March 2024 On 11 December 2023, the Australian Government released its Migration Strategy, which will overhaul the country’s migration programme over the next decade. The strategy builds on findings from the April 2023 Review of the Migration System – the first comprehensive review of Australia's immigration system in a generation. The new strategy introduces five… Read More.

September 2023 The Government may be hoping that strategic changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) announced recently will tip the balance in New Zealand’s favour when skilled migrants weigh up their relocation options. At the least, the introduction of a maximum continuous stay period for all AEWV holders should give workers more certainty… Read More.

November 2022 Many of you will probably be overwhelmed with the recent string of developments in immigration policy. In this article, we have summarised the most important developments. Skilled Migrant Category reopening Immigration Minister Michael Wood has recently announced that the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa – halted during Covid-19 border closures – will… Read More.

June 2022 The recently released criteria for employer accreditation for work visas will rule out a number of businesses for accreditation, with others potentially no longer wanting to try applying – businesses who could be desperate for specialist workers from overseas. The criteria are part of a package of instructions from Immigration New Zealand on… Read More.

March 2022 Employers looking to employ skilled migrant workers will be impacted by this year’s introduction of the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) - a new temporary work visa that opens to applications from employers on 9 May 2022 and to applications from migrants on 4 July 2022. This change will impact many employers, in… Read More.

March 2018 Legislation introduced by the Government at the end of last year and expected to be passed soon will tighten the rules around foreign ownership of residential property. In the main, only New Zealand citizens, Australian citizens or New Zealand permanent residents who satisfy certain conditions will have the right to buy a home… Read More.