Partners of Critical workers get work rights

CPVV partners can now work. The Government has decided to grant work rights to partners of critical workers. Who is eligible The new visa conditions will apply if: you hold a Critical Purpose Visitor Visa and; your are the partner of a critical worker and’ you are included in their 2021 Resident visa application and; you have not applied for a subsequent work visa Validity The work rights will be valid for the duration on the Critical Purpose Visitor Visa. …

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2023 New Zealand has no COVID restrictions

Business as usual As at January 2023, there are no restrictions on travelling to New Zealand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand Traveller Declaration There is no longer a need to complete a Traveller Declaration. COVID vaccine/test It is no longer a requirement to hold evidence of COVID vaccination or COVID testing. Airlines may have separate requirements. Masks Masks are no longer require in public and must only be worn in medical facilities throughout New Zealand. Airlines may have …

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Major change in immigration settings add occupations to Green list

The Government has announced a major change in current immigration policy that will open doors to thousands of prospective migrants. What are the changes The changes will take place from 15 December 2022 through to March 2023 and span across several aspects of immigration policy Occupations added to the Green list Changes to tier 1, Straight-to-residence From 15 December 2022, Registered nurses, Midwives, and Specialist doctors not already on the Green List will be moved to tier 1, which means …

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Variations of conditions now available for AEWV

Over 5 months after the launch of the Accredited Employer Work visa category, Immigration New Zealand has finally ported the Variation of Conditions process over to this new visa category. What is a Variation of Conditions? A Variation of Conditions –typically referred to as a VOC- is an application to update a specific part of an approved visa, following a change of circumstances. It avoids having to apply for a whole new visa and is typically faster to process. You …

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CNC Machine operator/setter WANTED in NZ

A New Zealand employer based in Nelson is looking for a CNC Machine setter. The role qualifies for a 3-year work visa. You may also qualify for a residence visa, depending on your profile. The company is a highly innovative well established business that specialises in the design, development and manufacture of field rugged underwater instruments and equipment. Their highly experienced engineering team operates from Nelson, in New Zealand’s south island. The modern CNC machine shop includes a Hardinge 5 …

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Looking for boilermakers, metal fabricators, stainless steel, structural steel welders

A New Zealand employer is looking to fill the following positions as soon as possible. Up to 8 positions are available immediately. The roles all qualify for a 3-year work visa. You may also qualify for a residence visa, depending on your profile. The company is located in the North of New Zealand and is involved in all aspects of heavy engineering fabrication, from small one off jobs to large turn/key projects, including plant maintenance and repairs, and shut down …

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Parent Residence Category reopens

Parent Category resumes with lighter requirements The Parent Resident Visa restarts from 12 October 2022 with reduced requirements for sponsors. It allows any New Zealand resident and citizen who has lived here for at least 3 years to sponsor their parent’s application for residence if they meet the sponsorship criteria. The yearly quota is also increased from 1,000 to 2,500 per annum. What this means for NZ sponsors This category requires the applicant(s) to be sponsored by the New Zealand …

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Skilled Migrant Residence category reopens

Reopening of the Skilled Migrant Category After being paused for over 2 years, the reopening of the Skilled Migrant residence category is imminent. We will see a transitional phase over the next 12 months, before the category is revisited with new criteria mid-2023. Key dates The selection of expressions of interest (EOIs) for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa will resume on 9 November 2022. The first selection will be on 9 November 2022 for all EOIs with at least …

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Chefs and hospitality workers wanted in NZ

Immigration support for hospitality and tourism sectors After consultation with employers and relevant industry bodies, the Government has decided to alleviate the requirements to bring in certain hospitality workers. These measures are targeted to support the hospitality and tourism sectors. “As the world recovers from COVID-19, labour shortages continue to be a persistent ongoing global symptom,” Immigration Minister Michael Wood said. Government announcement Lower requirements for Chefs A key catching point for the hospitality industry was Immigration’s recent requirement (released …

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Masks and COVID vaccine no longer required

The end of restrictions Today New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that New Zealand’s main Covid-19 protections were being dropped from Tuesday 13th September. Watch on NZ Herald What this means This means that masks will no longer be required to be worn, except in certain high-risk environments such as healthcare and aged care facilities. it also means that vaccination is no longer mandatory to travel to New Zealand. Travellers and crew whose first international flight to New Zealand …

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