If you are unlawful in New Zealand, you should depart lawfully to be able to re-enter New Zealand in the future. However, if you think you have genuine reasons for becoming unlawful or you have exceptional circumstances we encourage you to contact Immigration Guru immediately to discuss your options as you may be able to obtain a visa to become lawful in New Zealand.
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Frequently Asked Questions
My Residence application has already been declined, is there anything I can do?
If you think that the decision was incorrect we will be able to appeal the decision and if you have any exceptional circumstances the advisor will put forward your case to Immigration New Zealand.
There are special avenues that we can explore, so being rejected may not always be the end of the road.
I have been issued a Deportation Liability Notice, is it possible for me to appeal?
Yes, if you have already received Deportation Liability Notice (DLN) and you have genuine reasons and special circumstances, there are chances that you may be able to appeal with the Tribunal.
I have not been issued a Deportation Liability Notice but staying unlawfully in New Zealand. Can I regularize my status in New Zealand?
We can request you a visa under section 61, depending upon your exceptional circumstances.
How long will my application take?
Immigration Protection Tribunal have set expected processing time and your adviser should give you a realistic expectation. Should your application not be finalised within the expected time frame a concern should be raised with the Tribunal.