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
Suspension of offshore temporary visa applications

Suspension of offshore temporary visa applications

From 10 August 2020 to 9 November 2020, persons who are outside New Zealand will no longer be able to apply for a temporary entry class visa.

04 Aug 2020 • Mayank Goel
Trackwork riders – urgent review of work visas required!

Trackwork riders – urgent review of work visas required!

It is great to have horse racing back!! But….the Government has this week announced a range of work visa changes that will significantly, and adversely, impact on the New Zealand horse industry.

17 Jul 2020 • Tim Howard
!!! IMPORTANT !!! Work Visa Changes effective 27 July 2020

!!! IMPORTANT !!! Work Visa Changes effective 27 July 2020

A new Essential Skills Work Visa system will take effect from 27 July 2020. This is part of a dramatic, multi-stage overhaul of the employer-assisted temporary work visa system, which the Government announced last year.

16 Jul 2020 • Richard Howard
Temporary Work Visas extended – and other short-term changes to visa settings

Temporary Work Visas extended – and other short-term changes to visa settings

This week the Government has announced changes to temporary work visa settings. One of these changes is an automatic extension to all existing employer-assisted temporary work visas for people who are in New Zealand and whose visas are due to expire from 10 July to 31 December 2020.

08 Jul 2020 • Richard Howard
Exceptions to border closure effective 18 June 2020

Exceptions to border closure effective 18 June 2020

From 18 June 2020, partners and dependents of New Zealand citizens and residents, who have been separated from their New Zealand-resident relatives, may travel to New Zealand unaccompanied by their New Zealand citizen or resident partners.

19 Jun 2020 • Heidi Thompson
COVID-19 Immigration FAQ

COVID-19 Immigration FAQ

Pathways NZ has compiled a repository of Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and New Zealand immigration policy. As more questions and answers are added, this page will be updated.

22 May 2020 • Pathways
Work Visa Labour Market Tests even more stringent in response to COVID-19

Work Visa Labour Market Tests even more stringent in response to COVID-19

New Zealand immigration policy is, and will continue to be affected by COVID-19. Essential Skills work visa applicants should be aware – there will be even greater scrutiny around labour market tests from now on.

22 May 2020 • Heidi Thompson