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Latest Updates:

19th October 2020

EOI selections for residence postponed for another six months

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have announced that the Expression of Interest selection process for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category have been deferred for another 6 months.

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16th October 2020

Why Invest in New Zealand

If you are seeking an opportunity to integrate both your commercial and lifestyle interests, look no further than what New Zealand has to offer you. New Zealand’s generous environment offers an attractive balance between investment opportunities and expansive lifestyle and recreation choices in landscapes only unique to New Zealand.

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5th October 2020

New Zealand updates Skills Match Report process

If you want to hire a migrant working from 7 October 2020 the process for getting a Skills Mart report will change.

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22nd September 2020

New Zealand makes key visa changes to fill skill shortages

INZ has made key visa changes for those still in New Zealand to allow them to work & fill skill shortages in the horticulture & viticulture industry.

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17th September 2020

Arno touches down in NZ!

Arno Nothnagel, our Immigration Director, landed in New Zealand last week and as soon as he’s completed the 14 day quarantine, he’s ready to meet with you!

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15th September 2020

New Zealand resumes some offshore visa processing

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have announced, after not processing any offshore visas since the border closures, that they will resume processing some visa applications.

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11th September 2020

New Zealand changes border exception criteria for critical workers

The Minister of Immigration has announced changes to border exceptions for critical workers, following on from similar changes to border exceptions for temporary work visa holders.

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9th September 2020

New border exceptions for New Zealand temporary work visa holders

The New Zealand Government is taking the first step in enabling temporary work visa holders to return to New Zealand with the creation of a new border exception category.

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7th September 2020

Investment pathways for immigration to Australia & New Zealand

COVID-19 has complicated the immigration landscape but there are still a number of immigration pathways open to those through investing in businesses or innovation opportunities in both countries.

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26th August 2020

12 Tips for Quarantine

With the new-norm for international travellers of 14 days of mandatory quarantine, we would like to give you a few tips for surviving quarantine from people who we’ve helped acquire visas during this time and who have unfortunately had to go through the mandatory quarantine.

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19th August 2020

New Zealand continues to assist visa holders to lawfully remain in the country

The new Zealand Government has again made short term changes to visa settings that will assist two more groups of migrants already in New Zealand to lawfully remain in the country.

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3rd August 2020

New Zealand Suspends Offshore Visa Applications

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have announced that from 10 August 2020 New Zealand will charge fees for border exception Expressions of Interest (EOIs) as well as temporarily suspend visa applications from people outside of New Zealand.

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28th July 2020

Vietnam and New Zealand establish a strategic partnership

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have released a joint statement announcing an increased strategic partnership between Vietnam and New Zealand. This comes on the 45th anniversary of the two countries establishing a diplomatic relationship.

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27th July 2020

New Zealand announce greater protection for migrant workers

NZ announces changes to better protect temporary visa holders who are vulnerable to workplace exploitation.

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15th July 2020

Immigration New Zealand Update 15 July 2020

INZ have made Changes to Essential Skills work visa system and updates to occupations treated as exceptions under the residence Skilled Migrant Category.

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11th November 2019

Changes to English language requirements for Subclass 186 visa applicants

Historically, Subclass 186 visa applicants applying under the Temporary Residence Transition stream were able to claim an exemption

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16th September 2019

Immigration New Zealand Announce Changes to Talent Work Visa

To apply for the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa, an applicant’s salary must be at least NZD $79,560. This is a significant increase from the current NZD $55,000. Applicants with salaries under $79,560 after 7 October are recommended to apply for the Essential Skills Work Visa instead.

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2nd September 2019

Australia and Vietnam's Relationship Strengthens

The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently discussed securing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) during a recent visit to Vietnam in August 2019

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27th August 2019

Push Towards Regional Migration

David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, has recently announced he will be placing a stronger focus on attracting migrants to regional areas.

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18th August 2019

Changes Made to Health Requirements

Recent changes to significant cost thresholds for migrant health requirements are likely to benefit permanent resident applicants who may otherwise have failed Australia’s stringent health screening program.

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15th August 2019

Global Talent Scheme Here to Stay

Over the past 12 months, the Morrison Government has been trialing the Global Talent Scheme (GTS).

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8th August 2019

Partner Visa Under Pressure Among Recent Study Findings

Criticism surrounding partner visas has increased, with some suggesting that the visa should be re-evaluated following research by The Australian Population Research Institute, (TARPI) which suggests that migrants are using the partner visa as an attractive alternative to other visa types.

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2nd August 2019

Changes Made to Victoria's 188 Program

Victoria introduced new changes to the 188 business migration program on 22 July 2019.

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29th July 2019

Good News for Australian Citizenship Applicants

According to the Department of Home Affairs, reduced waiting time andd approvals bouble for Australian Citizenship applications

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23rd July 2019

Permanent Residency Concessions for Grandfathered 457 Visa Holders

The Department of Home Affairs confirmed subclass 457 visa holders are now eligible to apply for permanent residency after 23 months, as opposed to the previous 24 month period.

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28th June 2019

Changes to Australian Immigration Law Commencing 1st July 2019

With the start of the new Financial Year upon us on 1 July 2019, the Department of Home Affairs has announced an increase in application fees of 5.4% for most types of visa.

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1st May 2019

Heading to the US? Get Ready to Hand Over Social Media Handles

Most Australians applying for a visa for the USA will be required to hand over Social Media account usernames. (handles)

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30th April 2019

Government Cracks Down on Fake Visa Applications

Over 50 potential immigrants were found to have paid in some cases over $100,000 for fake companies to sponsor them in a failed attempt to obtain skilled work visas.

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Working Holiday Maker visa changes to assist Bushfire recovery

The Department has relaxed and broadened the conditions for holders of Subclass 417 and 462 WHM visas to allow them to assist in the bushfire recovery without breaching visa conditions.

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