About Us

Access NZ is the trading name used by Access Law Ltd in the provision of all its immigration law services. Access Law Ltd is an incorporated law firm owned and operated by Mr Ned Burke, Barrister and Solicitor. In addition to immigration law, the firm provides services in criminal law, employment law, general litigation with an emphasis on Human Rights law.

Our head office is in Tauranga in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Plenty district. The majority of our clients are based in the Bay of Plenty region and are referred to us by existing clients or other law firms. Increasingly, our service extends to clients throughout the whole of New Zealand. Many of our clients are also resident overseas and have not yet made the move to New Zealand.

In conjunction with our partners, our services can also include matching your skills with the skill set needed in New Zealand, finding the right school for your children, and assisting with settlement and property advice.

Browse through our testimonials to read what our clients say about us.


Our Services

Visa Assistance

We provide a thoroughly professional and personal service all the way through the visa application process. You will be allocated a dedicated case manager who will be your contact person at Access NZ.


Our visa assistance includes the following:

  • Discussing your overall immigration needs
  • Designing a strategy to meet those needs
  • Advice on how best to fulfil immigration requirements
  • Advice on documentation required
  • Collating documentation
  • Skills assessment
  • Advice on job offers in terms of your overall immigration strategy
  • Lodgement of applications and supporting documentation
  • Liaising with immigration New Zealand
  • Updating you regularly on the progress of your application


Services to employers:

  • Any relevant immigration/employment law changes that might affect your business.
  • Advice on business processes to obtain and maintain accredited employer status.
  • Advice on migrant recruitment and Recognized Seasonal Employer status
  • Conduct a visa health check on current overseas employees.


Other services:

  • Consulting on the best pathways to residence and most suitable academic choices for you and your family.
  • Introduction to New Zealand and life in New Zealand
  • Questions on tax matters, pensions, etc.

You can start the process by simply choosing one of the options below:

Contact us now

Face to face consultation: Please contact us on Skype or book a personal appointment through our Consultation Booking System. Please remember that we are generally 10 – 12 hours ahead of GMT or CET (depending on Standard Time or Daylight Saving Times). We encourage you to avail of our Free assessment button on our home page for an initial assessment.    

Our Fees


Fixed Fees

We operate on a fixed fee basis - there are no "hidden charges". During your initial consultation, you will receive a quote for Access NZ's professional fees to assist with your visa application.The quote is based on the information you provide. Further services may be necessary if there are undisclosed health or character issues, or due to changes in circumstances.  

Visa Assistance & related work

  • Initial Consultation (face to face): NZ $200 (45 minutes)
  • Phone and/or Skype consultations: NZ $150 (45 minutes)
Your initial consultation fee will be credited towards your professional fees, if you enter into a full service agreement with us. Once you have had the initial consultation you will be provided with an estimate of the overall cost of the service to be provided.