Business Recovery Prompts Return of Wage Subsidy

Business Recovery Prompts Return of Wage Subsidy

The NZ Government paid out almost $13 billion in wage subsidies to support businesses. Only a handful repaid, including CodeClouds.

09 Oct 2020 • Pathways to New Zealand
Border exception for normally resident work visa holders comes into force

Border exception for normally resident work visa holders comes into force

From 9 October 2020, some work visa holders who are currently overseas, but who normally live in New Zealand, will be permitted re-entry.

09 Oct 2020 • Mayank Goel
More border exceptions for critical roles

More border exceptions for critical roles

The Government has established class exceptions for border entry for a limited number of veterinarians, deep sea fishing crew, agricultural and horticultural machinery operators.

22 Sep 2020 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Seasonal work visa available to more people

Seasonal work visa available to more people

The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in key industries.

22 Sep 2020 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Immigration wage thresholds to be increased?

Immigration wage thresholds to be increased?

For Essential Skills work visas (ESWV) and Skilled Migrant Category residence visas (SMC), an applicant’s income is an important ...

10 Sep 2020 • Ivy Lou Obillo-Rodriguez
New border exception for normally resident work visa holders

New border exception for normally resident work visa holders

The Government is creating a new border exception category to enable the return of some temporary work visa holders who are overseas and have strong, ongoing links to New Zealand.

09 Sep 2020 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Border changes to help reunite New Zealanders with their loved ones

Border changes to help reunite New Zealanders with their loved ones

The Government is making changes to current border exception rules to allow some partners of New Zealand citizens and residents to be able to reunite in New Zealand.

09 Sep 2020 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Changes provide certainty for offshore resident visa holders

Changes provide certainty for offshore resident visa holders

The Government is making changes to help new residents stuck offshore keep their residency status while COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place.

09 Sep 2020 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
More to think about in the ever-changing immigration space!

More to think about in the ever-changing immigration space!

The world has changed. COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe. New Zealand, though faring comparatively well, is slowly ...

08 Sep 2020 • Richard Howard
Critical health workers – New Zealand wants you

Critical health workers – New Zealand wants you

Despite the border exception process designed to facilitate their entry, and feverish recruiting by DHBs, doctors and other essential health workers are simply not getting here in significant numbers. However, it looks like this is starting to change.

28 Aug 2020 • Martin King
Immigration Update – Current border status and visa policies

Immigration Update – Current border status and visa policies

New Zealand has shifted Alert Levels - Auckland is at Level 3, and the rest of the country is at Level 2. Government policy, including immigration policy, is liable to change at any moment. This is a summary of the border situation, and New Zealand’s visa policies, as they stand at this point in time.

17 Aug 2020 • Richard Howard
Expired and invalid visas: What to do if you are unlawfully in New Zealand

Expired and invalid visas: What to do if you are unlawfully in New Zealand

If you are unlawfully in New Zealand you should urgently seek advice on submitting a Section 61 request to regain your lawful status.

07 Apr 2020 • Charlotte Summers