A2 NZ Immigration Blog

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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October 29, 2020
Non-citizens – further wait to reunite families – New Zealand

There are two announcements from Immigration New Zealand today. Temporary visa suspensions for overseas applicants  The current suspension of overseas applications for most temporary visas has been extended until February 2021.   The […]

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September 25, 2020
Good news for Work to Residence Visa holders

The Government is making changes to allow some Work to Residence (WTR) visa holders to maintain their pathway to residence. Residence visa applicants who hold […]

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September 24, 2020
Studying a short course on a Visitor Visa just got better…

The Minister of Immigration has increased the length of time visitors can study here without needing to apply for a ‘variation of conditions’ to their […]

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Primary Sector changes – Horticulture and Viticulture

On 22 September, the Government has introduced some key visa changes to address pressing issues facing New Zealand’s seasonal primary sector. Stranded former Recognised Seasonal […]

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September 15, 2020
Visa processing for some offshore visa applications resuming

Welcome news by Immigration New Zealand announcing the resumption of processing some visa applications from people who are currently not in New Zealand. INZ are […]

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