FAQs

about New Zealand immigration

How long does it take to get a permanent residence visa?

Depends. Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. For an indication of visa processing times, please click here.


Will the immigration authorities or Embassy help me to prepare my application and make sure that everything is correct before applying?

No. This type of service is no longer provided by Government. The authorities exist to enforce the immigration law, make decisions on residence applications and to issue residence visas. Although basic information and application forms are available, the authorities are unable to provide independent advice and personalized guidance on your specific case. A New Zealand Licensed Immigration Adviser or lawyer can provide this kind of service.


Can the immigration authorities refuse my application?

Yes. A surprisingly large number of applicants are unaware how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on their application or by submitting the wrong supporting documentation. So the moral of the story is to consider seeking the professional guidance and independent advice of an IAA Licensed Immigration Advisor or Lawyer before lodging an application for residence. Migration agents exist to help you find the best way through the immigration maze and are highly effective in doing so.


My migration consultant has assessed me as being eligible for residence in New Zealand. If I apply without his or her help, can I be certain of success?
No. Although you may fundamentally qualify under the immigration policy, you are by no means guaranteed of success. In order to be approved, your application must be prepared in accordance with the prevailing immigration regulations and submitted together with the appropriate supporting documentation. The ways in which to do this are not always clearly set out by the immigration authorities and can result in many applicants presenting their cases incorrectly, inevitably leading to refusal. So you should consider seeking the assistance of an IAA Licensed Immigration Advisor or lawyer for the entire residence visa process.

Business Consulting

What’s the difference between what my Accountant does and what you do?

Your Accountant works with your Business past, analysing historical figures (the previous financial year) to work out your profit/loss and tax liability. 

A Business Consultant works on the present and the future of your Business. 

Sometimes your annual accounts are not completed for months after the end of the financial year, by then it is much too late to react effectively to declining profits, increased debt, reduced liquidity.  Whilst this historical information is required to fulfil your tax obligations they are not the correct tool to help direct your Business -steering your business based on this historical information is like steering your car whilst looking out the rear view mirror, you can see what has happened and where you have been but it doesn’t help you get anywhere new or prevent you from avoiding dangerous situations.


How can you be so confident that you can help me?

Because nearly all Businesses are structurally similar, we believe that with our unique skills in creating successful Businesses and your industry specific skills, we can jointly make a huge success of your Business. 


My Business is too small to bother with a Consultant…

EVERY large Business started small and then grew to the size it is today.  We can help your Business reach its full potential.  Our consultants work with you to turn your “small business” into a valuable asset that can be sold in the future to fund your future plans and retirement.  We believe every Business regardless of the size has unrealised potential


I’ve no need for a Consultant…

We believe that “Success in Business” is achieved by surrounding yourself with the right people, rather than going it alone. 

Ace Consultants Ltd works with a wide variety of businesses across NZ and we find profit leaking in every one of them!  Big or small our research show us that EVERY business leaks profit!  Typically the profit leaking averages at 10% of the annual turnover.


Do you have more question – Contact us click here