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DIRECTOR / ADVISOR

Iain MacLeod

Iain has been working as an Immigration Adviser since 1988 and has been running his own practice since 1990. In 1998 he merged his practice with Myer Lipschitz leading to the creation of Protea Pacific Limited which was rebranded in 2008 to IMMagine New Zealand Limited. A former Vice Chairman and Director of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment and also the New Zealand Immigration institute, Iain’s experience and understanding of the migration process led to his being appointed to the Government’s Working Group that established the Immigration Advisers Licensing Authority (IAA). In its first year of operation Iain was appointed as an Industry Representative to the IAA reference group. Iain holds a B.Sc from Auckland University and holds a full licence with the IAA.
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How to Immigrate to New Zealand from the UK

When considering a move to New Zealand from the UK, potential migrants are attracted by...
February 12, 2024
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Immigrating to Australia Vs New Zealand

I have always thought that the role of a good immigration adviser is to save...
November 27, 2023
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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
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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
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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
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Accredited Employer Work Visas

In four weeks time any employer that wishes to employ migrants will be required to...
April 29, 2022
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Grandparent Visa NZ

Parent/grandparent visas – what are they? With the New Zealand government announcing late last year...
February 3, 2022
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Avoiding the SA Expat Tax Grab

I have been receiving more questions from current and potential clients about the soon to...
March 1, 2019
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Medical Issue Visa Bombshell

Last week I wrote a piece titled ‘Time is your enemy’ and it was meant...
October 10, 2018
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I Am Not Sick, I Am Blind

About three years ago whilst in Johannesburg I met a young couple with a four...
July 27, 2018
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How Do We Prove Our Relationship Is Genuine?

No matter which resident visa category you apply under – Parent, Skilled, Investor or Partnership...
October 6, 2017
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