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Surrogates and intended parents both entitled to paid parental leave

By Stewart Dalley | July 3, 2019

Surrogates and intended parents both entitled to paid parental leave Ryken and Associates has confirmed with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Inland Revenue (IRD) that both surrogates and intended parents are eligible for paid parental leave, where they meet the standard eligibility criteria. MBIE and IRD have confirmed that the Parental…

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Business Residence Class Visas

By David Ryken | March 22, 2019

BUSINESS RESIDENCE CLASS VISAS INTRODUCTION This paper will consider Immigration New Zealand’s policy in the following areas: (i) Investor 1 (Investor Plus). (ii) Investor 2. (iii) Entrepreneur (Work to Residence). (iv) Permanent Residence. (v) Parent Retirement (an investor category). After discussing the basic policy provisions by way of introduction, there will be further discussion involving…

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Surrogacy & Egg Donor Seminar – Auckland 10 February 2019

By Stewart Dalley | December 6, 2018

Surrogacy & Egg Donor Seminar – Auckland 10 February 2019 By: Stewart Dalley Stewart Dalley will be presenting on the legal aspects of international and domestic surrogacy at the Families Through Surrogacy seminar in Auckland on 19 February 2019. Families Through Surrogacy is a global non-profit which provides education to donors, surrogates and intended…

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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.” In the April…

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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 the period…

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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 by investment…

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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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