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...

30 Aug 2021-Brief update on INZ news

Most of the news over the last few months has centered around the border entry of more groups of people offshore. We experienced a brief reprieve from tightly closed borders when the short-lived travel bubble opened to Australia. Sadly, the Covid-19 Delta variant...