A Snapshot of our experience
Case Studiespeople we've helped
Case Study 1
Identifying Occupational merits
The case involved RT and his wife AT whom potentially had multiple eligibility pathways for Australia based on possessing a varied mix of qualifications and work experience, each with their pros and cons in terms of immigration policy, so the challenge was identifying and following the path of least resistance.
Case Study 2
Deported… no more
KS was an Egyptian national, who had been deported from Australia after living there unlawfully for 16 years. KS was in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen (JP) living in Sydney and the couple wanted to return to NZ to live together. JP had tried unsuccessfully through a lawyer, adviser and her local MP to secure a Visa for KS. On the verge of giving up entirely JP rang IMMagine to see if we could assist. We listened to the situation and explained the risks and issues, but then set about tackling what in the immigration world is a very complex issue – deportation.
Case Study 3
Overcoming a criminal conviction
The primary applicant’s partner for an Australian General Skilled Migration visa application, AC, had a serious past criminal conviction involving the accidental death of a car passenger whilst driving. All applicants included in a visa application must meet character requirements.
Case Study 4
Once a refugee
KB was a qualified and registered teacher in South Africa, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo who had fled to South Africa over twenty years beforehand. Having researched New Zealand and the potential opportunities available along with being the victim of a near-miss home invasion, he had decided to make the move. He quickly secured registration to teach in New Zealand and then just as quickly secured a job offer to work as a teacher in Northland.
KB applied for his own Work Visa but was declined on the grounds of not being a bona-fide temporary entry applicant (he had a job offer!). IMMagine took over the application to pursue the temporary Visas and then subsequently Residence.
Case Study 5
Appealed a miscalculation
The Department of Home Affairs incorrectly declined DB’s general skilled migration visa application because they miscalculated the number of points to be awarded for skilled work experience relevant to the nominated occupation.
Case Study 6
Client with HIV
DC was in NZ on a temporary visitor visa with her husband. She was offered a permanent role as a Nurse/Trainer at a major NZ hospital. Husband was a draftsman. She was after work and residence visas for them both. He could not be the primary applicant because he didn’t score enough ‘points’. Her points were among the top 5%. The issue was she was HIV positive (picked up at work as a nurse in South Africa) and advised us that ‘every other immigration firm has told me I wasting my time’. HIV was listed as a health condition at the time which meant residence would ‘would not normally be approved’ because of the ‘significant costs’ to the public health system. We knew the annual cost of retrovirals in NZ at the time was around $9000 per year. Not insignificant. The question to us was what were the benefits to NZ and could we persuade the Department to grant her a medical waiver?