles the applicant to lodge residence under the Entrepreneur Residence Visa Category. This is a transitional process involving actively setting up a business, usually employing New Zealand citizens and residents,…

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