How can I legally register myself as a refugee/displaced person in NZ as a foreigner?

Question Details: I come from a country that is full of corruption and crime. How can I register to become a refugee in New Zealand?

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Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley

To become a refugee in NZ you need to make a claim to the Refugee Status Branch of Immigration NZ. Read more on Immigration New Zealand's website by clicking here: www.immigration.govt.nz

You can contact the Refugee Status Branch directly, but we would suggest that you may want to talk to a lawyer first. Contact your local Community Law Centre to find out about options for immigration advice near you: www.communitylaw.org.nz

To become a refugee, you must have reasons to believe that there is real danger for you to return to your home country. This means that if you return home you risk torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, or death.

Click here for the application form on applying to be a refugee in NZ: www.immigration.govt.nz

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