Faafoi says changes to onshore visas will provide certainty, but the only thing we can be certain of is that the changes will help only a small number for a short time. Read immigration lawyer Aaron Martin’s latest opinion piece:
Monday’s “big announcement” from Immigration New Zealand left many wondering what happened to kindness as the government welcomes wealthy investors while continuing to delay reform of the skilled migrant category.
Immigration New Zealand claims the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme is going to solve all our skills and infrastructure problems, but lawyer Aaron Martin is sceptical – and you should be too.
Thousands of rooms in managed isolation facilities will be available for seasonal workers, skilled migrants, international students, and refugees in the coming months. This will accelerate Covid-19 recovery and fulfil labour shortages in several sectors.
When a minor criminal conviction threatened to split his family, a client needed our professional advice to have the best chance of avoiding deportation. Read how principal lawyer Aaron Martin was there to provide reassuring, clear, and compassionate advice.
Now that the gateway to Australia is set to open, employers will be able to invite work visa holders from across the ditch. Principle lawyer Aaron Martin explains the opportunites.
a recent decision by the ERA shows an appalling lack of understanding of immigration processes. All employers are well aware that the work visa holder’s job security depends on being granted another visa when their current work visa expires. We highlight the issues that this could create.
Immigration lawyer Aaron Martin reacts to the latest news from INZ about office closures in India, South Africa, and Manila and cuts in Beijing. The skilled migrant category will also be reviewed by the end of this month, but Aaron expects any changes will not favour non-New Zealanders.
INZ announces office closures in India, South Africa, and Manila and redundancies in Beijing, a cost-saving measure to offset an 80% drop in applications. Minister of Immigration Faafoi promises a review of the skilled migrant category by the end of this month.
The government has just announced a two month automatic visitor visa extension for most visitor visa holders. Affecting around 12,500 visitor visa holders, Immigration New Zealand will email affected visa holders to confirm the visa extension by 5 March 2021.