Australia was already a more attractive destination than NZ for migrant workers, for a number of reasons. The new agriculture visa adds another big one to the pile.
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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
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.
Have you recently received a PPI letter from Immigration New Zealand? Are you unclear on how to respond? Before you do anything that could jeopardise your case, read this first. Our easy-to-understand guide explains the particulars around PPI letters, what to expect, and what’s involved in mounting a successful defence.
By November 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.