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X-PRESS VISA

Our Fees

  We believe that quality services should go hand-in-hand with reasonable fees. We understand that no one likes surprises especially when it comes to fees. That’s why, unlike most other advisers who charge on an hourly basis, we offer a fixed flat fee. We charge a very competitive flat fee with no hidden charges. This means that you know how much you will be paying from the very beginning. Before you engage us, we will enter into a written fee agreement with you that would set out how much you will be paying and the terms of the payment. The agreement would also set out the services in detail. More


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Why Choose Us?

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Immigrating to a new country is one of the most important decisions a person may take during his or her life time. We understand what it means to you because our advisers (Alok & Ryan) themselves are an immigrant from India & China. By instructing us, you can be rest assured that the process runs as smooth as possible and you get the best services possible.

As we specialise in immigration law, we are able to gain specialist knowledge in immigration which helps us to offer you the best service possible. More importantly, we do not take up matters unless we are confident that your application will be successful. Once we take up a matter, we ensure that the application runs smoothly thereby making your move to a new country a smooth one. Once you engage us, we ensure that you are kept fully informed of the matter, correspond with immigration and assist you with any inquires or issue you may have. We ensure that your application is prepared and presented to an immigration officer in accordance with the immigration rules and regulations and make extensive submissions to ensure you application gets approved.

Immigration officers rely on policy manuals and regulations and as we are familiar with those rules and regulations we tirelessly work to make sure that your application is processed within the bounds of the policy thereby maximizing your chances of success.


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Our Services

Student Visa

Studying in New Zealand at a University or Tertiary Institution is a great way to migrate to New Zealand and obtain an internationally recognized qualification. Depending on the course of study, you can also work while you are studying, and potentially be granted an open work visa at conclusion of your studies so you can then actively seek full time work in New Zealand.

There are many different pathways on which courses to study and the New Zealand visas available to you and your family. We will ensure you are advised of the best pathway for you and your family to meet your long-term goals. We offer a complete end-to-end service for Students, from selection of an appropriate course, offer of place through to approval of your Student Visa and your family visas.

We are licensed immigration advisers, so we know what it takes to have your Student Visa application approved by Immigration New Zealand.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WORK RIGHTS IN NEW ZEALAND

You can work part-time for up to 20 hours per week if your full-time programme of study meet certain requirements.

The most common are:

  1. Studying for at least two years between level 4-6 course or one year course of level 7 or higher.
  2. The study leads to a NZ qualification that gains points for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category.
  3. Studying an English language course that meets conditions approved by Immigration New Zealand.

You may work full-time during all vacations during study of at least one academic year. You can work full-time over the Christmas and New Year holiday period if studying for at least eight months course that has minimum of two semesters.

If you are enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree programmes awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution, there are no restrictions on the hours you can work while studying. There are unlimited work rights for PhD and Masters research students

BRINGING YOUR FAMILY TO NEW ZEALAND WHILE ON STUDENT VISA

In most cases the spouse and dependent children of a student can apply for and be granted a visa for the same duration as their partner or parents’ student visa. They can be granted either a visitor visa, student visa or work visa depending on the Tertiary course of study.

If your partner is granted an Open Work Visa, they can work full time in New Zealand.

If you have school age children, they may be able to attend Primary, Intermediate or Secondary school as “Domestic Students”, again which is dependent upon the tertiary course selected. Alternatively, they may need to pay international student fees.

Ask us now to ensure the correct tertiary student course is selected and your family are granted the right visa options.

Essentials Skills Policy - work Visa

The essential skills policy is aimed at attracting highly skilled workers and to protect the interest of New Zealand citizens and residents.

The policy states that immigration officers must not issue a work visa where it is found that that there are New Zealand citizens or residents who can either take up the job offer or trained to do the work on offer. To determine the availability of workers among New Zealand citizens and residents, the immigration officers are obliged to seek advice from the Work and Income, a wing of the Ministry of Social Development.

Under the policy, the immigration officers cannot approve applications for ANZSCO skill level 4 and 5 jobs (jobs that are not deemed skilled under the skilled migrant policy) unless advice is sought from Work and Income.

This requirement to seek advice from another government body will lead to fewer grant of work visas and will delay the process. Where an occupation is included in the Long Term Skill Shortage List or immediate shortage list and if the applicant meets the specific requirement listed in the lists, then immigration will accept that no New Zealand citizens or residents are available.

Education Visa

You can work part-time for up to 20 hours per week if your full-time programme of study meet certain requirements.

The most common are:

  1. Studying for at least two years between level 4-6 course or one year course of level 7 or higher.
  2. The study leads to a NZ qualification that gains points for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category.
  3. Studying an English language course that meets conditions approved by Immigration New Zealand.

You may work full-time during all vacations during study of at least one academic year. You can work full-time over the Christmas and New Year holiday period if studying for at least eight months course that has minimum of two semesters.

If you are enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree programmes awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution, there are no restrictions on the hours you can work while studying. There are unlimited work rights for PhD and Masters research students

Entrepreneur Visa

If you have business experience, you may qualify for an entrepreneur work visa under the entrepreneur policy. Entrepreneur is a three- year temporary visa issued for the purpose of enabling the visa holder to establish and run a business in New Zealand. After the business is run for two years, you can apply for residence under the entrepreneur residence policy. You may be able to apply for residence earlier than two years if certain conditions are met.

Before you submit your application you should identify a business you intend to start once the visa is granted. The proposed business must be related to your current or previous business experience. The proposed business must be considered high growth, or innovative or having export potential. You can either establish a new business or buy at least 25% shares in an existing business. You must prepare a business plan and submit it along with your application. A good business plan, preferably prepared by an accountant, will improve your chances of succeeding in your application.

You must also meet health and standard requirements and have a minimum standard of English. You must have enough funds to finance the business and maintain you and your family during the visa period.

The application is dealt by the business migration branch (BMB) of Immigration based at Wellington, New Zealand. If the application is approved, you will be issued with a work visa to run the business. Your spouse, if any, will be issued with an open work visa to work for any employer. Your children, if any, will be issued student visas or visitor’s visas