Parent Residence category re-opens

Parent Residence category re-opens

The Minister of Immigration the Hon Michael Wood has announced the reopening of the Parent Category which has effectively been closed for the past 6 years.

14 Oct 2022 • Richard Howard
Skilled Migrant EOI selections to resume in November

Skilled Migrant EOI selections to resume in November

The Minister of Immigration the Hon Michael Wood has announced the reopening of the long-paused Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).

13 Oct 2022 • Richard Howard
The new Immigration Green List – what is it?

The new Immigration Green List – what is it?

The Green List comprises a number of employment roles which are divided into Tier 1 and Tier 2 roles.

14 Sep 2022 • Richard Howard
Pathways open to make New Zealand home

Pathways open to make New Zealand home

Applications for the Green List Straight to Residence pathway open today.

05 Sep 2022 • Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Immigration
NZ borders reopen!

NZ borders reopen!

What does the new immigration normal look like?

24 Aug 2022 • Richard Howard
The Productivity Commission into immigration – was it worth it?

The Productivity Commission into immigration – was it worth it?

The Productivity Commission recently released its (120 page) report into New Zealand’s immigration settings. But was it worth it?

22 Jul 2022 • Richard Howard
2021 Resident Visa processing – update

2021 Resident Visa processing – update

The One-Off 2021 Resident Visa will close soon on Sunday 31 July 2022 at 11.59pm and eligible applicants MUST apply by this deadline.

19 Jul 2022 • Richard Howard
The immigration balancing act…

The immigration balancing act…

The Government recently announced the rebalancing of immigration set tings. It is fair to say this was not - quite the immigration “reset” we had all been waiting on for the last 6 months.

01 Jul 2022 • Richard Howard
Broadened criteria for returning visa holders

Broadened criteria for returning visa holders

The Government is broadening the ability for residence class visa holders to re-enter New Zealand.

03 May 2022 • Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response
Employers must be accredited with INZ from 4 July

Employers must be accredited with INZ from 4 July

From 4 July 2022, all employers who are wishing to employ a migrant worker must first obtain accreditation with Immigration New Zealand.

02 May 2022 • Richard Howard
Government reopens New Zealand for tourism

Government reopens New Zealand for tourism

The Government is bringing forward the date for opening the border to tourists in time for the Australian school holidays.

16 Mar 2022 • Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister
Border Opening Update – 2 March 2022

Border Opening Update – 2 March 2022

The Government is removing the self-isolation requirements for vaccinated travellers to New Zealand and enabling Kiwis to come here from the rest of the world sooner.

07 Mar 2022 • Martin King