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Immigration Specialists Since 1996

We have been doing New Zealand immigration for a long time.  Why?  Because it is really satisfying to help change people’s lives, by finding new ways to attack the problems that they bring to us.  We love the many challenges of this work, which keep changing from week to week.

Getting to a solution sometimes calls us to use left-field thinking, going beyond the surface facts.  We can’t always find the winning answer.  But our track record of success shows that we don’t like to give up or to lose.

At Laurent Law we bring nearly 40 years of combined experience to the table.  Let us put them to work for you.

Informative Videos

James Turner – Senior Solicitor
Simon Laurent – Principal

Contact us for more information on Investor options and a free guide  or visit our News section for our other videos.

Immigration Hard Cases

We have a strong record of success in sorting out situations that at first seem impossible

Corporate Migration

Let us use our extensive experience to deal with it, so you can focus on your work


If you are considering buying a business in New Zealand or wanting to move and invest – we can help you

Certainty of Fees

In most cases we can set a fixed fee for our work. Find out more about our flat fees, estimates and client agreements.


  • Testimonials for Laurent LawSatomi (client of Simon Laurent)

    "Thank you for your dedicated and patient work"

    Simon, thank you for your dedicated and patient work for our client's permanent residence application. His family are very pleased that they were able to obtain it.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawShiv (client of James Turner)

    "Thank you for your help"

    Thank you for the help James. Really appreciate your professional  advice and guidance.  
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawAS (client of James Turner)

    "We were very thankful to have him as our lawyer"

    James is very patient and detail-oriented, and helped my family and I greatly through our INZ cases. He was always available to answer our questions, and remained very professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. He listens to your needs and concerns and takes them into account when giving advice, which is so important, especially when dealing with sensitive and emotional cases such as Immigration. We were very thankful to have him as our lawyer and I would definitely recommend seeking his expertise if you are in need of INZ advice.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawAurora (client of James Turner)

    "A team of professionals"

    Highly recommended. A team of professionals. On the recommendation of a lawyer friend, we used Laurent Law. James’ very professional lawyer’s letter and the large amount of legal evidence we continue to provide. Finally, the immigration officer has no way or reason to say no to our case. I hope our true story can help you. Similarly, if you encounter difficulties in submitting a spouse sponsored visa, you are welcome to ask me at any time, and I will recommend this lawyer to you. Thank you, James.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawSimon Milne (via LinkedIn)

    "Highly Recommended"

    That's really useful information, thanks! I highly recommend LaurentLaw from personal experience.  
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawZhipeng (client of James Turner)

    "Laurent law makes impossible become possible, and hopeless becomes hope!"

    I cannot express how excited I was when I received an email from James telling me that the visa was approved. In fact, due to the impact of the epidemic and the recent unfriendly New Zealand immigration policy, I am ready to return to my country, but James and Simon have won the opportunity to stay here for my family and me. I am very grateful to them and recommend them to others who need help like me. Their professionalism and dedication makes me feel that all the hard work is worthwhile. Laurent law makes impossible become possible, and hopeless becomes hope!
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawLuke (client of James Turner)

    "Using Laurent law was such an easy process"

    Using Laurent law was such an easy process because my lack of judgement caused me significant implications on getting a work visa for New Zealand. With the help from James and the team, I managed to get my character waiver accepted and successfully stay in the country. They made the whole stressful process a whole lot easier and knew exactly what was required. I will be using James again in the future when I apply for residency.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawKristine (client of James Turner)

    "I really appreciate the effort you put in"

    Very professional and responsive team. Their advice is straightforward and on point. Big thanks to James and Sahar to help me with my work visa application. I’m so thankful for everything that you have done and I really appreciate the effort you put in. Thanks once again for your advice.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawAdrianne (client of Simon Laurent & James Turner)

    "Their years of experience was evident to us throughout the whole process."

