Our Mission is to give our clients the best chance of being approved for their visa through tailored, accurate and ethical immigration advice.
Visa Matters has a deserved reputation among our clients for our excellent knowledge of immigration requirements, our strong advocacy for clients, and for the superior client service we provide.
As a Visa Matters client, you will be fully informed on the recommended approach we expect to take with your visa application. We will explain any potential risks with your application, and develop a strategy to manage those risks before applying for a visa on your behalf.
Our team possesses decades of New Zealand immigration industry experience, both as immigration advisers and with Immigration New Zealand.
Ankur is the Managing Director of Visa Matters Limited and a fully licensed immigration adviser. He provides expert advice and representation on a full range of visa types for people seeking travel, employment, study and residence in New Zealand, or entry to rejoin family members. He also represents employers for accreditation applications, appellants to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal, and people requesting Special Direction from the Minister of Immigration.
Known for a professional and meticulous approach, Ankur is easy to deal with, offering reliable and helpful advice, particularly with high-risk work visa applications to bring in skilled people from overseas on behalf of companies who can’t fill roles locally.
Ankur is a regular contributor to New Zealand’s largest news website Stuff. He maintains a high standard of practice through annual professional development, and his success rate is validated by regular five-star customer reviews on Google.
He is driven by the enjoyment and satisfaction of helping other people and creating positive outcomes in the lives of his clients and their families.
Ankur has served clients from over 40 different nationalities.
David Mills worked for Immigration New Zealand (INZ) for 17 years, mainly in management roles. His last position was as Branch Manager in Beijing. He has spent 15 years in Asia, first studying Chinese in Beijing for three years, then working at INZ at the NZ Embassy for six years as an immigration manager.
David has also worked as INZ branch manager in Singapore, Manila, Wellington and INZ Operational Support.
David was first licensed as an immigration adviser in 2015 and has taught the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice courses at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology since 2014.
In his role at Visa Matters, David provides strategic advice on how best to approach client cases to maximise the chances of success. David acts as a consultant to Ankur and does not represent clients.
David is a former Consular Official of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (postings to Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea, Germany and Perth – Australia) and a past director of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment (NZAMI).
David has provided immigration advisory services for over 32 years to applicants from 35 countries and to some of New Zealand’s largest companies.
David splits his time between NZ and the UK. His ability to conduct personal interviews of UK candidates (employment and visa issues) on behalf of NZ employers in this key market has proved most useful.
Hemant Kaushal is a fully Licensed Immigration Adviser. Hemant has been associated with the education export sector since 2009.
Hemant’s experience of the education export industry and his knowledge and expertise of New Zealand immigration laws enables him to bring a unique balance in the advice he provides to his clients.
Hemant holds the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice and a Bachelor of Laws from India. Hemant has also been a part of the Immigration Advisers Authority’s Reference Group.
Bradley Ingram has completed his Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice, gaining his qualification in June 2020.
Bradley holds a provisional immigration adviser licence.
Bradley also has a degree in Accounting, gained in 2015 from Massey University