Immigration New Zealand office in Hamilton primarily deals with family-based visa applications, such as the Partnership-Based Work Visa application, Partnership-Based Residence Visa application, Parent Category residence application, Parent Retirement Category residence application and Dependent Child residence application.
The Hamilton Immigration NZ branch is at Level 5, Westpac House, Cnr Victoria and Alma Streets, Hamilton, occupying about 850 sqm of space.
The office has not allowed public access since making the decision to close the public counter in 2017. All documents must now be filed online or physically via the documentation office in Auckland.
The office has about 180 staff (as of September 2023) consisting of Head of Operations Hamilton, Visa Operations Managers, Senior Administration Coordinator, Practice Leads, Immigration Managers, Technical Advisers, Senior Immigration Officers and Immigration Officers.
In my experience, generally, they have been easy to deal with and seem to adopt a more common-sense approach.
In the news
In 2019, a compliance officer at Hamilton Immigration New Zealand, who was also a Hamilton city councillor, was found to have made controversial remarks about refugees in Europe, which some people thought were racist.
He did clarify later that he had directed his comments at those responsible for the terrorist attacks in France. He had to resign from his position at INZ as a result.
How to Contact INZ Hamilton Office
Contacting the Immigration New Zealand Hamilton Office has become challenging for the general public. They no longer accept visitors and do not provide phone numbers or email addresses.
As immigration lawyers in Hamilton, we have access to their contact information. If you require expedited assistance or wish to establish contact with the Hamilton Immigration Office, consult with our immigration lawyer in Hamilton. We’ll explore ways to assist you.