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A Guide For Employers: The Accredited Employer Work Visa Job Check Explained

From 4 July 2022, employers who have gained Employer Accreditation and completed the relevant Job Check(s) will be able to start supporting migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas. This includes new migrant workers (including ones from offshore) and existing migrant worker visa renewals. On 4 May 2022, Immigration New Zealand released the Job Check policy. This article will focus on the key considerations and components relating to the Job Check policy update.

A Guide For Employers: The Accredited Employer Work Visa Compulsory Employer Accreditation Explained

From 4 July 2022, employers who have gained Employer Accreditation and completed the relevant Job Check(s) will be able to start supporting migrant workers on Accredited Employer Work Visas. This includes new migrant workers (including ones from offshore) and existing migrant worker visa renewals. On 7 April 2022, Immigration New Zealand released the Employer Accreditation policy. This article will focus on the key considerations and components relating to the Employer Accreditation policy update.

Recent Key Border & Accredited Employer Work Visa Updates Explained

Immigration New Zealand has recently made a number of key announcements. This article will examine the recent 1.5 times the median wage ‘Other Critical Worker’ border exception and explain the recent Accredited Employer Work Visa announcements.

The 2021 Interim Visa’s Limitations Explained

Recently, Immigration New Zealand confirmed that 2021 Interim Visas will be issued to most of those who have applied for their 2021 Resident Visa before the expiry of their current temporary visa, are currently in New Zealand, but have chosen not to apply for another temporary visa.

This article will explain the limitations of the 2021 Interim Visa.

Stay Legal Presents At The Auckland District Law Society’s Immigration Law Seminar

Stay Legal’s Principal Immigration Lawyer, Lauren Qiu, was invited to present at the Auckland District Law Society’s ‘2021 Resident Visa & Other Immigration Changes: A Practical Guide For Lawyers & Advisers’ seminar, held on 16 February 2022. Lauren provided insights on recent border announcements, the ‘Other Critical Worker’ border exception category, the upcoming employer-led Accredited Employer Work Visa, and the Streamlined Essential Skills Work Visa.

Testimonials

Testimonials
“Lauren had helped me and my family with our SMC resident Visa. She has a great eye for details and a genuine care for us. If we were to do it all over again, we can not think of a better lawyer to represent us. Absolutely highly recommended.” – Noy
“Lauren helped me with my work visa and resident visa. Thanks to her help I have now received my visa this week. She is very professional, efficient and reliable. Highly recommend her and appreciate what she has achieved to do for me.”– Kate
“Lauren Qiu assisted me with 2 different visa applications in New Zealand. Very helpful professional, fair price. Go with her and you won’t regret!!” – Giuliani
“Lauren has assisted us on our residency application, she is realistic. Unfortunately we have not found her earlier for our previous visa application, other wise we would have the residency a long time ago. Thank you Lauren for your amazing and patient work.” – Jaquelini
“Lauren at Stay Legal went above and beyond with helping me apply for my essential skill visa. We came across a few bumps early on with Covid-19 but she was always updating me with the latest news and I couldn’t thank her enough for all the effort she put in and supporting me throughout. She made the process so much less stressful for me and was over the moon with the great outcome! I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal advice she is so friendly yet professional.” – Samantha

Testimonials

“Lauren had helped me and my family with our SMC resident Visa. She has a great eye for details and a genuine care for us. If we were to do it all over again, we can not think of a better lawyer to represent us. Absolutely highly recommended.” – Noy
“Lauren helped me with my work visa and resident visa. Thanks to her help I have now received my visa this week. She is very professional, efficient and reliable. Highly recommend her and appreciate what she has achieved to do for me.”– Kate
“Lauren Qiu assisted me with 2 different visa applications in New Zealand. Very helpful professional, fair price. Go with her and you won’t regret!!” – Giuliani
“Lauren has assisted us on our residency application, she is realistic. Unfortunately we have not found her earlier for our previous visa application, other wise we would have the residency a long time ago. Thank you Lauren for your amazing and patient work.” – Jaquelini
“Lauren at Stay Legal went above and beyond with helping me apply for my essential skill visa. We came across a few bumps early on with Covid-19 but she was always updating me with the latest news and I couldn’t thank her enough for all the effort she put in and supporting me throughout. She made the process so much less stressful for me and was over the moon with the great outcome! I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal advice she is so friendly yet professional.” – Samantha

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New Zealand Law Society
Tauranga Chambers Of Commerce
ALDS
Priority 1
NZAMI
EMA

Memberships

New Zealand Law Society
ALDS
NZAMI
Tauranga Chambers Of Commerce
Priority 1
EMA

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