Take your Immigration issue to the Legal Forum

Take your Immigration issue to the Legal Forum

Free event in Auckland on November 23, 2019
Venkat Raman
Auckland, November 10, 2019

Ashima and Raj Pardeep Singh (INL File Photo)

Do you need advise on an immigration problem?

Has an application filed by you or someone known to you for a Visa (of any type) been declined by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) or has it been kept pending for a length of time?

Are you confused by the various types of visas and permits issued by INZ and you are unsure of how to go about them?

Six months after marriage, are you still waiting for your Partner’s Visa?

Perhaps you want to bring your parents on a visit or to stay with you and you do not know if you qualify or not?

Questions and Answers

You can find answers to these and other questions at an Immigration Forum scheduled to be held in Auckland later this month.

Raj Pardeep and his wife Ashima Singh, respectively Principal and Partner at Legal Associates Barristers and Solicitors, a South Auckland based legal firm are organising the Forum in response to the growing concern among ethnic communities.

The Immigration Forum will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Diversity Centre, New Zealand Indian Manukau Association, located at 25 Tui Road, Papatoetoe. Entry is free and open to all.

Daunting and confusing

Mr Singh said that the immigration process can be daunting and confusing.

“Many people are not aware of the changes made by INZ to policies and procedures on various types of visas. They have expressed their anxiety over these and are not sure of the criteria and qualifications that can determine their status. We are organising the Forum to clarify matters relating to immigration,” he said.

Ms Singh said that Legal Associates has been conducting free legal clinic every Saturday from May 6, 2017 and that the forthcoming Forum will be exclusively for immigration.

“We hope that the Immigration Forum will benefit our wider ethnic communities. From the inquiries that we have been receiving, it would seem that a large number of people are keen to get clarifications on immigration matters. Our forthcoming free Forum will hopefully benefit all of them,” she said.

Although entry to the event is free, Ms Singh said that it would be advisable to reserve a seat in advance.

For registration and other information, please contact them on (09) 2799439.

Email: office@legalassociates.co.nz

About Legal Associates

Established by Raj Pradeep and Ashima Singh in September 2014, Legal Associates has multi-national staff to reflect their client base and includes Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Samoan and Tongan.

Legal Associates has addressed a lack of awareness of legal responsibilities, obligations and rights which create a gap between migrant communities and their ability to smoothly transition into settling in New Zealand.

Customers and meeting customer needs are at the centre of what Legal Associates do – across many ethnic groups and a addressing a broadening range of needs. Innovation to Legal Associates means spotting customer needs that are not well serviced and developing solutions to meet those needs. 

There is a written marketing plan that includes new services to be delivered, new locations and the revenue growth and profit metrics.

A significant amount of community involvement means this business is very connected. Use of free seminars, free assistance on Saturdays and discounted services to those in dire need including referrals from a Consulate or MP is common.

Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards

Legal Associates has won several awards at the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards over the years. These include the Supreme Business of the Year A (2, Business Excellence in Marketing (2018), Best Employer of Choice and Best Medium-Sized Business (2017). Ashima Singh won the Best Businesswoman of the Year Award in 2016, while Haseeb Ashraf (Barrister & Solicitor) won the Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018.

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