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5 Auckland Immigration Agencies That Won’t Make You Want to Flee the Country (Again)

5 Auckland Immigration Agencies That Won't Make You Want to Flee the Country (Again)
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Let’s face it, navigating the immigration process has the potential to cause meltdowns.

My first foray (for a family member) into the world of visas and immigration involved enough paperwork that my sanity hung by a thread. By the end of the process, I was convinced I needed a visa to breathe air that wasn’t government-issued anxiety.

Thankfully, with help from the team and my own research, I’ve learned where all the best immigration agencies are in Auckland. So, if you’re tired of being stressed out because of immigration, simplify the matter by using these ones!

How much does it cost to hire immigration advisor in Auckland?

In Auckland you can expect to spend at least 150 NZD for the initial visa service assessment with an immigration advisor. However, this is just a price estimate. The actual price will vary depending on the visa you’re applying for, and which immigration agency you go with.

How We Chose

Knowledgeable: We chose immigration agencies with staff who ate, slept, and breathed immigration law. When we asked them questions, we weren’t left wishing that we’d googled an answer instead.
Honesty: Honesty is key! We looked for agencies that weren’t afraid to talk with us about our options and chances of success. No sugarcoating, just a clear roadmap.
Communication: We chose agencies that would keep us in the loop every step of the way. Regular updates, easy ways to reach them, and someone who spoke in plain English.
Prices: We looked for agencies who were as clear as possible with their service fees. We wanted a clear breakdown of the prices upfront.

1. Visa4u Immigration Advisers Auckland New Zealand

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Address: 203 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 4 PM

Website: Visa4u Immigration Advisers Auckland New Zealand

Many we spoke to said working with Visa4U felt like hitting the jackpot, mainly because of Chris Hilton. And from speaking with Chris ourselves, it was clear why.

From the get-go, Chris was all in, guiding his clients through every step with patience and clarity, and he had an impressive grasp on the ever-changing immigration rules. 

Whether it was an email, a call, or even a WhatsApp message, Chris was there, answering his client’s questions no matter how trivial they seemed. Perfect for those “what in the world are we doing” moments with paperwork. 

What really stood out was how Chris took the time to get the gist of what his clients were after. Some of his clients even expressed to us how he never shoved them towards some one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, he showed genuine care for their situations.

That being said, while Chris is a wizard with the visas, others we spoke with told us they wished the Visa4U website could’ve been more user-friendly. Having more information, like more specific details on the visa types they handle and what they charge upfront, would’ve been super handy.

Pros

  • Impressive grasp on immigration rules
  • Excellent communication
  • Patient with difficult visa situations

Cons

  • Website is not very user-friendly
  • Don’t publicly state all of the visa types they handle

Customer Reviews

Our case was built strong by Chris & team

“Amazing Experience! Chris has guided us very carefully and ensured our application was fully complete and strong. Even with the time difference we managed to have conversation over emails and timely lodging of the application and next steps. Our case was built strong by Chris & Team and thus our visa got approved at the first go. We really appreciate Chris’s support and guidance throughout the process. Thanks you so much ! Cheers !”

– Praveen Merala, Google Reviews

Took away a lot of the stress of applying 

“Thanks Chris for taking away a lot of the stress of applying for an essential skills visa. You made me feel more confident and was always quick to reply to my emails. Chris knows so much about the NZ visa application process and I would recommend him to others.”

Sarah, Google Reviews

2. IANZL Immigration

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Address: Level1/166 Harris Road, East Tāmaki, Auckland 2013, New Zealand

Contact Details: Monday to Wednesday, Friday – 9:30 AM to 6 PM 

Operating Hours: +64 9 272 4424

Website: IANZL Immigration

During our consultation with IANZL, it became crystal clear that these advisors weren’t just throwing around fancy immigration jargon. They know New Zealand’s immigration maze like the back of their hands, with all the savvy insights to avoid any potential face-palms. 

And hats off to IANZL for their communication game. They’re like that reliable friend who always texts back, keeping you in the loop with updates so you’re never feeling ghosted. And questions? Throw the trickiest ones at them—they’ll tackle them with a grin.

