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.
Immigration News Category
Updates on the current situation of NZ immigration policies, practices and visa changes
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.
A character waiver is a special consideration from INZ that renders you exempt from the good character requirement that all other applicants must meet when being considered for a New Zealand visa. we explain what you need to do if you have received a PPI letter that has flagged your application because of a character issue.
Just in time for Christmas, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announces changes that will bring some relief to both migrant workers whose visas are about to expire and the employers who rely on them. Get the full details in our last blog for 2020.
Since border closure in March 2020, there have been some big changes to the rules around hiring migrant workers. In our latest blog post, we go over the impact these changes have on New Zealand employers and give our advice on how to navigate the process of hiring a migrant worker.
Immigration New Zealand as announced that the Expression of Interest (EOI) Selection Process for the Skilled Migrant Category has been put on hold for 6 more months. We explain why it might be happening, and the implications of this delay for skilled migrants. Click here to read the latest blog post:👇
Partners of New Zealand citizens or residents can now apply to travel to New Zealand if they are Australian or from a country on the visa-waiver list. Family members travelling with the New Zealand citizen or resident are also eligible.