A2 NZ Immigration Blog

January 14, 2021
International Students to return to Study

Effective April 2021, a cap of 1000 priority returning degree and post-graduate international students and their families will be able to return to New Zealand […]

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January 2, 2021
All the best for the New Year

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December 21, 2020
Temporary Visa Changes – explained

Announced 20 December 2020 The Government has announced visa changes to allow temporary migrant workers in New Zealand to continue to fill labour shortages. Employers […]

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December 16, 2020
Festive Season Update

Holiday period information request deadlines Deadlines for information requests or letters identifying potentially prejudicial information (PPI) issued on or after Monday 7 December 2020 has been extended to 20 working days, to allow […]

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December 14, 2020
Three step process – Employers and Migrants – New Zealand

After mid-2021, Immigration New Zealand are introducing a new 3-check visa application system and replacing six temporary work visas with one. The focus now shifts […]

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December 8, 2020
Health and Character Checks removed

Effective 01 December 2020, Immigration New Zealand have removed the above requirements for both Recognised Seasonal Employers (“RSE”) and Supplementary Seasonal Employment (“SSE”) applicants. This […]

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November 30, 2020
Undersupply means decision-ready applications with FAQ’s

Today, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) who is currently using Ministry of Social Development (MSD) on the undersupply and oversupply occupation lists [to determine if New […]

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Australian Vaccination Policy

GOOD NEWS – Australia announces its Covid-19 Vaccination policy. The policy excludes the following visa subclasses: Subclass 771 (Transit visa), Subclass 600 (tourist stream – […]

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November 20, 2020
Excited for this family – an understatement…

I’ve known this family since April 2017 and we’ve experienced the topsy-turvy effects of immigration, policy changes and the toll it takes [mentally and physically]. […]

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November 2, 2020
Changes to Managed Isolation and Quarantine

The New Zealand government will be using a new system and people travelling to New Zealand will be required to secure their voucher before they […]

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