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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The Migrant Exploitation Protection Visa (MEPV) from Immigration New Zealand protects migrant workers and their families from exploitative employers. This open visa comes into effect on and after 1 July 2021. Lawyer Aaron Martin explains how it works and who it protects.
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.
Kids who legally become adults while waiting for family applications to be processed are getting the short end of the stick. Once again, INZ has opted to sit on its hands and do nothing, even though it would be an easy fix. Read more:
Monday’s “big announcement” from Immigration New Zealand left many wondering what happened to kindness as the government welcomes wealthy investors while continuing to delay reform of the skilled migrant category.
Immigration New Zealand claims the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme is going to solve all our skills and infrastructure problems, but lawyer Aaron Martin is sceptical – and you should be too.
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.