Immigration Law

  • Visas
  • Residence
  • Immigration Protection Tribunal
  • Deportation
  • Section 61 Applications
  • Applications for Citizenship

"The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources - because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples " - Lyndon B. Johnson

McMillan&Co. is one of only a few law firms in Otago offering immigration advice. We enjoy helping our diverse range of interesting and talented immigration clients to visit New Zealand, to work, study, build businesses, invest and live here, and we’re really proud of our success rate in working with immigrants from across the globe to help them achieve their immigration goals.  

Whether you are coming to New Zealand to visit the guy you've met online, or to study or work at the hospital or the University, whether you’re coming alone or bringing your whole family, whether you’re an employer bringing workers to New Zealand for your business or farm, or you're grandparents wanting to be closer to family, we offer you the benefit of our vast experience.

We’ve represented hundreds of previous applicants and our in-depth knowledge of the not-always-easy-to-navigate Immigration New Zealand application processes is second to none. Because we don’t work to set fees, you only pay for what you really need our help with; we can trouble-shoot the application you’ve completed yourself but not yet filed, step in to help out when Immigration New Zealand asks questions or declines your application, or we can manage the whole immigration process for you from start to finish.

Sally and Sarah have experience at all levels of immigration law, from assisting with straightforward applications, right through to representing immigrants facing deportation, such as following criminal conviction, an area in which our parallel expertise in criminal and family law can often prove invaluable. Likewise, we can apply our employment law expertise to ensure that your employment contract meets all INZ’s requirements.

Having been one of the first NZ law firms to provide specialist immigration advice, we are proud to say that we continue today to act for many clients whose visa applications we assisted with as long as 20 years ago. We have watched with pride and satisfaction as they have become valued contributors to our NZ community – gaining qualifications, buying homes, starting business, and building families. We’d love to help you achieve your NZ immigration goals too.