Dedicated and committed. Ensuring the best possible outcome for our clients matters in any given visa situation.
Based on 219 reviews
Immigration Lawyers New Zealand
21:21 12 May 21
I applied for my work visa last time with this office, they answered everything I wanted to know and also let me know what was happening each steps. I'm supposed to apply for next one with them as well.
11:16 07 May 21
I really liked the service and I got my visa quickly thanks to Michael's help. He is very professional and reliable. I had no doubt while I was waiting for my visa. I strongly recommend Michael Yoon to people who are struggling with their visa issues. Thanks a lot for your help Michael :-)
12:41 16 Apr 21
Michael is the most professional and hard-working I have seen. No matter how late I asked Michael's help, he always responded to my questions in minutes. I sometimes wonder if he never rests. I have experienced so much difficulties during applying my residency visa, but I finally achieved my goal with Michael biggest guide. I can't express enough my appreciation. In brief, Michael must be your preferred immigration lawyer if you are looking for all visas in NZ. You never regret your decision, I promise. Highly Recommend.
02:12 15 Apr 21
i highly recommend michael yoon he has helped my wife get her visa fast and easy ,i would differently have him help me in the future no need to look any where else just contact him and start from there you wont regret it . thank you Michael for all your help.
21:10 01 Apr 21
I’ve known them for a year. They helped me so much changing my job, renewing my work visa, getting a partnership visa for my girlfriend and applying residency. It all went very smoothly having no issues. I’m still applying residency though.If I’m worried about something regarding my visa, when I asked they always respond so fast and feel at ease.I highly recommend especially if you are immigrants and don’t know which lawyers you should talk.
11:20 30 Mar 21
The best immigration lawyer in Christchurch- Michael Yoon. Great guy, great service and always willing to help out . I would highly recommend Michael Yoon for best results . He is absolutely amazing at his job and very professional . 👍
JAy KAy S.
18:57 29 Mar 21
The best immigration lawyer in Christchurch- Michael Yoon. Great guy, great service and always willing to help out . I would highly recommend Michael Yoon for best results . He is absolutely amazing at his job and very professional .
06:52 27 Feb 21
Very professional and in detail lawyer, providing above average service for our visa application. Feel comfortable and have confidence relying on him for whole application process. Highly recommended!!
23:11 18 Feb 21
04:04 15 Feb 21
I would like to say Thanks to Michael for such a great work. I got my visa within a month.They made the whole process very smooth and were very professional all the time. Highly Recommend My law
23:31 25 Jan 21
I know dealing with immigration directly can be very scary considering if you are not sure how to sort out and get a visa to live here in NZ. I was married to a Citizen of NZ and I am so grateful that he got Michael Yoon on board. He know exactly what to do and get the Visa sorted for me and my son.Since he was born in my place of Citizens.My case was very complicated one. He was so Responsive and was there with us every step of the way. We will always seek legal advise from Michael Yoon firm because he knows what to do and how to deal with immigration in getting a Visa to live here lawfully. Now I've got my Residency for many year's now and my Son his Citizenship. Thank you so much for everything you've done for our family. Ruth & Michael Santauro.
Gustavo Steiner N.
23:33 22 Jan 21
I'm so happy and thankful for all the help and support I got from Michael during my New Zealand visa process. Unlike other lawyers that I've worked with before, Michael made me feel at ease and confident that I was being taken care of. He made sure I had all the documents I needed and went out of his way to make the entire process painless and easy. Best service in New Zealand!
23:09 22 Jan 21
Working with Michael was fantastic! We were in kind of a tricky situation when we found him, but he guided us smoothly, competently, and quickly to our ideal outcome. We really appreciated that he took the time to make everything clear and lay out the various options. Don't even bother looking any further—Michael is amazing, and you'll be lucky to be in such good hands for your NZ immigration needs.
22:58 22 Jan 21
Michael was amazing! From the moment I started working with him, I felt like I was in great hands. He was quick to respond to questions, even far outside of standard work hours. Plus it was clear that he always had our best interests in mind, and was constantly looking for the best path forward. In short, if you're looking for immigration/visa help in NZ, Michael is absolutely incredible and there's no need to look any further.
10:55 22 Jan 21
Thank you so much Michael and Aileen for helping us to got our Residency. Thanks for being kind , for the support, professionalism and wonderful advice you gave us throughout difficult time.I am so grateful to have you as my Lawyer.
Yu Tong D.
11:23 21 Jan 21
Michael and Sam are absolutely amazing. Thanks to them me and my partner can move forward with our long term plans. They are super active and aim to get the result you want. Expect instant responses even at the dawn of midnight.
