Client Testimonials

Hear directly from our previous customers and their experiences of dealing with Migration Associates.

A truly excellent service from Borey and the team at Migration Associates. Professional, thorough and very “ user friendly” I would have no hesitation in recommending Migration Associates to anyone considering the move to NZ as they handled the entire process, dealing efficiently with INZ and ensuring they kept me updated on developments in a timely manner.
— Alison Wood, Investor Category, Corporate General Manager
Made my whole NZ visa process simple, couldn’t rate highly enough
— Gary Worsfold, Skilled Migrant Category, Electrician
Migration associates were fantastic from day one in helping me gain my NZ work visa .
Very efficient and speedy service.
Would highly recommend there services and would definitely use there services in the future.
— Graham Dixon, Temporary Work Visa, Construction Project Manager
Borey and the team helped us realise our dream, making something which seemed daunting both easy and quick! We have now been in NZ for three years, are Perm Residents and have our very own Kiwi kid! I recommend this team to EVERYONE who is seeking to emigrate such a great service thank you again and again 😀
— Lucia Fisher, Skilled Migrant Category, PMO Project Manager
The initial contact we had with our Migration Associate at an emigration show persuaded us to use the services of the Migration Associates. Our Migration Associate was very proactive in giving sound advice on the prospects of our chances of obtaining New Zealand residency. Our expectations of their services were satisfactorily met and we obtained a residency visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. Our Migration Associate was friendly, approachable, professional and patient and for these reasons we would recommend using the services of the Migration Associates.
— Gordon - Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, and Jo - Registered Nurse. Skilled Migrant Category, Scottish
Borey and the team at Migration Associates were simply outstanding with regards to the level of service they gave us in a very stressful time. We are 100% positive we would not have obtained the outcome we did without them. We will always be very grateful to him and would never hesitate in recommending him or Migration Associates.
— Tim, ICT Professional. Skilled Migrant Category. British
Our Migration Associate was always honest and realistic about our chances. We never felt under pressure to pay more money or take steps we were not comfortable with. He always got back to us by phone or email to answer our many questions. Keep doing what you are doing! No complaints about any part of your service.
— Matt - Paramedic, and Gabby - Special Needs Carer. Skilled Migrant Category. British
Migration Associates assisted my girlfriend in gaining a New Zealand work permit. I’m a New Zealand Citizen who was travelling back to New Zealand from the UK for two years of study. Although my girlfriend had a fairly complete application before we contacted Migration Associates, we felt with something this important we should leave no stone unturned. We were both really impressed by the individual attention we received and it appeared to us they addressed most of our questions before we had even had a chance to ask them. The end result was my girlfriend had her work permit approved two days after it was lodged! Needless to say we were totally satisfied with the service Migration Associates provided and would not hesitate in recommending to others.
— Simon, NZ Citizen. Work Visa - Partner Policy. Partner Swiss National.
“The service provided by Migration Associates is efficient and is worth paying for. Borey and Rachael were helpful from the start and were a pleasure to deal with”
— Damien and Elaine. 9 Months New Zealand Visitor Visa’s. Irish
I had originally planned to do it all as much as possible to keep costs down, but i found the process very time-consuming and very confusing. So after spending a long time and a large amount of stress I decided to seek expert help with my residency application and contacted Migration Associates. From the start, Borey took away the stress of the process and gave me peace of mind. He went through, in detail, my options on visas and costs, including some that I had not previously considered but in the end chose. We agreed that a tailor-made package, somewhere between the budget and full services would suit my situation best. It allowed me to be fully involved with the application forms, with Borey checking through it all and advising me on which pieces of evidence to submit. He also put me in contact with other services, such as banking and movers, which were also invaluable for my settlement. The most significant help that he gave was to explain how the phone interviews for my residency would work, giving me advice and confidence in my application. The preparation for my residency application took just over a year and in the end the approval for my residency with given within 8 weeks of it being lodged. Much, much quicker than I expected!

