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Further updates to recent changes to New Zealand immigration settings

As previously published, New Zealand Immigration Minister, the Hon Erica Stanford, announced wide sweeping immigration changes to New Zealand Immigration settings on Sunday, 7 April 2024.  The changes impact migrants in traditionally ‘low skilled’ roles and employers working in related industries.  Higher skilled roles are not expected to be significantly impacted by these changes. Migrants […]

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New Zealand immigration rebalance and the impacts on new Work Visa framework

Many will recall the new Accredited Employer Work Visa framework and associated mandatory accreditation standards that were due to come into effect on 1 November 2021. The introduction of the new framework was deferred on 16 July 2021. Immigration New Zealand confirmed on 22 March 2022 that the new framework will continue to go ahead

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The transition of New Zealand’s immigration system

Resumption of new Employer Accreditation and Work Visa framework The Government has set a new date for the introduction of the New Zealand Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and associated framework. The intention is for the new framework and associated requirements to be effective from 4 July 2022. Applications for accreditation under the new framework

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Essential skills work visas – changes to take effect 28 August 2017

As indicated in May, there has been an ongoing consultation process with regards to New Zealand’s main employment visa, the Essential Skills work visa. In response to a large number of submissions the government received during the consultation process, the proposed changes to the Essential Skills work visa have been slightly modified from the original

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