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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...
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...
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...