Care Workforce Visa Pathways

Care Workforce Visa Pathways

If you are working, or planning to work, in a care workforce role in New Zealand then it is important you understand everything there is to know about your and your family’s visa options.

26 Sep 2023 • Sally Forbes, Ramandeep Kaur
Updated List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment

Updated List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment

An updated LQEA will be used for qualifications assessments under some employment-based residence and work visa applications.

25 Sep 2023 • Mayank Goel
Changes announced to protect migrant workers - but is it too late?

Changes announced to protect migrant workers - but is it too late?

Migrant Exploitation Protection Visa (MEPV) holders can now access short-term financial and job search support until March 2024, or until earlier if they secure a suitable job or change their visa status.

22 Sep 2023 • Richard Howard
What are the differences between New Zealand citizenship and New Zealand residence?

What are the differences between New Zealand citizenship and New Zealand residence?

We are often asked this question by our New Zealand resident clients.

15 Sep 2023 • Ramandeep Kaur
Dealing with False, Misleading or Withheld Information

Dealing with False, Misleading or Withheld Information

Effective 25 September 2023, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is changing the way they deal with false, misleading, or withheld information while processing temporary and resident visa applications.

15 Sep 2023 • Charlotte Summers
Its Election Time (again!) –a time to reflect…

Its Election Time (again!) –a time to reflect…

So what have been the “immigration take-outs” of the last six years of the current Government?

13 Sep 2023 • Richard Howard
Immigration median wage rises - yet again!

Immigration median wage rises - yet again!

Effective February 2024, Immigration New Zealand is set to increase the median pay rate to $31.61 per hour.

08 Sep 2023 • Richard Howard
What you need to know before you apply for New Zealand citizenship

What you need to know before you apply for New Zealand citizenship

If you are considering applying for New Zealand citizenship, this article will be helpful to clarify the reasons for applying, the requirements for eligibility, and the process involved in undertaking an application.

04 Sep 2023 • Ramandeep Kaur / John Henderson
Straight to Residence Pathway for Engineers

Straight to Residence Pathway for Engineers

If you hold an engineering degree and a job offer in New Zealand for an engineering role, you are likely to have a pathway to living and working permanently in New Zealand under the Green List (Tier 1) Straight to Residence visa category.

30 Aug 2023 • John Henderson
Skilled Migrant Category residence changes…

Skilled Migrant Category residence changes…

Obtaining residence is the main motivating factor for migrants to relocate from around the world to New Zealand and the SMC has historically been the main pathway for migrants to obtain New Zealand residence.

10 Aug 2023 • Richard Howard
Parent Category Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Parent Category Expressions of Interest (EOI)

First Parent Category ballot selection 8 August 2023 – a 1 in 25 chance of being selected!

26 Jul 2023 • Sally Forbes
Visas for partners of New Zealand citizens and residents

Visas for partners of New Zealand citizens and residents

A person may apply for a work, visitor or resident visa based on their partnership relationship with their New Zealand citizen, or resident, partner and the relationship can satisfy the various policy requirements.

18 Jul 2023 • Ramandeep Kaur, John Henderson, Sally Forbes