At the end of the day though, it’s all about getting that visa, and IANZL is pretty good at getting those visas stamped. So with IANZL, you’ve got some solid odds in your favour. 

However, IANZL’s price tag might make your wallet wince a bit. So for anyone watching their bank balance closely, it’s worth considering other options.

Additionally, they’re quite popular, meaning you might find yourself in a bit of a queue for that initial call. So if time’s ticking on your end, you may be better off somewhere else.

Pros

  • Tons of savvy immigration insights
  • Reliable communication
  • Successful in gaining visas

Cons

  • Expensive service fees
  • Que for initial consultation is long

Customer Reviews

Helped me get my residency visa approved

“It was an amazing experience with Immigration Advice NZ Ltd. I am short of words as to how Saif and his team helped me in getting my residency visa approved, but still I would pen down some experience. As my case officer was already assigned and there were certain replies required by the immigration officer. I had immediately contacted Saif, he is a very trustworthy and hardworking person. Saif and his entire team (Vasantha who even worked after hours for my case) had prepared the reply within a week as it needed to be given promptly. Would highly recommend Saif and his team to anyone who needs help with regards to immigration. Would love to meet the entire team.” 

Shreya Bhattacharjee Google Review 

Great communication and regular updates are received at every stage 

“I would like to take this time to express my sincere thanks for all that, Immigration Advice New Zealand Limited has done to help me out regarding my Skilled Migrant Resident Visa application. I am grateful for all the support and advice that Mr. Saif and his team member Ms. Gagandeep Kaur have offered me during my visa application process. Thank you, Mr. Saif & Ms. Gagan, for your help with the visa process. Fast and efficient throughout the whole visa process. Great communication and regular updates are received at every stage. Gagan was up to date with the information and that has helped with the smooth process of the application and submitting the required documents on time.I highly recommend Immigration Advice New Zealand Limited for their service.” 

Vipula Barnes Google Review 

3. Prime Immigration

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Address: 2/10 George Street, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 210 823 7000

Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday – 9:30 Am to 8:30 PM 

Website: Prime Immigration

If you’re planning on jumpstarting your visa using their online application on their website—you’re out of luck. We first tried to go through the process online and just kept getting error messages. So, their website definitely needs a refresh.

However, when we spoke with Prime Immigration ourselves, we could see why their clients raved about them to us. They really got the memo on keeping things crystal clear. They offer consultations that you can even do over Skype like we did. 

And from what we’ve heard, Prime Immigration has a squad that’s pretty much the Avengers when it comes to nailing student and visitor visas. But they also handle section 61 requests, resident visas and even Australian visas too.

We also liked how Prime Immigration doesn’t play hide-and-seek with their prices. They lay it all out there, so you’re not left doing mental gymnastics trying to figure out if you need to sell a kidney to afford their services.

Pros

  • Transparent with pricing fees
  • Online Skype consultations
  • Variety of immigration services offered

Cons

  • Online visa application is broken

Customer Reviews

Professional and knowledgeable when it comes to immigration and visa matters

“I had an amazing experience, with Prime Immigration Services Limited! The team there is professional and knowledgeable when it comes to immigration and visa matters. As soon as I stepped into their office they offered guidance that made the whole process easy and stress-free. What stood out to me is expertise; Bijendra at Prime Immigration has a wealth of experience, in handling student and visitor visa applications. Affordability; Their fees are quite reasonable. Provide value compared to other agencies. Comprehensive Support; They assist with a range of applications, including residence, work, business, student and visitor visas.

Additionally, they offer guidance on section 61 requests, ministerial requests and deportation cases. Whether you’re a student, professional or visitor I highly recommend Prime Immigration Services Limited. They truly embody their name—Choose Prime, Prime!” 

Meenakshi Sharma Google Review   

Full support for documentation and processing

“I had the best experience while applying for residency visa, I got full support for documentation and processing for visa. It was a smooth process for residency. I highly recommend here for smooth and effective visa processing.”

