23 September 2020

Government grants some relief for key farming industries with seasonal work visa expansion and additional border exceptions

Further temporary visa changes are being implemented, with the aim of mitigating seasonal labour shortages in agriculture, horticulture and viticulture resulting from the ongoing border closure.

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15 September 2020

Certain offshore visa applications set to resume processing

Immigration New Zealand’s adjustment to processing priorities sees the resumption of processing certain offshore visa applications.

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9 September 2020

Light at the end of the tunnel for New Zealand's stranded migrants as a raft of new policies are announced today

  Immigration Minister Hon Kris Faafoi has utilised freshly legislated powers to implement the following new policies, due to launch in early October, to facilitate the re-entry to New Zealand of a sizeable portion of our ‘team of 5 million’ who...

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4 September 2020

Visitor Visa Holders Afforded More Time

INZ has today announced two updates to the visitor visa system, to help those currently in New Zealand remain here lawfully while they make arrangements to leave the country.   Those updates are as follows:   1.

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3 September 2020

INZ Staying the Course for Offshore Visa Applications

INZ has provided an update this week that all of its offshore processing offices, aside from Apia, remain closed.

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1 August 2020

INZ announce charges for entry requests while suspending offshore applications

It was announced yesterday that from 10 August, INZ will introduce the following fees for entry requests:   $380 for employers or other organisations seeking entry  for “other critical workers”; and $45 for individual requests under all other established and future critical purpose...

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