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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 or have come in under the radar that should be a positive signal to employers...
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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...
Extension of border entry for some resident visa holders
In our recent article on ‘Reconnecting’ New Zealand to the World we covered the...
‘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...
COVID-19: Your New Zealand visa options whilst offshore
During this current pandemic, many migrants are unsure about their New Zealand visa options...