New Zealand’s immigration system is under strain, and nowhere is this more evident than in the handling of partnership visas for residency. Recent updates reveal that the expectation is now set at a staggering 15 months for 90% of these visas to be processed.
The government has announced its intended modification to the Partner of a Worker Work visa pathway.
The Government has announced a welcome change to the Victims of Family Violence visa requirements that will allow migrant victims of family violence the ability to obtain a new six-month open work visa that is no longer tied to the immigration status of their abusive partner.
In addition to the welcomed update on Green List Visa roles that now includes much-needed nurses and midwives, the government has announced changes to the Employer Accreditation by automatically extending employer accreditation by 12 months if the first accreditation is applied for by 4 July 2023