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Parent residence category changing

Parent residence category changing

The Parent Resident Category (most popular category for parents of New Zealand citizens or residents to get residence in New Zealand) is changing. This category for adult children to sponsor their parents (Tier 1 and Tier 2)  closed on 7 October 2019 and will reopen...

How overseas teachers can work in New Zealand

Immigration has recently announced that teachers from early childhood to secondary in all regions are now in shortage in New Zealand. This will make it easier for overseas teachers interested in working in New Zealand to work as teachers in New Zealand. Any overseas...
How will the new post-study visa rules affect me?

How will the new post-study visa rules affect me?

The new post-study visa rules come into effect on 26 November 2018 and many current holders of student and post-study visas are still wondering how it will affect them. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions, as notified by Immigration New Zealand: Who...
Remuneration thresholds changing from 26 November 2018

Remuneration thresholds changing from 26 November 2018

From 26th November 2018 the salary level required to meet the ‘skill’ thresholds for Essential Skills Visas and Skilled Migrant Category are increasing. The new thresholds are based on the New Zealand median salary and wage rate of $25 per hour (up 2.9%...
INZ application fees changing from 5 November 2018

INZ application fees changing from 5 November 2018

Immigration New Zealand are changing their application fees and levies, from next week. Summary of changes: New fees and levies for major immigration categories are as follows:   Visa Current immigration costs (applicants in NZ) New immigration costs (applicants...
Arrivals into NZ dropping, departures on the rise

Arrivals into NZ dropping, departures on the rise

Fewer arrivals into New Zealand and increasing numbers emigrating have caused net inflows to fall to three-year lows. September’s net migration fell to 4640 while the annual inflow of people fell to 62,700, the lowest since October 2015, Westpac senior economist...