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Skill Shortage List

New Zealand Immigration Update: May 2019. On 27 May 2019, Immigration New Zealand will update the Long Term Skill Shortage (LTSSL) and Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage (CISSL) Lists. New Regional Skill Shortage Lists (RSSLs) will also be introduced to replace the current Immediate Skill Shortage List.

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Electronic Travel Authority

New Zealand Immigration Update: April 2019
In October 2019 an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) will be introduced for select travellers to New Zealand. An International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), will also be introduced, alongside the ETA.

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Christchurch terror attacks – visas for family members

New Zealand Immigration Update: March 2019. On 15 March 2019, 50 individuals tragically lost their lives in the devastating attacks on the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Mosques, in Christchurch. In response to this tragedy, Immigration New Zealand have announced that they will be expediting visa applications, for the family ...

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Significant changes proposed to employer-supported work visas

New Zealand Immigration Update: February 2019.
The New Zealand government is proposing significant changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework. This immigration update is intended to give a brief overview of the key proposed changes. Further updates will follow, when this consultation period closes, and as new policies are implemented.

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Centralised Visa Lodgement

New Zealand Immigration Update: January 2019
Immigration New Zealand is looking to centralise all visa lodgement services, within New Zealand. Visa applications will shortly all be directed to Auckland's National Documentation Office (NaDO).

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Holiday pay

New Zealand Immigration update: December 2018. This update is for employers enforcing a mandatory close-down period over the Christmas break, and who hire migrant workers on temporary entry visas.

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Delayed Processing Times

New Zealand Immigration Update: December 2018.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is currently receiving high volumes of visa applications. As a result, they have signalled delayed processing times, through 2019.

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