Surprise news for migrants recently, with Immigration NZ announcing changes to ANZSCO settings just a month after they revealed they are going to scrap the system for work visas from 2020. Principle lawyer for NZIL, Aaron Martin discusses the implications and opportunities these changes will have on the migrant community. The Ansco Reset gives some … Continue reading ANZSCO changes will make residency easier for some
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Since our team of immigration lawyers deal with complex cases every day, we post their informed opinions on the current immigration situation
How did Immigration New Zealand come up with the criteria for the documents required? No doubt policymakers in Wellington sat around brainstorming about the types of documents a couple could usually provide. Naturally they reflected on what documents they personally could get to prove their own relationships. It’s sometimes said that the law reflects the makers; that is certainly true in this case. Unfortunately, whoever designed the rules didn’t realise they were dealing with people who come from countries that don’t operate the same as ours. Hence they failed to give immigration officers appropriate guidance as to what to do when not presented with typical documents as prescribed by the rules.
On Tuesday 17 September the Government announced significant changes to work visas in New Zealand. Aaron Martin, Principal Lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law, weighs in on the impact the Talent Skill visa changes will have for employers.
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.
“There’s no further light on the future of the Parent Resident Visa in NZ – which leaves over 5,000 parents of migrants and their NZ based families stuck in limbo for 2 years.
Aaron Martin shares his thoughts on the lack of closure, and his belief that this is a manipulation tactic to steer migrant votes.”
Aaron Martin and Lynn Crean, an IT-focused recruitment professional at Role recruitment weigh in on if New Zealand’s shortage of skilled workers could be solved by a new work visa requirements that would allow migrant workers to be contractors.
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?
The skilled-labour crisis is about to get worse, thanks to the latest increases the required minimum wage rates for the skilled migrant visa in New Zealand. Here we discuss the implications for both migrants and employers.
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.