30 September 2021

2021 Resident Visa - the game-changing one-off - what you need to know

Early this morning the Minister made a major announcement of a new category of residence visa which is estimated to impact up to 165,000 migrants.

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15 September 2021

Recent changes to temporary visa policy and processing

As a result of the ongoing issues presented by COVID-19, Immigration New Zealand has made a number of changes to temporary visa policy in recent weeks, with the aim of simplifying the visa application process and providing relief to sectors...

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19 July 2021

Streamlined work visa process and deferral of mandatory accreditation scheme

The Minister of Immigration has recently announced a number of significant changes to the processing of Essential Skills work visas, as well as a deferral to the upcoming compulsory employer accreditation scheme.

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8 July 2021

New border exception to allow 300 teachers into New Zealand

A new border exception has been announced, to address the ongoing shortage of qualified teachers in New Zealand.

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11 June 2021

Uncertainty around residence pathways continues despite latest Immigration announcements

The Immigration Minister has today announced further adjustments to visa settings, following on from announcements made at the end of 2020.

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20 April 2021

Reading the fine print in INZ’s “family reunification” border exceptions

The Minister of Immigration has made a much-anticipated announcement regarding New Zealand’s border closure.

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