I would whole-heartedly recommend anyone to use Borey and Migration Associates for advice and help in immigrating to New Zealand. I found the service very friendly, professional and efficient. It gave me reassurance and peace of mind, as well as making the residency application much less stressful and significantly faster. Definitely good value for money! Thank you very much, Borey.
— P Ellison, Secondary School Teacher. Skilled Migrant Category, British
Our Migration Associate exceeded our expectations with his rapid response to all our questions via email or telephone. We were never left for days without an answer and he could help us every time and any time. Our Migration Associate was a pleasure to work with throughout our application, he was highly efficient, very supportive and always cheered me up if I was getting a little bit stressed.
It was an absolute joy when our Migration Associate telephoned us personally to say we had been accepted for residency. Thanks to his hard work we got the result we wanted.
We just want to take the opportunity to thank the Migration Associates team for making our New Zealand dream come true - keep up the excellent work!
— Lynsey, Nurse. Skilled Migrant Category, British
We have today received our visas for emigration to New Zealand after a 9 month process and 18 month soul search. We decided to use Migration Associates after having met our Migration Associate, and we were immediately impressed with his knowledge and openness about the task ahead.
Our Migration Associate has been the epitome of professionalism and courtesy, keeping us informed with developments and suggesting strategies that we initially thought were wrong.
In the end, our Migration Associated proved absolutely correct. We very much appreciate that this process is both exhaustive and stressful, but the one constant has been our Migration Associate who has kept us both sane and on track.
We can highly recommend Migration Associates and wish you a very happy journey to your future.
— Debbie, Design Teacher. Skilled Migrant Category. British
“I would like to thank Migration Associates without them our dream of living in New Zealand would not have happened.
We have had setbacks with having the correct paperwork and my husband’s qualifications. We also had the added stress of adopting a little boy that we had fostered for 9 years and the licensed adviser was so professional with his advice and step by step guidance with immigration. But 2 years on we have finally got there. I cannot thank Migration Associates enough for all the good advice and help we have received over and above what we expected. I think our case must have been one of the most challenging cases Borey must have dealt with. The removal company that he recommended to us were absolutely great they handled everything with the utmost care and were most professional.
Thank you all so much for allowing us to live our dream. I would not hesitate in recommending Migration Associates to anyone considering a move Down Under.”
— Len & Jacqui. Heavy Vehicle Diesel Fitter. Skilled Migrant Category. British
Well what can we say, Borey you and Rachael have been absolutely brilliant, always on the end of a phone for us, no matter how silly or minor our questions were you always answered us and gave us sound advice, bet you’ll be glad to see the back of us as you know how impatient we have been especially over the last few weeks, but a BIG THANK YOU for your time and your patience in assisting us to make this happen and we would definitely recommend you and your associates to others, what a pleasure it has been working with you all, you make a fantastic team which brings everything together, Thank you all.
— Roger, Lorna & Daniel Water. Project Manager. Skilled Migrant Category. British
“The licensed adviser has a passion and enthusiasm for his country New Zealand which translated into offering a very professional service in helping people fulfil their dreams of migrating to a beautiful country”
Paul and his family emphasised that Migration Associates provided:
”Friendly, honest advice which was very informative and helpful in enabling me to make informed decisions and gain an understanding of process, requirements and timescales involved in applying for visa’s to migrate to NZ”
— Paul, Social Worker. Skilled Migrant Category. British

