Time to be really kind – or just really realistic?

Time to be really kind – or just really realistic?

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.

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

23 Feb 2021 • William Durning
Government eases visa restrictions for visitors in New Zealand

Government eases visa restrictions for visitors in New Zealand

Onshore visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions.

19 Feb 2021 • Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Immigration
Changes to INZ policy around Dairy Cattle Farmer ANZSCO occupations

Changes to INZ policy around Dairy Cattle Farmer ANZSCO occupations

INZ have announced changes to Immigration Policy when assessing some occupations under the heading - Dairy Cattle Farmers.

11 Feb 2021 • Ivy Lou Obillo-Rodriguez
Moving to New Zealand permanently? – Import your household effects tax-free

Moving to New Zealand permanently? – Import your household effects tax-free

If you have a right to residence in New Zealand, you may be able to import your household effects minus import duty or GST.

28 Jan 2021 • Martin King
Looking ahead to the year to come

Looking ahead to the year to come

It has been a year of constant change and adjustment in the immigration sector, and we look to 2021 with hope and optimism that some stability can be reclaimed.

23 Dec 2020 • Richard Howard
If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?

If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?

It’s a segue taking you back to January 2020 and the burning issue for employers. “Where are the skilled workers?"

21 Dec 2020 • William Durning
Seat belts on – the immigration landscape is changing.

Seat belts on – the immigration landscape is changing.

During the last seven months, Immigration policy settings have changed frequently. More changes are on the horizon!

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

Higher threshold for partnership visas?

The current threshold of living together for 12 months with a New Zealander for a partnership-based residence visa is low in comparison to other countries.

10 Nov 2020 • Heidi Thompson
Permanent Resident Visa applications

Permanent Resident Visa applications

Immigration New Zealand has resumed processing of Permanent Resident Visa applications.

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

Median wage to rise in November?

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