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Travelling on NZ passport

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)

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

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

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

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

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...
South Island residence quota opens 22 MAY 2017!

South Island residence quota opens 22 MAY 2017!

Hurry up if you meet the requirements! The South Island Contribution Work and Residence Policies have been announced. The demand is high and you need to be quick to secure the place. If you want our firm to represent you – our dedicated Immigration Adviser Yana...
VAC service fee increase

VAC service fee increase

  On 1 May 2017 the service fee payable to a number of Visa Application Centres (VACs) will increase. Service fees payable to VACs in the following locations will be changing: India Sri Lanka Fiji Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands New Caledonia Vanuatu Nauru To...
Extreme work visa changes proposed

Extreme work visa changes proposed

Following the Skilled migrant changes we discussed previously, the Ministry announced a consultation for the major and very harsh changes to work visa categories. This includes requirements to leave New Zealand for a year, no ability to bring a partner and no domestic...
Major Skilled Migrant Category changes!

Major Skilled Migrant Category changes!

If you are looking to apply for residence – hurry up! The Government has announced a package of changes designed to reduce the number of migrants. The changes come into effect 14 August 2017. Two remuneration thresholds are being introduced for applicants...