Covid 19 Update

Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 until further notice. We are open for business but not for face-to-face contact. You can still consult with us via Skype/telephone or Zoom. You can phone us or send an email to for assistance. At Alert Level 3, there are restrictions to keep everyone safe, prevent interaction with customers and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for understanding.

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 LawMichael & Marina Pieters (clients of James Turner)

    "We are so excited to finally be residents of NZ "

    Dear Simon, James and Team. We are so excited to finally be residents of NZ and would like to take this opportunity to thank you.  We had twice been declined by INZ. We sent out an SOS on the Saffas Facebook group and your firm came highly recommended. I am so glad we contacted you.  We experienced professional  and friendly service from a team that cared without giving us false hope.  I specifically want to mention that Simon and you fit us in during your lunch time on very short notice. We received the good news of the approval of our residency 5 weeks later.  Your team rock!!  We fully intend to use you for the permanent residency application.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawBGV & ED (clients of James Turner)

    "He was very prompt to reply to all questions"

    We had a successful partner visa application being represented by James from LaurentLaw. He was very prompt to reply to all questions and after a few back and forth with INZ and providing additional information, our partner work visa was granted.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawGrisha Roy (client of James Turner)

    "Highly recommended"

    A team of Professionals, hardworking and ethical people. A Huge Thanks to Simon and James to help me out in such a short notice period to win this battle.
  • 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 LawSS & SC (Clients of Sahar Shamia)

    "Thank you so much for all of your help"

    Thank you so much for all of your help. You guys are wonderful professionals. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone that asks and will come to you in future. Thanks again.
  • Testimonials for Laurent LawShafiq (client of Sahar Shamia)

    "Thank you for you all hard work"

    On behalf of Samina family I would like to thank you for you all hard work you did and you made it possible for the couples to get them together finally as they were refused by other lawyers to do this application. Before Laurent law accepted Assad application samina suffer a lot by living separated from her husband for 5 years so as children. Samina were speechless when heard the news and start crying and she couldn’t believe it.  Once again from bottom of my heart would like to thanks Simon and specially Sahar Shamia. It’s been pleasure working with you and Laurent Law.
  • 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 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 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 LawFahad & Sara (clients of Sahar Shamia)

    "Many thanks"

    Thank you so much for your help. Many thanks for your hard work on this application!
  • 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.


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