The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) is the main residence category and makes up over 50% of New Zealand’s residence programme. In April the Government announced a number of changes to the SMC and these will take effect from 28 August 2017. Expressions of Interest under the existing policy, the first stage of a SMC application, […]
Proposed Work Visa changes will affect New Zealand Racing industry with the large number of trackwork riders holding work visas to work in New Zealand likely be negatively impacted by the changes scheduled for mid August. “The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed changes to temporary work visa settings, through the Essential Skills […]
Significant and wide ranging changes to the skilled migrant category (SMC) have been announced and are due to become effective from August. The NZ Government has announced a range of changes for what it says are “designed to better manage immigration and improve the labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration.” Two wage thresholds […]
Immigration New Zealand’s recent change to increase the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) passmark to 160 points has left many prospective applicants questioning how they will ever meet this new higher passmark. Hairdressers are particularly affected by this change.
Immigration New Zealand announced major changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) to take effect from 12 October.
Immigration New Zealand announced major changes today to the parent category which have seen the category put on hold and the annual quota slashed by more than 50% for the next 2 years.
INZ have announced major visa changes for South African citizens wishing to travel to New Zealand as visitors. From 21 November 2016 South African’s will no longer be eligible to enter “Visa-free” and will be required to apply for a visitor visa before travelling.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) are forcefully clamping down on those people that have or are suspected to have used an unlicensed immigration advisers to assist with the preparation of their visa application.
Recently announced changes to the essential skills in demand lists have seen the surprise removal of several occupations in the farming sector.
We are very pleased to announce our Wellington Office is open for business. Pathways now have two office locations being our head office in Hamilton and now Wellington.
INZ has recently announced that they will be increasing their fees and introducing a new immigration levy, these will take effect on 7 December 2015.
On 24 October NZQA introduced new rules for English language requirements for international students from certain countries, this is known as Rule 18.