02:31 06 Jan 21
First of all I would like to say Thanks to Michael and Samantha for such a great work. I got my visa in less than 3 weeks. They made the whole process very smooth and were very professional all the time. Highly Recommend My Law. :)
01:56 09 Dec 20
I was looking a small advice to share with someone before sending it to Immigration New Zealand. This was for my wife visa processing.I have contacted couple of people and all of them were asking me to book a session for 30 minutes to 1 hours.Then I came to know about Samantha Mythen from Immigration Lawyers Christchurch New Zealand.Sam, provided me quick and positive hope after reading my email.I really impressed by his professional approach and providing me services free of cost for reviewing.BEST, Recommended services in Christchurch.
22:51 06 Dec 20
Sam and Michael are the most incredibly professional people and have given my partner and I the most outstanding service and help. By reading all the glowing reviews we knew we would make the best choice by choosing their services. Sam is an absolute delight and kept us updated all the time. She is a credit to the company and we really cannot thank her enough. Thank you Michael for your prompt help at securing my Partner Work Visa, it felt like it came through in record time! We will be using them again for my Residency Visa application as well.Thank you once again for helping us. The guidance they provide is clear and detailed, at no point did we feel confused or overwhelmed. Cannot wait to work with you again!
08:05 04 Dec 20
Very good immigration lawyer. Very recomended. I was used other lawyer to apply visa for my wife. And than decline, lawyer sent Potentially Prejudicial Information and than still same decision, decline!!!. My wife should back to home country. The problem we have 1 year old baby. Covid19 every county. Only New Zealand we feel save.Until we find Michael (my law). He help my wife to apply work visa and than appoved!!. My case is hard case but nothing problem. We really appreciated that.Thank you Michael.Earvin & family
07:31 04 Dec 20
recomended lawyer. my wife work visa has been approved. before we used other lawyer and my wife visa refuse. event we already submit pottentialy prejudicial information. must back to home country. hard case. but michael help us to apply and appoved. we appreciate that. thank you...Michael
05:31 25 Nov 20
It was a first time to progress work visa with a lawyer because of my unsure condition under COVID19 going and now I'm much obliged to Michael Yoon and his team for everything they have done for me. I'm so sorry for bothering him and I really appreciate his clear and nice service. I will definitely recommend to others who need help for Visa and I will also progress my residency soon with him.
05:18 25 Nov 20
I'm much obliged to Michael Yoon and his team for everything they have done for me. It was a first time to progress work visa with a lawyer because of my unsure condition under COVID19 going. But Michael was very positive and sure about my situation and helped me clearly as fast as he could. I'm still sorry for contact him no matter what time was but thankfully he answered my contact as soon as possible he could.I will definitely recommend to others who need help for Visa and I will also progress my residency soon with him.
03:52 09 Nov 20
Deeply thoughtful and attentive.
23:26 24 Oct 20
I would like to thank Michael so much, he has helped so much with getting me my residency and now I finally feel like I can get on with my life. Very professional and highly recommended Michael Yoon for your visa problems.
Luke & Mariama M & M
08:01 13 Oct 20
Helped a close friend of ours, was always available and of great advice. We recommend !
07:54 13 Oct 20
A huge thank you to Michael, without him my good friend would not be standing before me a very happy and practically free man. He is happier than I've ever seen him in my life and I have you to thank for fighting for him. I would consider this man trust worthy, honest and hard working, and highly suggest you see him for your immigration needs.
07:53 13 Oct 20
Great lawyer, quick response, genuine fees, and respond any time day and night. He do most of things by himself rather than leaving on client. Long story short genuine mate. Definitely recommend. Tnx Michael.
06:16 30 Sep 20
Michael did a great job with my immigration process.He is very calm, responsible and professional.He is very knowlegable and skilled at what he does.Something that makes him better than other advisors that I have contacted is that he is not greedy about money. He provided me alot of help and guidance with my visa related process even with things that were not a part of the contract/agreement.I definitely recomment MY law to anyone seeking immigration advice. Thanks!
16:36 26 Sep 20
Working with Michael Yoon and his law clerk, Samantha, was a great experience for myself and my partner. They were both very helpful in answering questions to help us understand our options, and in pulling together our (successful) application. We highly recommend their services.
21:25 23 Sep 20
I emailed the team on short notice for a quick assessment of my situation. Within the next couple business days they had read through my information and given me a quick assessment of my situation without the need for me to come in. Very kind and professional response on short notice. Thanks very much!
22:05 08 Sep 20
Over the moon with receiving out partnership residence from my law.really good ,professional service.would highly recommend anybody to Michael who needs help with visas and any other legal advice.very easy to deal with and makes it as stress free as possible.would like to thank Michael Yoon and his staff for everything.i would have no hesitation in using his service in the future.thanking you Michael.
