If your visa application has been declined by Immigration New Zealand you are facing a complex visa situation, potentially even deportation.
There are a number of possible reasons why your visa application might have been declined:
Once your visa application has been declined, you have to decide whether you want to accept that decision and potentially even return to your home country, or whether you think that the decision is not based on the actual facts of your case or immigration policies have not been applied correctly.
In order to have the decision to decline your visa application checked by another authority, you might want to lodge an Appeal.
The Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) is the body in charge of appeals against visa and deportation decisions.
It now replaces the Residence Review Board (RRB), the Removal Review Authority (RRA), the Refugee Status Appeals Authority (RSAA) and the Deportation Review Tribunal (DRT).
Talk to our experienced Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr Carsten Hallwass about your options.
He will assess your chances of achieving a positive outcome and allow you to make an informed decision on how to best proceed.
If he is confident that an appeal might provide a favourable outcome for you, he will prepare and lodge your appeal in the prescribed manner and represent your case in your name.
The Immigration Act 2009 defines the term 'deportation' as comprising all processes for requiring a foreign national who has no right to remain in New Zealand to leave.
In summary, deportation liability is triggered by:
Residence class visa holders remain liable for deportation for 10 years following liability for deportation arising.
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