INZ is going AI. Find out what this could mean for how long applications take – and how they will be lodged, processed, and appealed.
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A character waiver is a special consideration from INZ that renders you exempt from the good character requirement that all other applicants must meet when being considered for a New Zealand visa. we explain what you need to do if you have received a PPI letter that has flagged your application because of a character issue.
Have you recently received a PPI letter from Immigration New Zealand? Are you unclear on how to respond? Before you do anything that could jeopardise your case, read this first. Our easy-to-understand guide explains the particulars around PPI letters, what to expect, and what’s involved in mounting a successful defence.
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.
Immigration New Zealand as announced that the Expression of Interest (EOI) Selection Process for the Skilled Migrant Category has been put on hold for 6 more months. We explain why it might be happening, and the implications of this delay for skilled migrants. Click here to read the latest blog post:👇
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.
Employers are being asked to readvertise roles because INZ is applying a blanket guideline to work visa applications due to changes to the labour force. Not all industries have been affected and there are still significant labour shortages in many industries. In this article, we question the logic and validity of this approach from Immigration New Zealand.
Due to COVID-19, there have been a lot of delays and disruption to visa processing, and those changes have caused significant confusion amongst migrants. So, in this article, we’re outlining the best course of action and suggested focus for common visa types and scenarios – so that you know exactly where you stand, what you should be aware of, and what you should be doing.
Understanding the priority of visa applications On 17 April, Immigration New Zealand’s workflow priorities had to make some big shifts to align with emergency legislation around COVID-19. Like many organisations, first and foremost INZ had to work around some stark realities – you can’t process paper-based applications if you can’t go to the office. So, … Continue reading Visa priority processing new criteria explained
If you are already working in NZ and think you might want to stay in New Zealand long-term, the Work to Residence Visa might be just the ticket. Our comprehensive Work to Residence Visa guide covers everything you need to know before you make your application
On Tuesday 17 September the Government announced significant changes to work visas in New Zealand. Aaron Martin, Principal Lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law, weighs in on the impact the Talent Skill visa changes will have for employers.