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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter

This article explains New Zealand's Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter also needing 24 months of continued employment in NZ.

Duration Increases for the AEWV

From 27 Nov 2023, NZ's AEWV program changes include a new 'maximum stay' and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.

From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187) visas to provide a simpler and clearer pathway to permanent residence for Skilled Workers.

The States and Territories nomination programs have been revised for the 2023-24 program year, with varying criteria for each status.

An essential update from The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Department of Home Affairs, launching a comprehensive data matching program spanning from 2023-24 to 2025-26 for Australian businesses hiring and sponsoring visa holders.

The Jobs and Skills Report 2023 offers insights into Australia's evolving workforce, addressing skill shortages and guiding job seekers, migrants, and businesses.

From 29 October, employers cannot use 90-day trial periods on an AEWV. From 27 November, construction firms will need to have at least 35% of their labour hire workforce made up of NZ citizens and residents

Our NZ Immigration Director, Arno Nothnagel, gave our viewers an overview of the NZ Skilled Residence Pathways

The Jobs and Skills Report 2023 offers insights into Australia's evolving workforce, addressing skill shortages and guiding job seekers, migrants, and businesses.

South Australia has officially opened their 2023-24 General Skilled Migration Program for both onshore and overseas applicants.

The Immigration New Zealand recently announced several updates to the Green List, RSE, and more.

The Immigration New Zealand recently announced several updates to the Green List, RSE, and more.

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.
From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187) visas to provide a simpler and clearer pathway to permanent residence for Skilled Workers.

The States and Territories nomination programs have been revised for the 2023-24 program year, with varying criteria for each status.

An essential update from The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Department of Home Affairs, launching a comprehensive data matching program spanning from 2023-24 to 2025-26 for Australian businesses hiring and sponsoring visa holders.

The Jobs and Skills Report 2023 offers insights into Australia's evolving workforce, addressing skill shortages and guiding job seekers, migrants, and businesses.

The Jobs and Skills Report 2023 offers insights into Australia's evolving workforce, addressing skill shortages and guiding job seekers, migrants, and businesses.

South Australia has officially opened their 2023-24 General Skilled Migration Program for both onshore and overseas applicants.

Victoria's 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program is officially open to applicants living in Victoria and overseas.

As part of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement (AUKFTA), the Innovation and Early Careers Skills Exchange Pilot (IECSEP) provides new opportunities for UK citizens to work in Australia.

The Government will close the Pandemic Event visa on 1 February 2024. However, from September 2, 2023, only current holders will be able to apply.

The allocations for the 2023-24 State and Territories nominated visa programs have been released.

UK citizens or permanent residents are now exempt from Labour Market Testing for Temporary Skills Shortages applications.

Our Immigration Director of Absolute Immigration Legal, Alex Kaufman, offers great insights for businesses to ensure their operations stay compliant and meet all their sponsorship obligations.

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.

This article explains New Zealand's Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter also needing 24 months of continued employment in NZ.

Duration Increases for the AEWV

From 27 Nov 2023, NZ's AEWV program changes include a new 'maximum stay' and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.

From 29 October, employers cannot use 90-day trial periods on an AEWV. From 27 November, construction firms will need to have at least 35% of their labour hire workforce made up of NZ citizens and residents

Our NZ Immigration Director, Arno Nothnagel, gave our viewers an overview of the NZ Skilled Residence Pathways

The Immigration New Zealand recently announced several updates to the Green List, RSE, and more.

The Immigration New Zealand recently announced several updates to the Green List, RSE, and more.

The New Zealand Government has announced changes to the immigration system to increase protection and support for migrant workers.

From 29 September 2023, the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment is being updated to coincide with the Green List and Sector Work to Residence (WTR) categories and will mean that the new LQEA will be in place when the new SMC opens on 9 October 2023.

The new median wage of NZD$31.61 per hour will be adopted into the immigration system in February 2024.

From 25 September 2023, Immigration New Zealand will be changing how they respond to false or misleading information in visa applications.

Updated Interim Visa Changes

Interim Visa conditions have been updated.

AEWV visa changes

From 27 November 2023, the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) will change to include a maximum continuous stay and a longer visa length.

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.
From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

Our NZ Immigration Director, Arno Nothnagel, gave our viewers an overview of the NZ Skilled Residence Pathways

Our immigration experts Jamie Lingham, Majlinda Lulo, Alex Kaufman, and Jannaha Schillaci, gave viewers an overview of the recent Review of Australia’s Immigration System & immediate changes announced by the Government.

Our immigration expert Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and our Immigration Director, Belinda Man, gave viewers an overview of the recent announcement for 457 visa holders who are aged over 45 years. The age restriction has been removed which opens doors to PR for many 457 visa holders.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and our special guests Daryl Feast, Principal Consultant – Automotive Specialist, and Andy Bage, Recruitment Consultant for Musterrecruit hosted a webinar about the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and the impact on employers in the automotive trades industry.

Our immigration experts Arno Nothnagel & Trinity Li provided an update for both employers & individuals regarding recent announcements including border opening and the Employer Nomination Scheme

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, gave viewers an overview of the recent announcement to ENS changes for TSS visa holders.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and Trinity, our NZ Migration Strategist, hosted a webinar to provide further updates on New Zealand’s one-off ‘2021 NZ Resident Visa’.

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and Belinda Man, Immigration Director, provided some great insights specifically for the healthcare sector along with suggested strategies of recruiting abroad.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and Trinity, our NZ Migration Strategist, hosted a webinar to provide further updates on New Zealand’s one-off ‘2021 NZ Resident Visa’.

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and Belinda Man, Immigration Director, provided some great insights specifically for the healthcare sector along with suggested strategies of recruiting abroad.

Majlinda Lulo, Chief Migration Strategist, and Belinda Man, Immigration Director, provided some great insights specifically for the healthcare sector along with suggested strategies of recruiting abroad.

Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, and our special guest Paul Wheeler, Director & Aged Care Recruitment Specialist at Carejobz, hosted a webinar to provide insights about the opportunities for Qualified Aged Care & Healthcare workers in New Zealand

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter
From 27 Nov 2023, NZ’s AEWV program changes include a new ‘maximum stay’ and extended visa lengths, affecting application and extension processes.
From 25 November 2023, the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
The States and Territories nomination programs have been revised for the 2023-24 program year, with varying criteria for each status.
An essential update from The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Department of Home Affairs, launching a comprehensive data matching program spanning from 2023-24 to 2025-26 for Australian businesses hiring
The Jobs and Skills Report 2023 offers insights into Australia’s evolving workforce, addressing skill shortages and guiding job seekers, migrants, and businesses.

Our Immigration Director of Absolute Immigration Legal, Alex Kaufman, offers great insights for businesses to ensure their operations stay compliant and meet all their sponsorship obligations.

The NZ border is opening to all visa holders earlier than planned – Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, provides businesses with some insights.

Jamie Lingham, our founder and Global Immigration Leader of Absolute Immigration provides the hospitality sector with an outline of what the new Labour Agreement entails and how to utilise it.

We are excited to make some announcements and introductions as our team of PEOPLE expand in response to our growing business.

"With the recent announcement of Australia’s borders reopening (on Feb 21), coupled with other immigration initiatives announced, we hope this will bring much needed help and manpower to Australia", Jamie Lingham, CEO and Global Immigration Leader, Absolute Immigration.

Today our organization came together to acknowledge R U Ok? Day.  With everyone in lockdown (Melbourne, Sydney, and Auckland), it was more relevant than ever to talk about the significance of this annual date and understand how to reach out to those that might be struggling.

With his very own Instagram hashtag - #leadingremotely – Jamie has been away for 4 months and driven 10,000km’s in that time….with no return date in sight. With so many adventures already under his belt that he’s sharing with his family, here are some wise words from our leader, working remotely in outback Australia

Remember, a conversation could change a life.

Meet our new team members!

Over the last four months, we have welcomed eight new team members. Meet them here!

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This article explains New Zealand’s Straight to Residence and Work to Residence Visas for individuals with Green List occupations. Both require specific roles, qualifications, income or registration with the latter

Following the announcement of sector agreements being introduced, Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, provides us with a quick summary of what and who.

This week Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, recorded a further video update to the AEWV job check and the issues of incorrect job check applications.

Arno Nothnagel recorded a quick 4 minute video to give our NZ employers more information around the Job Check requirement as part of AEWV.

We welcome the news today that the Government has announced the ‘2021 Resident Visa’. This is a one-off visa, simplifying the pathway to residency for approximately 165,000 migrants who are currently in New Zealand.

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