Immigration Advisers New Zealand

Apply for a New Zealand Visa

Immigration made easy.

We take the hassle out of your journey into New Zealand.

Our Services

Gateway to New Beginnings: Your Journey Starts Here

Our expert team of Licensed Immigration Advisers is committed to providing you with the most accurate and tailored immigration advice. We proudly represent individuals, employers, families, and dependents, ensuring a seamless, stress free, and successful interaction with Immigration NZ

Work Visas

You need a visa to
work in New Zealand

Live permanently
In New Zealand

Study and work in Nz
Or just study

Family Visas

Bring your family and dependent children

Business or Investment

Residence through investment options

Do you want to employ migrant workers?

Illegally in New Zealand?
We can help!

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Still unsure?

What visa is right for me?

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Removing the complexities of visa applications for you.

Embarking on the immigration journey is often an overwhelming experience, marked by stress, uncertainties, and anxiety. For our clients, the stakes are high, encompassing professional and economic development goals, as well as personal and family migration dreams. At Visa Advisers, we empathize deeply with the magnitude of what is at stake, recognizing the profound impact it can have on your life.

While the online application system may appear deceptively simple for some migrants, many soon grasp the intricate complexities that lead to thousands facing visa rejections each year. In 2023 alone, a staggering number of visa applications were declined, including 10,000 work visas, 73,000 visitor visas, 8,000 student visas, and 4,000 residence visas. These statistics underscore the challenges that applicants face.

Our Philosophy

At Visa Advisers, we view the migration process as a transformative journey that can shape your life. It’s about pursuing professional and economic growth, and creating a future for you and your family. We understand that obtaining the right visa is the corner stone for a long and prosperous path. We are passionate about helping you achieving your migration dreams and goals.

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Our History

Visa Advisers is made by migrants, to help migrants. Our founders, staff, and Licensed Immigration advisers have been in your same journey: From visitors, to students, to workers, residents, and finally proud citizens of Aotearoa. We have walked the same path that you are walking, so we intimately understand the dreams, challenges, and emotions tied to the immigration process. We’ve proudly assisted over 2000 migrants, bringing our firsthand experiences and professional expertise to guide you on your unique journey toward a new life in New Zealand.

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Why choose us

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers are licenced in Accordance of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2011 (IALA), registered and certified within the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) and have a in-depth knowledge of the ever changing migration landscape of New Zealand. We provide customised, tailored immigration advice based on your goals and circumstances. We take pride in our very high success rate (>98%) and we also take pride on being upfront. If there’s a risk, you’ll be the first to know so you can take informed decisions.

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Using a Licensed Immigration Assessor (LIA) can make the difference between the success or failure of your application. It can also save you hours of learning, research, and unnecessary stress. Our Licensed Immigration Advisers consultants are knowledgeable of the New Zealand’s ever-changing immigration framework. Our expertise in the New Zealand Immigration Act 2009, its amendments and regulations, along with our strong expertise with the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) operations manua, circulars and most up to date processes, warranty the most accurate advice and support.

By working with one of our expert immigration advisers,, you will get the best advocacy, support, and advice. Our expertise minimizes the risk of rework (i.e. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) raising concerns and questions about your application), ultimately leading to a better prepared application response and therefore a faster response.

In New Zealand, only individuals who are licensed or exempt under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (IALA) can provide immigration advice.

Simply put this is: Licensed Immigrations Advisers, exempt people such as (but not limited to) lawyers, members of the parliament and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) staff.

The primary purpose of the Act is to ensure that individuals providing immigration advice are qualified, competent, and operate with integrity. The Act aims to protect the interests of people seeking immigration advice by setting standards for advisers and providing a framework for their regulation. It also establishes the need for the Immigration Advisers Authority.

The Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) is a government agency from NZ, responsible for regulating immigration advice and licensing and overseeing the conduct of immigration advisers. It was established under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 to ensure that individuals providing immigration advice are qualified, competent, and adhere to ethical standards.

We are fully Licensed

All our advisers are Licensed by the IAA

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How we can help / How we have helped others?

Check out our Case Studies to see how we have helped other migrants in the past.
And checkout our Testimonals to hear from them.

