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.
In New Zealand, there is a difference between a Resident Visa and a Permanent Resident Visa. Both allow you to live permanently in New Zealand but they have different travel conditions.
Did you know you can be self-employed on an open work visa? Self-employment means to work for yourself or to run your own business.
Stay Legal’s Principal Immigration Lawyer, Lauren Qiu, was invited to present at the 24 June 2020 Legalwise Immigration Law Conference: Critical Visa Changes and Challenges.
Immigration New Zealand is proposing to overhaul the employer-assisted temporary work visa system. Stay Legal explains the proposed mid-2020 changes.
On 13 May 2020, Immigration New Zealand announced the new Covid-19 labour market test processing guidelines for immigration officers to follow. Now, immigration officers must be satisfied at the time of assessment that there are no suitable New Zealanders available. This means that immigration officers may request further information and evidence from the employer at the time of assessment.
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