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19/04/2017
South Island Contribution visa announced

The Government has announced a new policy to provide a one-off pathway to residence for around 1,600 migrant workers and their families who have been living in the South island for more than five years.   Eligible migrants will be granted an initial Work to Residence temporary visa, which would...

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19/04/2017
Review of temporary migrant work settings

The Government has announced it is consulting on proposed changes to temporary migration settings to manage the number and settlement expectations of new migrants coming to New Zealand on Essential Skills work visas. The proposals are also designed to stop the reoccurrence of pools of long-term temporary migrants with no...

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19/04/2017
Skilled Migrant Category changes

The Government has announced a package of changes designed to better manage immigration and improve the labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration. Two remuneration thresholds are being introduced for applicants applying for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC). One will be set at the New Zealand median...

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17/10/2016
INZ Residency Programme & South African visitor visas

Immigration New Zealand Residency Programme We have received notification from Immigration New Zealand that, effective immediately, there are some changes to the New Zealand Residency Programme. This impacts: Parent Category (which is temporarily closed) Skilled Migrant Residency (threshold raised to 160 points and updated English language requirements introduced)   For...

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03/10/2016
Important change for South Africans

Important Change to Visa Waiver Status for South African Passport Holders We have received notification from Immigration New Zealand advising that as of the 21st of November South Africa will no longer be a visa waiver country which means all South African citizens will need to make a formal application...

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