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Unlawful Status

Have you recently had your visa declined? Are you currently unlawfully in New Zealand as a result, unable to lodge a new application and facing deportation?

Unfortunately this is not an uncommon occurrence and many clients only seek legal advice after finding themselves in exactly this situation.

However, it is still possible to request and obtain a new visa, and become lawful in New Zealand once more, if the correct steps are taken in a timely manner.

We can advise you on what options are available to you given your specific circumstances, and prepare the appropriate submissions needed in such situations.



Jennifer Bensley

Jennifer Bensley


T +64 3 963 1462
M +64 27 321 4477
E jennifer.bensley@saunders.co.nz