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New Zealand has strict laws governing immigration, particularly with COVID 19 restricting entry through its borders.  We are the law firm that clients turn to on the matters most important to them and we help navigate the complexity of New Zealand's immigration laws.

Our experts understand the complexity and requirements of New Zealand immigration law and are able to lawfully give you advice, providing pragmatic and honest guidance about your immigration options. 

We work with individuals and businesses across all sectors and industries, providing strategic advice on New Zealand immigration law and the process to enable individuals to live, work and invest in New Zealand.

As a leading law firm, Tompkins Wake can provide a wide range of additional services including employment, property, commercial, overseas investment and trust advice. Whether you are an employer, a migrant looking to work in New Zealand or a high net-worth individual looking to invest, Tompkins Wake can assist with any immigration situation that you may be facing.  

We can help with:

  • Employing Migrants
  • Obtaining New Zealand Residency
  • Employer Supported Applications
  • Employer Accreditation
  • Family-based Applications
  • Global Impact Visa Applications
  • Investor Applications
  • Character and Health Waiver Requests
  • Section 61 Applications
  • Visitor and Student Visas
  • Permanent Residence and Citizenship Applications
  • Immigration and Protection Tribunal Applications
  • Requests for Ministerial Intervention

Immigration team

Michelle Urquhart


Knowledge and insights

First stage of changes to work visa scheme revealed by Immigration New Zealand

Thursday 1 July, 2021


Employers of migrants beware - communication is vital

Tuesday 4 May, 2021


The truth about the relaxation of work visa conditions

Tuesday 28 April, 2020


Immigration and COVID-19 Chatbot

Friday 27 March, 2020