A2 NZ Immigration Blog

July 8, 2021
Refunding fees – offshore applications

The Minister of Immigration has agreed to lapse visa applications that cannot be approved due to the border restrictions. Immigration New Zealand will refund application […]

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June 30, 2021
Timelines for Employer Accreditation

The current employer accreditation scheme closes today, 30th June for all new employer applications. However, applicants can still apply for the following visas up to […]

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June 17, 2021
Timeline for the Employer-led process

30 June 2021 will see the current accreditation scheme close. Employers can still employ migrants and have them put onto appropriate work to residence visas […]

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June 10, 2021
Changes announced

To some this will be good news and to others, a shift in the goal post. Minister Kris Faafoi announced the following policy changes and […]

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April 16, 2021
Quarantine-free travel (QFT) from Australia to New Zealand.

Effective 18 April 2021 – 11:59pm The objective of these instructions is to minimise risks to New Zealand posed by the COVID-19 virus. Inorder to […]

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Changes to labour market undersupply and oversupply lists

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has made changes to the under and oversupply lists in some regions following a quarterly review of where the […]

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April 12, 2021
Congratulations – Parent Retirement Category

A delightful young lady in every sense of the word! Ms Monk wanted to settle in New Zealand with her daughter and grandchildren and the […]

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April 6, 2021
A long wait…

After lodging their application on 05 July 2019 and waiting in the non-priority queue, this family finally received the good news they’ve been waiting to […]

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February 19, 2021
Some relief for Visitors still in New Zealand

Today, Minister Kris Faafoi announced TWO changes to visitor visa holders. visitor visas which expire on or before 31 March 2021 will be automatically extended […]

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January 26, 2021
Happy Australia Day

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