Services We Offer

Star Immigration is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. However we can assist you wherever you are located in the world.

Star Immigration provides a full range of immigration advice and visa services. Our core work is preparing and managing visa applications. We are also able to support your immigration journey by corresponding with Immigration New Zealand on your behalf or carrying out an eligibility assessment before your journey commences.

WORK VISAS

There are several different types of work visas. The most common type of work visa is the Essential Skills work visa. To apply for this visa you must have a job offer from a New Zealand employer. You must be suitably qualified and experienced to do the job and meet health and character requirements. The duration of the visa will depend on your wage.

WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS

Working Holiday visas allow young people from specific countries to come to New Zealand to study, work and visit. You must have sufficient funds to support yourself and meet health and character requirements. Working holiday visas are normally only for up to 12 months, but if you are from Canada or the UK you may be eligible to stay longer.

VISITOR VISAS

Visitor visas allow you to travel to and stay in New Zealand as a holiday maker. They are best suited to people wanting to stay in New Zealand short term. During your stay you may visit family and friends and enjoy New Zealand’s scenery, culture and tourist activities.

ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT

If you are unsure about which visa to apply for or you want to check whether or not you will meet the requirements of a particular visa category, then we can carry out an eligibility assessment for you. Once we have the information that we need from you, we will provide you with a written report about your options and eligibility.

PARTNERSHIP VISAS

If you are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident, then you may be able to apply for a partnership based visa. You can apply for a temporary visa, like a visitor visa or work visa, based on your relationship if you can demonstrate that you are living together in a genuine and stable relationship. If you have been living together for at least 12 months, then you may be able to apply for residence.

STUDENT VISAS

A student visa allows you to study full time in New Zealand. If you are intending to study at a tertiary education institute like a university, you will need to pay international student fees. However, you will receive an excellent education and upon conclusion of your studies, you may become eligible to apply for an open work visa. In some cases, studying in New Zealand at the tertiary level will assist you to gain employment or residence in New Zealand. We can help you with choosing the right course and education provider and to prepare your student visa application

SKILLED MIGRANT

If you have skills which can contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth then you may be eligible to apply for residence in New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant category. This category has two stages which you must proceed through. The first step is the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage and the second step is the application stage. Immigration New Zealand will assess your employment in New Zealand, work experience and qualifications. You must also meet health, character and English language requirements. If your application is successful you will be able to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.

EMPLOYERS

We are happy to provide advice and assistance to employers. We can assist with individual visa applications for your employees or with employer specific applications. You may be interested in becoming an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer or in applying for Approval in Principle (AIP) to recruit overseas workers.

SECTION 61 REQUEST

If you are in New Zealand unlawfully, then you are able to request a visa under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009. This is known as a “section 61 request.” We understand that there are many reasons why people become unlawful and why they may not have regularised their status before. Presenting a well-argued and documented request to Immigration New Zealand explaining your personal circumstances is key.