Need a Character Waiver or Special Direction to take care of Character Issues for Immigration New Zealand?
There are specific Character Issues that require you to furnish a Character Waiver or obtain a Special Direction to meet the good character requirements before Immigration New Zealand can grant you a temporary or resident visa.
Applicants for all kinds of visas must have a good character, should not pose any sort of security risk and, not imperil the reputation of New Zealand on the international front.
Serious Character Issues need a Special Direction and must be treated differently than Character Issues, that need a Character waiver. It is important to know which category you fall under, as the remedy is different in both cases.
If you are not sure, you can book a time now for a 100% free consultation with a licensed immigration adviser from NZ Immigration Help to seek the best option regarding your visa application.
What if you have Serious Character Issues that need a Special Direction?
People who have serious Character Issues cannot be allowed to enter New Zealand or granted any kind of visa, unless under peculiar circumstances.
Serious Character issues include:
- Past conviction where you were sentenced to 5 years or more of imprisonment
- Conviction in the past 10 years where you were sentenced for 12 months or more
- A prohibition from coming to New Zealand
- Deportation, exclusion or removal from a country
- Likelihood of you committing an offense for which you could be imprisoned in New Zealand
- Risk of you being a threat to security, public order or public interest
In such cases, you will need a Special Direction made by the Immigration Ministry of New Zealand wherein they can waive a requirement, or impose a condition on visa, document, or person for immigration purposes.
It is extremely hard to get a Special Direction, and you need to work with an immigration expert to increase your chances of success.
We have helped a lot of clients with Special Directions. Call us or book a time now for a 100% free consultation with a licensed immigration adviser from NZ Immigration Help to discuss your Special Direction needs.
What if you have Character Issues that need a Character Waiver?
People who have other Character Issues will need to get a waiver for the good character requirement before Immigration New Zealand can grant them a visa.
Such character issues include:
- Withholding, or providing misleading or false information on your own or someone else’s visa application
- Conviction for citizenship, immigration or passport related laws in a country
- Conviction for dishonesty, sexual crimes, prohibited drugs or violence
- Any kind of conviction that lead to imprisonment
These are just a handful of situations where you will need to get a Character Waiver, and the list is long. The provisions also differ based on whether you are applying for a temporary visa or a resident visa.
Where can you find help regarding Character Issues and applying for a Character Waiver or Special Direction?
You will need to furnish a complete and convincing explanation related to your character issue along with all supporting documentation as part of your visa application. Immigration New Zealand will not grant you a visa in the absence of this information if it is needed in your case.
You must be upfront in declaring such information because if Immigration New Zealand later determines that you may have hidden something intentionally, your visa application will be in deep trouble.
We, at NZ Immigration Help, have been helping our clients get Character Waivers and Special Directions for many years.
We offer a 100% free consultation and answer all your questions patiently. Our goal is to be completely transparent about your options and the chances of your success.