19:22 04 Sep 20
Highly recommended and credible immigration services provided by Micheal for one of the most difficult cases!! My daughter has long-standing medical conditions which makes her visa approval a tough process. We have been granted this visa after eight months of struggle, and it’s all because of the advocacy and the immigration services of Michael. Thank you so much Michael for your support throughout this time !!!
01:04 27 Aug 20
22:58 26 Aug 20
Very big thanks to Michael and Sam .... really helped me with my work visa and yes I got it.. yay! Happy!😁 I just emailed Michael one day asking if he can help me with my visa he asked for details and then said yes very positive mind and professional . Even in the weekend and after hours Michael will reply back to help which was very helpful, very good communication . To all out there I highly recommend Michael as he is the best and positive lawyer in Christchurch. Thanks a lot too Sam as well. I will go through them again for my residency soon .😊Once again thanks a lot Michael and Sam. God bless you both for getting happiness in peoples life🙏
22:51 20 Aug 20
Michael and his team provided us with a top quality service. His help was clear and of great help. He was always easy to contact and prompt with his replies. He made the whole process alot easier and provided us with clear guidelines of what information we needed to provide.
03:08 10 Aug 20
06:48 04 Aug 20
Big thanks to Michael for obtaining a work visa for me . Professional and efficient service provided throughout a stressful process.Will definitely return for next application.
10:33 03 Aug 20
Michael yoon is very professional and responsive in his job . I would suggest everyone to apply work visa from him .
08:02 30 Jul 20
We got very fast replies on our questions even in the weekend. We needed some extra work done in order to make sure a temporary work Visa would be granted on time. Which it now has! A big relief. Thank you Michael and Sam, we are looking forward to keep working with you and based on our experience we definitely recommend you for visa applications.
09:45 29 Jul 20
After 2 years I asked Michael acted as my laywer again. No doubt we succeeded again. I got my essential work visa in 5 weeks. I highly recommend Michael as your Immigration laywer. He always response you very quickly with patience and give us accurate guidance.(Michael has great professional experience and is very friendly. He has helped us a lot in applying for a visa. And always replying email very quickly.He is really a great lawyer.--Published in 2018)
03:57 29 Jul 20
Michael Yoon is a very helpful and compassionate lawyer. He provided me with detailed advice on the potential risks and options I have regarding my essential skills visa matter and for this I am extremely grateful. He was extremely thorough and detailed and provided me with invaluable recommendations. We were working with such a tight deadline and everything worked out – you were instrumental to that so I wanted to say a massive thanks for your help. I would strongly recommend Michael's services for anyone who needs help in immigration process.
06:58 28 Jul 20
I applied work visa and it went tough situation because covid-19 happened. But Mr.Yoon had done really great professional job. Fortunately I’ve got my work visa and I am really happy about it. I strongly recommend him because he knows about visa very well, more than anybody I think.
06:50 14 Jul 20
I applied for my residency through Michael and he provided me with the correct information and supported me when I was tensed and worried about the same. I got my residency and I am very glad with Michael support during my hard time.
02:00 10 Jul 20
Michael's office is the best place to solve your Immigration NZ related questions and get an honest and prompt advice,which clear lots of doubts and make yourself proactive to plan and act in accordance to achieve your the best visa outcome.His service has a unique class which make him stand out from the rest in same profession, this is my personal experience in last 9 years of dealing with Immigration NZ for various Visa .
15:33 04 Jun 20
Well I don't even know where to start but this guy is amazing, calm and gets everything you need help with done as soon as possible. Our case was so hard but thank you so much for all your hard work and all the effort you did to help us get through. It's been a long tough journey. I recommend anyone who is dealing with immigration to get their work done here. Any questions and concerns you have will be answered super fast via email, even in the middle of the night. Immigration work after all needs that professional and knowledge and this guy has it all.Many thanks.
12:30 03 Jun 20
Applied my temporary visa 2-3 times from Michael. He is very genuine n helpful person. Thanks.
06:34 22 May 20
I thank you to Michael Yoon for helping my husband get to New Zealand on visitor visa which was very difficult for long time but eventually got approved. He was very kind and helpful. I highly recommend him as Immingham Lawyer to my friend and colleagues who needed the help to get their love one to New Zealand
01:45 22 May 20
Excellent services. Quick response. Helped me a lot with our visa application. Absolutely recommended.
