Immigration Services.

Temporary Visas.

Katherine can assist clients with the following applications (these include Special Category Visas):

  • Visitor Visa

  • Student Visa

  • Post Study Open Work Visa

  • Work Visas including (Stage 3: the Migrant Check - Accredited Employer Work Visa)

  • Assisting Kiwi partners trying to support their overseas partner to travel to New Zealand

If you have received a letter from INZ outlining concerns they have with your application, (also known as a Potentially Prejudicial Information ‘PPI’ letter), Katherine can advise and assist with your response.


There are a number of categories in which you can apply for Residency. Katherine has the experience and can assist you with the following:

  • Reviewing your eligibility and filing an Expression of Interest application under the Skilled Migrant Residence Category

  • Partnership Resident Visas applications

  • Parent Retirement Visa

  • Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa applications

  • Green List (Straight to Residence) Visa applications

  • Victim(s) of Family Violence Resident Visa applications

  • Answering concerns raised by Immigration New Zealand

  • Permanent Resident Visa applications

Compliance/ Complex matters.

Have you found yourself in a situation where your visa has been declined and you are no longer lawful in NZ? You may have received a Deportation Liability Questionnaire or Notice and are not sure what to do.

Katherine has experience dealing with Immigration New Zealand Compliance Officers and New Zealand Police. She can talk with you about your circumstances and provide you with some options to relieve some of that stress and uncertainty.

Your matter may be unique and require submissions to the Minister of Immigration. Contact Katherine if you require assistance with this.


Sometimes an Immigration New Zealand decision may not be in your favour. You may find yourself liable for deportation. This is a stressful position to be in. Katherine can help by:

  • advising whether you have a right to appeal to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal;

  • explaining how long you have to file your appeal;

  • representing you in the Immigration and Protection Tribunal, and

  • advising you on what you may need to prepare to give your matter the best chance of success.

Katherine works closely with Court-Appointed Interpreters, Clinical Psychologists, and other professionals in order to help obtain a favourable result for her clients.


Katherine has assisted criminal barristers with providing expert opinions and affidavits for Discharge without Conviction applications, commenting specifically on immigration consequences. If you have a client who is currently on a Temporary Visa or has just received their Resident Visa and are facing charges in court, please contact Katherine.