Many people would like a new life in New Zealand

Pacific Legal offers a gateway to realise that dream.

We are able to guide you through the complex pathways of New Zealand’s Immigration Law. We offer you the peace of mind which comes with engaging a leading New Zealand immigration law firm. We are not afraid of difficult cases and unexpected events.

Pacific Legal is your gateway to:

  • Living in New Zealand
  • Studying or working in New Zealand
  • Extending your temporary visa
  • Moving from temporary visas to permanent residence
  • Employing staff from overseas
  • Reviewing a declined visa
  • Assistance with appeals
  • See our full list of services

For many years, Pacific Legal Limited has been helping people with their NZ immigration needs. Pacific Legal has assisted people from both English speaking countries (Canada and the United States) and non-English speaking countries (such as China, South America, Indonesia, Samoa, Tonga and France), to work, study or gain permanent residence in New Zealand.

Our staff are committed to helping you and your family with your immigration needs and our extensive legal experience will make sure you get the right legal advice, when you need it, in various languages.

This Helpline (advice line) will give you and your family access to immigration law information. To access the service simply phone 0800 PAC LEGAL (0800 722 53425).

We have trained staff and contractors who speak Samoan, Tongan and Sri Lankan and on demand we can provide interpreting for Mandarin Chinese and Hindi. Our staff are experienced in helping you discuss your case. If a lawyer is unavailable to speak with you when you call, they will call you back as soon as they become available or they will access our multilingual staff and contractors to assist with the call.

Pacific Legal's Director, Richard Small, has over 20 years of specialist experience as a lawyer in this field. He holds New Zealand Law Society Immigration Committee positions and is often quoted in national media as an immigration expert.  A past Chair and Member of New Zealand Society Immigration and Refugee Law committees, Richard was appointed to the Board of Directors of the New Zealand Association of Migration Investment (NZAMI) in 2015, the peak body for immigration advisers in New Zealand.

Our commitment to you

  • We will respond to your e-mail, fax or telephone enquiry promptly.
  • We will assess your case and give you clear upfront advice about initial costs, chances of success and approximate time frame.
  • Our team of professionals will take a personal interest in achieving the best possible outcome for you.
  • We will closely monitor the status of your application and keep you informed.
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