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.
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.
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.
On 3 February 2022, the Government announced New Zealand’s 5 Step Border Reopening Plan. This article will explain the announcement. Please note that the full policy has yet to be released, therefore we strongly recommend that applicants wait for the full policy before making potentially life-changing decisions.
On 16 July 2021, the Minister of Immigration announced key changes relating to the new proposed Accredited Employer Work Visa (also known as the AEWV) and Essential Skills Work Visas. This article explains what you need to know.
Immigration New Zealand has just provided an update on the new proposed 2021 Accredited Employer Work Visa (also known as the AEWV) and the new Employer Accreditation system on 7 May 2021. This article will provide an overview of the proposed changes and explain the new employer-led visa process.
On 9 September 2020, the Minister of Immigration announced the decision to create a new border exception category for some work visa holders who have departed New Zealand. The immigration instructions were recently updated to reflect this announcement. In addition, Immigration New Zealand has also introduced instructions to include work visa holders who have been granted resident visas since departing New Zealand, but have not activated their resident visas by entering New Zealand, to make requests under this new border exception category. These instructions come into effect on 9 October 2020. This article will explain the process, the requirements, how to prove job retention, and how partners and dependent children are treated under this new border exception category.
This article will explain the Essential Skills Work Visa changes that will come into effect on 27 July 2020. Immigration New Zealand will shift away from using ANZSCO codes to a New Zealand median wage-based classification system for Essential Skills Work Visas. Immigration New Zealand will reinstate the ability for lower-skilled/low-paid Essential Skills Work Visa holders to support their partners and/or child(ren).
On 7 July 2020, Immigration New Zealand issued an update about employer-assisted temporary work visa holders. This article will outline the changes that were announced in the update and answer your frequently asked questions.
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