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COVID-19 update

A lot has been happening with immigration over the last week or so. Here are a few of the most important changes: – BORDER CLOSURE – The New Zealand border is closed to most travellers from overseas. There are only a few limited exceptions to this. All arrivals from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days […]

New version of ANZSCO released

As a result of ANZSCO being updated, some occupations are now going to be recognised as being skilled as exceptions. The occupations recognised as an exception include Personal Care Assistant/Caregiver, Teacher’s Aide, Bookkeeper, Crane Operator and Construction Rigger. This will enable some people to apply for residence under the Skilled Migrant category who were not […]

Parent category to re-open in February 2020

From February 2020 it will be possible to lodge an Expression of Interest for the Parent category. There will only be 1000 places available each year and sponsors must meet specified financial requirements. One sponsor wishing to sponsor one parent must earn at least $106,080pa. One sponsor and their partner wishing to sponsor one parent […]

Changes to work visas

Yesterday the Government announced major changes to the work visa regime that will affect overseas workers and employers. Most of the changes will be introduced during 2020-2021. Immigration New Zealand will introduce an entirely new process for the employer, labour market and visa applicant. The new process will involve three gateways. The first gateway will […]

Accreditation for labour hire companies

At the moment it is compulsory for labour hire companies in Canterbury, but not other parts of New Zealand, to hold labour hire accreditation. The government is currently considering a proposal to make it compulsory for all employers throughout New Zealand to be accredited. As part of that proposal, the Immigration Minister recently indicated that […]

Do it yourself – NZeTA

From 1 October 2019 , you will not be allowed to travel to New Zealand if you do not have a visa or NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). You can apply for a NZeTA online yourself through the Immigration New Zealand website for $12. Alternatively, you can apply from the NZeTA app for $9. […]