Our Visa Service

How can you get a visa for New Zealand?
Get expert visa assistance from our Licensed 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.

Choosing the right visa type and submitting a flawless visa application is vital for the success of your immigration process. Liaising with Immigration New Zealand and other authorities involved in your process is a daunting experience, even if English is your first language.

Our Immigration Advisers are licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority, IAA. We only work with clients who have been carefully pre-assessed by us. We are genuine and upfront and we don't make false promises.
Our Goal: Your Visa.

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."

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers are qualified and experienced.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced Immigration Advisers will guide you through every step of your immigration process and take care of all formalities involved with your visa application process for you from start to finish.

"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."

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

How will our Immigration Advisers help?

We will work with you until you have obtained the visa that allows you to live in New Zealand.

The range of support you will obtain includes but is not limited to:
Ensuring your visa eligibility
Determining the right visa type
Your immigration strategy
All visa application formalities
Liaising with your NZ employer
Submitting your visa application
Liaising with Immigration NZ
Following through to completion

Meet our Licensed Immigration Advisers:

How our Licensed Immigration Advisers will manage your visa application process for you:

Your visa team will take care of the whole process, from start to finish. In most cases this follows a four step process:


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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 this 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

If, like most migrants, you are going to apply under the Skilled Migrant Category, 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 + Family 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.


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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.

If you are migrating with your partner or family, the document list will include evidence for your partnership etc.

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.

High attention to detail early on in the process will avoid delays and speed up your visa application process considerably.

Overseas Qualifications
If your overseas qualifications require an external assessment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, 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.

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:

You can only submit a work visa application if you have a job offer, and in order for your Expression of Interest to be successful you need to claim points for a job in New Zealand.

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

Unless you succeed in obtaining a job offer, this is where your visa application process will come to a standstill.

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, allowing you to apply for your visa.

Find out more on how the Catch 22 affects your visa application and how working with us will give you the necessary boost to move forward with your visa process.  Your Visa and the Catch 22


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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.


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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.

Once you have succeeded in convincing Immigration New Zealand that you fulfil all eligibility requirements stipulated by your chosen visa policy, your Resident or Work Visa will be approved by Immigration New Zealand.

To understand why using our visa assistance service will help you speed up your visa processing times, read more on: Visa Processing Times.

Read more about 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 Webinars

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

What do we cover?

Our Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr. Carsten Hallwass will explain the process of migrating to New Zealand and every step involved on the way.
He will cover all aspects of the visa application process as well as the job hunt in the New Zealand employment market.
You will hear about the challenges most migrants will face at some stage along the way and how we can help you overcome hurdles in the maze of visa regulations and in an unfamiliar labour market.
Following this detailed overview, you will have a chance to ask our Licensed Immigration Adviser 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 all further steps involved. Your will hear about our Fusion Service and how working with us will improve your migration experience. You will 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, but strictly by invitation only.

You can register your interest by completing our Free Assessment form.

How soon can you move to New Zealand?

We are another week closer to New Zealand's borders re-opening and we are seeing gradual movement already.

There are four scenarios that will allow you to move to New Zealand now

Why choose our Visa Service?

We have our finger on the pulse of New Zealand's immigration laws. Our Licensed Immigration Advisers are highly qualified and experienced with helping migrants from all over the world with their move to New Zealand.

Our communication channels are open. We will liaise with all relevant authorities on your behalf, taking the stress out of dealing with them directly.

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.

Working with us will give you peace of mind, save you time and money and will make your process a lot smoother for you.

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.

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