I have few questions with Immigration Lawyer for New Zealand. This is not for US but New Zealand. I am submitting my own

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JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: This is not for US but New Zealand
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Customer: I am submitting my own application using the NZ immigration website
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Hi Chris, Good evening. I needed to know three things from you. When lodging EOI for skilled migrant category, There is a question "Have you ever been refused by any country including newzealand?". After getting my work visa, I applied for Australia visitor visa as I wanted to Travel Auckland via Australia (Qantas Airline) four months back. My Visa application was declined as i did not attached my flight tickets. Second time, It got approved. Do i need to mention as "Yes" instead of "No". Will it have a negative impact on my EOI application. Secondly, I work for 45 hours a week with 80,000$ per annum income working for a small Kiwi IT firm. Can i mention as 40 hours instead of 45 hours because that would help me to show 38.5$ per hour instead of 34$ as i have heard that starting July the skilled income would be 38.5$ to apply for skilled migrant category as currently EOI applications are suspended due to Covid19.
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I think you should be honest when you answer the questions because if you get caught then you will never get any visa. So with the Australian visa you should tell them what happened with both applications but you should not adjust your hours like that as they could check with your employer
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Lastly, Is it compulsory to provide a Birth Certificate for Wife's residence application as my wife does has incorrect month as per Birth Certificate ( Date of Birth records) in my country but other documents have the correct one like driving license, passport .etc because in 10th Certificate, she mentioned it correctly. Now the authorities are not denying to change the DOB as per the birth certificate. Is there any declaration that would be needed for the same? Also is Birth Certificate verified by the immigration authorities.
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As the birth certificate cannot be changed nor the other documents. Is there any way to deal with the Date of Birth Records.
Customer
I mean by providing any declaration by any means.
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I don’t think that is really important but if this is queried then a statutory declaration would be the answer to explain the mistake. They don’t check the birth certificates
Customer
Thanks for your response Chris but I thought that the Birth Certificates are required as it is one of the checklist and a requirement asked by the immigration for all the applicants
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You do need it but if it is wrong then prepare and sign a statutory declaration about the error
Customer
Statuary Declaration from Indian lawyer Authorities or new zealand lawyer
right? Thanks
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

This should be signed by your wife
Customer
Ok, Thanks Chris but from which Statuary authority indian or new zealand?
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A statutory declaration under the Oaths and Declarations Act (New Zealand)
Customer
Thanks a lot Chris but my wife is currently in India and I would be submitting her application from here, is it still possible to have a statutory declaration for someone under the Oaths and Declarations Act (New Zealand) if they are not in new zealand
Customer
application from here means Auckland while she would be in India.
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Thanks Chris for the same.
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The form is the New Zealand form but she can sign in front of an Indian lawyer or notary
Customer
Got you, you are referring to the form as per https://www.govt.nz/browse/law-crime-and-justice/making-a-statutory-declaration/ ?
Customer
Thanks Chris and I really appreciate your help and your response on this.
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