07:57 03 Apr 20
When i came back to nz and decided to apply for a new work visa i really dont want to go back to my previous immigration adviser as i experience an incompetent and unreliable adviser. I contacted Micheal and he responded to me immediatley and very detailed. I can prove that Mike is really friendly professional lawyer. With service that is fast and exceptional, he is very helpful in answering all immigration issues and i can prove that you will get the best immigration service and advice. In less than one week i got my work visa without any problem at all. Thank you so much and will definitely get the service again. -maryanne
08:55 17 Mar 20
01:15 25 Feb 20
My partner get work visa in a week. He is the best lawyer!!!
21:59 09 Feb 20
처음부터 끝까지 꼼꼼하게 체크해주시고 편하게 해주셔서 덕분에 기분좋게 진행했습니다. 잘 준비해주셔서 저희는 빨리 잘해결되었네요. 친절하게 잘 해주셔서 너무 감사합니다.
04:32 22 Jan 20
One of the best and recommended immigration lawyer, helped me through out my case and always had best advice. Appreciate your work Michael.Thanks
03:46 21 Jan 20
Good advice very helpful I happy to recommending to friends and others.👍
22:53 20 Jan 20
I have to say that Michael Yoon is the best immigration lawyer in Christchurch! My case is very hard and complicated. You can not imagine that INZ changed 3 immigration visa officer in my case. The former 2 visa officer are so subjective and unprofessional. After analyzing my case carefully, Michael listed the materials that I need to be prepared, then wrote several letters to reply the visa officer. From his letters, I found that all his speech were very professional and logical, and all the words and sentences presented his confidence and professionalism. It is worth mentioning that throughout the case, his words was well-founded, and he even refuted the views of the immigration manager to convince him. I believe that it is because of Michael's professionalism that the visa officer changed his perspective and finally gave me a visa fairly.I feel so lucky choosing Michael as my lawyer. I really recommend anyone with immigration issues to choose Michale Yoon. Believe me, choose Michael, you will not be disappointed!
Văn Nguyễn Đ.
22:17 17 Jan 20
Great Services. Very impressed with how quick the responses. Emailed questions at midnight, but still got answers immediately. The layer is very active and helpful. Our visa application went smoothly and successfully. We will consider having more services in the future.
Văn Đình N.
22:16 17 Jan 20
Great Services. Very impressed with how quick the responses. Emailed questions at midnight, but still got answers immediately. The layer is very active and helpful. Our visa application went smoothly and successfully. We will consider having more services in the future.
23:48 15 Jan 20
My partner and I went to Michael for a Partnership Work Visa. He is very nice, trusty and the most important thing: He is experienced in what he’s doing. When I had specific questions he always replied quickly and we never felt to be left alone during the whole process. He’s very transparent with information about the visa application and always willing to help. Our Visa got accepted without Immigration NZ questioned any of our documents.
I highly recommend Michael Yoon.
23:33 15 Jan 20
My Partner and I went to Michael‘s Office to ask him if he would help us through the Partnership Visa process. He is really kind and gave us a lot of tips and unknown details during the process which was very useful. My Partnership visa got approved. Although it was delayed Michael finally made it come true. If I had questions he responded quickly so my partner and I never had the feeling to be left alone during the process. Thank you, Michael. :)
09:13 13 Jan 20
one of the best lawyer in newzealand ..just like a god in my life . just beacuse micheal finally after long time wait am going to live with my love of life ( my wife) . thanks a lot for your help .
08:11 06 Jan 20
The best immigration lawyer in Christchurch!
08:09 06 Jan 20
Micheal has helped with immigration matters for our company over years.He never let us down with results!! he always shares how he responds to Immigration New Zealand so I know how much efforts he puts in for the letter to INZ. Strongly recommended.
08:14 02 Dec 19
If you are looking for a great immigration lawyer - please, look no further! Michael is truly amazing. Not only He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in immigration field - he is super attentive and dedicated and will treat your case/problem as he his own. He is always available via email or phone, answers all the questions in details, and during meetings - he is always prepared and will spend extra time with you. He will not just collect your money and forget about your case - he will be in touch, guiding your thru the whole process until full success.I am very glad I chose Michael as my lawyer and highly recommend to use his services if you need help in
22:41 13 Nov 19
I'm very grateful with Michael Yoon, he has been very polite, patience, helpful, been there all the time, answering even on late weekends. He works really fast.I visited his page and I wanted to call him to explain my case but there was no number and I found an email, I wrote the email without expectations to have a reply (you know what I mean). I was thinking maybe just to go in person. But no, he offers a great service, and he is replying emails, even if you do not believe it.After my work visa got shorter due my company status changed, I was very stressful to have to leave the country, but he provided an excellent guide, and I am still here with hope to become resident.Great Service, if you need anything relate with INZ I am sure he can guide you, and help you and what you need.Thanks so much.
