The NZ government announces plans to trial modified isolation instead of MIQ but has yet to say who will pay to quarantine incoming offshore workers. Meanwhile, business and health care continue to suffer…
Immigration News Tag
Immigration New Zealand has just announced it will be refunding all fees and levies for visa applications that cannot be processed because of covid restrictions.
This affects around 50,000 temporary visas on hand including visitor, student and work visas.
Thousands of rooms in managed isolation facilities will be available for seasonal workers, skilled migrants, international students, and refugees in the coming months. This will accelerate Covid-19 recovery and fulfil labour shortages in several sectors.
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.
In this opinion piece, immigration expert Aaron Martin discusses what New Zealand’s Labour government needs to do to right the wrongs caused by unfair NZ First policies and overly restrictive COVID border controls.
In this moving customer success story, Aaron helps an American client get a critical purpose visa as a border closure exception on humanitarian grounds – by far the most difficult and least approved category. Now reunited with his family, Martin and his son are enjoying every moment of their new life in New Zealand.
Since border closure in March 2020, there have been some big changes to the rules around hiring migrant workers. In our latest blog post, we go over the impact these changes have on New Zealand employers and give our advice on how to navigate the process of hiring a migrant worker.
Partners of New Zealand citizens or residents can now apply to travel to New Zealand if they are Australian or from a country on the visa-waiver list. Family members travelling with the New Zealand citizen or resident are also eligible.
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.