Category Archives: Immigration Problems

Shifting goalposts

In August 2017, Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) overhauled the Skilled Migrant Residence Visa and Essential Skills Work Visa Categories instituting key changes to policy. One of the most striking changes was the introduction of remuneration thresholds as a means of … Continue reading

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Applying for partnership visas

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident who has spent time overseas? You may have found yourself with a partner who is a citizen of another country. You will discover that your overseas partner is not able to live … 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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An apple a day…

Depending on the type and duration of the visa you apply for, you may be required to submit information about your health to Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”). Most applicants have no problem meeting INZ’s health criteria. That said, we are … 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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Interim Visas -More Breathing Space

At the end of August, Immigration New Zealand made some simple but significant changes to the way that Interim Visas work.  This has injected some humanity and common sense into a process which was, until now, producing some poor outcomes … Continue reading

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