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Following a five years long career in criminal litigation, Manjit Kaur Cheema, the Director of Hawke's Bay Immigration realized her passion for passion for human rights, equality and justice. While prosecuting various dodgy travel agents in India, she discovered the plight of people exploited by unlicensed travel agents. After moving to New Zealand Manjit decided to become a Licensed Immigration Adviser to make sure people receive expert and legally binding advice. She makes sure that everyone she serves receives thorough representation and ensures that every opportunity is maximized with regard to the outcome each client is seeking. 

The Hawke's Bay Immigration team listen to clients' predicaments and spares no effort meeting their needs. Many clients go on to refer their friends, families and colleagues to Hawke's Bay Immigration.

We believe our business begins and ends with our clients. Our team is committed to providing the same exceptional service to everyone who contacts us. Having this attitude provides our clients with confidence that their personal and/or commercial legal matters are in the hands of a professional that addresses their unique needs and challenges rather than simply providing one-size-fits all immigration advice.

Our long-term vision is to engage in more pro bono work with and for charities, orphaned children and women who have fled violent homes and need support to re-establish themselves in a new community.

Manjit Kaur Cheema - Director
Licensed Immigration Adviser

I hail from a small village in Punjab, Northern India. As I was always keen to join defence services I graduated in Science from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 2007 hoping to become a doctor in the Indian Army. While pursuing graduation I came to Know about my deceased grandfather's dream of seeing someone in family as a lawyer. This motivated me to complete my Bachelor of Laws from Punjabi University Patiala in 2010. Following this, I worked with top criminal lawyers of Punjab. I represented complainants in various cases against Dodgy travel agents. 


In 2015, I came to New Zealand with my husband and started pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Management. Even though I chose to study management, the lawyer in me, never died. Eventually I became a licensed immigration adviser here in New Zealand.


I love travelling and in my spare time I enjoy cooking and shopping. I am an avid fan of horror movies. 

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