The Government’s plan of reconnecting New Zealand with the world is going ahead as scheduled and many migrants onshore are slowly able to reunite with their loved ones.
Important travel updates have been announced by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) which includes information regarding travel from visa-waiver countries and slight changes in Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) start date for a few countries. Besides this, some existing border class exceptions have been expanded and new ones have also been introduced. Changes have also been announced regarding Australia’s citizens & Permanent Resident Visa holders, the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) and Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) schemes.
One of the most important INZ announcements is the resumed processing of Resident Visa (RV) applications of those who had applied for residence after the NZ borders closed in March 2022. RV applications had stagnated in the frozen processing queue indefinitely since then.
Also, INZ has announced the immigration instructions for the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) which starts on 4 July 2022. This provided more clarity about the requirements & processes to be followed.
Many of you have been contacting us for information regarding the Culturally Arranged Marriage (CAM) visitor visa. In this newsletter, we have included a very interesting and informative article on this topic.
Since the lodgement of 2021 Resident Visa applications continues, we have included an article on the supporting documentary evidence required for each criterion.
Do read about NZ visa interviews and the impact of breaching NZ work visa conditions included in this newsletter.
In the education updates section, we have included articles about Te Pūkenga’s new international education strategy and information about the ongoing nomination process for the student cohort 4.
The Essential Skills Work Visa (ESWV) will soon be replaced by the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). We have included an informative video and article about this new visa category here for you to see.
Our client success stories will help boost your confidence in us.
Last but not the least, don’t forget to see the webinar recording about ‘Career & Residence Pathways in the NZ Healthcare Industry
We always strive to give you the most updated news about New Zealand immigration & education. I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter.
Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser