Immigration

New border entry criteria from Thursday 18 June 2020
In our most recent article we predicted that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) would make some announcements on limited softening of the border entry criteria last week and that has...
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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...
Student visas: a possible “lifeline” for former work visa holders
As the economic impact of COVID-19 continues to widen, many work visa holders in...
Unbridled power – Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill
The Minister of Immigration has introduced a Bill into Parliament today that proposes to...
Processing priority of visa applications
On 17 April 2020, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced that, as of 16 April...
Immigration April Newsletter
In this edition: Immigration New Zealand start processing some standard visa applications A small...
Immigration New Zealand start processing some standard visa applications
On 17 April 2020 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced that they are now able...
The new normal – New Zealand immigration law during and after COVID-19
Webinar “The new normal – New Zealand immigration law during and after COVID-19” Friday...
Frequently asked questions – for employees
COVID-19 – frequently asked questions (FAQs) for employees The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have...
Frequently asked questions – for employers of migrant workers
Q: We have an employee on an interim visa, are we able to claim...
Relaxation of visa conditions for all workers delivering essential services
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has made the long-awaited announcement on temporary visa variations to...
COVID-19: Immigration considerations for healthcare workers
As the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to grow, the immigration related uncertainties...
Main COVID-19 policy announcements as at 1.30pm, 9 April 2020
Many of you will be aware that there have been numerous policy changes/announcements since...
COVID-19 and migrant worker employees – FAQs for employers
Q: We have an employee on an Interim Visa, are we able to claim...
Immigration March Newsletter
In this edition: Upcoming challenges for work visa holders in New Zealand: act now!...
During and post lockdown: top tips for employers of migrant workers
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will have massive implications for employers of migrant...
Epidemic management notice issued – immigration ramifications and visa processing
For the first time the New Zealand Government has issued an Epidemic Management Notice...