Whether you’re a business looking to use offshore recruitment or are looking to obtain work visas for yourself or a loved one our immigration lawyers are here to help.

We understand that the New Zealand immigration process can be daunting, and take an emotional toll. We are here to help make the process as smooth as possible for you. No matter what reason you have to move to New Zealand we can help. From advising you on the type of visas you will need to helping out with all the paperwork involved.

Are you looking to recruit overseas workers? Our lawyers can help. From navigating the process of becoming an Accredited Employer to overseas visas such as Recognised Seasonal Employer. We have worked with businesses all over the Southland and Otago region on their immigration needs.

Our Immigration team


“Our lawyer was Eugene Roud from Alexandra. Really a good person and great at his work skills. Always provide genuine guidance and information. Can’t appreciate more. Definitely the right people for legal, immigration services.”

- Sudh Desi

‘Thanks to the proper and appropriate support by AWS Legal Staff, my application for critical purpose visitor visa was approved by INZ and I could enter New Zealand without any problem. Afterwards, my work visa was also approved much earlier than I expected. As a matter of fact, while border of New Zealand had been closed due to Covid19, I had not been sure that I could come into New Zealand and almost been at a loss. This is not too much to say that I am not where I am now without support of AWS Legal. Especially, Ms. Chantal Ryan, a senior solicitor and a person in charge of my visa issue, supported me all the way from beginning to the end being very friendly and with can-do approach.  I sincerely appreciate her support.”

- H.T.

Articles and Updates

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Recent Changes to the Skilled Migrant Resident Visa and Accredited Employer Work Visa Categories
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Important Immigration Updates for Employers: What you need to know
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Resident pathways are back but with a new visa on the horizon!
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Investor visa category shake up with a new visa
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What’s new in immigration?
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New one-off Resident Visa rules explained

Find Us

80 Don Street, Invercargill
PO Box 1207, Invercargill 9840
Level 2, The Forge, Athol Street, Queenstown
PO Box 1322, Queenstown, 9348
Level 1, 77 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, 9340
PO Box 268 Alexandra 9320
270 Great North Road, Winton 9720
PO Box 14 Winton 9741
11 Bowler Avenue, Gore 9710
29 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9600

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