Immigration lawyer services

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Immagine Immigration is a comprehensive immigration consultancy, specialising in Australian and New Zealand Immigration Law. We provide a wide range of Australian and NZ immigration services to individuals and businesses worldwide, including help with visas, skilled immigration and citizenship.

For more than 30 years, our team of immigration lawyers, consultants and advisers have presented thousands of seminars to tens of thousands of people.

That is a lot of time spent in your countries, getting to know your people and learning – often first hand – what factors drive your choices to move to Australia or New Zealand.

Today, IMMagine is 100% online which means our sought-after information sessions are far more accessible. While we do provide information about the assessments and the services we offer (as well as their associated costs), our seminars remain entirely no obligation & cost free.

With immigration consultants in Melbourne & Auckland, IMMagine Immigration offers a range of immigration services, including assistance with Student Visas, Partner Visas, Parent Visas, Work Visas, and Citizenship Applications.
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Our immigration lawyers NZ prepare and process visas and all related applications for you and keep you sane during the process. We are not in the business of simply telling you what forms to fill in and lodge; we go beyond that. We become your allies and advocates and represent you to the Australian or New Zealand government in the most professional manner and leaving nothing to chance.

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Australia and New Zealand have complex immigration policies for different reasons. New Zealand is complex because of the absence of detailed policy and the discrepancies in the application of policy within Immigration New Zealand. Australian legislation is  complex and there is a separation of process between different bodies such as state governments, federal government, skills assessing authorities and English-language requirements to name a few. 

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If you want summaries of immigration policies you can look at government websites but they are confusing and our role as immigration lawyers in New Zealand, is to make sense of policy and advise how the policy applies in your particular circumstances and provide you with an immigration plan. We tell you what you need to know not necessarily what you want to hear.

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Migration is expensive when you consider government application charges, airfares, cost of shipping household contents, transferring your finances and having sufficient funds to support yourself until you start earning local currency. It’s not a process that you can just get 98% right.

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For the most part, Australia and New Zealand are on par in terms of lifestyle, opportunity, education & health. Both countries prioritise equality, which means that opportunities exist for everyone. The differences are in the details and in the nuances of each country's political, cultural and social environments, and both offer similar promise.

Immigration News

from the Immagine Blog


Immigrating to Australia Vs New Zealand

I have always thought that the role of a good immigration adviser is to save...
November 27, 2023
Iain MacLeod

ANZSCO And The Skilled Migration List

What is ANZSCO? All legal occupations in Australia and New Zealand for remuneration are included...
October 27, 2023
Myer Lipschitz
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Medical Waivers NZ

In order to secure most visas for New Zealand an applicant must be of an...
October 12, 2023
Iain MacLeod
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Green List New Zealand

The Green List comprises hard-to-fill, high-skill roles that offer a priority pathway to residency as...
October 8, 2023
Iain MacLeod
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Parent Visas Australia

Understanding Parent Visas in Australia If you’re a parent and your child is an Australian...
October 5, 2023
Myer Lipschitz
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Australian Citizenship Application Guide

Most people dream of becoming an Australian citizen, a privilege that signifies a profound commitment...
September 5, 2023
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Student Visas Australia (Subclass 500)

Australia is a popular destination for international students seeking a world-class education. One of the...
September 5, 2023
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How to Immigrate to Australia from Israel

Many individuals seeking a change of scenery, a better quality of life, or professional opportunities...
August 19, 2023
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Accredited Employer Work Visa in New Zealand

The Accredited Employer Work Visa in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for those seeking...
August 7, 2023
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Working Holiday Visa New Zealand

New Zealand offers a fantastic opportunity for young travellers to explore its stunning landscapes and...
August 6, 2023
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Permanent Resident Visa New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful country with a diverse culture and stunning landscapes. It is...
August 6, 2023
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Australia – Cheaper To Live Than New Zealand?

New Zealanders have an obsession they cannot shake. It isn’t rugby, although rugby and the...
May 19, 2023
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Teacher Crisis Worsens in New Zealand

In what can really only be described as shocking, the Post Primary Teachers Association (Secondary/High...
May 5, 2023
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6 Point System – Immigration NZ Rule Changes

As we power into 2023, the more urgent unanswered questions become about the ‘proposed’ new...
February 17, 2023
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New Skilled Migrant Policy For New Zealand Explained

The Minister of Immigration has today announced changes to the skilled migrant category to be...
October 12, 2022
Iain MacLeod
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How to Immigrate to Australia from New Zealand

Choosing to immigrate to Australia from New Zealand is a common path for many, given...
June 29, 2022
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    Free Online Immigration Seminars

    Our online seminars are +-60 minutes in duration and cover topics related to general eligibility, the cost of immigration to Australia & New Zealand, lifestyle in both countries as well as our services.

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    Looking to immigrate to Australia? Our Australian immigration lawyers offer migration services and Australian work visa help to all Australian locations.
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    Karen Warrington
    Karen Warrington
    17 July 2023
    Professional and concise, always with their finger on the pulse with everything going on in the NZ & Aus Immigration world! We were very happy with every moment of our two and a half year journey with IMMagine, and would recommend them to anyone thinking or already in the process of immigrating and in need of sound & accurate guidance.
    Kim Donnelly
    Kim Donnelly
    11 July 2023
    Immagine Immigration has changed our lives. We had a very frustrating 18 months of COVID lockdowns in which to collect the comprehensive list of documentation we would require to emigrate. Once the borders finally opened and we were allowed into New Zealand things happened very fast. Iain and Ee Chiao arranged a visitor's visa for me. Once I arrived I applied for as many jobs as I could and got a job offer within 5 weeks. Immagine then assisted with ensuring my employer provided the correct information to INZ and applied for my work visa on my behalf. Once I started working we immediately applied for our residency visas on 19 January 2023. My partner, in the meantime, received his open work visa and was able to come over too. We received our Residency visas on 5 July 2023! This is an incredibly fast turnaround as my friends and family have recently waited for an average of 12 to 15 months to get residency. The difference? They did not make use of Immagine but rather went it alone. An incredibly stressful route. We have paid a lot for the service but we have gotten the results we needed which were - Move to New Zealand and start a new life as quickly as possible. We will use the same strategy when it comes to gaining permanent residency and then citizenship. Thank you Ee Chiao - you are a wonderful person!
    Roberto Guarderas González
    Roberto Guarderas González
    19 June 2023
    The best company ever: 100% trustworthy! Recommended to everyone!
    David Brice
    David Brice
    25 May 2023
    Immagine have to be the BEST immigration consultants. A thorough, professional team that get results. Outstanding in my experience
    Yunus Musa
    Yunus Musa
    24 February 2023
    The only migration agency you need for AU and NZ. Heard a couple of bad experiences through my friends with other agencies. Ian, Jo and Hamish are thorough professionals and they mean business! It has been a wonderful journey indeed. Thank you IMMagine!
    Rit Muk
    Rit Muk
    12 January 2023
    5 star service. Not only is the team knowledgeable but the level of execution and communication was outstanding. The whole process was stress free.

    Any Questions?browse our FAQs for answers

    Immigration legal advice costs anywhere between a few hundred dollars and several thousand dollars. This largely depends on how complicated your specific legal circumstances are. Temporary visa applications and citizenship applications are often less involved, while permanent residency visas often require more documents, evidence and time to prepare.