Australia was already a more attractive destination than NZ for migrant workers, for a number of reasons. The new agriculture visa adds another big one to the pile.
The NZ government announces plans to trial modified isolation instead of MIQ but has yet to say who will pay to quarantine incoming offshore workers. Meanwhile, business and health care continue to suffer…
INZ is extending work visas for onshore migrants and making it easier for those already working to continue to do so. But is it enough? Not nearly. The New Zealand economy is still being hamstrung by its closed border and lack of access to needed skills.
The Migrant Exploitation Protection Visa (MEPV) from Immigration New Zealand protects migrant workers and their families from exploitative employers. This open visa comes into effect on and after 1 July 2021. Lawyer Aaron Martin explains how it works and who it protects.
Immigration New Zealand has just announced it will be refunding all fees and levies for visa applications that cannot be processed because of covid restrictions.
This affects around 50,000 temporary visas on hand including visitor, student and work visas.
Kids who legally become adults while waiting for family applications to be processed are getting the short end of the stick. Once again, INZ has opted to sit on its hands and do nothing, even though it would be an easy fix. Read more:
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.