    I was not eligible to sponsor my partner for residency. Our application had to go to appeal. We received genuine straightforward expert advise from James and Simon that built the strongest case possible for us. My partner's residence was granted last week. We know that without the professional help from the team at Laurent Law this outcome wouldn't have happened. Their years of experience was evident to us throughout the whole process.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawHamish Gain (client of James Turner)

    "James and the Team at Laurent Law enabled us to achieve a great result"

    James and the Team at Laurent Law enabled us to achieve a great result with a Senior Staff member's Work Visa application in what was a complicated scenario. They evaluated the best strategy to maximise the possibility of obtaining Work Visa approval and we were able to achieve the desired result. Furthermore they provided ongoing support. We will be using Laurent Law's services again as and when we require.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawNaveen (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "Best day of my life in NZ"

    Thank you so much Sahar for sharing news of my life. My heartfelt thanks to all Laurent Law team for their efforts and hard work which made this possible. I am so happy, best day of my life in NZ.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawWalter (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "Thanks a lot for all your help"

    Thanks a lot for all your help. It was a roller coaster ride but we finally got the results. I have been pleased with the way the responses were done and how nicely it was presented.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawAnais (client of James Turner)

    "Highly recommend!!!"

    James and his team have redesigned our experience to apply for Visas. The process was well organised and James was always very responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. We have applied for 2 different visas in NZ while residing in Australia and had been granted both of them within 8 months. Applying for visas has never been this easy with Laurent Law.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawVishwanath S A (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "You work to such a high standard and make things happen"

    I wanted to send this acknowledgement to say a massive thank you to you for sorting out my Residency application in these tough times. You've done an outstanding job with your knowledge and guidance in assisting me with my application. Your energy and enthusiasm are much appreciated and also you have a lot of patience. Whenever I’ve approached you with different queries, you always answered them clearly and empathetically.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawNitish (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "You have been amazing"

    You have been amazing with the application and thank you for your support. This really means a lot to me. Your efforts are much appreciated and will definitely highly recommended your work if anyone is in a difficult situation.  
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawHarsha (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "Thank you so much."

    Thank you so much for helping me through this most difficult phase and for making this happen. Really appreciate all your support and assistance with INZ.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawChrismari Dickinson (client of James Turner)

    "This would not have been possible without the support that we received from Laurent Law."

    When my residency application was denied we felt that we were being treated unfairly. James and the team at Laurent Law stepped in immediately. James was with us every step of the way from submitting our application to the tribunal, being available to answer any and every question and sitting with us at our INZ interview in Hamilton. Having someone on your side that has your best interest at heart makes the world of difference and brings a sense of calm in what feels like a very big storm. Our residency application was finally approved in late November this year, this would not have been possible without the support that we received from Laurent Law.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawInvestor 1 (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "Many thanks and gratitude for your diligence and caring"

    Thank you Sahar! It has been a long journey but our New Zealand chapter can finally begin. Many thanks and gratitude for your diligence and caring throughout this process.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawDavid Benjamin (client of James Turner)

    "We felt the combination of Simon Laurent and James Turner was really strong"

    We used Laurent Law for a permanent resident (PR) application for my partner. We felt the combination of Simon Laurent and James Turner was really strong. Simon was referred to us and was very knowledgeable during the introductory meeting, he and James helped craft a strategy for our application, then James helped us day to day as we prepared/submitted the application. We originally heard that the application process could take up to a year, but our residence application was granted within two months. James helped us feel comfortable throughout the process and also helped us craft the right response to the additional information request. I recommend them to anyone looking for someone to assist with the PR application!
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawJacqui & Quintin (clients of Simon Laurent & James Turner)

    "Sincerely thanks again team!"

    Accurate, Honest, Trustworthy & Understanding of their clients’ needs. Simon and James are truly a powerful duo in the Immigration industry. Seasoned, caring professionals who are highly knowledgeable and well versed on all current legislation with respect to NZ Immigration’s policies. You guys are truly the best in your Industry.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawSteve & Nnakina (clients of Sahar Shamia)

    "I won't forget the best service."

    I am so pleased to hear that the application has been approved and thank you so much for your help with this, and I will post it on Facebook to let everyone know the best service you have done. I have no doubt I will be get back to you for your help in the future. Wishing you all the best for your great service. May God bless Laurent Law service.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawWendy Olckers (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "Highly recommended"

    Simon and his team are very professional and knowledgeable. They are sincere and make you feel at ease in their manner of the handling of your case. Very quick and efficient in replying to your questions and concerns. A special thanks to Sahar Shamia who we dealt with directly.