We share the latest changes to the work visa application process announced by INZ, which take effect mid-2021. Immigration lawyer Aaron Martin weighs in on what they will mean for businesses and migrant workers.
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New Zealand Work Visa
Working in New Zealand as an immigrant comes with its own set of rules, and we help you to make sense of them
By mid-2021, Immigration New Zealand will require all businesses who hire migrant workers to be accredited. We explain what the new system means for employers and what you should be doing to prepare.
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:👇
As of 9 October, Immigration New Zealand is accepting expressions of interest from work visa holders who are normally residents but were shut out of the country during border closure due to COVID. Find out how to submit your name to the pool.
Leading immigration lawyer Aaron Martin discusses the reasons behind the new fees for individuals and employers. He’ll also share the most important thing you need to know about filling out your request for entry as an exception to the border closure. Beginning 10 August 2020, border exception requests will incur the following fees: NZD $380 … Continue reading New EOI Fees: How Much and Why
Significant changes to immigration rules around work visas were announced in July changes have supposedly been set up to “preserve and prioritise future job opportunities for New Zealanders” but in actual fact, they are very short-sighted – to the detriment of New Zealand’s industries, migrants, businesses and economic success.
Employers are being asked to readvertise roles because INZ is applying a blanket guideline to work visa applications due to changes to the labour force. Not all industries have been affected and there are still significant labour shortages in many industries. In this article, we question the logic and validity of this approach from Immigration New Zealand.
Due to COVID-19, there have been a lot of delays and disruption to visa processing, and those changes have caused significant confusion amongst migrants. So, in this article, we’re outlining the best course of action and suggested focus for common visa types and scenarios – so that you know exactly where you stand, what you should be aware of, and what you should be doing.
Many employers will be familiar with the process of hiring and managing a workforce, but when it comes to hiring workers from overseas, employers need to understand that they need to plan ahead. If you are an employer trying to recruit a role with a migrant worker, we explain how the process works.
If you are already working in NZ and think you might want to stay in New Zealand long-term, the Work to Residence Visa might be just the ticket. Our comprehensive Work to Residence Visa guide covers everything you need to know before you make your application
If you’re looking to apply for the Essential Skills work visa it pays to get the application right! We have written a guide to explain the criteria and the process and break down all you need to know about this visa so you have the best chance of success in your application.
On the 19th of December 2019 Ian Lees-Galloway announced an increase to the remuneration thresholds for work and residence visas. This is yet another hurdle that has been placed in front of the hard-working migrants who are seeking to make a long-term commitment to New Zealand. Read more about how this will impact migrants.