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Visas for New Zealand

Advice on Visas for New Zealand

We will help you find your path through the New Zealand migration maze and get the right visa. Whether you want residence, to work, study or just visit, let us take the weight off your shoulders!

Who are we?

The company directors have dual UK/NZ citizenship and lived in New Zealand for more than 10 years, only returning to the UK in 2012 for family reasons. Go to About Us to read more about how our experience of working, studying, living and travelling around New Zealand can provide you with expert advice and peace of mind when making your journey.

Are you ready?

Are you ready to submit your visa or still daydreaming about going to faraway places? Emigrating is a major life decision and so it’s important to be sure it will help you achieve your goals. Check out our Are you ready? tool. FREE! Try our eligibility assessment to check the range of visas appropriate for you. FREE!

Which visa?

Want help to check out the range of possible visas? Following our free initial assessment you might then be happy to go it alone. Or maybe you want to complete your own application and then have us check it over. Or perhaps you want us to take over responsibility for the whole process. We will only charge you for what you need and want.


Moving to the other side of the world is stressful. Nothing about applying for a visa is easy or straightforward. Karen took away so much of the stress around our application with her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the process and her detailed and precise guidance through all aspects of the application. I really don’t think we would have managed without her. We have been able to recommend her already to friends who are using her currently and would not hesitate to recommend her to everyone we know. F&K. UK February 2017

What a great choice we made when we decided to choose a lady called Karen Phillips to act as our Immigration Advisor for a Parent Visa. She guided us through the whole process with such understanding, care, and knowledge which was exactly what we had hoped for being 'OLDIES' looking to emigrate at this time of life. Thank you Karen. (E & D, UK June 2016

Karen, thanks you so much for your assistance and reassurance during our visa application process. You holding our hand along the way has made the whole experience less stressful and we have been kept well informed. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending your services to anyone seeking to gain a visa to go to New Zealand. KS UK to Northland May 2016

Karen helped me every step of the way with my visa. She is easy to talk to, even with some of my more sensitive issues which arose. I know that it wasn't just my visa she was working on it was our visa, her empathy and positive attitude was reassuring and great. Thanks Karen. VB UK

A pleasure to say Karen is exceptional with her knowledge, attention to detail and help obtaining our NZ Visas. She guided us through to secure our 30 month work to residence. We leave for NZ mid February to start our new life and jobs. Thank you Karen, we will stay in touch! AT UK. January 2017

17.08.17: New Skilled Migrant category (SMC) changes announced for New Zealand residence visas

August 17, 2017

The long-awaited announcement confirming the new points table has been made today and can be read on the INZ website at https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/smc-and-essential-skills-policy-details. These changes will take effect from 28 August 2017. For people for whom I have promised to check/confirm their provisional assessment, please be patient!  More than 300 pages of various amendments have been […]

04.05.17: Results of latest draws of Expressions of Interest (EOI) in residence in New Zealand under Investor 2 Category

May 4, 2017

The minimum number of points required for selection has remained stalled at 70 since August 2017. Changes to this category are scheduled to take effect from this month. The next draw will be on 11 May 2017, and the final draw under the current instructions is likely to be on 19 May 2017. These include doubling […]

04.05.17: Latest draws of Expressions of Interest (EOI) in Residence in New Zealand under Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)

May 4, 2017

Here are the results of draws that have taken place since the policy change came into force EOI SMC selections since October 2016 changes.  However, please read the notice below. Apart from a slight blip immediately after the Christmas/New Year holiday, there are no significant changes. INZ has now announced the general principles of the […]

The Times They are a Changing!

May 3, 2017

On 19 April, changes to several visa categories were announced.These include changes to Skilled Migrant Category, Essential Skills Work Visas, a new category of visa for some people already on the South Island and a few other changes.  Most will take effect from mid-August, if the date is different, they will be identified. Here’s brief […]