Monthly Archives: September 2013

Section 61 Requests – A Change in the Air?

In my Visas for Overstayers blog post in March last year I highlighted the “no reasons, no records” approach by Immigration New Zealand to requests for a visa by people unlawfully in the country.  We’ve just heard that INZ has set up … Continue reading

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Visa-Free Overstayers

There is a list of (mainly Western) countries, the citizens of which may travel to NZ without needing to apply for a visa. Sometimes, the visa of someone from a visa-free country expires and the person becomes an overstayer.

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Variations of Work Visa Conditions – Watch Your Step

In April Immigration made a small, quiet change to its policy which could be a headache for a lot of people.

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Is the bar too high on Skilled Employment for Residence?

A recent article raises the point that expecting almost everyone applying for Skilled Migrant Residence to have “Skilled Employment” in order to apply is forcing people into management jobs where they are being exploited (by being underpaid, for instance).  The … Continue reading

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