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Which Way Are We Going To Go On Immigration This Election?

Is it just me, or does the immigration talk in the news seem like it’s about to reach fever pitch? It seems scarcely a day goes by without some talk about the impact of immigration, changes to immigration policy, scandals … Continue reading

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Job titles for Immigration Applications – What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare said, ‘A Rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.’ (There is even an IELTS question on it!) And employers have been known to ‘promote’ a person to a ‘new’ position, to avoid increasing pay. In immigration, the … Continue reading

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Auckland Airport: Future International Airline Hub

One of the more obscure Visa categories is the Transit Visa. This is a Visa required by people who are “transit passengers” and are intending to travel to and be in New Zealand only as a “transit passenger”. A “transit … Continue reading

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Talent Work Visas: A Route to Residence in New Zealand

Not Skilled Employment ‘L’ came to us nearly three years ago. He and his partner were from the UK and he had employment in a major freight company, as a specialist equipment driver and trainer. ‘L’ had UK qualifications and … Continue reading

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The Case of the Health Care Assistant

Another life on hold! We’ve just interviewed another ex-student whose work visa application has run into trouble. She graduated from a local private training institute with a level 7 qualification in Health Care Management. She obtained an offer of employment … Continue reading

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Declined Visa – A Case of Wrong Paperwork

An article in the NZ Herald on 14th March 2016 told the story of a New Zealand ballet student who was returned home after completing incorrect paperwork to study at the London Russia Ballet School. ‘Galia Kushnir was due to … Continue reading

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Declined Visa for Au Pair – When Visas aren’t Easy

There was an immigration article in the NZ Herald on Monday which identified the risk of assuming the visa process is simple In the first report, ‘Immigration New Zealand has apologised to the French au pair put in a Queenstown police cell for … Continue reading

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