IMMIGRATION BLOG

Policy Updates

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Work Visa Changes For NZ

It is really interesting that my predictions of New Zealand moving to a more micromanaged...
February 18, 2022
Iain MacLeod
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Minister of Immigration’s Speech

The rumour mill has been working overtime since Friday on what announcements might be made...
May 17, 2021
Iain MacLeod
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Winds Of Change

INZ recently released more detail in regard to the upcoming Work Visa changes (which we...
May 14, 2021
Paul Janssen
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New Zealand Work Visa Process Changes

INZ is starting to drip feed the details of the new work visa processes upon...
May 7, 2021
Iain MacLeod
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NZ Visas – The Next 12 (or 24) Months

Senior INZ officials held a zoom meeting earlier today with interested immigration advisors. They seem...
March 26, 2021
Iain MacLeod
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Skilled Migrant Review Announced

Last week I wrote a piece speculating on what the outcome of next month’s review...
February 25, 2021
Iain MacLeod
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Will INZ pool selections resume in march?

It is coming up 12 months since the NZ Government quietly suspended selections of ‘Expressions...
February 19, 2021
Iain MacLeod
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Global Talent Visa

The Australian Government has publicly indicated that migration is central to their Covid recovery plan....
October 23, 2020
Myer Lipschitz
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A Shot In The Arm

If we ever needed reminding that 2020 was a strange year last night we saw...
October 8, 2020
Myer Lipschitz
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Let’s Not Squander This Opportunity

Two weeks out from our general election we continue to see pressure being brought to...
October 2, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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Look Before You Leap

On 20 August the Australian Government brought into effect the Migration Amendment (Hong Kong Passport...
August 28, 2020
Myer Lipschitz
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Migrant Targets Confirmed and Hong Kong Is Thrown A Bone

It’s been an interesting week as far as immigration policy to Australia is concerned and...
July 17, 2020
Myer Lipschitz
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Skilled Migrant Processing Time – Update

Two weeks ago I wrote a blog which explained how the immigration department is allocating...
January 31, 2020
Iain MacLeod
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New Occupations Deemed Skilled For Resident Visas – With Catches

The government has sprung something of a surprise this week and added 44 jobs to...
November 1, 2019
Iain MacLeod
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Parent Category Reopening

Earlier this week the government announced that they are going to reopen the category for...
October 10, 2019
Iain MacLeod