27 February 2024 – Median wage changes tomorrow (28th Feb 2024)

Tomorrow (28th Feb 2024), the updated median wage rate of $31.61 an hour is being included into parts of the immigration system.  $31.61 an hour reflects the Stats NZ June 2023 quarter figures on the NZ median wage. The areas into which the changes will be...

2 February 2024 – My visa has been declined. What now?!

To many people, an NZ visa decline seems like the end of the road.  However, with the right approach and professional assistance, you can take proactive steps towards a solution. Greenstone Immigration has more than 70 years of combined experience in preparing...

17 October 2023 – Parent Category EOIs Update

                      An additional Parent Category draw of 1,500 expressions of interests (EOIs) will be taking place today, Tuesday 17 October 2023.   Expressions of Interests submitted prior to 12 October...

2 October 2023- Excellent AEWV extension opportunity coming soon

Immigration has announced that AEWV holders, after 27th November 2023, may have the opportunity to extend the length of their work visas, for up to 5 years in many cases. This is great news for migrants, considering the recently announced increase in the median wage...

14 September 2023 – Higher median wage to apply from February 2024

Starting from February 2024, a revised median wage of NZD $31.61 per hour will be integrated into the immigration system. Various visa categories, such as work and skilled residence visas, use wage thresholds or criteria linked to this median wage. This adjustment in...

21 June 2023 – “Simplified” SMC points changes announced

A “simplified” Skilled Migrant Category points system has been announced today. The changes will be introduced from 9 October 2023. The points system requires a total of 6 points to qualify under this category and is heavily weighted towards bachelor degrees or...