Electronic Travel Authority to be introduced

In 2019, the government will introduce an Electronic Travel Authority, or ETA. This will be required for visitors who are currently able to travel to New Zealand without a visa. There will be a small cost involved in obtaining the ETA. You can read more about the introduction of the ETA here, but full details will not be released until 2019.

Queenstown employers desperate for workers

Queenstown has always struggled to attract and retain workers on a long term basis due to the high cost of living and accommodation shortages. Queenstown employers recently “begged” the Minister of Immigration, Iain Lees-Galloway, to help with staffing problems. Read the full article here.

 

 

Immigration fees and levies changes

New immigration fees and levies will take effect from 5 November 2018. Most work visa application fees will increase more than 50%. Read more about the changes on the Immigration New Zealand website.