In mid-October, a woman was arrested in relation to fraud involving multiple work visa applications submitted by Filipino farm workers in the dairy industry.
The number of people who can be approved under the parent residence category is limited to 4,000 per immigration year (July to June).
In Nelson this week the first ever trial in New Zealand on human trafficking is underway. Issues include the involvement of relatives or friends obtaining job offers, and payments being made for those job offers.
Section 161(1)(a) of the Immigration Act 2009 states that if a person who has held their Resident Visa for less than 2 years is convicted of an offence for which the court has the power to impose a custodial sentence of 3 months or more, the offender becomes liable for deportation.
In order to give New Zealand immigration advice a person must be licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), unless they are exempt from being licensed.
Filipino Dairy farm workers have been experiencing significant delays in the processing of their work visa application over the last few months.
In July 2015 the immigration minister announced a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of investment and skilled workers across New Zealand.
Whilst there is no requirement for a migrant to use the services of an immigration adviser they can benefit significantly from the advice and expertise of an experienced and reputable adviser.
INZ have a number of visa options for individuals to join or accompany their partners in New Zealand for either temporary or permanent stays. What constitutes a partnership and how does Immigration New Zealand (INZ) assess applications of this type?
Many migrants initially come to New Zealand as International students and follow what we call “the study pathway to residence”. The main source countries for these international students being China and India.
Once an individual becomes unlawful they lose the automatic right to lodge a new visa application. If a visa has been expired for just one day any new visa application will be treated as a Section 61 request.
INZ have 4 specific skills lists that include various occupations, they each have their own specific purpose but are quite often confused, here we will explain each of the lists, their purpose and relevance.