Category Archives: Immigration Visas

Work Visas on the Move (Again)

Just before Christmas (possibly strategic timing in light of criticism he faced in the last few months) the Minister of Immigration announced a scheme to overhaul the entire employer assisted Work Visa system.  The proposals are set out in a detailed … Continue reading

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Decreases in skilled migrants, increases in temporary workers

A Radio New Zealand article recently reported that “National blames ‘the dark hand of NZ first’ for sharp drop in skilled immigrants”. It states that overall new resident numbers fell from 47684 to 37948 in the last financial year and that almost … Continue reading

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Rowdy Tourists Facing Deportation

I was interviewed yesterday by Newshub about the Irish visitors who are at the centre of a media storm owing to their antics from Auckland to Hamilton.  They have been served Deportation Liability Notices (“DLN”s) and are apparently planning to leave.  … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2018

Everyone thought 2017 was the year of dramatic changes to the immigration field with the introduction of major adjustments to the Essential Skills Work Visa and Skilled Migrant Residence Visa Categories. But looking back at all the changes introduced to … Continue reading

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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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