Success stories

What our clients say about our work

Eva AdamcovaEva Adamcova
06:04 27 Mar 24
Very helpful, professional, detail oriented. Couldn't be happier with the communication and the outcome of my visa 🙂
royroy
01:03 24 Jan 24
Happy with the advice and service received so have no problem recommending Francesca and will continue to seek her advice.
It's been a pleasure working with Visa Adviser Team. We are very grateful for your great service and constant communication during the our... visa application process, special thanks to Francesca Giansanti. You are a Star ✨read more
OPIRA JUDE BIDONGOPIRA JUDE BIDONG
03:20 28 Oct 23
My wife and I are very grateful for the great service that the Visa Advisers team has rendered to get us where we are now. We highly... recommend VANZ. Special thanks to Francesca for your great service, you are the best 👌🥰❤️read more
Annette De OcampoAnnette De Ocampo
02:52 21 Oct 23
Great service, very reliable and are caring towards their clients. Also, we really appreciate the visa adviser who handled my visa... application. Thank you so much!read more
Toa HiliateToa Hiliate
06:37 03 Oct 23
Thank you so much Visa Advisor for the great service. Didn't take long for my hubby to get his visa while using your service 👌 keep... up the great job and we appreciated much everything that you help us with especially my hubby's lawyer Francesca 🤝👏♥️🙏read more
Juan GuinleJuan Guinle
12:41 27 Jun 23
Visa Advisers is amazing! I am absolutely thrilled with their service! The team, especially Hernan and Francesca, was incredibly friendly,... attentive, and always ready to answer all my questions. They helped me obtain my New Zealand visa without any hassle, and I'm living my dream now. I am now realizing that without their assistance, it would have been nearly impossible for me and my family to navigate through the immigration process. Thank you, Visa Advisers, for making the seemingly impossible, possible! Special thanks for their exceptional support! I would highly recommend them over and over again! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read more
Santiago CamposSantiago Campos
11:56 16 Dec 21
Very grateful for the support in the process of my visa, well communicated with me all the time, They always answers my questions and... doubts.Highly recommended, they do their job very well !! Thanks.read more
Sofia GarciaSofia Garcia
06:27 03 Nov 21
I have a 15-fre consultation wirh Rosi and it was really helpfull! Thank you!
cristian rioscristian rios
17:57 30 Oct 21
Visa advisers is a very reliable and knowledgeable team. They are easy to work with, very friendly and professional. I highly recommend them!
Santiago RivasSantiago Rivas
09:21 30 Oct 21
Always helpfull and really committed to my visa situation, super recomendable!!!!!
Ignacio DevotoIgnacio Devoto
11:32 15 Oct 21
Great experience with Visa Advisers. Working with Rosi and the whole team is always pleasant. This was my second visa that got approved with... them and definitely recommend their service. Thanks Visa Advisers.read more
Eva AdamcovaEva Adamcova
06:04 27 Mar 24
Very helpful, professional, detail oriented. Couldn't be happier with the communication and the outcome of my visa 🙂
royroy
01:03 24 Jan 24
Happy with the advice and service received so have no problem recommending Francesca and will continue to seek her advice.
It's been a pleasure working with Visa Adviser Team. We are very grateful for your great service and constant communication during the our... visa application process, special thanks to Francesca Giansanti. You are a Star ✨read more
OPIRA JUDE BIDONGOPIRA JUDE BIDONG
03:20 28 Oct 23
My wife and I are very grateful for the great service that the Visa Advisers team has rendered to get us where we are now. We highly... recommend VANZ. Special thanks to Francesca for your great service, you are the best 👌🥰❤️read more
Annette De OcampoAnnette De Ocampo
02:52 21 Oct 23
Great service, very reliable and are caring towards their clients. Also, we really appreciate the visa adviser who handled my visa... application. Thank you so much!read more
Toa HiliateToa Hiliate
06:37 03 Oct 23
Thank you so much Visa Advisor for the great service. Didn't take long for my hubby to get his visa while using your service 👌 keep... up the great job and we appreciated much everything that you help us with especially my hubby's lawyer Francesca 🤝👏♥️🙏read more
Juan GuinleJuan Guinle
12:41 27 Jun 23
