Dew James and Simon Laurent co-presented this paper in November 2018 aimed at lawyers and immigration advisers. Its content will also help others who want to know how to help their Skilled Migrant Residence application succeed. It contains practical advice for both applicants and employers about how to construct the employment relationship to avoid some…

Deportation and Character This paper covers the various ways in which people can become liable for deportation because of criminal offending, for providing false information, or for using a false identity. In particular it describes how people can have deportation cancelled or suspended. Laurent Law successfully handles such cases on a regular basis. Click here…

Migrant Workers – an Evolving Field Simon Laurent, in collaboration with Peter Moses, Barrister, presented this paper to the NZ Law Society Employment Law Conference in October 2018. It focuses on current issues facing people applying for Work Visas; the increased level of employer verification involved in applications; and the risks of investigation and prosecution…

[Summary prepared for the Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Global Migration Section), held in New Orleans on 21 June 2017.] New Zealand’s General Election scheduled for September 2017 may have hastened the introduction of significant changes to several key migration policies. As in many other jurisdictions, the Government is under public pressure…

The Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal adjudicates on complaints that may be levied against licensed advisers, who now number something like 1100 licensees both onshore and overseas.1 Since the appointment of the Chair of the Tribunal in October 2010, 448 complaint decisions have been issued.2 The Tribunal’s work, and the messages being sent through…

Seminar presented by Simon Laurent for the CCH Immigration Law Conference, May 2015.  It addresses some unresolved issues in the immigration adviser complaints regime. Download: NZAMI Seminar – Ministerials and Complaints (1)

Article by Bill Milnes published in the Global Migration Digest of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, May 2014. Download: Corporate Work Visas PDF

Joint presentation by Doug Tennent, Lecturer in Law at the University of Waikato, and Simon Laurent, about flaws in the handling of complaints against Licensed Immigration Advisers.  Presented to the NZAMI in December 2013. Download: IACDT Critique – D Tennent & S Laurent

Introduction to the NZ Visa system, including basic concepts behind Visas, and the different categories of Residence, Work, Student and Visitor Visas.  This paper was part of a seminar in July 2013 for lawyers new to immigration. Download:  Overview of Visas (July 2013)

We explain the basic concepts underlying the complex Deportation rules in the Immigration Act 2009. Seminar presented for the NZ Association for Migration and Investment and the Auckland District Law Society in March 2012. Download: NZAMI Seminar – Deportation

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