INZ is extending work visas for onshore migrants and making it easier for those already working to continue to do so. But is it enough? Not nearly. The New Zealand economy is still being hamstrung by its closed border and lack of access to needed skills.
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Immigration law changes
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.
a recent decision by the ERA shows an appalling lack of understanding of immigration processes. All employers are well aware that the work visa holder’s job security depends on being granted another visa when their current work visa expires. We highlight the issues that this could create.
The government has just announced a two month automatic visitor visa extension for most visitor visa holders. Affecting around 12,500 visitor visa holders, Immigration New Zealand will email affected visa holders to confirm the visa extension by 5 March 2021.
Just in time for Christmas, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announces changes that will bring some relief to both migrant workers whose visas are about to expire and the employers who rely on them. Get the full details in our last blog for 2020.
By November 2021, Immigration New Zealand will require all businesses who hire migrant workers to be accredited. We explain what the new system means for employers and what you should be doing to prepare.
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.
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.