Don’t miss important immigration announcements from INZ, the media, and our blog. In our monthly recap, we summarise the immigration news you need to know for October 2020.
Immigration News Tag
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has been the death knell of New Zealand immigration as we know it, it also presents a much-needed opportunity for improvement. What might the new immigration system look like? Aaron Martin, principal lawyer at New Zealand Immigration Law, explains the new rules and their possible ramifications.
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.
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.
Our client came to us after a declined visa application, due to criminal activity. The ‘criminal activity’ was only a traffic offence, but immigration had marked it against him. We challenged the charge and the visa was approved – he was allowed to stay in the country that had been his home for six years. Here is his story.
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.
New Zealand Immigration changes ahead? The Government is proposing to make changes to the employer assisted work visa due to be implemented over 2019-2020, but will they make things more complicated?
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.