Category Archives: Business

Covid-19 – Upcoming Changes to Immigration Law

As we write, new law relating to Immigration is being discussed in Parliament. Once it has passed through Parliament and has received the Royal Assent, the Immigration (Covid-19 Response) Amendment Bill will make major changes to New Zealand Immigration Law. … 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Is Immigration New Zealand cracking down on partnership visas or are our Partnership rules simply outdated?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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Relevant legislation, other rules in the immigration context

Legislation is important in the New Zealand immigration context. It is intended to provide a framework for the management of immigration in New Zealand in a way that balances New Zealand’s national interests with international obligations, while protecting New Zealanders and … Continue reading

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Introducing Sahar Shamia

Sahar Shamia joined Laurent Law on 17 June 2019. We looked far and wide to find someone with her skills and abilities. We are thrilled to have her on board. Sahar is an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High … Continue reading

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Whangamomona!

New Zealand has become a very popular tourist destination of choice in the last few years. You certainly can find everything that a tourist would like here. We have the sandy white beaches and the breathtaking scenery. We have snow … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Visas for Restaurant Managers

Last week, Immigration New Zealand refused a request by the hospitality industry to add Café and Restaurant Managers to its Immediate Shortages List (“ISSL”).  This is despite the claim that most employers have real difficulty in finding people to fill … Continue reading

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Why Move to New Zealand?

Being a foreigner in New Zealand affords me the opportunity to see Kiwis from a different perspective. I arrived in this beautiful country 8 years ago and feel like I have lived a lifetime since. I have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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Migrant Exploitation – a Clear and Present Danger for Employees

  In the last couple of years – and especially since the Labour Government took office last year – both Immigration New Zealand and the MBIE Labour Inspectorate have upscaled their efforts to find and punish employers who misuse the … Continue reading

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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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Can I vary the conditions of my work visa?

Photo: DPA If you hold a work visa that has conditions that only allow you to work for Company A (employer), in Location B (place of employment) and as Job C (occupation), then you may in certain instances have to … Continue reading

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