End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 27 November 2020

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Health worker deadline extended Australian citizens with NZ partners Exemptions for fruit pickers Managed isolation Christmas office hours General Update New Zealand remains at Level 1, with 60 active cases of Covid-19. There is no major community outbreak evident in the country. Critical health worker entry deadline extended New Zealand’s border restrictions remain in place …

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Deadline for health and disability workers extended

Critical health worker entry deadline extended We have exciting news for health and disability workers who are looking to migrate to New Zealand. As of the 19th of November 2020, Immigration New Zealand have announced that current or new health or disability workers who are needed to deliver critical services in New Zealand are able to enter New Zealand providing their start date is the 31stMarch 2021 or earlier. This date was originally set at 31 December, but was extended …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 20 November 2020

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Managed isolation booking process Processing timeframes Working holiday visas deferred New agent agreement with MIT NZQA fast track General Update New Zealand remains at Level 1, with 64 active cases of Covid-19. There is no major community outbreak evident in the country. Booking your Managed Isolation: step by step Spaces in managed isolation are extremely …

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Continued deferral of Working Holiday Visas

Working Holiday Scheme agreements allow visa holders from 45 different countries to come to New Zealand to visit, work, or study. 31 countries have an annual quota and 14 other countries have no cap. In 2019, almost 60,000 people were granted Working Holiday Visas. Initial deferral Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Zealand Government deferred the opening of capped WHV schemes. The Government will continue to defer the opening of all capped Working Holiday Schemes. These include: Capped schemes …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 13 November 2020

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Managed Isolation booking up pre-Christmas Vaccine news encouraging The new employer Accreditation system New Zealand needs critical health workers President-Elect Joe Biden a positive for New Zealand Your questions answered General Update New Zealand remains at Level 1, with only 52 active cases of Covid-19, all in managed isolation. There is no major community outbreak …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores, 6 November 2020

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Immigration Minister remains the same Managed isolation at capacity International students Remuneration thresholds Travel conditions extended for newly issued resident visas New Zealand continues to keep Covid-19 at bay and has not experienced the ‘second wave’ many other countries are facing. We currently have 73 active Covid-19 cases in the country, all in managed isolation. …

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End of week round up from New Zealand Shores

Let’s keep you all up to date on what has been happening and what the current status is at the New Zealand border. General update Processing Times Update for suspension of Expression of Interest Pool & Temporary Work Visas for Offshore applicants Job Search Service for redundant Work to Residence visa holders General Update COVID-19 has been well contained to our current Managed Isolation facilities and there are no current community cases. This shows that the managed isolation of incoming …

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Selection for Skilled Migrant and Parent residence categories postponed

The Government is deferring the selection of EOIs by another 6 months We have finally received some communication from INZ regarding the EOI selections for the Skilled Migrant and Parent Categories. To assist with backlogs created during Covid, INZ have announced today that the EOI selections will be deferred for another 6 months with further updates in 2021. We understand that many will be disappointed with this news. We remain positive that the selection process will resume next year, and …

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Surge in Interest from foreign medical Professionals

Medical recruiters record overwhelming increase in interest Normally, 2700 international nurses and 1600 international doctors are employed in New Zealand each year. The interest from certain countries, and particularly the USA but also the UK, and Singapore, has increased ten-fold, in the weeks leading up to the US elections. Read the article on NZ Herald Read the article on Stuff New Zealand Medical workers are in very high demand at the moment If you are a Doctor or other medical …

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Good news for selected international students who can resume their study plans in New Zealand

The Government is allowing up to 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to return to New Zealand to continue their studies. Border exceptions (Min. Education) PhD and postgraduate students can return to study in New Zealand Up to 250 international students will be allowed to return to New Zealand to continue their studies. The border exception, once granted, will include partners and dependents. Who is eligible? Eligible students (and their accompanying family) must hold or have held a student visa in …

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