Author Archives: Sahar Shamia

Essential Skills Work Visas under Covid-19

Covid-19, no doubt, has significantly impacted many sectors of the New Zealand economy because of the border closures and travel restrictions. What does this mean for the New Zealand employer, and how will Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) approach Essential Work … Continue reading

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Residence from Work (Accredited Employer) Visas – What has changed?

On 7 October 2019, the Government announced changes to the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visas (“Talent Work Visa”). These have raised questions about how this will impact applicants’ eligibility under the Residence from Work Category: The annual salary has increased … Continue reading

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INZ’s Absurd Accusations in Character Assessments

We have recently encountered a partnership case where Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) have accused the applicant of providing false and misleading information to INZ without any valid basis. The provision of false and misleading information to INZ is a serious … Continue reading

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Is Immigration New Zealand cracking down on partnership visas or are our Partnership rules simply outdated?

Immigration New Zealand’s assessment of partnership cases is old fashioned and narrow minded. Uniting families in New Zealand is becoming a mission. As a result, we see families being separated for a good period of time, leaving their kiwi partners and … Continue reading

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