01 July 2022 – Immigration NZ fees to increase from 31st of July

Immigration NZ yesterday announced an increase to their fees across the board to coincide with the borders opening on 31 July 2022. The average fee increase is $81 with resident visa fees increasing the most. Some of the main fee changes are listed below: Temporary...

31 May 2022 – New Pathways to Residence for Dairy Farmers

INZ announced on the 11th of May that the border will re-open at the end of July 2022. A few additional changes were announced, including a healthy dose of positive news for Dairy Farmers. Work to Residence Pathway for Dairy Farmers Farm Managers, Assistant Farm...

16 May 2022 – New Post Study Work Rights for Student visa holders

Proof of funds to cover living costs Applications will be accepted from offshore international students from 1 August 2022.  The Government will require applicants to prove they have NZ$20,000 per year for living costs. Primary and Secondary international students...

12 May 2022 – New pathways to residence announced

Immigration NZ has announced two new pathways to residence for skilled migrants. Pathway 1: Fast Tracked ‘Straight to Residence’ pathway The first is the Fast Tracked ‘Straight to Residence’ pathway. From September 2022, eligible migrants employed in one of 56...

11 May 2022 – Work and family visa changes announced

In addition to the Accredited Employer Work visa which is due to commence from 4 July, the government and Immigration NZ have announced some changes to visas for existing work visa holders and families. Open work visa granted to applicants whose visas expire before 31...

26 November 2021 – The danger of relying on an interim visa

Immigration NZ has just announced that all 2021 resident visa applicants will automatically receive a 12-month interim visa if their current temporary visas expire during the resident visa process. Therefore, you may not need to renew your current visas. We outline...

15 October 2021 – Update from New 2021 Residence Visa Webinar

We were hoping to provide ourselves and our valued clients with more clarity around the New 2021 Residency Visa category following the INZ webinar with advisers. Disappointingly we were merely retold the same information that we already had. We were also given very...