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.
The Immigration New Zealand resident visa definition for a dependent child (or for dependent children) is surprisingly broad. This article will explain the Immigration New Zealand resident visa dependent child definition.
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.
Stay Legal’s Principal Lawyer Appointed to the Auckland District Law Society’s Immigration & Refugee Law Committee
Stay Legal’s Principal Immigration Lawyer, Lauren Qiu, has been appointed to the Auckland District Law Society’s Immigration & Refugee Law Committee.
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.
Stay Legal’s Principal Immigration Lawyer, Lauren Qiu, was invited to present at the 6 August 2020 Legalwise Immigration Law Series. Lauren’s topic was Work Visas: Critical Updates and a Guide to Compliance.
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.
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