INZ Doesn’t Always Get It Right...

INZ Doesn’t Always Get It Right...

Decisions of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) show that of all the immigration appeals heard in the last reporting year, over 35% were allowed, due to incorrect decision-making by Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

26 Mar 2021 • Charlotte Summers
Glimmer of hope for GP practices struggling with severe doctor shortages

Glimmer of hope for GP practices struggling with severe doctor shortages

Overseas doctors with offers of employment to commence after 31 March 2021 can now apply for critical purpose visas and make travel plans to take up their employment.

15 Mar 2021 • 1News
Visas for families of returning students

Visas for families of returning students

Eligible returning students may be able to bring partners and dependent children along with them to New Zealand.

09 Mar 2021 • Julia Zhang
Time to be really kind – or just really realistic?

Time to be really kind – or just really realistic?

New Zealand has always been, an attractive and welcoming country especially in which to raise a family (and now more than ever).

But we must ask why would a medical doctor or a skilled software developer choose to come to New Zealand when they can be paid significantly more for their skills in other countries?

04 Mar 2021 • Richard Howard
If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favourable.

If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favourable.

At the start of 2021, you’d be hard-pressed not to take a leaf from the book of the Roman Stoic Seneca.

The expanded meaning behind this pithy quote is simply - Have a vision, form a plan.

23 Feb 2021 • William Durning
Government eases visa restrictions for visitors in New Zealand

Government eases visa restrictions for visitors in New Zealand

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here, the Minister of Immigration has announced.

19 Feb 2021 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Changes to INZ policy around Dairy Cattle Farmer ANZSCO occupations

Changes to INZ policy around Dairy Cattle Farmer ANZSCO occupations

INZ have announced changes to Immigration Policy when it comes to assessing applications from some occupations under the heading of Dairy Cattle Farmers. The amendment means that some occupations previously not classified as ‘skilled’, now are.

11 Feb 2021 • Ivy Lou Obillo-Rodriguez
Moving to New Zealand permanently? – Import your household effects tax-free

Moving to New Zealand permanently? – Import your household effects tax-free

If you are a first time migrant to New Zealand, or are moving back to New Zealand after having been away for more than 21 months, and you have a right to residence here, you may be able to import your household effects without having to pay import duty or GST.

28 Jan 2021 • Martin King
Looking ahead to the year to come

Looking ahead to the year to come

It has been a year of constant change and adjustment in the immigration sector, and we look to 2021 with hope and optimism that some stability can be reclaimed. The Briefing for the Incoming Minister for Immigration gives some idea of what to expect.

23 Dec 2020 • Richard Howard
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?

If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?

No this isn’t some untapped market helping the fortunes of our struggling tourism industry, it’s a question Stephen Hawking posed when discussing the possibility of time travel. It’s also a segue taking you back to January 2020 and the burning issue for employers. “Where are the skilled workers?"

21 Dec 2020 • William Durning