Latest Proposed Changes to NZ Visa Process

Proposed Changes to Attract Migrants and business migrants to consider all other regions across New Zealand

In July Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced that the New Zealand Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand.

New measures to take effect from 1 November include:

  • Boosting the bonus points for Skilled Migrants applying for residence with a job offer outside Auckland from 10 to 30 points.
  • Doubling the points for entrepreneurs planning to set up businesses in the regions under the Entrepreneur Work Visa from 20 to 40 points.
  • Streamlining the labour market test to provide employers with more certainty, earlier in the visa application process.

In addition, from mid-2016 a pathway to residence will be provided for a limited number of long-term migrants on temporary work visas in the South Island.

The above proposed measures are seen as a step in the right direction to encourage migrants and business migrants to consider other areas other than Auckland and to streamline the process for employers for work visa applications.

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We are currently holding our quarterly “This Is New Zealand” Seminars in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. The events are held to help people get a better insight into living and working in New Zealand. These seminars are sponsored by Bank of New Zealand and co-hosted with well know companies such as New Zealand Skills in Demand,  MoneyCorpPSS removals and Migration Cover, so you get to hear about every step of the journey, from money to jobs to the big move, and the details on working and living in NZ. The Seminars are different from big exhibitions, they offer a more in depth and personal experience to exploring New Zealand Migration. They are extremely popular and have helped many people start their journey towards their NZ dream.

To find out more and to register click here.

Or to book directly onto a seminar, find one near you:

London - Tuesday 1st September, 5:30pm
Manchester – Saturday 5th September, 12-3pm
Birmingham – Sunday 6th September 12-3pm
Glasgow – Saturday 26th September 12-3pm