Krazy Price Mart L.
08:38 18 Oct 19
Excellent services. Michael yoon is one of them who can sort out your all immigration matter as far as I know according to my experience as I know almost all immigration lawyer and their services as well but found Michael is the best. He understands the case very deeply and provide best possible result. My visa got declined and he did his effort and made it positive. I highly recommend my law to all of you who are going to take immigration services.
02:43 16 Oct 19
Incredible efficient customer service.
21:00 15 Oct 19
Michael provides a level of service unmatched by others, he promptly responded and addressed my messy visa issue with an efficient plan. I have dealt with (3) other visa agencies in the past and he was pleasantly different to work with.
Faustino jr C.
22:26 12 Oct 19
Achini Ruwanthika P.
11:41 27 Sep 19
I highly recommended Michael Yoon if you are planning to apply for your visas in NZ.After getting declined essential skill work visa, I was looking for a good lawyer who can fight for my reconsideration.When I got to know about him, he assist me in a very clear way and finally I got my visa approved.Just wanna say a huge thank you to Michael Yoon for assisting me in the right time and the right way. Will surely work with him again in future.
09:06 23 Sep 19
Great Guy, Great service and always willing to help out.
21:35 16 Sep 19
very happy to share my experience with Mr. Michael. he was extremely helpful and professional and kind. highly recommend:)
23:39 02 Sep 19
Micheal is best advocate, his work is really good and fast. I got my Visa in less then 30days. The best thing about him, he is friendly and gives best advice.He gives update regularly.TooI really thanks Micheal for helping me out with Visa.
04:02 12 Aug 19
I approached Mr. Michael for my Visa Reconsideration. Unfortunately due to his work load & my time deadline, he was unable to took my case but he gladly meet us (me & my wife) and gave his valuable advice on how to proceed further. Considering our situation, he also gave us reference of another lawyer & I went through him & got my Visa approved. I would like to thank Mr. Michael for making time for us out of his busy schedule. He & his advice helped us a lot.I would surely recommend Mr. Michael for any Immigration matter.
00:41 12 Aug 19
I would like to share my great experience with the immigration lawyer Michael Yoon. He is a true expert in the field of immigration law. I have applied for my work visa. My application was a complicated and a tedious one to get approved. Through his experience and effort I got my visa approved. The best thing I would like to share, he is very prompt in replying to every single mail and calls. I would highly recommend Michael Yoon if anyone is seeking for the best immigration service. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for us.
00:28 12 Aug 19
I would like to share my great experience with the immigration lawyer Michael Yoon. He is atrue expert in the field of immigration law. I have applied for my work visa. My application was a complicated and a tedious one to get approved. Through his experience and effort I got my visa approved. The best thing I would like to share, he is very prompt in replying to every single mail and calls. I would highly recommend Michael Yoon, if anyone is seeking for the best immigration service. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for us.
15:59 01 Aug 19
Mr. Michael is extremely professional, helpful, and friendly. He provided a great service and always replied to our many questions quickly and explained everything in details. He is an excellent lawyer and I strongly recommend him!!!
08:53 31 Jul 19
Our application was a difficult one.Michael was upfront and honest about the process from the beginning with the best result a person can get. I recommend Michael for any Visa application. He is a wonderful, caring person and the best lawyer to go through this process!
23:02 30 Jul 19
Simply the best. Great service, Michael truly wants you to succeed. Honest and the most important, a human being, not just a business man. Highly recommended
02:50 26 Jul 19
Anxious about immigration? Choose Yoon!Michael is an exceptional immigration lawyer. With clarity, respect, and timeliness, he guided me and my husband through my partnership-based resident visa, which was approved in just over six months. We had some minor concerns about my application, mainly fueled by immigration horror stories in the news, but he put our minds at ease with a realistic assessment of our situation. The peace of mind he brought us is priceless, so it was worth the $3000 price tag that he clearly explained from the start. I thought these positive Google reviews were too good to be true, but the real truth is that Michael is just that good!
06:56 25 Jun 19
Michael is the best Lawyer for any immigration aspects. He has vast knowledge and experience in immigration aspects. I am going to recommend all my friends and colleagues to him. He can find the best solution depending on your situation. Thank you Michael for your continuous guidance.
19:01 19 Jun 19
Micheal is professional, patience and friendly. Fast response and action, highly recommended!Micheal服务超级好，回复快，有耐心，专业， 推荐！
Miranda Bien-Lim W.
