Immigration / 17.08.2017

 The changes suggested earlier this month have been officially confirmed today. Changes to the Skilled Migrant Category   The points criteria now focus on higher-skilled migration and reward work experience. Bonus points for Future growth points have been taken off the chart, which now rewards post-graduate qualifications at...

Immigration / 17.08.2017

The New Zealand Shores team will be attending the New Zealand Association for Migration & Investment annual conference this Friday 18/08 all day. This conference will discuss current immigration trends and the latest policy changes.We will respond to emails and phone messages from Monday 21/08. Meanwhile,...

Immigration / 07.08.2017

We now have a clearer idea of the changes to be implemented on 28 August 2017 (take an assessment now) Changes to the Skilled Migrant Category Under the Skilled Migrant Category (residence), the points criteria have been re-aligned to reward the best labour market outcomes. There are now...

Immigration / 16.05.2017

Sharon treated us to morning tea by baking Feijoa Coconut Cake and Avocado Chocolate Bread. She was kind enough to share her recipes! These delicacies make use of seasonal New Zealand produce such as avocado and feijoa.Feijoa Coconut Cake (Gluten, Grain, Dairy & Refined-Sugar Free)...

Immigration / 19.04.2017

The Government has announced a new policy to provide a one-off pathway to residence for around 1,600 migrant workers and their families who have been living in the South island for more than five years.  Eligible migrants will be granted an initial Work to Residence temporary...

Immigration / 19.04.2017

The Government has announced it is consulting on proposed changes to temporary migration settings to manage the number and settlement expectations of new migrants coming to New Zealand on Essential Skills work visas. The proposals are also designed to stop the reoccurrence of pools of...

Immigration / 19.04.2017

The Government has announced a package of changes designed to better manage immigration and improve the labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration. Two remuneration thresholds are being introduced for applicants applying for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC). One will be set at...