New work visa changes – the clock is ticking…

New work visa changes – the clock is ticking…

On 1 November 2021, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will introduce the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV): a single work visa to replace six of the existing work visas categories. Whether you are an employer or a migrant worker, the Accredited Employer Work Visa will impact you.

14 May 2021 • Richard Howard
What are the differences between New Zealand citizenship and New Zealand residence?

What are the differences between New Zealand citizenship and New Zealand residence?

We are often asked this question by our New Zealand resident clients as they consider whether there is any benefit in taking up New Zealand citizenship.

11 May 2021 • Ramandeep Kaur
Productivity Commission inquiry into immigration settings

Productivity Commission inquiry into immigration settings

The Productivity Commission will hold an inquiry into immigration settings to ensure New Zealand’s long term prosperity and wellbeing, Grant Robertson and Kris Faafoi say. A final report on the findings is due in 12 months on 30 April 2022.

03 May 2021 • Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance & Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
What is the difference between Resident Visa and Permanent Resident Visa?

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

People often get confused between resident visa and permanent 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 unlike permanent resident visa holders.

27 Apr 2021 • Mayank Goel
Border exceptions will see more families reunited

Border exceptions will see more families reunited

Hundreds more families who were separated by the border closure will be reunited under new border exceptions announced today, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi said.

19 Apr 2021 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
INZ Doesn’t Always Get It Right...

INZ Doesn’t Always Get It Right...

Decisions of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) show that of all the immigration appeals heard in the last reporting year, over 35% were allowed, due to incorrect decision-making by Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

26 Mar 2021 • Charlotte Summers
Glimmer of hope for GP practices struggling with severe doctor shortages

Glimmer of hope for GP practices struggling with severe doctor shortages

Overseas doctors with offers of employment to commence after 31 March 2021 can now apply for critical purpose visas and make travel plans to take up their employment.

15 Mar 2021 • 1News
Visas for families of returning students

Visas for families of returning students

Eligible returning students may be able to bring partners and dependent children along with them to New Zealand.

09 Mar 2021 • Julia Zhang
Time to be really kind – or just really realistic?

Time to be really kind – or just really realistic?

New Zealand has always been, an attractive and welcoming country especially in which to raise a family (and now more than ever).

But we must ask why would a medical doctor or a skilled software developer choose to come to New Zealand when they can be paid significantly more for their skills in other countries?

04 Mar 2021 • Richard Howard
If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favourable.

If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favourable.

At the start of 2021, you’d be hard-pressed not to take a leaf from the book of the Roman Stoic Seneca.

The expanded meaning behind this pithy quote is simply - Have a vision, form a plan.

23 Feb 2021 • William Durning