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NEW ZEALAND: Significant Changes to Residence Programme

November 3, 2016

In a bid to kerb the record-high net immigration, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has introduced stricter standards for residence applications of migrants. The New Zealand Residence Programme is the route through which residence applications for skilled workers, investors, entrepreneurs and…

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NEW ZEALAND: Visa Status Changes for Nationals of South Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles

October 19, 2016

From 21st November 2016, the New Zealand government is set to introduce visitor visa requirements for all South African passport holders, while passport holders from Mauritius and the Seychelles will no longer need a visitor visa to travel to New…

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NEW ZEALAND: Changes to Labour Market Testing Requirements

May 5, 2016

New Zealand currently conduct a labour market test to determine whether suitably qualified New Zealand workers are available to take on a job instead of an overseas worker. Similar testing is also conducted in Australia. As of 11th April 2016,…

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AUSTRALIA: New Permanent Residence Route for New Zealand Nationals

March 1, 2016

The Australian Government announced on 19th February that, as of 1st July 2017, there will be a separate pathway for New Zealand citizens to apply for permanent residency and then Australian citizenship. Who is Eligible? New Zealand Special Category Visa…

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UK: Immigration Health Surcharge to be Extended to Australians and New Zealanders

February 12, 2016

The Home Office have announced that the "Immigration Health Surcharge" will be extended to Australian and New Zealand nationals coming to the UK as well as those already in the UK looking to extend their stay. The announced change is…

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NEW ZEALAND: Increase in Net Migration

November 4, 2015

New Zealand gained its highest net migration last year with one in three permanent migrants now coming from either China or India according to new immigration figures. The Migration Trends and Outlook 2014/15 have recently released net migration figures which…

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November 30, 2011

*UPDATE* UKBA have stated that the visa application centre in Bangkok will be closed on the 26, 27 and 30 December 2011 and also on 2 January 2012. We strongly encourage our clients to submit all Thailand visa applications as…

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GERMANY: New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

September 11, 2017

Germany has introduced new processes for intra-company transfers, which implement the European Union intra-company transfer (ICT) directive (Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15th May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”). There are three new routes available for […]

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AZERBAIJAN: New Online Visa System Imminent

February 3, 2017

From January 2017, the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN Centres) will begin to process electronic visitor visas through the new “ASAN Viza” system. How does the ASAN Viza system work? The e-visa will be issued for a period of stay of 30 days. Foreign nationals can apply for a new e-visa […]

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Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 3 June 2019

June 3, 2019

The latest global immigration news and insights in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase. This week we look at the UK and New Zealand.

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