Green List Changes - more occupations now have a fast track to residence pathway

Green List Changes - more occupations now have a fast track to residence pathway

In December 2022 the Government made a major change to its list of occupations deemed most in demand, the Immigration Green-List, with a significant expansion of the occupations included.

24 Jan 2023 • Martin King
A box of chocolates from the Government!

A box of chocolates from the Government!

After a very busy and challenging immigration year the Government has come to the party and delivered its Xmas present.

15 Dec 2022 • Richard Howard
Major expansion of Green List to help fill labour shortages

Major expansion of Green List to help fill labour shortages

The Government has announced a suite of measures to further support New Zealand businesses through the global labour shortage and attract more high skilled workers long term.

12 Dec 2022 • Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Immigration
Government completes immigration re-balancing act…

Government completes immigration re-balancing act…

The recent re-opening of the Skilled Migrant and Parent residence categories largely constitutes the completion of the Government’s plans to “re-balance” New Zealand’s immigration policies.

09 Dec 2022 • Richard Howard
We need to get our immigration act together!

We need to get our immigration act together!

When most overseas workers think about coming to work in New Zealand one of the key factors they consider is their ability to obtain residence and to be able to live here permanently.

30 Nov 2022 • Richard Howard
Parent Residence category re-opens

Parent Residence category re-opens

The Minister of Immigration the Hon Michael Wood has announced the reopening of the Parent Category which has effectively been closed for the past 6 years.

14 Oct 2022 • Richard Howard
Skilled Migrant EOI selections to resume in November

Skilled Migrant EOI selections to resume in November

The Minister of Immigration the Hon Michael Wood has announced the reopening of the long-paused Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).

13 Oct 2022 • Richard Howard
The new Immigration Green List – what is it?

The new Immigration Green List – what is it?

The Green List comprises a number of employment roles which are divided into Tier 1 and Tier 2 roles.

14 Sep 2022 • Richard Howard
Pathways open to make New Zealand home

Pathways open to make New Zealand home

Applications for the Green List Straight to Residence pathway open today.

05 Sep 2022 • Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Immigration
NZ borders reopen!

NZ borders reopen!

What does the new immigration normal look like?

24 Aug 2022 • Richard Howard
The Productivity Commission into immigration – was it worth it?

The Productivity Commission into immigration – was it worth it?

The Productivity Commission recently released its (120 page) report into New Zealand’s immigration settings. But was it worth it?

22 Jul 2022 • Richard Howard
2021 Resident Visa processing – update

2021 Resident Visa processing – update

The One-Off 2021 Resident Visa will close soon on Sunday 31 July 2022 at 11.59pm and eligible applicants MUST apply by this deadline.

19 Jul 2022 • Richard Howard