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Old 08-17-2019, 10:47 AM
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Nick, probably looking for more votes at the next election!

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Old 08-18-2019, 09:15 AM
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Regardless of their motivation, I just like advice from any immigration expert, if people will get their residency mandatory cancelled when they are deemed to fail "Good Character" test?

Would they take into consideration if the resident has been law bidding since the incident and allow them to keep their residency?


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I can't see them cancelling PR for events prior to PR that have already been mentioned in a PR application.

Events that were not declared can be grounds for visa cancellation anyway.

Events after PR can also be grounds for cancellation.

I am not an expert, but my way of reading the bit about it being retrospective is that it will relate to any visa applications not yet finalised, even if submitted prior to the law coming into effect.
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(i) the application for the visa was made before that commencement and had not been finally determined as at that commencement; or....
Most news articles are saying how this will mainly affect New Zealanders, due to their permanent stay visa, not being a Permanent Visa.


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Old 08-18-2019, 11:38 AM
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Regardless of their motivation, I just like advice from any immigration expert, if people will get their residency mandatory cancelled when they are deemed to fail "Good Character" test?

Would they take into consideration if the resident has been law bidding since the incident and allow them to keep their residency?
The problem is no one will really know how people who are not citizens will be effected until the bill is tabled and eventually passed, so at the moment it is all pure speculation. The Department are pretty good at making up the rules as they go, as we have seen in the past, so what they might or might not take into consideration is anybody's guess.

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Old 08-18-2019, 11:46 AM
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Thank you all.

And if it is passed, anyone who was charged with these offences, regardless of how small and how long ago it was, would fail the character test, which means no citizenship would be granted.

I really hope it would not impact my residency here.


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Nick, probably looking for more votes at the next election!
That’s probably the main motivation. A bit of “ law and order” rhetoric, mixed with some xenophobic, anti- migrant propaganda goes down well nowadays.

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Old 08-20-2019, 08:28 AM
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I really hope it would not impact my residency here.
So just apply for citizenship now if you have been here for 30 years

One of the main reasons for the Number of Kiwi's being deported is the number here to start with and also the inability to gain citizenship for most who arrived after 2001

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Old 08-21-2019, 12:52 AM
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In the hindsight, I should.

The waiting time from application to receiving the citizenship certificate can be up to two years.

The senate hearing will be back next month.

It can be implemented by end of this year.

Hence, the worry.

And also the unknown if it is a mandatory cancellation of visa/ by discretion.


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