Immigration

One door opens and another closes – border opening with a reset “twist”
In the last week or so a number of major announcements/changes have been announced or have come in under the radar that should be a positive signal to employers...
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Investment-based visas – border entry timing
The announcements made yesterday were favourable to a significant cohort of New Zealand citizens...
Five-stage border “opening” settings
On 3 February 2022 the New Zealand Government has finally announced its staged process...
Some new resident visa holders now cleared for entry
In a further change announced on 9 December related to the continued fall-out associated...
Extension of border entry for some resident visa holders
In our recent article on ‘Reconnecting’ New Zealand to the World we covered the...
‘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...
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...