About Tim McSweeney
Tim is a New Zealander who grew up on Auckland's North Shore. He studied at the University of Auckland where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts.
Tim leads our immigration team and has a wealth of knowledge across both the New Zealand and Australian regimes, having lived and worked within both countries.
He has lived in a number of countries over the years, including the UK, Ireland and Australia, making him acutely aware of the issues facing migrants when contemplating what for most will be the biggest decision they will ever make - moving to New Zealand or Australia to start a new life. He believes:
".....immigration is not for the faint hearted. It's extremely complex, time consuming and stressful. I see my role as providing support and advice throughout the process to achieve a successful outcome in the shortest possible timeframe".
For several years Tim has regularly presented seminars and consulted with potential migrants in South Africa and throughout South East Asia. He believes this has given him a deeper understanding of 'why' these groups may be contemplating the move and the challenges they face.
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Reviews for Tim McSweeney
“We had a sensitive immigration visa issue for our adopted son, thankfully we found Turner Hopkins and the service provided by Tim McSweeney and Mahafrin Variava was nothing short of first class. I went from sleepless nights to a sense of calm when the Turner Hopkins team swung into gear and brought a speedy resolution to a complex range of issues, we are extremely grateful for their professionalism but also the friendly nature in which they handled our situation. I really did feel an ease in my worry and anxiety from the very first contact on the phone.”
“Tim McSweeny and Mahafrin Variava have been superb. It was a long journey for my wife and I to get her and our children's residency in NZ but it has been all worth it. When we went to pieces, Tim and Mahafrin kept it together. When we doubted, they reassured. We cannot thank them enough and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone battling INZ. ”
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Mahafrin and Tim in particular, and the Turner Hopkins team for their professionalism and expertise in handling our Immigration matter. With young children and an ill family member overseas, it was critical that we received accurate professional advice and a prompt resolution. Mahafrin and Tim delivered way beyond our expectations with empathy and understanding. Thank you so much, and we will always be so very grateful for your help.”
“Tim and Mahafrin helped us through a rather long and arduous process and were always available to get back to us and update us in good time. They were always professional and to the point, and diligent in pressing INZ about our case. A very good team.”