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As one of the world's most desirable countries in which to live, work and play, New Zealand remains a popular destination for individuals to relocate.

New Zealand has strict laws governing immigration, particularly with COVID19 restricting entry through its borders. We are the law firm clients turn to on the matters most important to them and we help navigate the complexity of New Zealand's immigration laws.

Our experts understand the complexity and requirements of New Zealand immigration law and are able to lawfully give you advice, providing pragmatic and honest guidance about your immigration options. 

We work with individuals and businesses across all sectors and industries, providing strategic advice on New Zealand immigration law and the process to enable individuals to live, work and invest in New Zealand.

As one of New Zealand's leading law firms, Tompkins Wake can provide a wide range of additional services including employmentpropertycommercialoverseas investment and trust advice. Whether you are an employer, a migrant looking to work in New Zealand or a high net-worth individual looking to invest, Tompkins Wake can assist with any immigration situation that you may be facing. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Employing Migrants
  • Obtaining New Zealand Residency
  • Employer Supported Applications
  • Family-based and Investor Applications
  • New Zealand Citizenship Applications
  • Ministerial requests and Section 61 applications
  • Immigration and Protection Tribunal appeals

Our immigration specialists

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