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20/03/2020
COVID-19 – Coronavirus – Frequently asked questions

Updated 26 March 2020. Are visas still being processed by Immigration New Zealand? We are still preparing and lodging applications  but INZ is on temporary lockdown, like many NZ businesses. As such, they are only able to process a limited number of priority applications. My temporary visa is expiring soon,...

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18/03/2020
Covid-19 – New Zealand government’s response to Coronavirus

Covid-19 (Coronarivus) and its impact on NZ travel & migration Updated 26 March 2020. The New Zealand government and INZ in particular have put measures in place to limit the impact of the Coronavirus. Only New Zealand residents and New Zealand citizens are allowed into New Zealand at present (from 19...

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10/02/2020
NZQA: the New Zealand Qualification Authority updates their processes

NZQA updates their International Qualification Assessment process Many of our clients need to have their overseas qualification(s) assessed by the New Zealand Qualification Authority. This government body has recently changed their processes. Why do I need an IQA? You may need an IQA in order to be deemed qualified for...

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19/12/2019
Christmas closing dates 2020

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! New Zealand Shores office will be closed from Tuesday 24th December and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020. This corresponds to the period that Immigration New Zealand will be closed for its annual shutdown. We wish you all a safe holiday!

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19/12/2019
February 2020 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 February 2020! 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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19/12/2019
Minimum salary thresholds to increase February 2020

Increase in minimum salary thresholds on 24 February 2020 Immigration has just released the long-anticipated update on the minimum salary required to be eligible under certain visa categories. These updates affect work visas under the Essential Skills category and residence applications under the Skilled Migrant Category. If your EOI gets...

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01/11/2019
Changes to ANZSCO (classification of occupations)

Update to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations ANZSCO is getting an update, and so is the classification of certain occupations. This could be good news for certain categories of workers. What are the changes? Version 1.3 of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)...

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18/10/2019
Parent residence category reopens February 2020

New Zealand parent category to reopen in February 2020 After being ‘paused’ for almost 3 years, the parent category reopens on 24 Feb 2020. New Zealand residents will be able to sponsor their parent(s) to come over and become residents themselves. The category is capped at 1,000 applicants/year and there...

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26/09/2019
Leaf Secure South Africa

Introducing Leaf Secure - financial emigration services Leaf Secure is a South-Africa based company providing financial services to migrants worldwide. 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 "Leaf Secure largely takes the hassle and the risk off moving your funds from South Africa." Moving funds across country can be difficult. Particularly from places tax law is complex...

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17/09/2019
Changes announced for Work to residence policy

Upcoming changes for Talent: Accredited employer pathway As part of a major overhaul of employer-assisted work visas due 2021, the New Zealand government is announcing changes to the work to residence (Accredited employer) work visa category this October. What are the changes? From 7 October 2019, the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work...

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