Permanent Resident Visa applications

Permanent Resident Visa applications

From 27 October 2020, Immigration New Zealand has resumed processing of Permanent Resident Visa applications, including where the principal applicant is currently offshore.

30 Oct 2020 • Maggie Ma
Median wage to rise in November?

Median wage to rise in November?

In September this year, we made a prediction that the median wage could go up soon. From November 2020, median wage is expected to go up to $27.00ph from the current $25.50ph.

29 Oct 2020 • Ivy Lou Obillo-Rodriguez
Other Critical Workers

Other Critical Workers

Employers can submit border exemption request to Immigration New Zealand to allow their employees to travel to New Zealand as “other critical workers”.

28 Oct 2020 • Grace Zhuang
As if I haven't  got enough to think about this now!

As if I haven't got enough to think about this now!

In the latest edition of Waikato Business News, William has expressed his views on the planned employer-led immigration process which comes into force from mid-next year .

27 Oct 2020 • William Durning
Skilled Migrant and Parent Category resident visa EOI selections deferred

Skilled Migrant and Parent Category resident visa EOI selections deferred

The Minister of Immigration has announced that selections of Expressions of Interest for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category, will be deferred for a further six months, extending the deferral that took effect from April of this year.

21 Oct 2020 • Richard Howard
Business Recovery Prompts Return of Wage Subsidy

Business Recovery Prompts Return of Wage Subsidy

The New Zealand Government paid out almost $13 billion in wage subsidies to support businesses, and 1.7 million jobs, to survive the economic impact of COVID-19.

09 Oct 2020 • Pathways to New Zealand
Border exception for normally resident work visa holders comes into force

Border exception for normally resident work visa holders comes into force

From 9 October 2020, some work visa holders who are currently overseas, but who normally live in New Zealand, will be permitted re-entry. This new border exception category is designed for temporary work visa holders who have an existing employment connection to New Zealand and strong, ongoing links to the country.

09 Oct 2020 • Mayank Goel
More border exceptions for critical roles

More border exceptions for critical roles

The Government has established class exceptions for border entry for a limited number of veterinarians, deep sea fishing crew, as well as agricultural and horticultural machinery operators.

22 Sep 2020 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Seasonal work visa available to more people

Seasonal work visa available to more people

The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in key industries while ensuring New Zealanders, who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, have the chance to find new employment.

22 Sep 2020 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Immigration wage thresholds to be increased?

Immigration wage thresholds to be increased?

For Essential Skills work visas (ESWV) and Skilled Migrant Category residence visas (SMC), an applicant’s income is an important ...

10 Sep 2020 • Ivy Lou Obillo-Rodriguez