DIY New Zealand Visa Applications: What You Need to Know Before You Start

Dreaming of a life in New Zealand? Navigating the visa process can be tricky, but this article will help you decide if going it alone is right for you. Before you dive in to a DIY visa application, it’s helpful to know the challenges you might face along the way. From confusing forms to tricky […]

Straight to Residence Option for Secondary School Teachers

Exciting news for secondary school teachers! Immigration New Zealand is introducing a Straight to Residence Visa (STR) pathway for eligible secondary teachers. Starting in May, overseas secondary school teachers meeting the criteria can apply for residence directly from overseas if they have a job offer from an accredited employer. Similarly, eligible teachers already working in […]

Enhanced Measures to Strengthen Immigration Law and Enforcement

Immigration New Zealand is introducing new measures to tackle lower-level immigration non-compliance among a small subset of employers who are not adhering to regulations. From 11 April 2024, employers found to be employing anyone who is in breach of their visa conditions, employing individuals unlawfully in New Zealand, or failing to respond to a 10-day […]

Significant changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa

The New Zealand Government has announced significant changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme, which are in place from today (7th April 2024). Current AEWV holders These changes do not impact AEWV holder’s current visa conditions or length, but may impact how long they can stay in New Zealand. They don’t impact already […]

Changes to some Work to Residence pathways and Green List occupations

The New Zealand Government has announced that some of the planned additions to the Green List and the Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement will not progress. This is a reversal of the announcement made in September 2023. The Work to Residence pathway for bus and truck drivers is also closing to people who are not […]

Additions to the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (LQEA)

Further updates to the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (LQEA) have been announced, which will provide a streamlined visa pathway for applicants with overseas qualifications, from more countries. Immigration New Zealand is set to implement Phase 2 updates to the LQEA from 25 March 2024. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming […]

New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa (for partners of Kiwis)

Did you know that if you have been living with your Kiwi partner for 5+ years, outside of NZ, you may be able to get a New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa? Having NZ permanent residence means you can move to New Zealand whenever you wish, for any length of time. Giving you the flexibility to […]

How ready are you and your partner to move to New Zealand?

Are you dreaming of starting a new chapter in New Zealand with your Kiwi partner? Moving to a new country can be an exciting yet challenging journey, especially when it comes to navigating the visa process. Understanding the different types of partner visas available, gathering the necessary documents, and being prepared for potential obstacles are […]

Unlocking Healthcare in New Zealand: A Guide for Newcomers

Moving to a new country is an exciting adventure, but taking care of your health is a top priority. The Kiwi healthcare system is designed to ensure everyone has access to quality medical services. This article navigates the ins and outs of finding a doctor in New Zealand. 1. Healthcare eligibility First things first—understand your […]

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