What do the recent ANZSCO Code changes mean? ANZSCO stands for the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations and it is key to the immigration systems of both Australia and New Zealand. ANZSCO is used by Immigration New Zealand to determine whether a job is low, medium or high-skilled for work visa application; … Continue reading How ANZSCO code changes could help low-skilled migrants get residency
Immigration News Category
Updates on the current situation of NZ immigration policies, practices and visa changes
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’.
As of 1st of October 2019, the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority will come into full effect. This means that all travellers who require an NZeTA and attempt to travel to or transit via New Zealand without one will be denied boarding. If you need to fill out your NZeTA application, now is the time to act.
While South Africa will be letting New Zealanders enter the country visa-free, New Zealand won’t be reciprocating. We discuss the South Africa visa changes as well as the Government’s reasoning for their decision and potential implications.
RNZ reports that immigration advisers are receiving death threats from clients experiencing ongoing New Zealand visa delays from New Zealand Immigration – Aaron Martin shares his thoughts regarding the matter.
The ETA (NZ) is intended to speed up border processing, but the short amount of notice before the visa becomes mandatory will only lead to chaos and confusion.
The Government is proposing changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas. These include introducing a new framework for assessing all employer-assisted temporary work visas, and compulsory employer accreditation for those hiring from overseas.
Recent headlines have announced that the New Zealand Government is close to making a decision on whether or not they will reopen the parent visa category in NZ. This decision will provide much needed clarity to the almost 6,000 people who have been waiting in anticipation since the category closed in 2016.
The CISSL is intended to increase the available skill base of construction workers. It replaces the Canterbury Skill Shortage List and absorbs various construction roles from the Immediate Skill Shortage List in NZ. Is it too rigid to be effective? And will put off the very migrant workers it claims to encourage?