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Pathway Student Visa Pilot extended

Pathway Student Visa Pilot extended

The Minister of Immigration has extended the Pathway Student Visa Pilot for a further 12 months. The new Pilot end date is 7 June 2018 and Immigration New Zealand will continue to accept Pathway Student Visa applications up until this date. The Pathway Student Visa...
Further financial burden on residence applicants

Further financial burden on residence applicants

Despite of having high application fees for a Skilled Migrant category applications, INZ are now sending some applications to the London branch demanding to courier all additional documents to the UK directly. INZ advised that “Due to the volume of applications...
Q&A: How to check application status?

Q&A: How to check application status?

If you have submitted a temporary visa (visitor, student, work) application, you will only be contacted if INZ require more information from you. If you have submitted a resident visa application, you will be contacted in writing (email or letter) with the details of...
World’s Most Powerful Passports

World’s Most Powerful Passports

  Have you ever wondered what your passport can do for you? The list of the world’s most powerful passports was released indicating the power of passports from various countries. Ranking takes into consideration how many countries can be visited without having to...
Changes to Investor Categories from May 2017

Changes to Investor Categories from May 2017

The changes are aimed at encouraging investors to invest in growth investments and delivering greater economic benefits for New Zealand. The changes include: Doubling the funds Investor 2 migrants must invest to $3 million Removing the need for Investor 2 migrants to...
INZ fees increase

INZ fees increase

Fees for paper-based applications for visitor visas and for group visitor visas will increase on 21 November 2016 and will cost NZ$149 for visitors from the Pacific or NZ$184 for visitors from other parts of the world (including within New Zealand). Online application...
Free English classes

Free English classes

Our friends from MFH offer Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Programme for resident visa holders/citizens. Who can enrol? • New Zealand Permanent Residents and Citizens • Learners with literacy and numeracy needs • Learners wanting to up-skill to join the workforce We...
Chef residence without IELTS

Chef residence without IELTS

The recent immigration policy changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) have largely targeted foreign workers who wish to settle in NZ. Two major changes to the SMC category have been announced: The points threshold for selection has been increased from 100 to...
Parent category closed for 2 years

Parent category closed for 2 years

The resent changes effectively mean that Parent Category is stopped until 2018 and rumors are the new rules are coming making it harder. At this moment, the Parent Category is being temporarily closed to new applications. Immigration New Zealand will not make...
Minimum 160 points for Skilled Migrant

Minimum 160 points for Skilled Migrant

From 12 October 2016 only EOIs with 160 points or more will be selected. This will enable the number of Skilled Migrant Category resident visas granted in 2016/17 to remain within the target range. What is the Skilled Migrant Category and how does it work? The Skilled...