New Zealand Economy at Risk Due to Delayed Visas and Migration

New Zealand Economy at Risk Due to Delayed Visas and Migration

Chris Dickson, a pub owner in Queensland, New Zealand, worries that his workers are overworked. He already sent out applications for employment visas for foreign workers to solve the problem, but the applications are yet to receive approval. He also hasn’t been given any explanation for the delay. His only option not may be to […]

New Zealand Immigration Minister Yet to Decide on Parent Visa

New Zealand Immigration Minister Yet to Decide on Parent Visa

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has made it clear that there’s no proof that recipients of the Parent Visa Scheme are riding on social assistance to their own advantage. It gave its submission to the select committee for Education and Workforce regarding the petition by David Barker appealing to the government to rescind the moratorium placed […]

Survivors of Christchurch Attack Get NZ Permanent Visas

Survivors of Christchurch Attack Get NZ Permanent Visas

New Zealand has made an offer to give all those who survived the Christchurch mosque attack when a terrorist killed 50 people worshipping in 2 mosques last month. New Zealand’s Minister announced this offer for Immigration on Tuesday. He added that the offer is not only available to the survivors of the terrorist attack but […]

New Zealand Struggling with Visa Processing Targets

New Zealand Struggling with Visa Processing Targets

Some visa applications in New Zealand have not been allocated to case officers who will handle them for five months and running. Immigration New Zealand is focusing on meeting new set targets by the government. Later this year, ministers in New Zealand will take a decision on whether to place a cap on some of […]

An ESTA type of Visa Waiver Available for NZ Visitors

An ESTA type of Visa Waiver Available for NZ Visitors

Soon, foreigners visiting New Zealand will be required to present their Electronic Travel Authority — ETA for short. This document will be mandatory, and although it isn’t a visa, it will have similar functions as the visa waiver document, ESTA, used in the US. New Zealand will make it compulsory for all entering the country […]

New Zealand Parent Visa to be Reopened Soon?

New Zealand Parent Visa to be Reopened Soon?

The government of New Zealand is strongly considering and actually inclining towards reopening the visa category for parents which was stopped sometime in late 2016 to clear a backlog. This development will provide answers to the applicants of the over 6,000 parent visas that have been pending for over two years. The parent visa category […]

Farmers to Make Inputs to Work Visa in New Zealand

Farmers to Make Inputs to Work Visa in New Zealand

Farmers in Southland have been urged to make inputs about ways to lighten the process for migrants to get work visas to address the shortage of labor in the region. Southland had been dubbed the area with the worst effect of the labor shortage in New Zealand by top immigration experts. The floor was thrown […]