Category Archives: Practice of Law

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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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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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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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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Post Study Work Visas – the Change has Come

In a recent post I alerted readers to a significant rewrite of Work Visa policy for those who complete New Zealand qualifications.  Last Friday the Government rolled out the new scheme which will take effect in November.  While it was … Continue reading

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Update on our success story: IT Call Centre Staff granted Residence Visas

  You may recall our post late last year about a group of our clients whose declined Residence Visa applications were successfully overturned on appeal by the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (“IPT”). The IPT then sent the applications back to … Continue reading

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