Stories – Our clients from New Zealand

All the below stories have been published with the permission of the author.

Wow!! How can we begin to express our gratitude and thanks for all your hard work, sheer grit and determination shown in helping us through this process?
You have been fantastic. Your knowledge and responsiveness to our questions and concerns has been incredible.  You have made us laugh when we thought the only option was to cry! You’ve trusted us by paying funds when we couldn’t get our money to you quickly enough and always put our best interest at heart. We will never forget all you have done for us Rosie, it’s been a lovely journey to travel with you. Thank you.
Karen and Irene 2019 Partnership Residency

I can say without a doubt that Rosie has been worth every penny. We would never have navigated the murky and complex web of paperwork involved in applying for a skilled migrant visa without her! Throughout the process, Rosie kept us informed, clearly explained what we needed to do and gave us deadlines. She was always on the end of the phone or an email away (when we had yet another query) and it was a pleasure to deal with her. Without Rosie’s expert advice we would definitely have been caught out by the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the visa process. Kia Ora, Rosie!
Jennie, Matthew and family 2019 Skilled Migrant Residency
O-M-G!!! We are still processing the good news but we are sooooo happy!
Immigration surely had to hear us because we were thinking of them very intensively this week, LOL.
It is so strange…Facebook just pops out something we shared 3 years ago – that time we put up our visual board where the whole bottom left section was dedicated to New Zealand. We had absolutely no idea about the journey ahead of us…or better said, we were incredibly naive about it :). And with all the changes in NZ Immigration laws…it has been a quite a journey and we would never make it without you!
You found the way how to get us here and what you did for us last year in May is beyond the words! Moving to New Zealand was certainly one of our craziest and most ambitious plans and here we are!
Rosie, thank you so so much! You will always be in our thoughts and hope you will continue with your amazing work and will help more people to get to New Zealand. And when you will be tired, retired or just bored and will want to visit New Zealand – please note you will always be welcomed in our house.
Jakub and Denisa 2019 Skilled Migrant Category Residency

Dear Rosie

On behalf of our little family we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts on obtaining the visa for Nitesh and Rahul.

Your guidance from day one and sincere honesty is what drew us to you

Working along side you has been so easy

I still remember when we first got the ball rolling you sent me a long list of things I had to complete which looked daunting to say the least

However your patience and guidance made it so much easier

The fact I was moving to a different country and had so many things to sort out was mind boggling but you made sure the stress of getting the visa for my husband and son were one less thing for me to worry about

It was a tough case for my husband however you believed in us and that’s all that mattered to us

Thank you again for everything you did to work with us and succeed

Viran 2019  Partnership Work Visa and Domestic Student Visa


Rosie Hobhouse assisted me in my recent application for NZ residency. She made the process as straightforward as possible for me, explaining very clearly exactly what documents and evidences were required and providing me with tips and suggestions. She collated my haphazard documents into an organised file and dealt with any queries I had quickly and helpfully.
I cannot recommend Rosie Hobhouse highly enough.

Francesca 2019 Permanent Residency as Partner of ex-pat NZ Citizen


The visa process loomed like an A level Chemistry exam that I was never going to pass without some serious tutoring!

From the moment that Rosie answered my very first call for help, I felt my “visa terrors” ease away!

Rosie is personal (in a good way), thorough in her questioning (not in a nosy way) and treated me as an equal making me laugh out loud regularly (something that thankfully continued every time we spoke on the phone).

Professional, knowledgeable, sensitive, patient, always available… Rosie is all of these.

She made me feel completely at ease with my “visa journey” and emigration process.

Without Rosie’s help I would certainly be looking to re-sit my “exam”!

I totally recommend Rosie’s services.

David   2019 Permanent Residency as partner of ex-pat NZ Citizen



Well what can I say.   Rosie has been brilliant in every aspect of me getting my Partnership Visa.   We had been struggling to get my NZ Citizen partner of six years  a Visa to the UK.   At one point I didn’t think it was possible for me to be re-united with him after several visa declines.   I was in the UK and he was in Australia.   Our daughter was missing him.     I contacted Rosie in desperation to help me get to NZ when we changed plans.   Rosie returned my phone call and strongly believed in our case after listening to our story.   I could have cried and she has been like that throughout the whole process.
With me being pregnant with my second child it was just one thing less thing to stress about as Rosie explaining in depth everything we needed and been on our case to get it.
Whatever she said to Immigration when we submitted the application it worked. immigration personally contacted us within a week to tell us the good news about our visa.   We had our visa in 7 days and not the normal 3 months it takes to process.   Rosie had obviously made quite the impression on them.
Just want to Thank you again Rosie, our family will be re-united again after 2 1/2 years and its all down to you.  We will be forever grateful.
Ciara Partner to NZ Citizen 2019

Words fail me when it comes to expressing our appreciation and gratitude for all that Rosie did for us in obtaining our SMC Visa.

The journey was far from straightforward, with many tears shed and many laughs shared, but your belief in me was what carried me through.   Your professionalism and knowledge of the process were a source of great strength, your sensitivity, honesty and patience kept my hope alive, especially when I doubted myself and the outcome.  Rosie always made herself available to us, either at the end of the phone or an email away, there was never a waiting period when we needed some news (which was often in my case, the waiting was agonising).

I do not believe we would be starting our new chapter of our lives in NZ if we had attempted this on our own and I could not have asked for a better Immigration lawyer to walk this journey with me.  My case was unique, it was as we felt “impossible” to achieve, but Rosie performed what we know was a miracle.  Rosie, you will always have a special place in our lives and we cannot recommend you highly enough!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Nick and Lana Temporary entry and SMC Residency 2019


What I thought was going to be a relatively simple application for a work visa turned complicated and I honestly do not believe that I would have been able to navigate it successfully without Rosie’s help. She has so much experience and knowledge to offer and I really appreciated her honesty regarding the specifics of my situation, which were by no means straight forward. She is down to earth, supportive and brings calm and clarity to what can feel like an overwhelming process. Rosie’s guidance helped me put together the very best application I could and I was pleasantly shocked when my visa was granted within 3 weeks of submission rather than the anticipated 3 months! Thanks for everything Rosie, you really did make all the difference.

Jo Work Visa 2019


It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch (you helped me apply for a special visitor visa for NZ in early 2018). I’ve just been granted a partner of a resident visa (after a two year work visa as you advised us below). I have a job in my specialist field, Amber’s research is going really well and our daughter sings Maori rhymes. Our life here is really taking shape.

Thank you so much for your help. You expert advice in guiding us through the application process and the associated bureaucracy was invaluable.

Alan and Amber 2019    Visit visa to NZ as partner of Australian Citizen.


‘Emigrating to another country with family can a be daunting prospect.  In my view, having an immigration advisor is essential to make the journey as smooth as possible.  My family and I decided to emigrate to New Zealand and our Immigration Advisor, Rosemary, has been fabulous throughout the entire process.  She was diligent, conscientious and efficient in her approach and always kept me up to date with how our application was progressing.  She was always available for help and advice to alleviate any concerns I had.   I don’t know how I could have don’t it without her.  Thank you Rosemary!’


Juber.   Skilled Migrant Residency September 2019