Visa Advisers is amazing! I am absolutely thrilled with their service! The team, especially Hernan and Francesca, was incredibly friendly,... attentive, and always ready to answer all my questions. They helped me obtain my New Zealand visa without any hassle, and I'm living my dream now. I am now realizing that without their assistance, it would have been nearly impossible for me and my family to navigate through the immigration process. Thank you, Visa Advisers, for making the seemingly impossible, possible! Special thanks for their exceptional support! I would highly recommend them over and over again! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read more
Santiago CamposSantiago Campos
11:56 16 Dec 21
Very grateful for the support in the process of my visa, well communicated with me all the time, They always answers my questions and... doubts.Highly recommended, they do their job very well !! Thanks.read more
Sofia GarciaSofia Garcia
06:27 03 Nov 21
I have a 15-fre consultation wirh Rosi and it was really helpfull! Thank you!
cristian rioscristian rios
17:57 30 Oct 21
Visa advisers is a very reliable and knowledgeable team. They are easy to work with, very friendly and professional. I highly recommend them!
Santiago RivasSantiago Rivas
09:21 30 Oct 21
Always helpfull and really committed to my visa situation, super recomendable!!!!!
Ignacio DevotoIgnacio Devoto
11:32 15 Oct 21
Great experience with Visa Advisers. Working with Rosi and the whole team is always pleasant. This was my second visa that got approved with... them and definitely recommend their service. Thanks Visa Advisers.read more
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Eva AdamcovaEva Adamcova
06:04 27 Mar 24
Very helpful, professional, detail oriented. Couldn't be happier with the communication and the outcome of my visa 🙂
royroy
01:03 24 Jan 24
Happy with the advice and service received so have no problem recommending Francesca and will continue to seek her advice.
It's been a pleasure working with Visa Adviser Team. We are very grateful for your great service and constant communication during the our... visa application process, special thanks to Francesca Giansanti. You are a Star ✨read more
OPIRA JUDE BIDONGOPIRA JUDE BIDONG
03:20 28 Oct 23
My wife and I are very grateful for the great service that the Visa Advisers team has rendered to get us where we are now. We highly... recommend VANZ. Special thanks to Francesca for your great service, you are the best 👌🥰❤️read more
Annette De OcampoAnnette De Ocampo
02:52 21 Oct 23
Great service, very reliable and are caring towards their clients. Also, we really appreciate the visa adviser who handled my visa... application. Thank you so much!read more
Toa HiliateToa Hiliate
06:37 03 Oct 23
Thank you so much Visa Advisor for the great service. Didn't take long for my hubby to get his visa while using your service 👌 keep... up the great job and we appreciated much everything that you help us with especially my hubby's lawyer Francesca 🤝👏♥️🙏read more
Juan GuinleJuan Guinle
12:41 27 Jun 23
Visa Advisers is amazing! I am absolutely thrilled with their service! The team, especially Hernan and Francesca, was incredibly friendly,... attentive, and always ready to answer all my questions. They helped me obtain my New Zealand visa without any hassle, and I'm living my dream now. I am now realizing that without their assistance, it would have been nearly impossible for me and my family to navigate through the immigration process. Thank you, Visa Advisers, for making the seemingly impossible, possible! Special thanks for their exceptional support! I would highly recommend them over and over again! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟read more
Santiago CamposSantiago Campos
11:56 16 Dec 21
Very grateful for the support in the process of my visa, well communicated with me all the time, They always answers my questions and... doubts.Highly recommended, they do their job very well !! Thanks.read more
Sofia GarciaSofia Garcia
06:27 03 Nov 21
I have a 15-fre consultation wirh Rosi and it was really helpfull! Thank you!
cristian rioscristian rios
17:57 30 Oct 21
Visa advisers is a very reliable and knowledgeable team. They are easy to work with, very friendly and professional. I highly recommend them!
Santiago RivasSantiago Rivas
09:21 30 Oct 21
Always helpfull and really committed to my visa situation, super recomendable!!!!!
Ignacio DevotoIgnacio Devoto
11:32 15 Oct 21
Great experience with Visa Advisers. Working with Rosi and the whole team is always pleasant. This was my second visa that got approved with... them and definitely recommend their service. Thanks Visa Advisers.read more
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FAQs

