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New Green List Changes Can Affect Your Residence Pathway

As of April 7, 2024, significant revisions to both the Green List and the sector agreements pathways have dramatically altered the path to residency. Join us as we dissect these Green List changes and offer guidance for those charting their course towards residency in New Zealand. Expanding Opportunities: Green List Changes On April 8, 2024, […]

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Urgent Updates to AEWV Regulations: Effective April 7, 2024

As of April 7, significant changes have been introduced to the Accredited Employer Work Visa application process and system.  This swift implementation, taking effect immediately, marks a departure from the usual practice in the New Zealand Immigration system, where prior changes typically allowed for weeks or even months of advance notice. Quoting directly from Immigration

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New Zealand’s Minimum Wage Increases on April!

As the clock ticks closer to April 1, 2024, New Zealand businesses are gearing up for a significant change in the wage landscape.  The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister recently announced a forthcoming increase in the adult minimum wage to $23.15 per hour, alongside adjustments to starting-out and training minimum wages. With this adjustment, approximately

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New Residence Pathway For Ukrainians

Amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, New Zealand extends support through the Special Ukraine Visa program, originally a temporary solution. Now, Immigration Minister Andrew Little announces a pathway to permanent residency for those arriving before March 15, emphasizing New Zealand’s commitment to providing lasting solutions for those seeking refuge. Extended Support: The window for Expressions

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Permanent Resident Visa Applications Are Now Online

In an era marked by technological advancements, the immigration landscape is no exception. New Zealand is transitioning the application process for the Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) online, starting January 2024. Traditionally, PRV applications involved paperwork and courier services, but a positive change is coming. The process is transitioning to an online platform, promising a simpler

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Changes in the Residency System

New Zealand has always been a sought-after destination for skilled migrants, with the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa serving as a pathway for obtaining residence. However, a significant transformation took place as the SMC underwent substantial revisions effective from October 9, 2023. The Transition: From 180 to 6 Points: The previous SMC mandated applicants

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Net Migration Trends

New Zealand’s migration landscape continues to undergo dynamic shifts, marked by both triumphs and challenges. Recent data from Stats NZ, released in October, paints a vivid picture of a nation experiencing record net migration gains, surging tourism, and the ongoing departure of its own citizens, primarily to Australia. Net Migration Gains and Losses: In 2023,

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Expansion to The Green List

In December 2022, the New Zealand Government initiated a substantial revision of its Immigration Green-List, marking a pivotal moment in addressing skills shortages. The recent changes, effective since December 15 of 2022, have elevated some healthcare professionals to Tier 1, providing a fast track Residence pathway, while also expanding Tier 2 to include new occupations

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