The Government has just announced a five-step plan to reopen New Zealand’s borders, starting on 27 February. It’s great news that will bring a lot of relief to New Zealand citizens stuck overseas.
Previously, children of work visa holders who could not acquire residency had to pay international tuition fees for tertiary education. Children of eligible migrants will now be able to study as domestic students whilst their family’s one-off 2021 Resident Visa is being processed.
The one-off residency visa details have finally been announced in full, and its good news for migrants! The criteria will make it easier for migrants who have been in the country supporting NZ through COVID-19 to gain residency.
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.
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.