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Parent Category Visa ‘Grossly Unfair’ for Migrants

elderly migrant parent with grandson

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.

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New work visa rules create uncertainty

Work Visa CHANGES CAUSE UNCERTAINTY FOR MIGRANTS

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’.  

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Employer Assisted Visas: addressing the unwritten trade-off…

Employer Assisted Visas

It has been announced that this coming November, changes will be made to the conditions of the post study work visa – the Employer Assisted Work Visa. We discuss these changes and the benefits for both migrant graduates and Kiwi employers.

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Demand for labour vs work visa numbers – the Government’s rock and hard place

demand for labour

A critical issue the Government needs to tackle is immigration limits vs economic growth. Ministers have suggested creating regional skill-shortage lists. But there’s no indication how these differ from the current immediate skill-shortage list for NZ. Meanwhile, the labour shortage is growing.

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Major bureaucratic flaws in New Zealand’s immigration system

New Zealand's immigration system

Leading Auckland immigration lawyer Aaron Martin knows from extensive experience with clients exactly where the frustrations and incompetencies of the New Zealand immigration current process lie. He has some suggestions for the new Government about where its focus should be when it comes to immigration.

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Building boom without a skilled labour force?

building boom nz

With Labour looking to create 100,000 new houses for first home buyers within the next decade, who is going to build these homes? With the New Zealand construction industry already facing a labour shortage and currently filling the skilled positions with overseas workers, who will be left to fill the demand when immigration numbers are cut?

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