News

On this page we will share news and stories about the immigration industry and life in New Zealand. We hope you find these useful.

Changes to post study work rights for students

On Monday 26 November, major changes to post study work rights for students will come into effect. Some students will become eligible for a three year open work visa upon completion of their study in New Zealand. If you would like to know more, please contact us today.  

Remuneration thresholds increasing

On Monday 26 November, some important changes to remuneration thresholds will take place. If you are applying for residence under the Skilled Migrant category, the remuneration threshold for skill level 1, 2 and 3 occupations will increase to $25 per hour. If you are applying for an Essential Skills work visa, the remuneration threshold for […]

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 […]

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.

Post-study work visas are changing

Immigration New Zealand recently announced some changes to post-study work rights for international students. These changes will come into effect in November 2018. The changes are especially beneficial for those students who are studying outside of Auckland. Students may be eligible for a one, two or three year open work visa. If you would like […]

More certainty in construction sector

The 2018 National Construction Pipeline Report released today shows signs of sustained growth for the next six years, Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa says. Read more here.

Do you want to study in New Zealand?

If you are interested in studying in New Zealand, you can research your options on the New Zealand Now website and the Study in New Zealand website. These are both official New Zealand government websites that you can trust to provide accurate and detailed information relating to studying in New Zealand.

Visa labels no longer issued by Immigration New Zealand

From 4 July 2018 visa labels will no longer be issued by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). All applicants of approved visas will receive an email with a letter of approval, which is an eVisa. Read more here.

Guide to Kiwi workplaces

Kiwi workplaces are different. You might not be expecting this if you are from an English-speaking country. Read more here.

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