Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser

Kia Ora Readers,
Welcome to another edition of the Fortnightly Newsletter. This edition covers the One-Off New 2021 Resident Visa launched on 30 September 2021 in response to a mounting backlog for expressions of interest for the Skilled Migrant Category visa and to ensure skill shortages are met over the coming months.
Considering the importance of this announcement, especially for migrants in New Zealand on 29 September 2021, I have talked about its details and FAQs in my two videos. 

I have also covered the news of how doors have been opened for thousands of dairy workers to become Kiwis. Finally, the general updates section has covered the veterinary labour shortage that has reached a crisis point in New Zealand.
Don't forget to check out our latest blogs on border exceptions to enter New Zealand and travelling to New Zealand on a Critical Purpose Entry Visa.
Last but not least, we have included two interesting case studies too. The first case study covers how a border exception request got approved despite the adverse immigration history of the client. The second case study explains how the second-course choice was aligned with the second post-study work visa & residence pathway, highlighting an immigration policy gap.
I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter. Do provide your feedback by writing to us at [email protected]
Stay home, Stay safe!
One Off New Zealand Residence Visa Pathway

After months of speculation, anticipation & waiting, the New Zealand Government finally has some good news for migrants. On 30 September 2021, Immigration Minister of New Zealand Kris Faafoi announced a rare, one-off residence visa pathway for...

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Details and FAQ's on the New 2021 Resident Visa Pathway...

You must have met the following criteria as on 29 September 2021: Have been in NZ on 29 Sept 2021 AND Must have held or applied for an eligible visa on or before 29 September 2021 that is later granted In addition to the above, you must also meet at

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General Updates!
Vet labour shortage at crisis point, recruitment agency says

Some vet clinics around the country are closing down - because they can't get enough staff - a recruiter says. In June the government announced 50 general practice vets would be allowed to enter the country with a border exception - to help with...

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Latest Blogs
Few Important Border Exceptions To Enter New Zealand

When the pandemic first hit in early 2020, New Zealand closed its borders to the world to safeguard the people in the country. However, as the world started to adapt to Covid-19, the New Zealand Government announced some border exceptions to...

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Travelling to New Zealand On Critical Purpose Entry Visa ...

While the New Zealand borders remain closed to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic & to safeguard the people, there is still hope to enter New Zealand if you have a Critical Purpose Visa. One must hold a Critical Purpose Entry Visa for...

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Case Study
Border Exemption Approved Inspite Of Adverse Immigration ...

Sangam applied for a partnership-based visitor visa to enter New Zealand and reunite with his wife Drishti in 2019. Drishti, at that time, was in New Zealand on a Student Visa.

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Aligning Second Course Choice With Second Post Study...

Sushmita Lama came to New Zealand from Nepal to study Diploma in Hospitality Management level 5 and 6 in 2017. She completed her studies in 2019, got a Post Study Work Visa and successfully supported her husband's partnership-based Visa. However, ...

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Immigration Policy Gap Successfully Identified

Murli, an engineering graduate from India, came to New Zealand in 2017 on a Work to Residence Visa (WTR) to work as a Database and Application Engineer. After holding the WTR visa for 26 months, in December 2019 Murli applied for his Residence...

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