21:35 04 Apr 19
I am very grateful to Immigration Lawyer Michael Yoon for helping me with the successful application for a one-year Work Visa for my Filipino domestic helper/Nanny. Throughout the process, Michael Yoon was kind, supportive and gave good advice. It was providence that I found Michael Yoon while reading online for immigration agents and lawyers. He responded to my initial enquiry and helped to put me on the right track with the visa application process. My entire family and my Helper/Nanny are delighted with the result.
08:29 20 Mar 19
I went to meet Michael for an appointment in regards to my work visa extension. Michael was very professional and went out of his way to help me out. He was on holiday with his family when Immigration wanted to interview me but despite that he was there to help me out every step of the way. Next milestone - Residence Class Visa which again Michael is helping me out with.
23:29 04 Dec 18
Excellent Service overall. I just got my wife’s and daughter’s visa approved yesterday. Thank you so much Michael Yoon. I saw the reviews on google and that’s how I got to know about Michael Yoon and sought his help. There is no doubt that the wonderful reviews about him is very true. He is so comfortable to work with, a true genuine lawyer, responds very quickly whether it is a silly question or not. Michael has vast knowledge of immigration laws and guides you in the right direction. He prepared the applications meticulously with great attention to detail, kept regular follow ups with the immigration case officer, very sincere and transparent. His professional approach and deep commitment to work is highly appreciated. Extremely satisfied. Once again, thank you very much for everything Michael and I will definitely come to you soon for my wife’s and daughter’s other visa and residency application.
18:48 21 Sep 18
Great service, very approachable, highly recommend Michael Yoon to those who are looking for an immigration lawyer. Thanks Michael for all your help.
04:17 22 Aug 18
I would highly recommend Michael Yoon from kannangara thomson. He is absolutely amazing at his job, very professional and knew right steps to help us reaching our goal. Submissions were made straight away and we got the result ,we were dreaming of. Thanks Michael.
03:08 09 Aug 18
I am very happy with the service that I received. Professional and good communication. Definitely recommend.
06:49 06 Aug 18
Would like to thank Michael and his team for helping us get a work and student visa for my partner and her daughter.michael helped us ,and made this as easy as possible with no headache and no stress.would highly recommend this company.thank you very much to all.
01:48 05 Aug 18
Thank you so much Michael. You are really Professional and Helpful. Michael was honest and detailed in his assessment on the application. Anybody who is looking for an Immigration lawyer, i would recommend MICHAEL YOON for the best results. Cheers Michael.
09:14 25 Jun 18
Very supportive and active respond. I really appreciate michael that how you manage to get everything done in a short time frame. Thnx alot
12:05 16 Jun 18
Michael Yoon is very professional lawyer and he gave us a lot good advise. Our visa application process would not go such smoothly without his help. There is no doubt that we will frequently cooperate in the future. Thank you very much, Michael.
19:07 24 May 18
Thanks Micheal yoon. I really appriciate .
22:35 21 Apr 18
Thanks very much Micheal Yoon for your assistance.he was very helpful to lead and direct me to get further visa.He is very confident immigration lawyer.
23:03 12 Apr 18
Michael yoon was the only reason me and wife are still together In new zealand without him it would have been a different story. I was working for this company for 6 years starting at my age of 19 and I worked my way upto the team leader position the company promised me to support me for my recidency and other legal requirements for the immigration purpose and every thing was Goin good but All of a sudder there was a change in management and the new person who started as the manager had other plans which left me stranded they said they were not in a position to help me. Without knowing any of the immigration rules or how to apply or what to do me and my wife made a decision and that was to get a professional advice and thank god we went to Michael yoon. He had answer for all our questions he actually made us feel comfortable by letting us know how we can approach the immigration what are our strengths ect. All we had to do was to provide the information what Michael had asked for and the rest is history . Even now if we need any legal advice the only person we go to is Michael yoon that's how much we trust in him.
05:29 08 Apr 18
I am grateful to thank Michael Yoon who helped me in getting my work visa within the prescribed time frame. He was really well organized by addressing my queries straight forward, legal and much effective manner. He is very kind, friendly, supportive and very responsible person by answering all my queries within couple of hours. He suggested all the supportive documents and letters that is required from my organization in order to file my work visa. He first analyzed my case, and provided 100% satisfied and generous service hence I would like to suggest the needy people to approach him and get benefited in a legal and transparent manner. His help and support is greatly appreciated and I thank ever so much for his invaluable service.
