Immigration

Event: immigration deep dive
Let us help you navigate recent changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa Programme – the process and potential issues. Now that the dust has settled on the changes...
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Employer Accreditation Renewal: no longer a walk in the park
Many employers will have their employer accreditation status coming up for renewal in the...
Racial Harassment in the Workplace – When Group Banter Goes too Far
The Human Rights Review Tribunal (Tribunal) has ordered that an employer pay $10,000 in...
Accredited Employer Work Visas: guide to regional advertising
Many employers will be aware that the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) approach regarding multi-location...
Immigration: an early Christmas present & the Christmas present you may not want?
The early Christmas present: no median wage increase in February 2024 As many employers...
Navigating Job Check delays – top 5 tips for employers
Many employers will be aware of the recent significant delays at the Immigration New...
Changes to Immigration New Zealand’s Green List in early 2024
From March 2024, 17 new roles will be added to Immigration New Zealand’s Green...
A new government; a ‘new dawn’ for New Zealand immigration?
New Zealand has gone to the polls and voted for change. What will this...
No more 90-day trial period for migrant workers
Safeguarding the rights of migrant workers has been a top priority for Immigration New...
90% of investigated businesses found non-compliant with workplace law regulations
New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) recently confirmed to us under...
Double jeopardy? New approach to provision of false, misleading or withheld information in visa applications
On Friday 1 September Immigration New Zealand (INZ) released Amendment Circular No. 2023-26, a...
Looking for NZ residence?  Consider the transportation sector
Last month saw the end of an era, with the last Expression of Interest...
Skilled Migrant Category Residence – apply now or later?
Introduced in December 2003, the current Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) policy stands as New...
Free workshops: Residence pathways for your parents
If you are a New Zealand citizen or resident, and considering applying for residence...
Post-study Work Visa issued for study “outside” New Zealand during pandemic
In late 2022, an international student who had just completed a Master of Engineering...
Time to play Parent Category Bingo
At the same time as announcing the reopening of the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)...
Reopening of Skilled Migrant Category – Going Once, Twice…
The suspension of the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) in 2020 caused migrants both onshore...
A disincentive to being diligent: accredited employers and their disclosure obligations
Many New Zealand employers have spent valuable time and money developing sophisticated HR and...
Migrant Check: top 5 things you need to know
The Migrant Check is the third and final stage in the three-step process of...
“Green List” limitations: when the green light turns red
You’ve found a fantastic migrant to bring into New Zealand. They are highly experienced...