Franchisee accreditation disestablished

Franchise type of accreditation no longer in place As advised previously, the franchisee type of employer accreditation is now obsolete. Starting 16 June 2024, franchisees will be treated the same as other employers. The rationale behind the change comes from the Ministry: “there is no compelling evidence to suggest franchisee employers are more likely to be non-compliant and in need of additional accreditation requirements.” This is a welcome change for franchisee businesses who felt discriminated against since the policy was …

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Major Immigration updates for Accredited Employers

Immigration New Zealand has released important changes that affect Accredited Employers and their migrant workers. Quick links to changes Additional declarations and compliance checks Franchisee accreditation Changes to job checks Changes to AEWV This article discusses changes for employers. Click here for a summary of changes for work visa holders. WATCH OUR ADVISERS DETAIL THE CHANGES IN THIS WEBINAR VIEW ON YOUTUBE What changes for Accredited Employers? There are now more requirements at the accreditation stage and during the accreditation period …

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Major Immigration updates on Green list and AEWV policy

This April 2024, Immigration New Zealand is releasing major changes to various visa categories and pathways. Most are effective immediately. Quick links to changes Green list changes Transport Sector Agreements phased out Changes to AEWV requirements and duration English requirements for AEWV Changes to Variations of Conditions/AEWV This article discusses changes for work visa holders. Click here for a summary of changes for New Zealand employers. WATCH OUR ADVISERS DETAIL THE CHANGES IN THIS WEBINAR VIEW ON YOUTUBE What are …

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Secondary School Teachers now eligible under Straight to residence pathway

What is the Straight to Residency pathway? Migrant workers whose role features on the Green List category can seek residence immediately upon securing a job offer (Tier 1, Straight To Residence) or after working for 2 years in New Zealand (Tier 2, Work to Residence)). This list is reviewed on a regular basis and the latest update benefits Secondary School teachers. More on Green list pathways What is the change for teachers? Secondary school teachers will transition from the Green …

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Permanent Resident visa – process now online

What is a Permanent Resident visa A New Zealand Permanent Resident visa is valid for life. It allows you to travel in and out of New Zealand unrestricted, is not subject to travel conditions, and does not expire. In most cases, people first hold a Resident visa for 2 years, before they are able to remove their travel conditions and obtain Permanent Residency. Who is eligible for Permanent Residency You are eligible if you have held a resident visa for …

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2024 Opening dates for capped working holiday visa schemes

Capped Working Holiday visa schemes New Zealand has bilateral agreements with a number of countries to allow young travellers to come and experience New Zealand while working. Most of these schemes allow for a 12 months visa but a handful allow for a longer stay (up to 3 years). What you can do on a Working Holiday Visa In most cases you may travel around New Zealand and work for up to 12 months, and study for up to 6 …

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Christmas in New Zealand

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Christmas in summer can be an unusual phenomenon to get used to. However, Christmas at the warmest time of year brings us some awesome traditions you cannot get anywhere else at the world. Check out our team’s top picks for a summer Christmas: Summer at the beach It goes without saying that the best place to spend Christmas is at the beach. Nothing beats a picnic lunch, sand and some beach games to …

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Christmas Closing Dates 2023-2024

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! New Zealand Shores offices will be closed from Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 8th January 2024.Only urgent emails and visa approvals will be addressed over the break, via [email protected]. Immigration New Zealand branches will generally close from 24 December and reopen on 3rd January. We wish you all a safe holiday!

Accredited Employer Work visa extensions

AEWV extension process announced For Accredited Employer Work Visa applications submitted from 27 November, the maximum duration of the approved visa increases from 3 to 5 years. Accredited Employers may support existing employees on shorter AEWV to apply for their visa balance. AEWV holders’ partners and dependent children may apply for an extension of their temporary visas, in line with the AEWV holder. Key information Do extensions cost anything? The usual government application fees apply. New Zealand Shores offers preferential …

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Study in New Zealand – Showcasing Massey University

Unlock Your Academic Journey New Zealand Shores Partners with Massey University for an informative 1-Hour webinar. Delve into a variety of study options and gain insight into exciting placement opportunities. WATCH ON YOUTUBE Note: Information reflects the current landscape but is subject to change, stay posted. Contact us today to discuss your study plans in Wellington New Zealand! CONTACT ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT Webinar contents 02:10 Studying in New Zealand 05:10 Massey campuses 10:10 NZ Economic Outlook 12:33 Green list Careers 13:20 …

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