Sonja has experience in immigration work for both permanent and temporary New Zealand visas and is able to offer guidance and assistance on a range of immigration matters.
Her experience involves assisting clients with their residence applications for the skilled migrant, family, and business and investor categories as well as work, study and visitor temporary entry applications.
Sonja has experience in assisting clients work through the variety of issues that may arise with New Zealand visa applications including the preparation of character and medical waivers.
She has lodged a number of appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal regarding declined residence class visa applications and also been involved in applications for New Zealand citizenship.
In addition to the above, Sonja has practiced in the areas of residential & commercial conveyancing, commercial leases, trusts, intellectual property work involving trade mark applications, retirement villages compliance and charities law.
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Sonja has previously volunteered for the New Plymouth Citizens Advice Bureau.
She has a strong interest in other cultures, languages and customs. Sonja is interested in meeting people from all over the world and in her spare time, likes to travel and spend time with her family.