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Essential Skills in Demand List review 2017

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has completed its annual review of two of the Essential Skills in Demand (ESID) Lists – the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) and the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL). The Ministry regularly reviews...

⛄ Holiday break 🎄

The entire Immigration Centre family would like to wish you and your own family a very safe and happy Christmas & New Year. Our offices will be closed as of Friday, 22 December 2017 at 2pm, and will reopen again on Monday, 08 January 2018 at 9am. Please note that...

Minimum salary increased for Residence and Work visas

  From 15 January 2018, you need at least $23.49 to apply for Residence (Skilled Migrant) and at least $20.65 to sponsor your partner for a Work Visa or stay more than 3 years on work visas. The following changes will occur in the Skilled Migrant Category:...

Migration fall 39%

Radio NZ reported that Immigration New Zealand statistics show 4644 skilled migrants applied for residence between April and last month, compared to 9150 in the same period last year. The previous government announced new work visa rules in April, although it loosened...

Travelling on NZ passport

Many clients who have successfully gained their Resident visas and then Citizenship ask us about travel rules on a New Zealand passport. Please see some of the points below. Can I travel to INDIA with a NZ passport that is almost expiring? According to...

Work visa changes explained (Video)

What are the skill band thresholds? The following table outlines the remuneration and ANZSCO levels associated with each skill band. The mid-skilled remuneration rate of $19.97 per hour equates to $41,538 per year, based on a 40 hour work week. Remuneration ANZSCO 1-3...

New residence requirements for work experience

  From 28 August 2017, to get points for work experience, you must ensure that this experience was ‘Skilled’ (skill level 1,2,3). See examples below. JOHN John is an IT specialist. His work experience is: Software Tester (skill level 1) for 3 years, followed by...

Essential Skills work visa changes

Essential Skills work visa changes The Government has made decisions on proposals announced in April to change the settings for temporary migrant workers under the Essential Skills policy. The changes will support already announced changes to the Skilled Migrant...

New instructions delayed

INZ have just confirmed that implementation of the revised Skilled Migrant Category has now been moved from 14 August to the end of August 2017. INZ will advise you of the specific date of implementation as soon as this is confirmed. There has been no confirmation if...

Transfer of temporary visa applications

The benefits of the transfer are to enable applications to be allocated and processed in a timely manner and to address the high demand of visa applications by using surplus capacity in our offshore sites. Currently Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is experiencing a high...

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