Personalised Approach to Humanitarian Appeal Success at IPT

At MK Law, we understand that immigration matters are more than just paperwork and regulations—they are about people, families, and dreams. Our commitment to providing compassionate, comprehensive legal support for those navigating the complexities of immigration law is at the heart of what we do. We believe in the power of a personalized approach, recognizing that each case is unique, with its own set of circumstances, challenges, and opportunities.

A Tale of Family Unity and Legal Challenges

humanitarian appealOne such story involves a client who, after over a decade of building a life in New Zealand, found himself facing the daunting prospect of being separated from his family due to a declined residence application. This client, a dedicated family man and an active community member, had his application for residence under the Family (Partnership) category declined by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The reason? His wife had not declared him as her partner in her own application for residence years earlier, despite their genuine and stable partnership that began with a culturally arranged marriage.

The crux of INZ’s decision lay in the immigration instructions, which stipulate that an application for residence under the Partnership category may be declined if the principal applicant (in this case, the client’s wife) was a partner to the eligible New Zealand partner but did not declare this on their application for a resident visa. The non-declaration was seen as significant because, had the client been declared, his wife would not have qualified as a dependent child in her parent’s residence application, altering the outcome of her residence status.

Navigating Legal Avenues with Expertise and Compassion

Faced with the potential disruption to their family life, the client turned to MK Law for assistance. Our legal team, understanding the depth of the family’s ties to New Zealand and the potentially life-altering consequences of this situation, employed a nuanced legal strategy for the appeal at the Immigration and Protection Tribunal. We sought not only to challenge the correctness of the decision to decline the residence application but also to highlight the exceptional humanitarian circumstances surrounding the case.

Our arguments underscored the importance of family unity, the well-being of the client’s New Zealand citizen children, and his significant contributions to the New Zealand community. We pointed out the impracticality and unreasonable nature of relocating the family, especially considering the specialised care and support systems established in New Zealand for one of the children, who has specific health and educational needs.

The Humanitarian Perspective: A Path to ConsiderationHumanitarian appeal

While the legal framework around immigration is structured and precise, it also allows for the consideration of exceptional circumstances on humanitarian grounds. By presenting a comprehensive case that detailed not just the legal but also the human aspects of the client’s situation, MK Law advocated for a compassionate examination of the case beyond the immediate legal parameters.

This approach highlighted our firm’s commitment to not just legal excellence but also to understanding and advocating for the human story behind each case. It exemplified our belief in the importance of family unity, the rights of children to stability and care, and the value of individuals who contribute positively to society.

MK Law: Your Partner in Navigating Immigration Challenges

At MK Law, we understand the stakes involved in immigration matters. Our team combines legal expertise with a compassionate understanding of our clients’ situations, ensuring that we explore every avenue to achieve a positive outcome. We believe in fighting for what is just, using our knowledge and skills to make a real difference in the lives of those we represent.

If you or someone you know is facing immigration challenges, feel free to contact us. With MK Law, you have a partner ready to stand by your side, offering expert legal advice and unwavering support every step of the way. Let us help you navigate your journey toward a secure future in New Zealand.