Kia Ora & Season’s Greetings!

It’s the most beautiful time of the year…... & indeed it is!!!

The past year has been a long and tough one, but we have overcome the challenges once again! Kudos to that!

On the vaccination front, booster doses are now available throughout Aotearoa from 3rd January 2022. These are available free for anyone in New Zealand aged 18 or older who has completed their two-dose course more than six months ago.

Our last Newsletter of 2021 covers the final updates from the world of immigration and education.

There is good news for offshore resident visa applicants who patiently awaited a decision. Offshore residence visa holders waiting to enter NZ for the first time will now be allowed to do so.

Moreover, the children (from 17 years up to 25 years) included in their parents’ 2021 Resident Visa applications will be considered domestic students for tertiary education. This will benefit them as they will have to pay reduced fees for higher studies.  

The new 2021 Resident Visa provides the Critical Purpose Visitor Visa holders with a fantastic opportunity to arrive in New Zealand until 31st July 2022 and apply for the new 2021 Resident Visa on arrival.

Those who are worried about their current visa expiring during the processing of the 2021 Resident Visa need not worry, as INZ will automatically issue them the 2021 Interim Visa. This announcement will benefit the applicants to maintain their lawful visa status in New Zealand. However, the pros and cons of being on an interim visa are required to be weighed in properly.

The new year brings new hope as New Zealand gears up for opening its borders in a phased manner. 

Lastly, do not forget to read our client success stories.

Wishing you joy, good tidings and all the best things this New Year brings along!

Happy reading!

Do provide your feedback by writing to us at [email protected]

Vandana Rai
Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser

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