14 January 2021

New border exception to allow 1000 international students to re-enter New Zealand

Expanding on the earlier border exception announced in October 2020 which allowed up to 250 PhD and Master’s students to enter New Zealand to complete their study, the Government has today approved a further border exception class for returning tertiary...

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16 October 2020

What does the future hold for international students with their study goals set on New Zealand?

Following this week’s announcement that a limited border exemption would be allowed for 250 pre-approved PhD and Masters students, INZ hosted a webinar on its current position on international students, which we took the opportunity to attend.

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13 October 2020

Certain international students added to border exception list

The latest set of border exceptions was announced by the Government yesterday, this time targeting the international education sector, in recognition of the important role international education will play in New Zealand’s COVID recovery plan.

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2 October 2020

Overhaul of Skills Match Report process set to be implemented from 7 October 2020

The Government has announced an overhaul of the Skills Match Report process, which will have a direct impact on which Essential Skills work visa applications will require Skills Match Reports.

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1 October 2020

Three new specific classes of workers added to ‘other critical worker’ border exception category

As mentioned in our earlier article the Government has announced changes to the border exception category for those wanting to travel to New Zealand as an ‘other critical worker’.

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27 September 2020

No re-opening of the South Island Contribution Category

Since INZ's latest policy release on Friday, we have been contacted by numerous clients thinking that the South Island Contribution Category ("SICC") has reopened and that they can now pursue a pathway to residence through that channel.

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