Section 61 Requests
Though every migrant’s endeavours to maintain their lawful status in New Zealand, sometimes thing can get out of hand. People can become unlawful often through no fault of their own, being victims of circumstance or misguidance.
If you do not hold a valid visa to be in NZ, your options can be greatly limited.
One thing you can do is request Immigration New Zealand to grant a visa under Section 61 of the immigration Act 2009 as a special case.
Any type of visa can be granted under Section 61, and we specialise in preparing high quality, detailed and robust Section 61 requests to advocate for our clients and try our best to plead their case to the appropriate decision-maker.
Of course, the threshold for a grant of a visa as a special case is very high, and only exceptional circumstances warrant the grant of a visa under Section 61.
We can assess your case and advise if we believe there is any merit in putting forth a section 61 request. If we believe it to be appropriate, we will prepare, compile and submit the request, and do our best to advocate strongly on your behalf.