Government introduces significant immigration policy changes – effective 7 April 2024

Government introduces significant immigration policy changes – effective 7 April 2024

The Government has introduced a number of changes as a consequence of concerns over unsustainable immigration levels, and the high proportion of low skilled workers coming to NZ under the AEWV.

09 Apr 2024 • 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.

05 Apr 2024 • Ramandeep Kaur / John Henderson
Teaching in New Zealand

Teaching in New Zealand

Secondary teachers will now have a pathway to New Zealand residence under the Green List Straight to Residence (Tier 1) category.

04 Apr 2024 • John Henderson
Secondary teachers moving to New Zealand fast tracked to residence

Secondary teachers moving to New Zealand fast tracked to residence

Secondary teachers moving to New Zealand will be put on a fast track to residency to help address workforce shortages.

03 Apr 2024 • Hon Erica Stanford, Minister of Immigration and Education
New Zealand’s investor immigration policy is not for the faint hearted!

New Zealand’s investor immigration policy is not for the faint hearted!

The Active Investor Plus is our only investor visa option currently and requires significant professional guidance to navigate its complexity.

02 Apr 2024 • Richard Howard
Updated List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment

Updated List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment

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

13 Mar 2024 • Mayank Goel
New Zealand v Australia – with immigration also!

New Zealand v Australia – with immigration also!

There has always been great rivalry, and comradery, between New Zealand and Australia. Such competition also extends to the world of migration.

06 Mar 2024 • Richard Howard
Pathway to NZ Residence for Halal Slaughterers

Pathway to NZ Residence for Halal Slaughterers

If you are currently working as a halal slaughterer in New Zealand, you now have a pathway to New Zealand residence!

19 Feb 2024 • Damia Roslan
Deportation Liability for New Zealand Residents

Deportation Liability for New Zealand Residents

Many new NZ residents are unaware that if they are convicted of an offence, they could become liable for deportation under the Immigration Act 2009.

12 Feb 2024 • Anthony Callaghan, Charlotte Summers
What is the difference between Resident Visa and Permanent Resident Visa?

What is the difference between Resident Visa and Permanent Resident Visa?

While both visas allow the holder to live, work and study in New Zealand indefinitely, resident visa holders need to meet the travel conditions.

06 Feb 2024 • Mayank Goel
The immigration challenges with labour hire companies

The immigration challenges with labour hire companies

The news of the ELE Group receivership and the subsequent plight of the many migrant workers has prompted a call for a government review of the practices of labour hire companies.

05 Feb 2024 • Richard Howard
Migration statistics – what are they and what do they mean?

Migration statistics – what are they and what do they mean?

There is much hype every month about New Zealand’s net migration numbers and what these mean for the country.

12 Jan 2024 • Richard Howard