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NEW ZEALAND: New One-Off 2021 Resident Visa Announced

October 12, 2021

The New Zealand authorities recently introduced a new one-off Resident Visa scheme for eligible temporary and long-term work visa holders. Focusing on current resident foreign nationals whose primary purpose in the country is for work, the 2021 Resident Visa will allow holders to continue working and residing in New Zealand on a permanent basis.

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NEW ZEALAND: No More ANZSCO for Essential Skills Work Visa Skill Level Assessment

July 10, 2020

Effective 27 July 2020, the Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) will no longer be used to assess the skill level of jobs for essential skills work visas.

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NEW ZEALAND: Changes to Residence Processing Priority Rules

March 2, 2020

Applications under the Residence for Work (RFW) programme in New Zealand will no longer be prioritized over those under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).

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NEW ZEALAND: Changes to Minimum Income Thresholds

January 13, 2020

Effective 24 February 2020, the minimum income thresholds for essential skills work visas and skilled migrant residence visas are set to increase in New Zealand.

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NEW ZEALAND: New Version of ANZSCO Applies Transitionally to Current Migrant Employees

November 7, 2019

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced a targeted review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) job classification system, which has moved some lower-skilled occupations over to the medium skilled occupation group.

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NEW ZEALAND: Government Proposes Overhaul of Employer-Supported Work Visas [UPDATED 14 Oct 2019]

October 14, 2019

The New Zealand government has proposed significant changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework which, if implemented, will affect all New Zealand employers supporting work visa applications and all individuals applying for employer-supported work visas.

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NEW ZEALAND: Changes to Accredited Employer Framework

September 24, 2019

Effective 7 October 2019, the New Zealand government has announced significant changes to the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa.

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NEW ZEALAND: Changes to Minimum Income Thresholds for Dependent Sponsorship

May 31, 2019

There are changes to the minimum income thresholds for dependent sponsorship in New Zealand, effective 1 July 2019.

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NEW ZEALAND: Updates to Skill Shortage Lists

May 16, 2019

From 27 May Immigration New Zealand will make minor changes to the Long Term Skill Shortage List & the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List.

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NEW ZEALAND: Centralised Visa Lodgement

January 28, 2019

Effective 14 January 2019, paper and online visa applications received from applicants resident in the Wellington and Palmerston North regions of New Zealand (except student applications) have begun to be directed to Auckland’s National Documentation Office (NaDO).

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