31 March 2021

Announcement about Skilled Migrant Category delayed… again

Immigration New Zealand recently held a webinar, with the promise that it would include an update about a number of important areas including how it intends to address the 7,000 or more EOIs currently in the pool awaiting an outcome,...

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20 February 2021

Two changes announced to grant reprieve to visitor visa holders

The Government has announced two temporary measures impacting visitor visa holders, to grant some relief to those who are currently in New Zealand on visitor visas and who wish to remain here for longer, rather than returning to uncertain and...

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11 February 2021

INZ announces three new skilled dairy farming roles

Changes are being made to residence and work visa immigration instructions, to recognise Assistant Dairy Farm Managers and Dairy Herd Managers as skilled roles.

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14 January 2021

New border exception to allow 1000 international students to re-enter New Zealand

Expanding on the earlier border exception announced in October 2020 which allowed up to 250 PhD and Master’s students to enter New Zealand to complete their study, the Government has today approved a further border exception class for returning tertiary...

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16 October 2020

What does the future hold for international students with their study goals set on New Zealand?

Following this week’s announcement that a limited border exemption would be allowed for 250 pre-approved PhD and Masters students, INZ hosted a webinar on its current position on international students, which we took the opportunity to attend.

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13 October 2020

Certain international students added to border exception list

The latest set of border exceptions was announced by the Government yesterday, this time targeting the international education sector, in recognition of the important role international education will play in New Zealand’s COVID recovery plan.

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