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NZimmigration.net, founded in 2008 are a well-established Boutique Immigration Firm situated on Auckland's North Shore. We assist clients from every part of the world, many of whom first contact us via our website (www.nzimmigration.net). We handle a wide variety of visa types; from visitor and student visas, through work visas to residence, investor and business visas. We have enjoyed many years of success with high visa approval rates.

We provide good old fashioned, down to earth, honest advice. What you see is what you get. We don't beat about the bush. We will tell you our honest opinion of your ability to succeed in your quest to experience or move to New Zealand. We are all migrants ourselves in this company and therefore, understand your plight from our personal experiences as well as a professional point of view.

Many of our clients come to us referred by their friends and family who have benefited from our excellent service.

Who we are

  • We are experienced, qualified, and highly competent Licensed Immigration Advisers.
  • We are friendly but professional and value communication as the key to a successful relationship with our clients.
  • We fully understand those who need help through the immigration visa application process.
  • Where necessary, we communicate with employers, student bodies, medical practitioners etc. to ensure the application is prepared to the highest standard giving you the best chance of success.
  • We become the primary point of contact with Immigration New Zealand on your behalf taking the stress away from you to get the best possible outcome.
  • We represent a wide range of cultures from all walks of life and respect all cultures.
  • We pride ourselves on being available for our clients (within reason) throughout their immigration journey.
  • We don't profess to know it all, but we know a lot and deal with most visa types. What we don't know we find out for you.
  • If we are unable to help you, we will say so and guide you to someone who can help you.
  • We are totally committed to your success. Your success it our success.

Meet The Team at NZimmigration.net

Doreen Bennett DOREEN BENNETT - Licence number 200901588

Doreen holds a Diploma in Business Management and has been the Director of various businesses since 1995. She worked in recruitment for over 15 years, several of those in the UK. In 2005, she moved to New Zealand, where she specialised in recruiting skilled migrants and assisting them with their visa applications. In 2009 when Immigration licencing became law in New Zealand, she applied for and was granted her full Immigration Adviser's licence. Doreen tackles all types of visa applications, including challenging ones, with diligence and persistence. She never takes "no" for an answer. Everything she does is targeted to her client's success!

Tim Rixon TIM RIXON - Licence number 201601605

Tim completed a Bachelor of Science hons. in mathematics in the UK. He started his career as a teacher and then progressed to computer programming and eventually became an IT Project Manager. Tim took an interest in immigration matters in 2012 when he did some contract work for us on the accounting/IT side of the business. In 2017 he completed his Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice and works full time as a licensed adviser for the company. Tim has gained extensive experience in a short space of time, handling applications across the board with an impressive success rate.

Samantha Bam SAMANTHA - Administrator / Contractor

Sam (or Sammy as we call her) has worked for the company since 2011, initially part-time whilst she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is now a permanent member of the team and a vital cog in the wheel to get our applications submitted on time. She enjoys a good chuckle and encourages the rest of us to do so too. She is thorough and meticulous and has an eye for detail, a highly desirable quality we appreciate in this important role. Presenting accurate information to Immigration is a part of the key to success.

Tracey Tuzza TRACEY - Administrator / Contractor

Tracey has worked for the company since 2014. She worked as the practice manager for 5 years before we restructured the company. Tracey now works for our team on a contract basis where we make use of her amazing people skills and excellent admin and management ability to keep us on track. She has been involved in client management and administrative work for most of her career. Her experience and her calm manner in the handling of our often-stressed clients makes her an invaluable asset. Tracey remains in regular contact with Immigration New Zealand on our behalf and our clients throughout the visa application process.

Wesley TUzza WESLEY - Technology Specialist

Wesley (from Tuzza Technology Services) handles our network, phone and internet needs, ensuring we can keep our communication with our clients at the forefront. Wesley troubleshoots a plethora of IT related challenges with the flick of a mouse so that everything runs smoothly.

What we do

We provide you with an initial assessment of your ability to visit, study, work, or live in New Zealand.

A licensed adviser will assess your case (please complete our online eligibility form to start with) and provide you with an honest assessment. We will arrange a meeting with you should you wish to ask us questions about our assessment. Once you are satisfied with our Immigration Advice, you can engage our services to assist you through the New Zealand visa process.

We can also help those of you who have already lodged an application with Immigration New Zealand and have fallen foul of the immigration processes. Whether you have received a letter of concern, have had a visa declined or have unfortunately become unlawful, we can try to help.

Every one of us at NZI are migrants ourselves who have personally been through the immigration process. We understand that the decision to move to a new country or if you are already here, to make New Zealand your forever home, is a very serious one. Whether to pursue an international course of study, to bring a partner or spouse to New Zealand (or to join a partner in New Zealand), to start a business or to invest in New Zealand, our combined experience and professional approach contributes to our success rate.

We often do not meet our clients in person until they arrive in New Zealand, visa in hand, usually many months and sometimes years after the initial contact! It is therefore vital to us that we build a strong long-distance relationship based on trust and integrity. If you are not already here, we hope to welcome you to New Zealand in the near future!