From mid-2022, a new three-stage application process for work visas will be introduced. This will affect employers, who will need to become familiar with the new rules and become accredited before borders open to skilled migrants.
In mid-2022, INZ will introduce new labour market test rules for migrant workers. This will affect employers, who will need to become familiar with the new rules before borders open to skilled migrants next year.
The New 2021 Resident Visa is a one-off for work visa and long-term visa holders wishing to apply for residency. Those who meet the eligibility criteria will be able to apply in two stages, with the first opening in December 2021.