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SAVE THE DATE! Auckland Office Opening – 4 July 2016

Looking for some good news to kick up your day up a notch? Look no further! Immigration Centre’s July 4th arrival is one of the hottest topics sweeping New Zealand’s largest city and you’re about to be in the know! Are you ready for incredible value, world-class...

Russian qualifications not accepted by INZ

Russia list of qualifications is to be rescinded on and after 27 June 2016. Holders of qualifications from Russia will be required to obtain an individual New Zealand Qualification Authority assessment of their qualification in every case. Hurry up if you wanted to...

SCAM targeting Management Students

There is a new scam massage we have discovered today. The message is saying that INZ stopped processing residence applications for Managers. Please be aware that this is not correct. We still successfully lodge residences for all types of managers including cafe...

Labour wants to put a cap on immigration

Labour wants to turn down the tap on immigration while the country sorts out its own problems. Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little, said immigration was “positive for any country” but in times when “our economy is creaking, we need to be able to...

Changes to the Canterbury Skill Shortage List

  INZ confirmed the Changes to the Canterbury Skill Shortage List will take effect from 9 May 2016. These include adding a requirement for at least 12 months’ relevant work experience in New Zealand for five occupations – Airconditioning and Refrigeration...

China initiatives

The Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse has just announced a package of measures designed to make it easier for Chinese visitors to come to New Zealand. eVisas (label-less visas and passport-free applications) are now available for Chinese nationals applying...

ANZAC Day

Anzac Day is a time to think about past wars and the commitment and sacrifice people have made in conflicts over our recent history and in the present. Our country has paid a high price for the freedom it currently enjoys. More than 30,000 New Zealanders who have died...

Airline fined over boarding unauthorised passenger

An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a Brazilian passenger who had previously been refused entry to New Zealand to fly back here – despite being told five times not to let him board the flight. At Manukau District Court Latam Airlines was fined a total of...

Fees changes in India

From 1 May 2016, the local currency VAC service fee in India will be increasing to INR 950. This increase is only applicable to applicants who are in India and submitting a physical application to a VAC in India. The VAC fee associated with handling passports linked...

Changes to Long Term Skills Shortages list effective 11 April 2016

From 11 April 2016 the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) in Appendix 4 will be amended to remove two occupations that are no longer in shortage (Social Worker and Statistician (Fisheries Modeller)). The qualification and experience requirements for occupations on...

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