Our Visa Service

Do you need a visa for New Zealand?

Get expert assistance from our Licenced Immigration Advisers!

Why do you need visa assistance from a Licensed Immigration Adviser?

The visa application process for New Zealand is complex and highly bureaucratic. A lot depends on a successful outcome for you and your family.

Choosing the right visa type and submitting a flawless visa application is vital for your immigration process.

Liaising with Immigration New Zealand and other authorities involved is a daunting experience, even if English is your first language.

We can liaise with your New Zealand employer, helping them with their side of the visa formalities and complying with their legal responsibilities as employers.

Working with a Licensed Immigration Adviser will help you overcome the Catch 22 hurdle.

Many of our clients have confirmed that they would have found it challenging to navigate their visa process without expert assistance:

"Initially I tried to do it on my own, but it is too difficult to do it on your own without any help! I feel so much more relaxed now that I know an expert team will be handling my affairs. It is a nightmare to try and figure everything out on your own". T.H (South Africa)

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers are licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority, IAA.

They are highly qualified and experienced and will take care of all formalities involved.

Feedback from our visa clients:

"Your counselling before starting the process, during the work visa application, EOI and finally the Residence Visa application was exceptionally professional and has exceeded our expectations." P.M (United States)

"Your advice and to-the-point documentation not only shows your knowledge but also raised our confidence in the success of our process." Y.N (United Kingdom)

We will manage every step of your visa application process for you - from start to finish.

The range of support you will obtain from our team of Licensed Immigration Advisers includes but is not limited to:

Ensuring your visa eligibility in light of your personal and professional background.
Determining the right visa type based on your plans for New Zealand.
Your immigration strategy to align your visa requirements with your timing for you move.
Taking care of all visa application formalities as stipulated for your visa type.
Liaising with your NZ employer to facilitate your employment.
Submitting your visa application in flawless and complete format.
Liaising with Immigration NZ regarding any queries they will have.
Following through to completion: Approval of your visa application.

Meet our Licensed Immigration Advisers:

Feedback from a happy client:

"Hi Carsten,

It’s nice to finally reach the finish line! 😁

Thanks for ally your efforts over the past two crazy years!  Very much appreciated.

Also wanted to give some glowing feedback regarding working with Leah.  She is a joy to work with.  Very prompt and on top of things when they arise, and I always felt well informed.

We appreciate everything you guys did. Cheers"  E.L  (USA)

Your Immigration Strategy

Together with you we will develop a well defined strategy that works with your goal of becoming a resident in New Zealand, whether you are planning to live in New Zealand longterm or for a limited time only.

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will determine the visa policy that meets your personal and professional background, and align it with your personal timing for your arrival in New Zealand.

If you are migrating with your partner or family the requirements for them to be included in your visa application will be covered in your immigration strategy.

Skilled Migrant Category | Work Visa | Resident Visa

If, like most migrants, you are going to apply under the Skilled Migrant Category, our Fusion Service will fit your needs perfectly: your job search strategy will be an integral part of your immigration strategy. Our advisers will collaborate with the job search team at this stage if you are using our Fusion Service.

Partner and Family Category Visas

If you are applying under one of the Partner or Family Categories, policy specific requirements will have to be met and we will instruct you accordingly.

Investor + Business + Retirement Visas

If you choose to be an Investor or apply under one of the Business policies, our instructions will be tailored to satisfy the respective policy.

Your immigration strategy will form the foundation for your entire immigration process.
It will be your guideline for the coming months and we will refer back to it throughout the process, to ensure that you will stay on track with making the desired progress towards your goal of obtaining your visa and becoming a resident in New Zealand.

Documents and Guidelines

Based on your immigration strategy your Licensed Immigration Adviser will provide you with a detailed list of documents, tailored specifically to meet the requirements of your chosen visa policy, as well as comprehensive document guidelines.
We recommend that you commence working with us on collating the necessary documentation for your visa application well ahead of your arrival in New Zealand.  This will allow us to submit your visa application to Immigration New Zealand as soon you fulfil all visa eligibility requirements. Meticulous preparation will ensure that all necessary paperwork is complete and in the required format and no valuable time is lost through avoidable queries from the authorities involved with your visa application process.

Overseas Qualifications Assessment

If your overseas qualifications require an external assessment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, NZQA, it is important to note, that this can be a lengthy process which will take several months to complete. Your Licensed Immigration Adviser will let you know if an NZQA assessment will be required in your case, so that we can factor in the time this will take.

The Catch 22: To get a visa you need a job.

If, like most migrants, you are applying for your visa under the Skilled Migrant Category, you will need a job offer to meet visa requirements.

At this stage of your immigration process you get caught in the Catch 22 dilemma: No visa without job and no job without visa.

Unless you succeed in obtaining a job offer, your visa application process will come to a standstill before it can even start.

Most immigration agencies will say: "Come back to us to start your visa application once you have a job offer in New Zealand."

