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New Zealand Government Sites.

Here we share some general information about the New Zealand Government.

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Government Sites.

New Zealand has a variety of Government sites. Important ones to be aware of include:

  • New Zealand Government.

The New Zealand Government, also known formally as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government which governs authority of New Zealand.

  • Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

Yes, we pay taxes in New Zealand too! This site provides information on tax structures, rates and rebates.

  • NZ Customs Service.

All about rules you need to know when thinking about bringing stuff into New Zealand.

Useful Information

There are a wide range of New Zealand government agencies and services. Many you will not ever need to use, but it pays to understand what is on offer and these links below will help. In some cases, you may need to engage professionals like accountants and lawyers to manage your personal affairs who will deal with government agencies on your behalf.

Health & Wellbeing.

Business & Travel.

General Comments.

All New Zealand Government organisations and departments can be found on the govt website, along with contact details and additional information.

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The Green List

From September 2022 people holding job offers in a small number of occupations may apply for residence. Some occupations are a direct pathway to residence and others require a period of two years or longer before applying.

There are qualification and/or occupational registration requirements to meet. Establishing if an overseas qualification matches the NZ equivalent qualification before applying is paramount for success.

Read more here.

16 May 22

Work Visa Categories Closing

The work visa categories set to close are:

  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Essential Skills Work Visa – approval in principle
  • Work to Residence (Talent – Accredited Employer)
  • Work to Residence (Long Term Skills Shortage)
  • Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa (closed October 2019)
  • Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa.
10 Feb 22

Policy Decision Key Dates in 2022

  • February 13. Fully vaccinated Kiwis plus certain other travellers entering NZ from the rest of the world* can skip MIQ.
  • April 30. The border starts a phased reopen to fully vaccinated foreign nationals.
  • April 30. The Productivity Commission reports back to the government on immigration settings.
  • May 9. Applications open for mandatory Employer Accreditation.

*Excludes high-risk countries.

16 Dec 21

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