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What are Complex Visa Cases?

Introduction: Complex Visa Cases in New Zealand encompass a variety of challenging immigration scenarios. Each type requires a specialized approach to navigate the legal and procedural intricacies effectively.

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Types of Complex Cases:

S61 Request (Overstayed Visa Assistance)

The Section 61 request addresses situations where individuals have overstayed their visa in New Zealand. It provides a legal avenue to apply for a new visa, despite their unlawful status. This process is intricate and requires a strong submission, as it is the only option once someone has overstayed. Successful applications depend on demonstrating compelling reasons for the overstay and a clear plan for future compliance with immigration rules.

IPT Appeal

Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) Appeals are for challenging decisions made by Immigration New Zealand, such as visa refusals or deportation orders. This process involves a thorough review of the original application, presentation of new evidence, and legal arguments to overturn the decision. It requires an understanding of immigration law and the ability to present a persuasive case to the Tribunal.

PPI/RFI Response

Responding to Potentially Prejudicial Information (PPI) or a Request for Information (RFI) from Immigration NZ is a critical step in the visa application process. It involves providing additional information or clarification to address concerns raised by immigration officials. Effective responses must be comprehensive and timely, addressing all concerns with adequate evidence to support the applicant’s case.

Refugee Family Support Resident Visa

This visa category assists refugees in New Zealand to reunite with their family members who are overseas. The application process involves demonstrating the family relationship and the refugee’s ability to support their family members in New Zealand. It often requires navigating complex legal and humanitarian considerations and presenting a compelling case for family reunification.

Visa Appeal Support

Visa Appeal Support involves assisting clients in appealing against visa refusals. This includes a detailed review of the initial application, identifying areas of weakness, and gathering additional supporting evidence. The appeal process must address the reasons for refusal directly, presenting a stronger case to Immigration New Zealand.

Deportation Defense

Deportation Defense is for individuals facing removal from New Zealand. It involves legal representation to challenge the deportation order, including presenting arguments regarding the individual’s ties to New Zealand, their contribution to the community, and any humanitarian grounds that may apply. It’s a complex legal process requiring skilled advocacy to protect the client’s rights.

Character Waiver Guidance

Character Waiver Guidance is provided for individuals who have issues in their background that may affect their visa eligibility. This includes past criminal convictions or issues of character that need to be declared. The process involves preparing a waiver application that presents the individual’s case in a positive light, demonstrating rehabilitation or mitigating circumstances to Immigration New Zealand.

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Process for Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa at ICL Immigration (New Zealand)


Understanding the Case

In-depth discussion of your unique situation and challenges.

Tailored Strategy Development

Crafting a specific approach for each complex case.

Documentation and Representation

Collecting required documents and, if needed, representing you in front of immigration authorities.


Working towards a positive outcome through expert guidance and advocacy.

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What makes a visa case 'complex'?

A case that deviates from standard processes due to unique circumstances.

Can I resolve my overstayed visa status?

Yes, through specific applications like the S61 request.

How does ICL handle deportation cases?

By providing legal representation and preparing a robust defense.

What are the success rates of IPT appeals?

This varies based on individual case merits.

How does one respond to a PPI/RFI?

With detailed information and clarification.

What assistance is available for refugees?

We help with family reunification and residence applications.

Can visa refusals be appealed successfully?

Yes, with the right approach and documentation.

How important is character waiver in visa applications?

It's crucial for cases with character issues.

Are complex cases more time-consuming?

They can be, due to their intricate nature.

Does ICL provide support for all types of complex cases?

We cover a wide range of complex immigration scenarios.

What if I have a new case different from your listed types?

We can assess and advise on various unique immigration challenges.

How crucial is accurate documentation in these cases?

Absolutely essential for a favorable outcome.

Can family members be included in complex case applications?

This depends on the specific case and visa category.

What should I do if I receive a deportation notice?

Contact us immediately for guidance and support.

Are there additional costs for handling complex cases?

Costs can vary based on the complexity and required services.

Can complex cases lead to residency?

Yes, many complex cases can lead to residency with the right approach.

Disclaimer: The information provided is subject to change based on New Zealand government policies. For the most current information, please refer to Immigration New Zealand or contact ICL Immigration for updated guidance.

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