Immigration

Green light for green list? Details released on Skilled Residence Pathways
On 11 May 2022 the New Zealand Government announced a new “Green List” that included over 85 hard-to-fill roles.  The intention is to attract and retain highly-skilled migrant workers...
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Active Investor Plus Visa – High Stakes Poker
On Wednesday 19 July the New Zealand Government made a bold move in departing...
One door opens and another closes – border opening with a reset “twist”
In the last week or so a number of major announcements/changes have been announced...
2021 Resident Visa Process: Phase 2 pressure valve release
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has released further detail on the roll out of Phase...
Investment-based visas – border entry timing
The announcements made yesterday were favourable to a significant cohort of New Zealand citizens...
Five-stage border “opening” settings
On 3 February 2022 the New Zealand Government has finally announced its staged process...
Some new resident visa holders now cleared for entry
In a further change announced on 9 December related to the continued fall-out associated...
‘Reconnecting’ New Zealand to the World from 1 May 2022
On Wednesday 24 November the New Zealand Government made the long-awaited announcements around timing...
The 2021 Resident Visa – finer policy review
Immigration New Zealand have recently released the full policy that applies to the new...
Immigration news round-up
It’s been another interesting week of developments in the world of immigration and so...
Immigration confusion – a sustained loss of traction
Many of you may have questioned why you have not heard from us for...
D-Day for employers of migrant workers
Today INZ has released some further information in relation to the Accredited Employer Work...
October 2020 Newsletter
In this edition: Looming increase in median wage RBNZ stays on message Job ads...
New border entry exceptions for holders of certain types of Work and Resident visas
On 8 October 2020 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) finally published the long awaited amendments...
‘Other critical worker’ exception recalibration: don’t be fooled!
On 11 September Immigration New Zealand (INZ) released some policy changes in relation to...
(Overcoming) the barrier of the border – bringing critical workers into New Zealand
As a result of the pandemic, New Zealand businesses are struggling for lots of...
July 2020 Newsletter
In this edition: Assessment of “family” under new border criteria Some resilience to the...
Changes to Essential Skills work visas – effective 27 July 2020
A few weeks ago, when the Minister of Immigration was discussing some proposed changes...
Six-month extension for employer-assisted work visas: the nitty-gritty
  In what is widely thought to be the final act of this nature,...
Appeal decision on retail manager positions
The Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) has recently found that a franchise agreement does...