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Rising Immigration figures cause anti-migrant sentiment

  Rising Immigration figures cause anti-migrant sentiment The number of migrants coming to New Zealand has hit 60,000 for the first time. Some politicians are already arguing that this increasing migration is causing high unemployment in the lower skilled job...

2015 Migrant Survey

The Migrant Survey is an annual survey that asks for feedback on your current employment, your education background and your level of satisfaction with life in New Zealand. Your feedback will tell how you are settling in New Zealand and help INZ improve their services...

Fake Immigration New Zealand website scam

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been made aware of a new scam website and is urging customers to take special care that they are using the correct site. The website appears to be a direct copy of the home page of the official INZ website, with a slight change in the...

Immigration changes expected to boost regions

It is hoped new immigration rules will lead to an influx of fresh ideas and fresh businesses for New Zealand’s regions. Prime Minister John Key announced measures to encourage skilled migrants and businesses to move to the regions at the National Party...

No need to send originals or certified copies to INZ!

  Immigration New Zealand introduced new changes to immigration and operational instructions effective on and after 6 July 2015.   Good news – unless specified, originals or certified copies of documents no longer need to be provided with paper-based...

Immigration ONLINE

What services have already been launched under Immigration New Zealand’s new technology platform Immigration ONLINE? May 2013 marked ‘go live’ of the first Immigration ONLINE ‘product’ – Visa Options Check (VOC). This online tool enables users to check which...

English For Migrants in New Zealand

As a part of their residency requirements, some migrants are required to pay English language tuition fees to Immigration New Zealand (a part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) before arriving in New Zealand. If you have done this, your money is...

Government relaxes immigration rules to help Christchurch

The Government has approved changes to Immigration Instructions to make it easier to recruit and retain migrant workers for the Canterbury rebuild. Modelling carried out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment suggests that an additional 5,000...

Permanent Resident Visa – can you get it faster?

We receive a lot or inquiries how to get unconditional Permanent Residence visa without waiting for two years. Let’s have a look if it is possible. To be eligible for a permanent resident visa (PRV) the principal applicant in your original residence application must:...

eMedical comes to New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has now established  eMedical in New Zealand.  A total of 133  New Zealand-based medical and radiology clinics are now able to begin using the  electronic health processing tool to record immigration medical examinations. A list of INZ’s...

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