Deportation Services

If you are in New Zealand and you have overstayed your visa, this is a serious matter. It is really important that you seek professional legal advice as soon as possible on your options. 

You can be deported from New Zealand because:

  • You’re here “unlawfully” (illegally) – for example, if your visa has now expired but you’ve stayed in the country
  • You’re here lawfully on a current Temporary Visa or Residence Class Visa, but you’ve done something wrong, like breaking the law (for example, you have committed a driving offence) or you have breached the conditions of your visa (for example, by working when you’ve only got a visitor visa), or withholding relevant information from Immigration New Zealand when you applied for your visa.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be served with a deportation liability notice or a deportation liability questionnaire, or a deportation order by Immigration New Zealand. It is vital that you act quickly and contact an immigration lawyer to obtain advice. 

If you are worried about deportation, contact us today for expert legal advice on your options.

We offer a free initial 15-minute immigration legal consultation.

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Charged with a first offense, with a wife and child in New Zealand, he received a letter telling him he was likely to be deported.

Should things go wrong, we have the expertise to assist with:

  • Visa refusals
  • Reconsideration requests
  • Addressing breaches of visa conditions
  • Character or Medical issues
  • Responses to Potentially Prejudicial Information letters 
  • Section 61 requests
  • Ministerial intervention requests
  •  Deportation liability proceedings 
  • Appeals to the Immigration & Protection Tribunal
  •  High Court appeals and judicial review applications

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Found to have provided false information in his application for residency after being granted the visa. The visa holder received a letter telling him he was likely to be deported.

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Charged and convicted of a second offence. She was under pressure to leave the country immediately with a Deportation Order.

Meet your Pitt & Moore immigration specialists:

  • Heather Collins

  • Elly Fleming

  • Lavinia Askin

  • Hannah-Jean McCarthy

Languages we speak

  • Afrikaans
  • Cantonese & Mandarin
  • German
  • Malay
  • Russian

    Why use an immigration lawyer?

    A lawyer has a real edge. Lawyers receive years of full-time training completing their law degrees at university. In the process they develop professional judgement and are taught to: 

    • prepare cases
    • research complex law
    • present supporting evidence, and
    • argue persuasively.

    A skillfully prepared case increases the chances that an Immigration Officer, a Tribunal or a Judge will make a favourable decision.

    In the complex ever-changing area of immigration law, experience, knowledge and judgement can make all the difference.

    Contact us for your free consultation

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    Elly Fleming

    Elly Fleming

    Position: Associate
    DDI: +64 3 545 6714

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