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Insights into the 2021 Resident Visa

After announcing a sweeping “one time” Resident Visa for people on Work Visas at the end of September 2021, Immigration New Zealand has now published the detailed policy. This contains some interesting features, but not all the answers. Aims of … Continue reading

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New one-off 2021 Resident Visa – will you qualify?

On 30 September 2021, the Government announced a new one-off residence visa pathway for some temporary work visa holders currently in New Zealand. It is estimated that nearly 165,000 migrants in New Zealand will be eligible under this new Resident … Continue reading

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Take Your Partners – the Visa Exemption Two-Step

If you are in a committed relationship with a New Zealander, you can get an exemption to be allowed to enter on a visa.  Is it easy?  It depends.  Not all partners are created equal. EOI and ITA The general … Continue reading

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“Kiwis First” – Labour Inherits Immigration Policy

In a June posting I predicted that the Labour Party’s promises to slash the numbers of migrants to New Zealand had already been trumped (excuse the expression) by policy changes introduced under the National-led Government.  That appears to have come … Continue reading

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Pause for Thought – the Akbari Deportation Case

Earlier this week the NZ Herald uncovered the story of Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari who had the threat of deportation suspended by Immigration New Zealand, even though he had committed multiple crimes of sexual assault.  The writer has to … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – Big Visa Changes on Both Sides of the Ditch

Within the space of 24 hours, the Governments of both Australia and New Zealand have announced changes to their immigration policies. They claim to be addressing the needs of their respective labour markets, but there’s probably a bit of political … Continue reading

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Why Should Americans Move to New Zealand?

Maybe the shock of the recent Presidential election has worn off enough now for people to give serious thought to cutting their ties with the US.  Some US nationals living in New Zealand said that they were thinking about taking up New … Continue reading

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How the Australian Deportation Regime effects New Zealand

Much has been made by the NZ media and politicians of the Australian decision to inter and deport people imprisoned for at least 12 months for serious crimes.  Unfortunately, our NZ political parties are, as usual, unable to work together … Continue reading

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Everything you need to know

It seems that everyone has an opinion about the Syrian refugee crisis. From the top dogs in politics to celebrities to the man in the street. A lot has been written and reported on since Aylan Kurdi’s body washed ashore … Continue reading

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Comment on the New Immigration Changes

We posted on Facebook yesterday about the changes to Immigration. It’s an interesting article from the Herald and it’s going to be a talking point for some time. So I’ve put together my thoughts on the matter and jotted them … Continue reading

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