Due to COVID-19, there have been a lot of delays and disruption to visa processing, and those changes have caused significant confusion amongst migrants. So, in this article, we’re outlining the best course of action and suggested focus for common visa types and scenarios – so that you know exactly where you stand, what you should be aware of, and what you should be doing.
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Immigration basic facts
Immigration laws for New Zealand can be a complex subject, but we give you useful updates on everything you need to know
Many employers will be familiar with the process of hiring and managing a workforce, but when it comes to hiring workers from overseas, employers need to understand that they need to plan ahead. If you are an employer trying to recruit a role with a migrant worker, we explain how the process works.
If you are already working in NZ and think you might want to stay in New Zealand long-term, the Work to Residence Visa might be just the ticket. Our comprehensive Work to Residence Visa guide covers everything you need to know before you make your application
Immigration New Zealand decides whether they believe a relationship is genuine based on the information you provide. One way of showing you are in a genuine relationship is by asking friends or colleagues to write letters of support for you. We can’t provide a sample letter for you to follow but we can help by highlighting who you should ask to write one, what should be in it and what can go wrong.
Recently the government announced new work visa changes. Aaron Martin says the changes have created enormous uncertainty for current visa holders and those currently in the system. And, with scant details for how these changes will be operationalised, the situation for migrants is very much a game of ‘wait and see’.
Have you booked an appointment with a New Zealand immigration lawyer? We cover all you need to know to get the most out of your appointment.
New Zealand Immigration changes ahead? The Government is proposing to make changes to the employer assisted work visa due to be implemented over 2019-2020, but will they make things more complicated?
What’s the difference between an immigration adviser and an immigration lawyer in NZ? And which is right for your case? We discuss the difference here.
We talk to law and union experts about Migrant Workers rights in NZ – the unique challenges they are facing, what they can do to protect themselves, and a simple solution the Government needs to address.