Each year New Zealand accepts 750 refugees for resettlement through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as part of its commitment to being a good international citizen.
In addition, New Zealand considers claims from asylum seekers who claim refugee status when they arrive in New Zealand.
We have the expertise to assist in all refugee asylum applications to the Refugee Status Branch.
Mrs Kamil Lakshman is an approved civil legal aid provider by the Ministry of Justice. This means that Idesi Legal would be pleased to act for refugee clients who were granted legal aid by the Ministry of Justice.
Legal aid is government funding to pay for legal help for people who cannot afford a lawyer. Whether you can get legal aid will mainly depend on your income and assets, the type of legal dispute you’re involved in, and the merits of your case. People who get legal aid may have to pay a user charge and repay part or all of their legal aid costs. For more information on how to apply for legal aid please visit the Ministry of Justice website.