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.

This careful, conservative approach helps protect you from any nasty surprises during INZ’s processing of your application.

Visa Matters was established in 2017. Our team possesses decades of New Zealand immigration industry experience, both as immigration advisers and with Immigration New Zealand.

Ankur Sabharwal
Director & Immigration Adviser
Licence No. 201700093

Ankur is the owner of Visa Matters Limited, an immigration law firm based in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a fully licensed immigration adviser who provides tailored immigration advice and expert representation.

Ankur represents clients for the following applications:

  • work visa
  • resident visa
  • visitor visa
  • student visa
  • family visas (parent visa, partnership visa and dependent child visa)
  • employer accreditation
  • job check

Ankur fights hard for his clients and always puts their best interests first. He specialises in difficult immigration matters such as:

  • Responses to letters of concern/objections raised by Immigration New Zealand
  • Requests for medical and character waivers
  • Visa requests for those unlawfully in New Zealand under section 61 of the Immigration Act
  • Appeals to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal
  • Requests for Special Directions from the Minister of Immigration

Ankur regularly appears on New Zealand TV, newspapers and radio, providing expert commentary on immigration issues. He has been contributing to Stuff, New Zealand’s leading media organisation, since 2020. Thousands read Ankur’s Stuff columns.

Ankur holds a Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, where he graduated as a top student. His achievement is featured on their website.

Known for his professional and meticulous approach to immigration law, Ankur is easy to deal with, offering reliable and helpful advice, particularly with high-risk applications. Regular five-star client reviews on Google validate his success as an immigration consultant.

Ankur is driven by the enjoyment and satisfaction of helping other people and creating positive outcomes in the lives of his clients and their families. He has served clients from over 40 countries seeking advice from an immigration advisor or immigration lawyer.