Don’t miss important announcements from INZ, the media, and our blog. In our monthly recap, we summarise all the immigration news you need to know for November 2020. 👇
Immigration News Tag
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.
Starting 3 November, all travellers to New Zealand will be required to present a Managed Isolation Allocation voucher before being allowed to board their flight. The government have just announced the details, we explain how the system will work.
Since border closures began on 19th March 2020, immigration in New Zealand has been put almost completely on hold. Immigration law expert Aaron Martin from NZIL explains the implications of this on New Zealand business.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has been the death knell of New Zealand immigration as we know it, it also presents a much-needed opportunity for improvement. What might the new immigration system look like? Aaron Martin, principal lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law, explains the new rules and their possible ramifications.
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.