Immigration

‘Reconnecting’ New Zealand to the World from 1 May 2022
On Wednesday 24 November the New Zealand Government made the long-awaited announcements around timing for ‘reconnecting New Zealand’ to the rest of the world; or what many people assumed...
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The 2021 Resident Visa – finer policy review
Immigration New Zealand have recently released the full policy that applies to the new...
Immigration news round-up
It’s been another interesting week of developments in the world of immigration and so...
Residence visas for all – kicking the can down the road
In (another) shocking change of direction, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have released high-level details...
Immigration confusion – a sustained loss of traction
Many of you may have questioned why you have not heard from us for...
No jab, no job: authority to determine justifiability
It is arguably the (employment law) question of 2021: can employers terminate their employees...
D-Day for employers of migrant workers
Today, INZ has released some further information in relation to the Accredited Employer Work...
Potential changes to median wage rate
Most readers will be aware that in terms of current immigration policy, the median...
‘Other critical worker’ exception recalibration: don’t be fooled!
On 11 September Immigration New Zealand (INZ) released some policy changes in relation to...
Immigration Monthly Newsletter – July 2020 edition
July 2020 newsletter In this edition: Assessment of “family” under new border criteria Some...
Changes to Essential Skills work visas – effective 27 July 2020
A few weeks ago, when the Minister of Immigration was discussing some proposed changes...
Six-month extension for employer-assisted work visas: the nitty-gritty
In what is widely thought to be the final act of this nature, the...
Entry through the closed border for “critical workers”
INZ has now released its full detailed policy on the requirements that must be...
New border entry criteria from Thursday 18 June 2020
In our most recent article we predicted that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) would make...
Avatar did it – here’s wow you can too – economic border exception process explained
As many readers of this article are aware the New Zealand Government has recently...
Leave without pay could save the day
As many employers face the possibility of making employees redundant, the question of placing...
Immigration update for employers and HR professionals
Webinar: “Immigration update for employers and HR professionals.” Thursday 4 June 2020 12.00 –...
Immigration May Newsletter
In this edition: Tough new labour market testing guidelines for work visa applications Border...
Tough new labour market testing guidelines for work visa applications
As predicted in our recent articles, webinars and comments, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has...
Student visas: a possible “lifeline” for former work visa holders
As the economic impact of COVID-19 continues to widen, many work visa holders in...