The Xmas present New Zealand really needs is sitting in Santa’s sleigh but…

The Xmas present New Zealand really needs is sitting in Santa’s sleigh but…

New Zealand’s profile throughout the world has been raised by the collective endeavour and success of the “team of 5 million” in combatting the COVID crisis. This profile has attracted over $2 billion in investment via the Investor residence pathway. Our Xmas present is sitting in Santa’s sleigh postmarked for Aotearoa – but will it be delivered?

18 Dec 2020 • Richard Howard
ENZ Recognised Agency

ENZ Recognised Agency

Pathways to New Zealand Ltd is very pleased to have its Recognised Agency accreditation renewed by Education New Zealand (ENZ) to February 2022.

15 Dec 2020 • Julia Zhang
Seat belts on – the immigration landscape is changing.

Seat belts on – the immigration landscape is changing.

The Government’s immigration focus over the past seven months has been on “border control” and with the myriad of challenges this has delivered. During this period Immigration policy settings changed frequently, and sometimes several times a week. More changes are on the horizon!

18 Nov 2020 • Richard Howard
Higher threshold for partnership visas?

Higher threshold for partnership visas?

The underlying criteria for a partnership-based residence visa is that an applicant must be living together for 12 months or more in a genuine and stable partnership with a New Zealand citizen or resident. However, this current threshold is low in comparison to other countries.

10 Nov 2020 • Heidi Thompson
Permanent Resident Visa applications

Permanent Resident Visa applications

From 27 October 2020, Immigration New Zealand has resumed processing of Permanent Resident Visa applications, including where the principal applicant is currently offshore.

30 Oct 2020 • Maggie Ma
Median wage to rise in November?

Median wage to rise in November?

In September this year, we made a prediction that the median wage could go up soon. From November 2020, median wage is expected to go up to $27.00ph from the current $25.50ph.

29 Oct 2020 • Ivy Lou Obillo-Rodriguez
Other Critical Workers

Other Critical Workers

Employers can submit border exemption request to Immigration New Zealand to allow their employees to travel to New Zealand as “other critical workers”.

28 Oct 2020 • Grace Zhuang
As if I haven't got enough to think about now this!

As if I haven't got enough to think about now this!

In the latest edition of Waikato Business News, William has expressed his views on the planned employer-led immigration process which comes into force from mid-next year .

27 Oct 2020 • William Durning
Skilled Migrant and Parent Category resident visa EOI selections deferred

Skilled Migrant and Parent Category resident visa EOI selections deferred

The Minister of Immigration has announced that selections of Expressions of Interest for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category, will be deferred for a further six months, extending the deferral that took effect from April of this year.

21 Oct 2020 • Richard Howard
Business Recovery Prompts Return of Wage Subsidy

Business Recovery Prompts Return of Wage Subsidy

The New Zealand Government paid out almost $13 billion in wage subsidies to support businesses, and 1.7 million jobs, to survive the economic impact of COVID-19.

09 Oct 2020 • Pathways to New Zealand