At NZIC your Licensed Immigration Adviser will team up with your Job Search Professionals, and together they will provide a unique Fusion Service that will empower you to break through the Catch 22 barrier and allow us to submit and process your visa application. Your Visa and the Catch 22

Submission of your Visa Application

Whether you are applying for a Skilled Migrant Visa, a Business/Investor Visa or for a visa under the Family/Partnership policy, your Licensed Immigration Adviser will ensure that all eligibility requirements of your chosen visa policy are fulfilled, and your visa application is formally complete and absolutely faultless before it is lodged with Immigration New Zealand.

Processing of your Visa Application - Verification Process

Once your visa application has been formally accepted by Immigration New Zealand, the verification process commences.

If your application does not add up in any way, be it because one of the eligibility requirements has not been met, or because any of the required documents are missing or lacking the required format, INZ will get back to you for further clarification.

No matter which visa policy will be right for you, our Licensed Immigration Advisers will support and guide you through this step of the process.

We will liaise with Immigration New Zealand and other authorities involved with your visa process on your behalf and follow through to completion.

Using our visa assistance will help you speed up your Visa Processing Times.

The pathway of becoming a resident of New Zealand through the Skilled Migrant Category: The Skilled Migrant Pathway to Residence.

Before you get started: Join our Immigration + Job Hunt Webinar

If you are serious about migrating to New Zealand, these very popular webinars are an excellent starting point for you.

What do our webinars cover?

  • Our Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr. Carsten Hallwass will talk about the process of migrating to New Zealand and explain every step involved on the way.
  • He will cover the visa application process and go through some aspects of job hunting in New Zealand.
  • You will hear about challenges most migrants will face along the way and how we can help you  conquer the maze of visa regulations and navigate an unfamiliar labour market.
  • Following this you will have a chance to ask your migration related questions and also hear answers to questions put forward by fellow participants of the webinar.
By the end of the webinar you will have a good understanding of the immigration process. You will find out how to get started and learn about all further steps involved.

You will learn how working with us will improve your migration experience and feel empowered to make a solid decision on your move to New Zealand.

Please note: Our Immigration and Job Hunt Webinar is free of charge for serious migrant candidates who have been pre-assessed by us.

We invite you to register your interest by completing our Free Assessment form.

How soon can you move to New Zealand?

New Zealand's borders were closed for nearly two years during the Covid pandemic, but are now open.  You can now move to New Zealand.

Why choose our Visa Service?

We have our finger on the pulse of New Zealand's immigration laws.

Working with us will give you peace of mind, save you time and money and will make your process a lot smoother for you.We are migrants ourselves. We know exactly what you are going through.

We are upfront and genuine, and only work with clients who we have carefully pre-assessed as having a high chance of a successful immigration.

What our clients have said:

"We just received the approval and our new visa labels yahoo! So once again I just wanted to thank you for your advice and wonderful assistance throughout this process. You made it so much easier.  We have been very lucky and are enjoying every moment in this lovely country.  Take care. B., L., L., S. and J."

"Thank you and the whole team for a great job. Frankly, I still cannot get how you did your "magic". Thank you for all your efforts, professional advice and, of course, for your patience with us. :) Regards, S."

"I must be honest, having your team on board with our process was the best decision ever! Thank you for your guidance, we await then the results and will discuss the next steps once the information is known. Enjoy your afternoon. M. "

"Andi and I would like to express our sincere thanks to you and the NZIC team for guiding us through our daunting immigration experience. It's with conviction that I would say we would have thrown in the towel after the first year but you remained steadfast in the belief that we would obtain our permanent residence if we just persevered and followed the sensible route.We trust that many potential migrants using New Zealand Immigration Concepts will enjoy the same professional, efficient and courteous service as we have. Thank you Kind regards A. and P."

"Dear Carsten, Katrina and all of our friends at NZIC- We can still hardly believe this wonderful event of our residency visas having come through! Thank you so much for all of your guidance, support and encouragement throughout the process; without you, we would have been adrift. J and I are over the moon.
We cracked open a bottle of local NZ sparkling wine last night to celebrate. Thank you for standing by us through this uncertain journey. It has made the world of difference to us having you there."

How can you start your immigration to New Zealand?

We stand by our word to provide the best level of support you can get for your move to New Zealand, and as we know how important this decision is for you, we want to give you a solid base for your decision making process.

Free Assessment

No matter which visa type might be right for you, to get started fill in the Free Assessment form and let us know your plans for New Zealand.
Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will carefully assess the information you have provided and will give you their honest and upfront opinion on whether you might qualify for a visa.

Free Immigration and Job Hunt Webinar

If we assess your chances as realistically good, we will invite you to our popular Free Immigration Webinar, where you will learn everything you need to know about your visa and job hunt to make an informed decision about your next step on your way to living in New Zealand.

No Strings 

The decision of migrating to a new country is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and we want you to be fully informed at all times during your decision making process.
To prove to you that we actually mean this, we are happy to provide all necessary information for your decision making process to you for free. Our Free Assessment Process.

Do you want to migrate to New Zealand?

Base your move on solid grounds: Ask us for a Free Assessment and join our Immigration Webinar.

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