NZ immigration

NZ Immigration Tribunal grants Tongan woman on dialysis extension on her visitor visa

Over the past 20 years the woman has visited New Zealand several times.

According to Kaniva News, in 2017 she was granted a two-year visitor’s visa which allowed multiple visits.

In 2019 she was diagnosed at Vaiola hospital in Tonga with  complicated  diabetes  mellitus  type  2.

She  had end-stage kidney disease and was advised that she needed renal haemodialysis, which was not available in Tonga.

Tongan woman admits illegally providing immigration advice

Maria 'Ilaisaane Valu-Pome'e, a Tongan national, pleaded guilty to 14 charges in the Waitakere District Court on Tuesday.

The Auckland woman agreed to withdraw her application for renewal of her law licence during a 2014 proceeding where she was found guilty of a series of misconduct and negligence charges, after representing a couple who wanted to adopt their 1-year-old niece.

Among other failings, Valu-Pome'e had sought a visa extension from Immigration New Zealand by falsely claiming a close relation of the couple had drowned in the Waikato River.

Man two days too old to get NZ residence

Joeli Taliai, a skilled worker whose work visa expires in July, applied for residence two days before his 56th birthday, the cutoff age.

However, his documents were returned because they were incomplete - and now he has been told the application was made too late.