07:21 13 Mar 18
I would like to share my great experience working with Lawyer Michael Yoon. I am originally from Russia and I had been living for 4 years in Canada. I decided to move to New Zealand 2 years ago. It wasn’t a spontaneous decision. My oldest brother lived in Christchurch and he was a resident. I was on a tourist visa when I arrived in New Zealand. Initially, I applied for skilled immigration through the job offer. My brother had a Russian lawyer who had a good reputation and seemed to be very knowledgeable. I don’t want to go into details but that ‘Russian lawyer’ gave me the wrong advice and made my stay illegal in New Zealand. Luckily, I had already met my partner. When my work visa got declined and I became illegal in the country, my partner’s mother advised Michael Yoon. In short, Michael Yoon managed to extend my tourist visa then get me a work partnership visa and after that my residency. I want to thank Michael Yoon for the incredible support and professional advice. He was very honest and gave me all possible scenarios and solutions for my difficult case. He replied to my email very fast (within an hour). Because of Michael Yoon, I can finally move on with my life. I am very grateful that I met Michael Yoon. I would definitely recommend Michael Yoon as an immigration lawyer who is hardworking, honest professional who genuinely wants to help you without overcharging.
Minda Cloete L.
05:49 28 Feb 18
An excellent result for us due to our lawyer's intelligent and creative response. Thank you.
04:32 26 Feb 18
Michael was sincere and helpful for approving my resident visa.He helped me for 10months that was quite long term to get a resident visa. I had an issue when case officer claimed my status and He perfectly solved my issues. If I don't have Michael, I wouldn't get a resident visa. He is a good consulting and counselling what you are at . Highly recommend this immigration lawyer.
09:34 25 Feb 18
I feel grateful that I found Michael Yoon to lead and direct me during my Residency file. He was very professional, fast on responding to all my questions (and I had a lot) and knowledgeable. His advice was invaluable. I highly recommend Michael Yoon for a wonderful job He does.
Saerom Romi K.
23:34 22 Feb 18
I really appreciate to Laywer Michael Yoon. I was very lucky to meet you. When I got PPI letter from immigration for my residency application it was just before the Xmas holiday. It was super hard mission to find right lawyer that time. I posted all the Korean communities also sent emails to many lawyers but was very hard to get answer that season. Then my hero Michael sent me msg and it was like I found a light in the dark to me. My case was pretty complicated and bit twisted. If you're not working at my work place it's bit hard to understand the situation but he solved it smoothly and very professional way. He stayed up for whole night to help me the day before we sent the final letter. I have got my residency 5 months later after we sent mail. Meanwhile Michael kept sending mails to my officer even I didn't ask for. When I tried to find lawyer, someone told me that most of lawyers don't want to take the case if it looked hopeless or hard to win. To me Michael was not just only the lawyer to find a work but more like who understood my situation and tried to help as a good person. I still remember that frustrating days before I met Michael. Now I am travelling the world, writing this in Colombia. It was my first mission when I get residency. I want to say thank you to Michael. If he didn't hand me I am not here now. All the best for Michael Yoon. He is the best lawyer. :)
John JongHo P.
10:11 20 Feb 18
I have applied for a work visa 2 times and residency with Michael Yoon, I got all of them by his help. Each every time immigration asked many questions and pointed out problems, that made me panicked but Michael Yoon solved all my visa problems even hard case. Also i recommended Michael to my friend, she got the residency as well. Michael is professional immigration lawyer, hard worker, good adviser and best friend for your immigration work. My partner will apply residency soon, we choose Michael Yoon without hesitation.
11:27 14 Feb 18
Thank you very much Michael Yoon and Immigration Lawyers Christchurch for assisting me to get the New Zealand Residency. When i went there for my first consultation, i got clear answers for all my questions from Michael and i realized that he is so expert in Immigration and visa cases. Throughout the whole process Michael helped and advised me and i got a very quick positive response from Immigration NZ. He updated with me in each stages of my visa process. I would highly recommend everyone to this firm for anything related to immigration. The service i received from him was excellent and i am so happy now because i am holding the NZ resident visa. It is all because of Michael's hard work and legal knowledge. Best service ever. Thank you very much Michael one more time.
Nancy Nanhui W.
12:05 10 Feb 18
Michael was not the first lawyer who I had consulted for my resident application but was the only choice I would like to invite as my representative. I believe this was because his professional and prudential work style and rich experience in immigration law. Besides, he is also a hard-working man who always gave instant feedback to my immigration officer's and my inquiries. His professionalism gave me confidence in recommending him to my other friends not only on immigration cases but also on other legal issues.
Pavittar Singh Notay J.
09:21 08 Feb 18
I still remember that how hard it was for me to become a resident of New Zealand although I had all those skills this Country may need. Credit goes to Michael Yoon who really worked hard on my applications with NZ Immigration. He is not only very professional but he is also a very kind hearted young man. I feel proud to say that I class him as my family lawyer. He started from my work visas, moving to Residency application and then Citizenship documentation. He have good knowledge about property law as well. I recommend everyone to avail his services as and where required, to acheive fruitful results.
