NZ Immigration Tribunal

NZ Tribunal rules staying would be in best interests of Tongan woman and her children

The woman arrived in New Zealand in 2011.

Kaniva News reports she had been granted a limited general visa for one month to enable her to visit one of her brothers here. She was pregnant and gave birth to her son in June 2011.

He is a   New Zealand citizen by birth.

The son’s father is a Tongan citizen with residence  in New Zealand.   The appellant applied for a further visitor visa in June 2011,  but her application was declined.  She has remained in New Zealand illegally since then.