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Changes to temporary instructions effective on and after 11 April 2016

In order to provide a legitimate means for Entrepreneur applicants to remain lawfully in New Zealand while their residence application is assessed, a provision will be added to the Specific Purpose or Events instructions allowing a temporary work visa valid for up to...

Changes to residence instructions effective on and after 11 April 2016

The chapter ‘After the grant of a resident visa’ contains immigration instructions governing the grant of a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV), Second or Subsequent Resident Visa (SSRV) or Variation of Travel Conditions on a resident visa (VOTC). Following a review of this...

Changes to Immigration Instructions

INZ have issued an Amendment Circular 2016-02, containing updates to immigration instructions effective on 1 April and 11 April 2016. On 11 April, a variety of updates to instructions will be made, including: Updates to the Long Term Skills Shortage List Various...

Indian Chefs under fire from opposition leader

Indian Chefs under fire from opposition leader Opposition Labour Party leader, Andrew Little recently made controversial statements about immigration, saying ‘’the tap should be turned down to a trickle until economic conditions improve.’’ If he was in charge he says...

Skilled Migrant Residence without a NZ job offer

Can I get Residence without a job offer? This is a question we get a lot here at Immigration Centre. The short answer is – Yes. However it is much more complicated than that as only certain people will qualify for enough points on their EOI without a job offer. All...

Investor Visas New Zealand

We can assist you or your family member to find an immigration pathway to get permanent residence in New Zealand as an investor. Investor visas provide the opportunity to settle, or at least spend time temporarily in New Zealand simply by investing capital in New...

Warning on scam phone calls

Beware: On Monday, March 07, 2016, Immigration New Zealand was notified of a new wave of scam phone calls from individuals claiming to be Immigration staff. Callers, posing as Immigration staff tell the person they have broken the law which breaches their visa...

Section 61; A final chance for those in NZ without a Visa

What is Section 61? Quite a few clients ask us this question and it is an important piece of information to know. (Section 61) refers to Section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009 which is the main legislation setting out New Zealand’s immigration policy. Section 61 of...

Residence for Dependent Children

If you have migrated to New Zealand already but your children are still living overseas you may be interested in knowing how you can bring your children to New Zealand to join you. There are two main ways to achieve this, either by including them in your own...

New Zealand Retirement Visas

Many clients have asked us recently about retirement visas and how older migrants can come to New Zealand. There are two retirement visa policies in New Zealand that you may be able to take advantage of. The Parent Retirement Category and the Temporary Retirement...

Net migration hits record level for 17th consecutive month

Immigration continues to run at record levels, with the net gain closing in on 65,000. Figures from Statistics New Zealand on Monday showed that in the year to December 31, New Zealand recorded net migration of 64,900. While the December gain of 5500 was down on...

Special Visas for Guardians of Students in New Zealand

One option for getting a New Zealand visa that is not well known is as the Guardian of a student. This visitor visa allows the applicant to come to New Zealand to live with and care for a student who holds a visa to study in New Zealand. What is even less known is...

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