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...
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.