New border class exception for the technology sector

The NZ Government has announced a new border exception for the technology sector which will enable 600 specialist tech workers and their partners and dependent children to come to New Zealand. The border exception targets the areas of the sector most in need of overseas skills, including software development, product managers, cyber security and interactive media.

It includes four categories of workers within the technology sector:

Applicants will need to have a salary of at least $120,000 a year for software and application programmers, ICT managers and ICT security specialists, and at least $95,000 a year for multimedia specialists.

The details are still being worked through, with the view to having it operational in early 2022.

Other new border exceptions include:

See the announcement on the NZ government Beehive website

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