Skilled Migrant Category residence changes…

Skilled Migrant Category residence changes…

Obtaining residence is the main motivating factor for migrants to relocate from around the world to New Zealand and the SMC has historically been the main pathway for migrants to obtain New Zealand residence.

10 Aug 2023 • Richard Howard
Parent Category Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Parent Category Expressions of Interest (EOI)

First Parent Category ballot selection 8 August 2023 – a 1 in 25 chance of being selected!

26 Jul 2023 • Sally Forbes
Visas for partners of New Zealand citizens and residents

Visas for partners of New Zealand citizens and residents

A person may apply for a work, visitor or resident visa based on their partnership relationship with their New Zealand citizen, or resident, partner and the relationship can satisfy the various policy requirements.

18 Jul 2023 • Ramandeep Kaur, John Henderson, Sally Forbes
Immigration statistics – what are they telling us?

Immigration statistics – what are they telling us?

Over recent months there has been much hype over the resurgence in immigration, with a net annual migration gain of 100,000 people being widely predicted. So what can we deduce from the immigration statistics for 2023 to date?

12 Jul 2023 • Richard Howard
Humanitarian appeals for parents

Humanitarian appeals for parents

The situation with parents of New Zealand citizens or residents who become unlawful is particularly difficult due to their age, possible health factors, the significant family and emotional attachment, and the fact that they may have no, or little, family support if they have to return home.

10 Jul 2023 • Charlotte Summers
Simplified path to residency for skilled workers

Simplified path to residency for skilled workers

The Government is making changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) as part of the immigration rebalance, to help businesses attract workers to fill skill shortages.

21 Jun 2023 • Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Immigration
How to get a New Zealand work visa?

How to get a New Zealand work visa?

If you are a migrant looking for a job opportunity to work in New Zealand, then it is likely you will need an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) before you can begin work.

01 Jun 2023 • Julia Zhang
Straight to residence for auditors!

Straight to residence for auditors!

From 29 May 2023, auditor roles have been added to Tier 1 of the Green List meaning applicants with qualifying employment, or employment offers, can now apply directly for New Zealand residence.

30 May 2023 • Richard Howard
Australia lays out the “big welcome” mat for NZ citizens

Australia lays out the “big welcome” mat for NZ citizens

The recent announcement by the Australian Government to enable New Zealand citizens to pathway easier and quicker to Australian citizenship is very much welcomed, but what will be its impact on the NZ job market and NZ employers?

25 May 2023 • Richard Howard
New Zealand puts out the welcome mat for truck drivers – finally!!

New Zealand puts out the welcome mat for truck drivers – finally!!

The New Zealand Government has announced a work to residence pathway for Truck Drivers. This is exciting news for NZ's trucking industry which has been experiencing significant driver shortages for many years.

11 May 2023 • Anthony Callaghan
Finally - Straight to residence for many health sector migrant workers!

Finally - Straight to residence for many health sector migrant workers!

The Government has recently announced the addition of 32 new health sector roles to the Green List aimed at addressing the skills shortage in the health sector.

19 Apr 2023 • Sally Forbes
Employer Accreditation extension and INZ post-accreditation checks

Employer Accreditation extension and INZ post-accreditation checks

The initial accreditation period for the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is being automatically extended by 12 months. MBIE has also announced it will be carrying out post-accreditation checks.

17 Apr 2023 • Richard Howard