Immigration

‘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 for ‘reconnecting New Zealand’ to the rest of the world; or what many people assumed...
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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...
COVID-19: Your New Zealand visa options whilst offshore
During this current pandemic, many migrants are unsure about their New Zealand visa options...
Entry through the closed border for “critical workers”
INZ has now released its full detailed policy on the requirements that must be...
New border entry criteria from Thursday 18 June 2020
In our most recent article we predicted that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) would make...
Avatar did it – here’s how you can too – economic border exception process explained
As many readers of this article are aware the New Zealand Government has recently...
Leave without pay could save the day
A possible win/win As many employers face the possibility of making employees redundant, the...
Immigration May Newsletter
In this edition: Tough new labour market testing guidelines for work visa applications Border...
Tough new labour market testing guidelines for work visa applications
As predicted in our recent articles, webinars and comments, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has...