Author Archives: James Turner, Staff Solicitor

Changes to arriving and departing New Zealand

A recent announcement by Immigration New Zealand indicates that Government has determined to introduce an “Electronic Travel Authority” (ETA), for travellers to New Zealand. It is expected this will come into effect for air passengers and crew in the second … Continue reading

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Aged care workers and immigration policy

  An article recently appeared in the New Zealand Herald titled ,“Immigration Minister declines to intervene in Kaitaia caregiver case”. The article features an aged-care worker located in Kaitaia, “Juliet”, originally from the Philippines, who had exhausted all remaining options for … Continue reading

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Recent reports indicate migrating to New Zealand may have become more difficult, but has it for those who are needed most?

An article titled, “Tough rules see migrants give up and go home”, was recently published in the New Zealand Herald. It says that annual migration is down 4800, from a high point a year ago. In the year to April 2018, … Continue reading

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Skilled Migrant category changes have made it more difficult for migrants working in areas of identified Long Term Skill Shortage, to secure Residence

Changes to the points structure of the Skilled Migrant category in August 2017 have made it more difficult for those seeking to be granted Residence based on employment. These changes followed an increase in October 2016 of the points required … Continue reading

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Problems following the closure of the Parent category, solutions are sometimes found

With the suspension of the Parent category of New Zealand Residence in October 2016, a problem has arisen for many. Since then, we have been asked to assist in a number of situations, to find a way for an elderly … Continue reading

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Nelson Or Auckland – Which Would You Prefer?

While Auckland is usually seen as the economic powerhouse of New Zealand, some recent reports indicate that the real economic growth is happening in other parts of the country. An interesting article appeared in the New Zealand Herald recently. The … Continue reading

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Unwanted Side Effects Of Changes To Immigration Rules

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11846425 It appears recent changes to the Skilled Migrant category may have quite an unintended side effect. An interesting article recently appeared in the New Zealand Herald. The article describes the impact that the new salary requirements to be imposed … Continue reading

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