Immigration

Leave without pay could save the day
As many employers face the possibility of making employees redundant, the question of placing people in a holding pattern of leave without pay for a period of time comes...
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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...
Unbridled power – Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill
The Minister of Immigration has introduced a Bill into Parliament today that proposes to...
New Zealand visa and immigration pathways: all you need to know
Webinar: “New Zealand visa and immigration pathways: all you need to know” Friday 8...
Processing priority of visa applications
On 17 April 2020, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced that, as of 16 April...
Immigration April Newsletter
In this edition: Immigration New Zealand start processing some standard visa applications A small...
Immigration New Zealand start processing some standard visa applications
On 17 April 2020 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced that they are now able...
Frequently asked questions – for employees
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on countries around the world,...
Frequently asked questions – for employers of migrant workers
Q: We have an employee on an interim visa, are we able to claim...
Relaxation of visa conditions for all workers delivering essential services
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has made the long-awaited announcement on temporary visa variations to...
COVID-19: immigration considerations for healthcare workers
As the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to grow, the immigration related uncertainties...
Main COVID-19 policy announcements as at 1.30pm, 9 April 2020
Many of you will be aware that there have been numerous policy changes/announcements since...
COVID-19 and migrant worker employees – FAQs for employers
Q: We have an employee on an interim visa, are we able to claim...
During and post lockdown: top tips for employers of migrant workers
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will have massive implications for employers of migrant...
Epidemic management notice issued – immigration ramifications and visa processing
For the first time the New Zealand Government has issued an Epidemic Management Notice...
COVID-19 border closure – the fine print
At 11.59 pm on Thursday 19 March 2020 New Zealand, for the very first...
Immigration March Newsletter
In this edition: Upcoming challenges for work visa holders in New Zealand: Act now!...