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Immigration

12/12/2018
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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07/12/2018
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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19/11/2018
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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13/11/2018
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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02/11/2018
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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03/10/2018
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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25/09/2018
New government target to fill teaching gaps

400 overseas teachers wanted to fill shortage 9 months after our post on Teacher's shortage in New Zealand, the Government announces a new target that more than doubles the recently-approved teachers relocation grants to move to New Zealand. A $5,000 relocation grant proved a great incentive for overseas teachers, particularly from...

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14/08/2018
Kiwibuild: new initiatives for the construction industry

New measures to solve construction skill shortage Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has proposed measures to solve the New Zealand skills shortage in the construction industry. A temporary KiwiBuild Skills Shortage list would be a key measure to help build the houses and infrastructure that are so desperately needed for the country....

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09/08/2018
NZ Immigration changes rules for foreign students

Changes to post study work visa announced Today, Immigration New Zealand announced the upcoming Student Visa changes which will come into effect on 26 November 2018. It has been suggested that the study pathway has contributed to a 'decline in the general skill level of migrants seeking residency 'and exploitation from certain...

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08/08/2018
Changes proposed for international student post-study work rights

Changes to post study work visa announced Edit 08/08/2018: these changes are now imminent. Keep up to date with our Facebook page for live changes. Earlier this week, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced proposed changes to post-study work rights, in order to help eliminate migrant exploitation and ensure the skills acquired...

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