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Immigration Chambers - Legally qualified specialists and advisers

Immigration Chambers is made up of legally trained professionals specialising in New Zealand immigration laws. We offer the highest level of immigration advice and expertise in all aspects of immigration law, including all complex matters that arise in the immigration context.

We at Immigration Chambers are a dedicated, ethnically diverse and close-knit team of multilingual professionals who are genuinely interested in supporting our clients. We understand each situation is different and our advice reflects this. Our knowledge and the depth of our industry experience allows us to predict and pre-empt issues you may have.

Members of our staff speak English, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Russian, and Vietnamese for your convenience, ensuring we communicate appropriately to understand your immigration requirements.

Meet our team members

DAVID FISHER

Director/Immigration Law Specialist

David is our Director and an immigration law specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Auckland and is well-versed and knowledgeable in all aspects of New Zealand immigration law.

David began his legal career working for specialist immigration law firms, and he also became licensed under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act. Having worked on all manner of immigration matters, ranging from simple applications through to complex legal solutions, David now oversees all strategic aspects of the company’s activities, and he enjoys finding solutions for clients.

To ask for David’s advice, please phone: (+64) 9 218 9991 or email: david@iclegal.co.nz

LUCY HE

Immigration Law Specialist

Lucy holds a Bachelor Degree in Media Studies, Political Science and International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington. She is currently studying in the final year of her Bachelor of Law at Waikato University.

Lucy has worked as a Licensed Immigration Adviser for around 10 years. She is specialised in the following areas:

  • Appeals against declined decisions for residence to Immigration and Protection Tribunals (IPT)
  • Residence applications under Skilled Migrant Category
  • Residence applications under Family Categories, including Partnership Category
  • Residence applications under Business Categories
  • Unlawful status under Section 61 of Immigration Act 2009

Before joining us, Lucy managed the Wellington Office of a highly regarded immigration consultancy from January 2013 to August 2016. She also worked on a part-time basis as a member of the academic team responsible for delivering the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7), at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (the current Toi Ohomai) from March 2014 to July 2015. That is a compulsory programme for all advisers before they can apply for their licence.

Lucy has extensive experience in assessing and arguing complicated applications and appeals. She has been successfully with all her appeals to IPT to date.

Lucy’s contact is lucy@iclegal.co.nz or Phone: + 64 9 218 9991.

SHIV DEEPAK

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Shiv has been working with David for the last 3 years and has extensive experience in managing business and the knowledge of Immigration industry. He has recently completed his course of Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice from Toi Ohomai Institute. So now our earlier Practice Manager has become a Licensed Immigration Adviser, giving direct advice and assistance to our clients.

Shiv holds a Post Graduate Diploma of Business from UUNZ, New Zealand affiliated by the University of Southern Queensland. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from India and used to work in managerial positions at HDFC Bank and other commercial organisations in India. 

Our clients with language barriers greatly appreciate Shiv’s support, as he is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi. His contact details are  shiv@iclegal.co.nz or phone + 64 9 218 9991

MINJI LEE

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Minji is an Australian lawyer, registered Australian migration agent, and a licensed immigration adviser in New Zealand.

She initially relocated from Korea to Australia in 2008 to pursue her law degree at La Trobe Law school, Melbourne. After graduating, she gained years of experience in practicing personal injury and employment law. In the past few years, Minji has made her determination to gain knowledge in Australian and New Zealand immigration laws. She has been working with us as a licensed adviser for Australian and New Zealand migration.

Minji speaks Korean and English. To receive her advice, please call +64 9 218 9991 or email minji@iclegal.co.nz.

DORA XI

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Dora has received professional learning in the fields of immigration law and business administration. She has successfully achieved:

  •  Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice from Toi Ohomai. This is the compulsory programme that all immigration advisers need to complete before they can apply for their licence
  •  Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  •  Bachelor of Management.

Dora’s on-the-job training in business administration has provided her with practical insights into the day-to-day operation of a fully-functioning business. This enables her to make well founded and convincing submissions to Immigration New Zealand about a business’s management and financial control. The knowledge and skills Dora has in this area are crucial to preparing comprehensive and compelling applications under Skilled Migrant Category and Business Categories. As a Licensed Immigration Adviser, Dora is committed to our companies’ joint mission that we will always act in good faith and in the best interests of our clients – we uphold our clients’ right to a fair hearing.

Dora’s email is dora@iclegal.co.nz or phone +64 9 218 9991.

