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New Zealand International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL)

A new levy for sustainable tourism and conservation projects On 1st July 2019, the New Zealand government introduces a new levy to contribute to our growing infrastructure needs and continue supporting the protection of our natural legacy. What are the changes? From 1 July 2019, most international visitors entering the country...

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Electronic Travel Authority – New requirements for visa waiver countries

New requirements introduced for visa waiver travellers to New Zealand The New Zealand government is introducing new measures for travellers coming from visa waiver countries. You may now need to obtain an electronic Travel Authority before flying over to New Zealand. What are the changes? From 1st October 2019, the...

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August 2019 seminars: meet us in South Africa!

Free migration seminars in South Africa Do not miss out! Register today for our 2-hour FREE seminars in South Africa in August 2019! Attend our FREE group seminars in the following locations If you want to emigrate to New Zealand, or are looking for information and options, then you need...

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Essential Skills in Demand Lists May 2019 review

Skill shortage list overhauled May 2019 After announcing the creation of a Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List earlier this year to support the New Zealand construction industry, Immigration New Zealand is continuing its review and is replacing the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL). INZ is thus adopting a more regional...

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Meet us at Down Under Live, UK’s No 1 emigration event

Meet us at Down Under Live UK Our team will be attending UK's number one emigration event in London on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 2019. "If you want to emigrate to New Zealand, are looking for employment or want to travel around this iconic country, then you need...

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Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List announced

Policy changes to solve construction skill shortage After hinting at a "Kiwibuild Skill Shortage list back in June, Immigration New Zealand has just confirmed the creation of a Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List. This new Skills Shortage list will be used to demonstrate that there are no suitably qualified NZ citizens...

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Increased visa processing times over the next 3 months

Visa processing time to peak over summer Immigration New Zealand is currently receiving very high numbers of applications, and the busy period is expected to continue until March 2019. You should wait until your application is completed before you make travel plans What are the reasons? New Zealand is an...

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Salary thresholds for Essential Skills Work Visa and Skilled Migrant Category updated

Updates to remuneration thresholds (Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant visas) Immigration New Zealand partly relies on remuneration thresholds to determine the skill level of an occupation and the duration of a visa that may be granted. Thresholds increase on 26 November 2018   The Essential Skills work visa and Skilled...

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English language test for foreign teachers could be waived

Will the IELTS test be waived for overseas teachers wanting to work in NZ? A review of language requirements for foreign teachers is being considered. It has been argued the the mandatory English proficiency test (IELTS) constitutes a barrier to qualified overseas teachers to come work in New Zealand and...

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Southern District Health Board looking for health specialists

Health Specialists wanted The Southern District Health Board is looking for qualified and experienced health specialists. Great employment opportunities and swift visa process with an Accredited Employer Medical specialists are in demand in New Zealand Southern DHB is after the following profiles: Critical Care Registered Nurse Anaesthetic Technician Orthoptist Senior...

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