25 November 2021

New Zealand's border set to open in 2022

Today the Minister for COVID-19 Response announced a 3-step process, starting in mid-January 2022, which will enable travellers to enter New Zealand without having to stay in MIQ.

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29 October 2021

2021 Resident Visa - the finer details

Immigration New Zealand today released further information regarding the process for applying for a 2021 Resident Visa.   Our earlier article is linked here, which provides an overall summary of eligibility.

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30 September 2021

2021 Resident Visa - the game-changing one-off - what you need to know

Early this morning the Minister made a major announcement of a new category of residence visa which is estimated to impact up to 165,000 migrants.

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15 September 2021

Recent changes to temporary visa policy and processing

As a result of the ongoing issues presented by COVID-19, Immigration New Zealand has made a number of changes to temporary visa policy in recent weeks, with the aim of simplifying the visa application process and providing relief to sectors...

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19 July 2021

Streamlined work visa process and deferral of mandatory accreditation scheme

The Minister of Immigration has recently announced a number of significant changes to the processing of Essential Skills work visas, as well as a deferral to the upcoming compulsory employer accreditation scheme.

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8 July 2021

New border exception to allow 300 teachers into New Zealand

A new border exception has been announced, to address the ongoing shortage of qualified teachers in New Zealand.

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