The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) has an online application process to make the filing experience convenient, while employers are now also able to simplify their Variation processes for Accredited Employer Work Visas (AEWVs) and Essential Skills Work Visas (ESWVs). Additionally, certain employer accreditations have been automatically extended and streamlined services allow Critical Purpose Visa holders the chance to obtain Specific Purpose visas with ease.
Skilled Migrant Category Updates
Accredited Employer Work Visa Updates
Essential Skills Work Visa Updates
Critical Purpose Visitor Visa Updates
During the pandemic-induced border closures, New Zealand opened its doors to foreign nationals with Critical Purpose Visitor Visas. This 12-month visa provides them with an opportunity to apply for a Specific Purpose Work Visa which enables individuals to come and work in New Zealand temporarily as they strive towards completing their specific purpose or associated event. By granting this privilege, those seeking new opportunities are given the chance of realising their dreams! The simplified application process would enable Critical Purpose Visitor Visa holders to remain in their current role and work for a maximum of 3 years in New Zealand.
Green List Updates
INZ has recently announced various updates and short-term visa changes to help facilitate the migration process. Although these developments have been delayed due to the pandemic, they enable foreign nationals to take advantage of job opportunities in New Zealand while providing them with a path towards permanent residency. For more information on immigration policies, please book a free consultation with us.