Heeramani Tiwari, Google Reviews

4. Transpacific 

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Address: Suite 6, Level 1/93 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 22 341 8343

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 6:30 PM 

Website: Transpacific 

Transpacific’s crew are the seasoned pros of the immigration game. With them, it’s like having a trusty compass in the bewildering world of immigration policies, so you can breathe a little easier.

From our observations of their dealings with clients, you get one dedicated immigration guru sticking with you from start to finish. So no more having to repeat your immigration case to someone new every time you pick up the phone.

We liked how they’re not just about filling out forms and ticking boxes. Transpacific helps you dodge those sneaky pitfalls that could trip you up later.

However, their pricing approach might leave you with more questions than answers, as it did with us. So, if you’re considering teaming up with them, don’t shy away from asking for a clear price breakdown of all the fees involved. 

Pros

  • Dedicated immigration gurus
  • Helps avoid immigration pitfalls

Cons

  • Unclear pricing 

Customer Reviews

Supportive and encouraging every step of the way

“Despite all the challenges, changes and immigration limitations, transpacific immigration has been with me through my work to residency visa (LTSSL) journey in my visa application. They have been very supportive and encouraging every step of the way. Mr Rohit Reddy is very responsive and helpful in all my queries. With all his hard work and support, I will get my visa approval within few weeks! They have relieved me from all the stress of tedious processing and long wait time. I only have nothing but superlatives to describe my experience with their service. I am very grateful to the team for all their support and making my visa approval possible during this very difficult time. Highly recommend their service to the people who are in need of Visa processing assistance in New Zealand transpacific immigration service and professionalism is truly impeccable.” 

Harpreet Gill Google Review

Very detail oriented service

” Transpacific Immigration has been amazing to deal with. Specially Rohit. I have got my Essential Skills visa via them followed by 2021 Residency too, which got approved last week. Very detail oriented service. There had been times where Rohit was on a call with me at midnight or even late just to make sure the right thing was being done.

Highly recommend.” 

Kenny Gill Google Review 

5. Dream New Zealand

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Address: 27 Davis Crescent, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Contact Details: +64 22 458 2200

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM 

Website: Dream New Zealand

Shiv and Rajni over at Dream New Zealand are not just immigration advisers. Shiv has been navigating the immigration maze for years, while Rajni knows the business world like the back of his hand. Together, they’re like the Batman and Robin of immigration—unstoppable and always on your side.

Now, if the buzz around town is anything to go by, Dream New Zealand’s client referral game is strong, which means people aren’t just happy—they’re singing from the rooftops about their experience. 

And we ourselves were able to speak with them for a few minutes on the phone for general immigration advice. We liked how they answered all our questions with ease—we can see why so many of their clients had good things to say to us.

If you’re looking to dip your toes in New Zealand’s waters for a visit, snag a gig here, or become a full-fledged Kiwi, These guys have got you covered.

Just keep in mind that if you’re looking to dive deep into the immigration process, they do ask for a 200 NZD initial consultation fee.

Pros

  • Strong client referral game
  • Variety of immigration visas

Cons

  • 200 NZD initial consultation fee

Customer Reviews

Gives the best advice but also makes sure that he will get the visa for the client

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for everyone and anyone who is seeking advice from a professional immigration advisor.. Shiv not only gives the best advice but also makes sure that he will get the visa for the client. Shiv is a highly professional individual. Our case was unique and very difficult. He is very supportive throughout the procedure and following his guidance, we got a spouse Work Visa in 15 days. (All because of his hard work, we are together now.. thanks Shiv)

I am very happy with services and really thankful to Dream New Zealand.” 

Asman  Rehman Google Review  

 Led us to achieve our pathway in a simple way

” Can’t Thank Shiv Sir and the dream New Zealand Team enough for helping me in my journey of bringing my partner to NZ in fast and efficient way. We have known them for the last 6 months and his guidance led us to achieve our pathway in a simple way. It’s been a great pleasure and a secure feeling knowing that I was in safe hands with Dream New Zealand looking after my case from day 1. I highly recommend seeing their experienced team and getting their guidance instead of listening to random rumours and wasting your time elsewhere. Thank you team Dream New Zealand (Auckland ) and SHIV sir once again for your support and hard work :)” 

Harpreet Singh Google Review