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Anyone who has settled in New Zealand will be affected by the Parent visa – whether they arrived two years ago or 20 years ago. Immigration Law expert Aaron Martin points out that even New Zealand citizens who migrated here half a lifetime ago are no longer able to bring their elderly parent to New Zealand – unless they’re earning a whopping $106,000 a year.
“A lot of people think it’s all about the migrants who came yesterday, but it’s not,” he says. Aaron Martin, New Zealand immigration law expert, explains.
Recently the government announced new work visa changes. Aaron Martin says the changes have created enormous uncertainty for current visa holders and those currently in the system. And, with scant details for how these changes will be operationalised, the situation for migrants is very much a game of ‘wait and see’.
While South Africa will be letting New Zealanders enter the country visa-free, New Zealand won’t be reciprocating. We discuss the South Africa visa changes as well as the Government’s reasoning for their decision and potential implications.
RNZ reports that immigration advisers are receiving death threats from clients experiencing ongoing New Zealand visa delays from New Zealand Immigration – Aaron Martin shares his thoughts regarding the matter.
The ETA (NZ) is intended to speed up border processing, but the short amount of notice before the visa becomes mandatory will only lead to chaos and confusion.
“There’s no further light on the future of the Parent Resident Visa in NZ – which leaves over 5,000 parents of migrants and their NZ based families stuck in limbo for 2 years.
Aaron Martin shares his thoughts on the lack of closure, and his belief that this is a manipulation tactic to steer migrant votes.”
The Government is proposing changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas. These include introducing a new framework for assessing all employer-assisted temporary work visas, and compulsory employer accreditation for those hiring from overseas.
Recent headlines have announced that the New Zealand Government is close to making a decision on whether or not they will reopen the parent visa category in NZ. This decision will provide much needed clarity to the almost 6,000 people who have been waiting in anticipation since the category closed in 2016.
The CISSL is intended to increase the available skill base of construction workers. It replaces the Canterbury Skill Shortage List and absorbs various construction roles from the Immediate Skill Shortage List in NZ. Is it too rigid to be effective? And will put off the very migrant workers it claims to encourage?
The skilled-labour crisis is about to get worse, thanks to the latest increases the required minimum wage rates for the skilled migrant visa in New Zealand. Here we discuss the implications for both migrants and employers.