Moving between two countries can be a major life decision.  It can be stressful and daunting even without considering the complex legal framework surrounding immigration.  The Domain Legal team will provide you with comprehensive assistance with your immigration matter, to ensure that you receive the best outcome possible. We have extensive experience in helping people manage the legal side of this process and in providing a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations and policies regarding foreign entry into New Zealand.  We have also received international recognition for our excellence in immigration law, being winners of the Corp Intl Global Award for Immigration Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand for the past 3 years.

​Immigration regulations are often updated or changed, and we are committed to keeping our knowledge and advice up to date, accurate and helpful.  Every client has a unique set of circumstances, and we help to provide thorough advice and recommend a strategy to achieve your goals.


Unique Immigration Challenges

We can help to deal with your unique immigration challenges, by assisting you with applications for waivers or reassessments, or otherwise discussing any alternative options with you.  There are many things that can go wrong for any immigration applicant or holder of a visa.  People often run into problems with how Immigration New Zealand assesses their historical health or character issues, or with other information creating doubts for their application.  Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with such problems and will assist you with every step of the process to maximise your chance of a positive outcome.   

We are experienced in obtaining visas for applicants who have become over stayers, so can discuss the relevant factors to help resolve your visa status if you are in this situation.  Our team has made many successful appeals of declined residence decisions, several of which have been determined at the ministerial level.  In these types of cases, INZ may have made in incorrect decision, or there may be special circumstances that allow you to obtain a visa even if you do not meet the requirements.  We have considerable knowledge in this area and are eager to help clients in need.

Residence Applications
We are aware that an application for residence is a major step in a person’s life, and we relish the opportunity to use our professional expertise to assist with this.  There is a large range of residence visas available in New Zealand, with each of them oriented towards specific policy objectives and parts of society.  We are vastly experienced in all of these options, and can help you achieve optimal preparation for any application.  Common categories that we assist clients with include skilled migrant, partnership, entrepreneur, and investment.

Temporary Visas

New Zealand is a wonderful country, and that there are many reasons to want to visit or remain here.  These may include employment prospects, study options, family members, quality of life or simply the amazing tourism opportunities.  We can handle your visa matters with skill and care, to navigate the considerable challenges that exist in obtaining a temporary visa. We will ensure that your interests are protected and that you get the application process right the first time, so that you have the best chance of achieving your travel goals.