The New 2021 Resident Visa is a one-off for work visa and long-term visa holders wishing to apply for residency. Those who meet the eligibility criteria will be able to apply in two stages, with the first opening in December 2021.
Immigration News Category
Updates on the current situation of NZ immigration policies, practices and visa changes
The one-off residency visa details have finally been announced in full, and its good news for migrants! The criteria will make it easier for migrants who have been in the country supporting NZ through COVID-19 to gain residency.
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.