Category Archives: Practice of Law

Post-Study Work Visas – Change is A-Coming

  Every week or so, someone comes to us about their application for Work Visa based on a job which is meant to be related to their NZ qualification.  They have spent several years, and tens of thousands of dollars, … 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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The Art of Submitting A Successful Visa Application

Most of us have an appreciation for one or the other type of art. We may not all have the same taste or preference or even opinion on what we consider to be art. Whenever I see Roger Federer play … Continue reading

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ANZSCO and Skill Levels of Jobs

When surfing the net on NZ skilled job based visas, such as Essential Skills Work Visa or Skilled Migrant Residence Visa, you may have heard or read about the term “ANZSCO” and/or the phrase “Skill Level”. Let me tell you … 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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Beyond Residence

There are many privileges of being a New Zealand Resident Visa holder. Naturally, there are also obligations that attach to this status which, for the most part, are easy enough to abide by. It is however important to be aware … Continue reading

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Buying a Business – the Easy Way to Residence?

Umm, no, it isn’t.  Here’s why. This post was inspired by a Herald article just before Easter, about an Indian international student who bought a café franchise with a plan to use it to get a business visa.  He did … Continue reading

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