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Getting past health requirements for entry to New Zealand

Getting past health requirements for entry to New Zealand

Lately there has been some attention in the media concerning people – in two cases of mothers visiting their children in New Zealand - who were denied entry to New Zealand for not meeting health requirements. So we thought we'd give you some more insight into this...

Immigration NZ gets additional funds for deportation

Immigration NZ gets additional funds for deportation

Immigration New Zealand exceeded its budget for deportations in the first part of this year and required an additional injection to the budget. They have since obtained a further $500,000. It has been reported that given the financial circumstances, at one point this...

Interim visa duration to be extended

Interim visa duration to be extended

Interim visas will soon be extended to continue after a visa decline or withdrawal for a further 21 days. Interim visas will still continue to be valid for up to 6 months until a visa is granted, but will soon no longer end upon decline of visa. Interim visas are ...

New post-study visa rules announced!

New post-study visa rules announced!

The final changes to post-study work rights include: remove the employer-assisted post-study work visas at all levels; provide a one-year post-study open work visa for students studying Level 4 to 6 and non-degree Level 7 qualifications, with an additional year for...

Experience or diploma not relevant to your job? Not a problem!

Experience or diploma not relevant to your job? Not a problem!

Did you know that you can claim residence points even if your qualification or experience are not directly relevant to the current job/job offer? Yes, this is possible. Residence instructions do not require your previous experience or your diploma to be directly...

Can my child go to school if our visas expire?

Can my child go to school if our visas expire?

Although children of non-residents or citizens in New Zealand require a student visa to attend school, there are laws that allow children in certain circumstances to attend school in New Zealand without a visa. By law children between the ages of 6 and 16 must go to...

Sri Lankan visa scam revealed – documents fraud

Sri Lankan visa scam revealed – documents fraud

Immigration officials are investigating a major scam involving student visa applications from Sri Lanka. The New Zealand immigration office in Mumbai that handles Sri Lankan applications received a tip off at the start of the year. Inquiries led officials to conclude...

Parliamentary function with the Humanist Society NZ

Parliamentary function with the Humanist Society NZ

Yesterday one of our advisers, Yana Gild, attended a Parliamentary function at the Beehive hosted by Hon Grant Robertson, the Minister of Finance. She was welcoming international guests who came for a Humanist Conference. Yana, together with...

INZ may be increasing its visa fees and here’s why

INZ may be increasing its visa fees and here’s why

A proposal to review Immigration visa fees and levies is undergoing review of submissions, with public submissions having closed on Sunday 22 July 2018. Immigration fees and levies are set out in Immigration Regulations. They need to be reviewed by government...

How long will my visa take to process?

How long will my visa take to process?

How long will my visa take to process? We get asked this a lot by our clients and other enquirers. Visa processing times are beyond our control and depend on Immigration New Zealand (INZ)’s workload and processes. Recent processing times (for the last three months...

NZ work visas hit record high despite immigration changes

NZ work visas hit record high despite immigration changes

Work visa numbers have hit a record high despite changes to control immigration numbers. More than 228,000 work visas were approved in the last year, up 4000 on the previous financial year. Under changes introduced last August, immigrants earning below a salary...

New Zealand passports among the most powerful

New Zealand passports among the most powerful

New Zealand has one of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world, based on the number of countries New Zealand citizens can travel to visa-free or gain visa on arrival. New Zealand citizens (passport holders) can easily enter 182 countries, just slightly less...

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