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We used the Migration Associates to obtain a Long Term Business Visa for us in 2009. We found them very professional and helpful even when problems were encountered in our application. The business plan was excellent. Overall we received a brilliant service and we obtained a great result as our application was processed within 4 months of lodgement. We would recommend their services if you are looking to set up or purchase a business in New Zealand.
— Ade, Managing Director. Long Term Business Visa. British
My wife’s work visa application was declined for medical reasons and therefore we sought Migration Associates assistance with a medical waiver application. Overall we found them very professional and pleasant to deal with. Our Migration Associate was prompt, efficient and kept us informed throughout the process. Our application for a medical waiver was granted almost straight away. I would have no hesitation in recommending Migration Associates.
— Dr Morgan, Hospital Doctor. Work Visa/Medical Waiver. Irish
I am really glad that I made the decision to use Migration Associates to help me with my application to migrate permanently to New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category.
Right from the start they were completely upfront about the costs involved, the services offered and the visa that I was most likely to obtain. However, in my experience they actually went beyond the letter of the agreement in helping me with my application. Not only did they explain and guide me through each step, they also made completion of the Expression of Interest itself very straightforward.
The regular contacts and updated of the progress of my application were very heartening and I was never in any doubt or confusion as to how to complete the next step. I found them to be both friendly and professional and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Migration Associates to anyone intending to make the decision to move to New Zealand.
— Paul, Aeronautical Engineer. Skilled Migrant Category. British.
We were really impressed with the help and support that Migration Associates gave us during our successful application for permanent residence to New Zealand. The Migration Associate assigned to our case explained everything in a clear and helpful way and was very efficient at keeping on top of our application process. We were impressed with his service. The fees were affordable and there was no hidden costs.
The Skilled Migration Visa can be a complicated application but with the help of our Migration Associate we completed the application and will be starting our new lives in New Zealand in September.
Our Migration Associate liaised with the INZ to clarify matters quickly and efficiently to help speed up the whole process.
We would fully recommend the immigration services of the Migration Associates to anyone intending to migrate to New Zealand.
— Jason, Printer. Skilled Migrant Category. British
I have found the services of Migration Associates to be extremely professional, helpful and informative, having been initially referred to them from a very senior executive of a large national South African company who had highly recommended their services.

Migration Associates have shown that they have extensive knowledge of the New Zealand migration policies, laws and procedures and in particular the requirements and procedures for the Comprehensive New Zealand Visa Eligibility Evaluation procedure and also the related practical processes required towards achieving successful migration for their clients.

Migrating is a very important step for any person to take in their lives and we have been made to feel very comfortable by the efficient and professional services of Migration Associates and knowing that so far they have been there to assist and advise us on every issue that we have been faced with. We are grateful for the constant feedback and support in every step we take.
— Don, Solicitor. Long Term Business Visa/Skilled Migrant Category. South Africa
“We met Borey and Rachael from Migration Associates at a migration show in October 2010 and since then their advice, attention to detail and responsiveness has sped us through the skilled migrant immigration process in only 7 months. If you are thinking “why do I need to pay someone else to help me through the process?” I can only say that without Borey’s support and advice throughout, we would have been a lot more stressed and possibly would have fallen at several hurdles along the way. We are both used to dealing with forms and bureaucracy but we found ourselves going round in circles at times trying to work out the INZ paperwork. Whenever we had a query, Borey was always able to e-mail us back straight away with the advice we needed. His experience enables him to cut through all the reams of guidance notes, forms and lists of requirements and smooths the path considerably. Borey takes a keen interest in his clients and will always do his best to get a positive and swift outcome. We are really pleased with the service we received and would recommend Migration Associates to anyone thinking of starting the emigration process.’
— Karen Gadomski and Trevor Watson. British Town Planners. Skilled Migrant Category
“I would like to feedback on the excellent service that we have received from Migration Associates and most particularly our licensed advisor.
He has lead us through every stage of the process with easy to follow instructions. He has always turned our paperwork around immediately and we received our work visa’s within 48 hours of application.
Now we can wait for our residency visa under the Skilled Migrant Category to come through – in the comfort of being in NZ!”
— Nancy, Market Research Analyst. Work Visa, Student, Skilled Migrant Category. British
“It felt like [our immigration advisor] was holding our hands all the way through the process!”
— Alison, Registered Nurse. Skilled Migrant Category. British
“We were really impressed by the service that Migration Associates provided for our family application for a Permanent Residence Visa under the Skilled Migrant Visa category for New Zealand.
The whole process of migration is a huge undertaking and being able to rely on the team at Migration Associates to manage our application relieved us from a great burden of worry. Their specialist knowledge and ability to liaise with the appropriate departments in Immigration New Zealand as well as our financial and relocation advisors made the whole process considerably less stressful than it would have been otherwise.
We were kept fully informed of progress at every stage and they responded promptly and efficiently to any enquiry, giving us a true personal service. The fee structure is clear with no hidden costs and I have no hesitation in recommending Migration Associates to anyone contemplating a move to New Zealand.
We should like to say a very big thank you to the whole team.”
— Desmond. Doctor (G.P.). Skilled Migrant Category. British