“Aaron told me exactly what documents I needed and how they needed to be presented. By following Aaron’s instructions, I had no issues in getting the visa for my wife.”
Shahin* had been living in New Zealand for 12 years when the time came for him to marry. Hailing from Bangladesh, Shahin’s marriage was culturally arranged according to long held tradition.
The wedding took place in Bangladesh, and like all weddings, the arrangements took a lot of time and planning. In addition, Shahin needed to organise a Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa for his new wife to return with him to New Zealand after the wedding.
“I was really busy with work and several other commitments, so I just needed someone experienced who could take care of everything for me,” he says.
Shahin searched out a professional and came across the NZIL website. “Although it isn’t too complex, there are a lot of processes that need to be handled precisely,” says Shahin.
“Immigration have a lot of questions that need to be answered and if you’re not prepared then it can end up causing delays. And of course, there’s the possibility that your whole application might get declined and then you’d have to start all over again. I didn’t want to risk that – I wanted to get it right on the first application which is why I engaged Aaron’s service.”
Shahin says that Aaron made the process straightforward with very specific instructions to follow. “He told me exactly what documents I needed and how they needed to be presented. By following Aaron’s instructions, I had no issues in getting the visa for my wife.”
Of course, anyone can make their own application, but Shahin says that it’s likely that if he did it himself, it may not have gone as smoothly.
“I would recommend that anyone trying to organise a Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa should get some professional help,” he says. “Aaron makes it very straightforward, so you know exactly what you need to do, and how to avoid any possible complications.”
Shahin and his wife are now living in Wellington and enjoying everything New Zealand has to offer.
If you need help navigating the process of a Culturally Arranged Marriage Visa, contact Aaron Martin, our principal immigration lawyer, today.