Online Immigration Lawyers


Online Immigration Lawyers owners Sushan and James McDowall have been Panama residents since early 2019. Their team offers immigration services to people both throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Sushan and James answer a couple of questions for us:

How long have you been in business?
We launched in 2016 in Wellington and shifted to Hamilton in 2017.

How many people in your team?
Three in Hamilton and one in Wellington. We’re looking to grow!

In one sentence, tell us what you do.
We help individuals and families with their immigration needs, and we’re also developing some innovative AI-based tools for the legal sector. 

How did you end up doing what you’re doing?
Sushan, our Principal Lawyer, has worked in immigration law since finishing her law degrees at University. 

Favourite place to holiday?
In New Zealand it would have to be Queenstown, and overseas it would be anywhere in Asia or Europe. Too many places to choose from!

What is your favourite project you’ve worked on so far?
Any project that’s fulfilling. We just love helping people who need it, especially those who have found themselves in circumstances beyond their control or are simply being treated unfairly. Due to confidentiality we can’t discuss any individual project or case!

What do you do in your spare time?
Between raising a child and working around the clock for our clients, there isn’t a lot of it! Nevertheless, we enjoy travelling when we can. 

If you had to change industry, what job would you choose?
To be a technology disrupter and change the industry for the better.

Any recommended reads?
I Tried Not to Cry by Niborom Young

What do you love most about Hamilton?
A big city, but not too big, and it has a real sense of community and great shops.

Where do you go for Saturday brunch?
Yalla Yalla Café in Hamilton Central.