Using an Adviser

What is the difference between a Licensed Immigration Adviser (LIAs) and a Lawyer?

The fundamental difference is that LIAs focus exclusively on New Zealand immigration law and are regulated by the Immigration Advisory Authority. Lawyers usually exercise on a much broader range of laws and are regulated by the NZ Law Society. LIAs focus on immigration work , so there is a higher level of experience in these matters. Many lawyers refuse to do immigration work, even though they are allowed to do so because it is complex and constantly changing. So while a registered lawyer is allowed to do immigration work they are not always the best choice.

What's the cost of using an immigration adviser?

Immigration advisors and agencies may have varying charges for similar services. When exploring different advisors, it’s crucial to consider factors such as expertise, professionalism, and success rates in handling cases. At Visa Advisers, we prioritize providing a balanced combination of professional and efficient services at reasonable fees. Our transparent fee structure is publicly accessible here, allowing you to make an informed decision about our services.

Do I need immigration adviser?

In New Zealand, using an immigration adviser is not mandatory when applying for any visa. However, you have the option to seek assistance from a licensed immigration adviser if you feel the need for professional guidance and support throughout the application process. Some applicants choose to engage an immigration adviser to ensure that their application is accurately completed, meets all necessary requirements, and has the best chance of success. Some others engage our services to reduce or avoid research time and the stress of the process.

Whether or not you choose to use an immigration adviser, make sure to carefully follow the official guidelines and the latest forms and processes provided by Immigration New Zealand to ensure a smooth and successful visa application process.
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What documentation will I need to provide?

The requirements differ significantly among all types of visas so the short answer is that it depends.    However there may be some generic documentation and supporting evidence that may be asked in most of the visas applications.   This list may include (but may not be limited to): 

A copy of your Passport 
A passport quality photo 
A birth certificate (usually on residence class visa) 
A Police certificate (depending on your stay and if you have not provided one in the past withing certain time frame) 
Partnership and family relation supporting document (for those specific visas)
A job offer (when dealing with certain kind of visas) 
Medicals and X-Rays 
Others

For a full list of required evidence, you’d need to discuss with a Licensed Immigration Adviser (LIA) what type of visa you are intending to apply, and your specific circumstances.

About New Zealand immigration system

Is NZ difficult to migrate?

Moving to New Zealand could be a lengthily process, considering the far distance where the country is compared to other central countries. The visa selection and preparation process may take months as the immigration process is strict.

However, with the right advice, the process might become easier: Some migrants seek a job offer as the easiest way to migrate to New Zealand. That may require that you speak good English and you have a skill in demand by the labour market. Some others choose to migrate via education, and post study work insertion into the labour market. Some other possess skills included in the green lists, and meeting some other conditions, apply for residence.

How does New Zealand’s immigration system work?

The main governing law for immigration matters in New Zealand is the Immigration Act 2009.  Thereafter, many regulations such as (but not limited) to the Immigration Regulations 2010 provide further details to this framework

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is the government agency responsible for establishing and fleshing out the New Zealand immigration policies.  Their immigration officers work under the detailed rule of the Operations Manual, which describes every aspect and requirements for each visa.    Unlike other countries, the Immigration New Zealand operations manual is publicly available.   However its length and complexity usually pushes potential migrants to seek expert advice from lawyers of Licensed Immigration Advisers. 

Briefly put, you may generally need a visa for New Zealand if 

  • You intend to visit and you don’t hold a passport from waiver countries.
  • You intend to study in New Zealand 
  • You intend to work in New Zealand 
  • You intend to reside permanently 

For that reason, the system can be split into 2 main visa categories

  • Temporary entry class Visas 
  • Residence class visas
How long does it take to process a visa?

Each visa type has a specific expected/median processing time.   However it may vary depending on both Immigration New Zealand’s work load.   This is usually kept updated in Immigration New Zealand processing time page. 

On top of the median INZ’s processing time, there are other factors to a specific application: 

  • The existence (or lack of) antecedence of prior visas; 
  • How well prepared and documented your visa application is  (i.e. if it provides all the documentation required). 
  • If the Immigration Agent has any question he or she may raise questions to you (PPI), and the back and forth of such questions may also imply delays. 
  • Other specific factors of your application.
How can I move to New Zealand?

The simple and short answer is that you find, apply for and obtain the right visa for you, and one that allows you to live here temporarily or permanently. 

Some migrants wish to come for work on a temporary basis, so obtaining a Job offer and applying for an Accredited employer Work visa is usually a good path.   But there are many other options.  You may want to read our brief explanation of the different New Zealand Visa types here.

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