Reve Anstis

Immigration Specialist

I am a specialist immigration lawyer in Duncan Cotterill’s Auckland office, and provide tailored advice on a broad range of immigration issues.

I represent both private and corporate immigration clients, providing strategic advice in relation to applications for employer accreditation, temporary and residence class visas. I also work closely with business owners and HR professionals to support their internal immigration compliance processes. 

Prior to joining Duncan Cotterill, I regularly consulted with prospective migrants considering to make the move to New Zealand from South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong. As a result, I have a deep understanding of the reasons why people migrate, the process involved and areas of risk to address to achieve the best outcomes for clients.

My experience includes: 

  • Advising a range of labour hire and franchisee businesses, on how to best structure operations in order to secure accreditation under the new regime.
  • Assisting a multinational business in transferring employees to its New Zealand based legal entity.
  • Advising businesses on remote working arrangements, for employees based offshore, during the New Zealand border closures throughout 2020 and 2021. 
  • Assisting a business secure multiple specific purpose work visas, to allow overseas based personnel to perform specialised work in New Zealand, for short term periods.
  • Successfully assisting employers, to resolve health and character issues in respect of visa applications, for existing and prospective employees. 

I have presented seminars on immigration related topics to the professional members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. I am also a member of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment.