NEWS & UPDATES

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THE 2021 RESIDENT VISA 
NEW PATHWAY FOR MIGRANTS TO OBTAIN NZ RESIDENCE

October 5, 2021

The Government has announced a new one-off pathway to residence. This will give certainty of New Zealand residence to most migrants who are currently in New Zealand holding work visas.

NZ SKILLED MIGRANT VISAS EXTENDED

July 27, 2021

From 19 July 2021, the length of the New Zealand Essential Skills Visa for workers earning below the median wage will be doubled from 12 to 24 months.

NEW ZEALAND ESSENTIAL SKILLS VISA CHANGES JULY 2021

June 15, 2021

From July 2021, Immigration New Zealand will assess Essential Skills visa applications using a higher median hourly wage.

WHAT MIGRANT WORKERS CAN DO BEFORE AEWV COMES INTO EFFECT

June 1, 2021

The new Accredited Employer Work Visa system will affect all migrant workers and their employers.

HOW THE 2021 WORK VISA CHANGES AFFECT MIGRANT WORKERS & EMPLOYERS

May 24, 2021

From November 2021, there will be significant changes made to New Zealand Work Visas (known as AEWV). Here's how they will affect migrant workers and their employers

NEW NZ BORDER EXCEPTIONS INTRODUCED

April 23, 2021

A recent announcement will reunite hundreds of migrant families who have been separated since New Zealand's borders closed in 2020.

NZ VISITOR VISA EXTENSIONS 2021

March 2, 2021

New Zealand visitor visa holders can get a two month extension if their visa expires between 19 February 2021 and 31 March 2021.

NEW ZEALAND WORK VISA APPLICATIONS DURING BORDER CLOSURE

December 3, 2020

You may be eligible for a New Zealand work visa if you are a health professional, even though the borders are currently closed.