For a thorough immigration assessment, please complete the questionnaire below in English and follow the instructions below.
We have found over the years that by far the most expedient, practical and economical way for us to explain options that might be available to an overseas applicant is by way of an international telephone consultation at a mutually agreed upon day and time, bearing in mind the time difference between the applicant's city and New Zealand. The international consultation gives us an opportunity to clearly explain to you the options that might exist for obtaining permanent residence, the rules that apply to any particular realistic option that might be available, the amount of time that will be required, the documents involved, the strategy that we will adopt and of course the cost both in legal fees and Government department fees. It also gives you an opportunity to ask all of the questions that you need to ask to make sure that you fully understand the option that is being discussed and to therefore make a more well-informed and accurate decision. We are generally available to receive international telephone consultations at any time between 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, New Zealand time, subject only to any prior appointments that we might have already made. Please click on the "Phone Consultation Memo" link below to read one of our standard documents which fully outlines the procedure for setting up the international telephone consultation. You will see that we charge a fee of NZ$200 per hour for the consultation and that one-half of that fee is payable up front, as a "booking fee" in order to set up the consultation. The NZ$100 booking fee is paid in advance and pre-pays the first 30 minutes of the consultation. If the consultation lasts for more than 30 minutes then you only pay for the actual time that is spent in the consultation over and above the first 30 minutes (at the rate of NZ$200 per hour or, to put it another way, at the rate of NZ$3.33 per minute). For example, if the consultation lasts for 48 minutes you have already prepaid the first 30 minutes, so you will only have to pay for 18 minutes, at the rate of NZ$3.33 per minute. We are certain that you will find the money spent on the consultation money well spent. Following the consultation you will have a very clear idea of what your chances are of qualifying, what you would need to do, whether there is more than one option available, the time that it would take to obtain residence, the cost involved, etc.
If you are interested in setting up a consultation please send us an email with your completed questionnaire and a list of two or three days and times during which you might be available to call us here in New Zealand on our number (++64 3 3771922). We will then reply letting you know which of the days that you have selected is most suitable for us. You will need of course to keep in mind the time difference between your city and New Zealand, when suggesting times to have the consultation. Once a day and time has been agreed we will then send you an invoice for the NZ$100 "booking fee" and once we have received payment the consultation can then take place on the agreed upon day and time. Payment options are explained in the Phone Consultation Memo. Sending your completed questionnaire to us before the day of the consultation is important because it gives us a chance to consider in advance the facts and circumstances, and what immigration options may be available to you.
For quick response to your submitted assessment form please provide your email address or your spouse or partner's email address. We will not send our assessment by fax or post.