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.
A recent INZ newsletter has highlighted the concerns they have for families taking on high levels of debt to fund their children s’ education overseas.
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.