26 May 2020
200800071 - Full
+64 7 834 9222
+64 7 834 9223
+64 21 769722
Level 2
586 Victoria Street
Hamilton Central
New Zealand
P O Box 7089
Hamilton East
New Zealand
Richard Howard

Mr Richard Howard

Pathways To New Zealand Ltd

Managing Director

Richard was a merchant banking consultant with the New Zealand Government Development Bank before establishing the Pathways immigration business in 1992. He has been a member of the NZAMI ever since this time and served on the NZAMI Board for 4 years and was Chairman from 2007 to 2009. During this time he led the regulation of the industry resulting in the current immigration adviser licensing regime.  Richard was made a Life Member of the NZAMI in 2018 in recognition of his contribution to the organisation and the New Zealand immigration industry. 

Richard maintains a high profile in the industry and remains a regular contributor to industry professional development seminars and policy discussions. He has served on various industry organisations including the Immigration Advisers Authority Industry Reference Group and on  the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in NZ Immigration Advice qualifications reference groups.

Richard is a Licensed Immigration Adviser (IAA Adviser # 200800071) and the Managing Director of Pathways to New Zealand Ltd which has branches in Hamilton and Wellington. Pathways is one of the largest, most successful and longest established immigration companies in New Zealand with 11 Licensed Immigration Advisers who have, between them, over 100 years of immigration related work experience. To date, more than 16,000 people from over 100 countries have relied on Pathways expertise and reputation to successfully manage their New Zealand immigration.

Pathways offers a very personal and highly professional service built upon honest and open communication and extensive and diverse expertise. We liaise closely with clients and prospective clients to understand all their circumstances before deciding on the best immigration pathway for them. Our initial assessments are free and undertaken in good faith and always with our clients best interests in mind. The fact that around 90% of Pathways business is introduced by personal client referral is indicative of our clients positive experience and the high regard they have for the company and its friendly, personable and knowledgeable advisers.

These advisers comprise several enrolled lawyers, previous Immigration New Zealand immigration officers and key personnel from the UK, China, India and the Philippines, as well as New Zealand. The large size, longstanding experience and wide diversity of the Pathways business has allowed the business to develop specialist expertise across all areas of immigration work.

Richard is the key manager for Pathways' business and investor immigration applications.

Adviser Specialisations
The table below shows: (i) the areas of expertise that the adviser has in dealing with the immigration visas and permits listed (ii) the countries about which the member has specialised immigration/migrant knowledge (iii) the languages which are spoken in the company.
Visas / PermitsLanguageCountries
Temporary Entry - Work English USA 
Temporary Entry - Visitor Arabic United Kingdom 
Temporary Entry - Study Cantonese South Africa 
Residence - Skilled Migrant Chinese Singapore 
Residence - Family Filipino Philippines 
Residence - Business & Investor Gujarati India 
Appeals & Ministerials Hindi