Articles related to ‘Immigration’
Lisa was employed at a film studio in Wellington as a film animator. She was originally from the UK but attracted to New Zealand’s burgeoning film production industry came to New Zealand on a work visa, and she quickly found employment.
A rival studio soon noticed Lisa’s talents and offered her an exciting new job opportunity. Lisa was concerned however, that if she accepted the job at the other… Continue reading
Gary had always had a creative head when it came to business. In his native UK he had successfully started a number of businesses. One summer, after an adventure tourism trip to the West Coast, Gary became captivated with New Zealand, and longed to move with his family permanently.
Upon his return to the UK, Gary dived into research regarding migration to New Zealand. He learned with his business… Continue reading
Immigration New Zealand has recently become aware that the fee for varying conditions of a temporary visa was not set out correctly in the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission and Related Matters) Regulations 2010. As a result, Immigration New Zealand is offering refunds to customers who paid this fee between 29 November 2010 and 19 February 2013.
This may apply to you if you varied the conditions of your student… Continue reading
Employers recruiting overseas workers or requesting approval-in-principle in the Canterbury region now need to use a new ‘Skills Hub’ for certain occupations.
The ‘Skills Hub’ provides a way for employers to list job opportunities and match available New Zealanders to them. If New Zealanders are not available, then the Skills Hub will speed up visa applications by confirming this information in a letter. This letter can then be attached… Continue reading
Immigration New Zealand has recently removed café and restaurant managers from the long term skills shortage list (LTSSL).
Café and restaurant managers remain on the immediate skill shortage list (ISSL). However, the ISSL does not offer the same prospects for migrants as the LTSSL, as it only relates to temporary visa applications. Migrants cannot apply for residence under the work to residence scheme simply because their occupation is on… Continue reading
New Zealand organisations can sponsor immigrants under the Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) instructions. Through sponsorship the immigrant may eventually secure residence in New Zealand.
However, organisations sponsoring people should exercise caution. These organisations are responsible, and can potentially have debts recovered against them, for:
- Accommodation for the sponsored person, where the sponsored person doesn’t have the means for their own accommodation;
- Maintenance, including food, clothing
Antonio and his wife recently welcomed a new baby into their family. His parents were longing to come and live with them in New Zealand, and Antonio wanted them to share in the raising of the new baby. He had heard there was a new category of immigration instructions for parents of New Zealand citizens or residents, but with so much on his plate he did not even know where… Continue reading
You may not need to provide a medical certificate…
In early 2012, Barry was frustrated to discover that he needed to fork out more money for another medical certificate in support of his residence application. He thought that surely this should not be the case when he had already submitted one with his work visa application six months ago.
Changes relating to immigration health screening which came into effect… Continue reading
Lyla is an international student at Victoria University of Wellington in her final year of study. After 3 years of studying business in New Zealand, Lyla has grown very attached to her friends and the lifestyle and decided if possible she would like to stay in New Zealand.
Lyla has heard that she might be able to remain in New Zealand on either a Graduate Work Experience Visa or… Continue reading
David and Po left their native China in 2000, they were in their mid 50s and had enough capital to move and start a new life. They decided to move to New Zealand where their son was attending University.
However, David and Po were unfamiliar with New Zealand culture and found it hard to find a job. Instead, they thought that it would be better to start their own… Continue reading
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