Regards, Pavittar Singh Notay
Director, Goldcoin Projects Limited
08:48 01 Feb 18
Excellent immigration lawyer!! It is extremely frustrating when you are going through the work visa and the PR process but Michael made this so easy. So thanks Michael and hope many others get theirs through Michael. Good luck
00:48 31 Jan 18
Dear Michael, thank you so much for you assistance. Due to your hard work and legal knowledge my case went through with no problem. It is truly amazing what a difference it could be with a lawyer like Michael, I trusted him from beginning to finish and he made a perfect job. Thank you again and I would highly recommend him to anyone who might need legal representation. Maggie
21:46 23 Jan 18
Michael helped my residency visa, my case officer was assuming me with character issue. I thought there were no other options for me. I asked Michael for help and Michael’s idea was request to INZ to change my case officer because the case officer was not seeing and treating me with fair-mindedly. His idea was brilliant, it accepted by technical advisor from INZ and my case went well perfectly. Michael is very professional, excellent communicator and work with the facts, advise realistic matters, no giving you false hope. I do highly recommend Michale (Immigration layers New Zealand) with confidence.
06:19 22 Jan 18
We were lucky to have Michael Yoon as our Immigration Lawyer. Dealing with the Immigration Department has always been very exhausting and ours was a difficult case with many problems. Michael has made it easy and the application went through successfully. We can't thank him enough for his prompt reply that always set our mind at ease and every single cent is worth spending. We would highly recommend him for experience and consistent prompt service.
21:39 15 Jan 18
Highly recommend Michael Yoon. He is efficient and professional Immigration Lawyers. He fast responded all my questions and provided professional advice. With his help, I got my resident visa. Thank you for all your help.
00:38 13 Jan 18
I highly recommend Michal Yoon if you are planning to find a lawyer for your visa. I got both my work visa and resident visa in 2016. At the beginning, I was planning to work with Michael only for my resident visa because my work visa was supposed to be easily approved. However, as my application had been almost declined, I asked him to assist me and he jumped in. I got my case officer replaced twice and finally I got my work visa approved, thanks to his big support. After 4 months later, my resident visa was approved, which was unsurprisingly quick because it was only 2 months after I submitted my application. This is due to the battle with NZ Immigration at my work visa application. I really appreciate Michael because his response was always in a timely manner and his explanation was easy to understand. Without his assistance, my resident visa wouldn't have been approved.
09:02 08 Jan 18
We get to know Michael Yoon since early 2016, our EOI was submitted in Feb 2017, and AIP in July 2017. we are extremely satisfied with his service and his professionalism. He is the one who can point you to a right and fast direction for your immigration, he took every question seriously and you always get a prompt reply, that is one of the most desired attitudes you want from your immigration lawyer. If you are looking for experienced and reliable professional immigration lawyer, find Michael and have a quick chat with him. Big thanks for your effort, Michael!
Kim & Nina
Managing Director / Lawyer (LL.B / B.Com)
We are true experts in the field of New Zealand immigration law, having practised in the area and dealt with Immigration NZ for more than 15 years.
We have successfully helped thousands of clients gain residency in New Zealand or get out of a difficult situation with Immigration NZ.
With our insight and experience in New Zealand immigration law and procedure, we are able to formulate a unique strategy that works for you.
As a multi-cultural firm, we understand what it's like to go through an immigration and visa process, and unlike bigger law firms, each and every client will receive our personal attention.
Recent immigration IPT appeal cases
 NZIPT 205275 - Special circumstances recognised
 NZIPT 204948 - Immigration New Zealand decision held incorrect
 NZIPT 204705 - Immigration New Zealand decision held incorrect
 NZIPT 204731 - New evidence accepted as an exception
 NZIPT 204480 - Immigration New Zealand decision held incorrect
 NZIPT 203516 - Immigration New Zealand decision held incorrect
 NZIPT 201323 - Immigration New Zealand decision held incorrect
 NZIPT 201238 - Special circumstances recognised
 NZIPT 200715 - Immigration New Zealand decision held incorrect
 NZIPT 200395 - Immigration New Zealand decision held incorrect
Michael went to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch and studied Law and Commerce.
He holds a current practising certificate with the New Zealand Law Society as a lawyer.
His first legal job was with Cavell Leitch, a Christchurch law firm, where he stayed for a couple of years.
He joined another Christchurch law firm Kannangara Thomson in 2011 and was made a partner in 2017.
In December 2018, he started MY Law in Christchurch, specialising in NZ immigration law.
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