VALERIE HIRSCH

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Valerie holds a PhD Degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. She studied social science at Salzburg University, Austria. Her thesis was devoted to Global studies, in particular to such social phenomena as ‘migration’ and ‘diaspora’. In 2013, Valerie completed her Postgraduate Diploma in International Communication in New Zealand. Since then she has worked in the international marketing sector, promoting Tertiary Education in New Zealand internationally.

In 2019, the Immigration Advisers Authority granted Valerie  a license, and ever since she has been providing immigration advice under David Fisher’s supervision. Valerie joined the IC  Team in March 2021, with many years of experience in education and immigration.

Valerie enjoys helping our clients’ dreams of coming to New Zealand happen.

Valerie’s email is valerie@iclegal.co.nz 

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ANA MARTINS

Ana is an overseas qualified Solicitor with over a decade of experience in the legal industry. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Taxation from Brazil. Ana is also currently finishing her last year at the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7) at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining us is in early June 2021,  Ana worked in Brazil for several leading law firms as a tax lawyer. She has extensive experience in litigation and has argued a large number of complex cases and appeals in Brazil.

After moving to New Zealand in 2017, Ana headed the Litigation Support team at a large Auckland law firm performing discovery and evidence assessment in civil and criminal cases. She also worked as a Solicitor (Admitted in Brazil) for a boutique firm where she was part of one of the largest civil cases before the High Court in New Zealand.

In addition to English, Ana speaks Portuguese and Spanish. Email Ana@iclegal.co.nz or phone +64 9 218 9991.

GIANNA DANG

Licensed Immigration Adviser

Gianna is a Licensed Immigration Adviser based who has been working with David for three years and holds a Master of Law from the University of Auckland.

Before moving to New Zealand, she completed a Bachelor of Laws in her country, Vietnam then gained significant work experience with two prominent international law firms.

Gianna helps with resolving different legal aspects of the case, including PPI responses, escalation challenges, appeals to the Tribunal and the Minister with matters related to immigration and humanitarian laws.

Gianna speaks English, Vietnamese and is undertaking French language courses. To contact Gianna, please email gianna@iclegal.co.nz 

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AMISH SADARIA

Practice Manager

Amish holds a Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) Degree and Master of Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from India.

Amish has extensive experience in sales of financial products in India, NZ immigration industry and business management. Before joining Immigration Chambers, he was an Office Manager for an immigration adviser firm for more than 5 years. 

Having a migrant background himself, Amish has a keen interest in cultural differences and particularly enjoys working with all different people from all over the world. He is the first line of contact providing general support for many of our clients, and is also helping with the maintenance of our IT system.

Amish’s contact details are amish@iclegal.co.nz or phone: +64 9 218 9991

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WILSON DU

Legal Analyst

Wilson holds a Master degree in Economics and a Bachelor Degree in Law from Nankai University, China and also has finished law studies at The University of Auckland, currently on practice training to be a licensed New Zealand lawyer.

Wilson has been a licensed Chinese Lawyer for ten years mainly specializing in commercial law, contract law, insurance law and real estate law. Wilson has been working in the Immigration industry for more than two years, developing the knowledge and skills in communicating with clients, assisting licensed immigration advisors in dealing with various visa applications, especially in the business category, skilled migrant, essential skills work visa, visitor visa and student visa.

As a migrant moving to New Zealand 6 years ago, Wilson has seen so many people need quality professional legal advice and aid in their meaningful steps in life, he really wishes he could contribute to help as a future qualified immigration lawyer, by sharing his knowledge of New Zealand and Chinese Law, his spirit of helping, his professionalism of being culturally and ethically appropriate, and his passion and empathy.

Wilson can effectively communicate in both English and Mandarin. His email address is wilson@iclegal.co.nz or phone + 64 9 218 9991

HAYAN LEE

Office Administrator

Hayan supports our advisers with administration tasks and other daily duties that occur. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business from her hometown Seoul, Korea then moved to New Zealand in 2018 to complete a Postgraduate Diploma of Business Administration. 

Hayan’s email address is hayan@iclegal.co.nz.

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HANNAH ALCANTARA

Intern & Administration Assistant

Hannah is our Intern and an Administration Assistant. Hannah is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees at the University of Auckland.

Hannah’s email address is hannah@iclegal.co.nz.

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RENU RYDER

Digital Marketing Manager

Renu has a particular interest in all things digital and especially in content creation and curation. She is a kiwi and holds a BA/BCom from the University of Auckland.

Renu’s email address is renu@iclegal.co.nz.