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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Green list “Straight to residence” applications open today

Straight-to-residence visas now open A new, long-awaited residence pathway opens today. If you secure a role listed in the Green List under Tier 1 category, and you meet the requirements of the role, you may apply “Straight To Residence” under this category. Depending on the role you have secured from a NZ Accredited Employer, you may have to meet a certain threshold in terms of qualification, or work experience, or salary. You will also need to be aged under 56, …

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New Skilled residence pathways – Policy released

Immigration instructions now available Immigration New Zealand has finally released policy for the new residence pathways available to migrants being offered a role in an occupation on the “Green List” or at twice the New Zealand median wage. The long-awaited release provides details about the requirements under each category. All categories have an age limit of 55 years inclusive, require a job from an Accredited Employer, and have English requirements. Skilled Residence: 3 pathways Green List occupations: Straight to Residence …

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New residence pathways for “green List” occupations

Fast-track Residence for “Green list” jobs A new, fast tracked residence pathway will be available for people who come to New Zealand on a work visa from 4 July 2022 and apply for residence from September 2022. This residence application can also be applied for from offshore, from September. Eligible migrants include those who work or have a job offer in New Zealand in an occupation on the “Green List”. The list is split between occupations which qualify for “straight …

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JULY 2022 SEMINARS: MEET US IN SINGAPORE!

Working and Living in New Zealand – for Medical Professionals Come and join us to hear us speak about working and living as a health professional in New Zealand. SEMINAR BOOKING PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS ACCENT Health Recruitment: NZ needs health professionals Our partner recruiter Accent Health Recruitment is hosting this seminar for health professionals and will discuss the following: Job opportunities and recruitment advice Relocation Advice Housing Advice Information on schooling New Zealand Shores immigration consultants will provide Immigration advice the …

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JUNE 2022 SEMINARS: MEET US IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Free migration seminars in South Africa Register today for our 2-hour FREE seminars in South Africa in June 2022! REGISTER TODAY 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 to attend our seminar! Sandton | 8 to 27 June 2022 Durban | 12 to 15 June 2022 Port Elizabeth | 18 to 22 June 2022 Cape Town | 23 to 26 …

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New visa extensions for onshore work visa holders

New round of visa extensions Current visa holders who were in New Zealand on 9 May and whose visa expires between 9 May and 31 December 2022 (dates inclusive) may be been granted a new open work visa or a 6-months extension on their work to residence visa. These will be automated and visa holders will be notified from 25 May 2022. Questions? Contact us! Who qualifies? Open work visas for… On 9 May 2022, open work visas are granted …

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New Zealand Borders fully reopen 1st August 2022

Reopening dates brought forward After initially announcing a full reopening of New Zealand borders in October, the Government has decided to bring the date forward and lift all restrictions at our borders after 31 July 2022. This means all visa categories will reopen by then, including visitors and students, and the New Zealand border will be fully reopened by 1 August 2022. On 4 July 2022 – applications for work visas open, including the Accredited Employer work visa On 1 …

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New Zealand Borders reopen to over 60 visa waiver countries

Emotional reunions After allowing highly skilled workers and Working Holiday visa makers a few weeks ago, this week marks another major step towards a complete reopening of New Zealand, as the borders reopen to visitors from 60 visa waiver countries. The countries permitted that are known as ‘visa waiver countries’ include most of Europe and the Americas, as well as parts of Asia and the Middle East. Monday 2nd May saw Auckland and Christchurch airports welcome the reunion of many …

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New visa for Ukrainian families

A new temporary visa for family of Ukrainians in New Zealand The New Zealand government has released a new temporary visa to help Ukrainians in New Zealand bring their family still in Ukraine to New Zealand. Applications for the 2022 Special Ukraine Visa are open for 12 months from 15 March 2022. Questions? Contact us! Who is eligible for a 2022 Special Ukraine Visa? To be eligible, you must have family members in New Zealand who are eligible to sponsor …

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