On 24 November, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins outlined a reopening plan for New Zealand’s international borders, which have been closed since the start of the pandemic in early 2020. The plan states that “fully vaccinated Kiwis and other eligible travellers” can travel to NZ from Australia without staying in MIQ from 16 January, and … Continue reading Opening Up the Borders… For Some
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Though the COVID-19 pandemic has been the death knell of New Zealand immigration as we know it, it also presents a much-needed opportunity for improvement. What might the new immigration system look like? Aaron Martin, principal lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law, explains the new rules and their possible ramifications.
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.
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.
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.