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We produce a quarterly newsletter featuring topics relevant to anyone with an interest in immigration.

Our newsletter articles are posted below.

September 19, 2019

The Minister of Immigration has just announced the changes to work visa policy that we signaled were on the way. These new rules will roll out progressively over the next 12 to 18 months

If your business employs migrant workers, this is worth a read to keep up to date o...

September 19, 2019

The Minister of Immigration has just announced the changes to work visa policy that we signaled were on the way. These new rules will roll out progressively over the next 12 to 18 months.

Here is an overview of what to expect.

Effective from 7 October 2019

  • Anyone appl...

September 4, 2019

Delays to visa processing have been hitting the news throughout this year. The problem has become visible through some dramatic examples promoted by the media and through social media campaigns and even street protests.

There has been something of a perfect storm – chan...

September 4, 2019

We signaled earlier the government plans to change the rules around work visas and make the process more employer driven (mandatory employer accreditation/registration in order to recruit migrant labour; significant hikes in minimum pay rates in some cases; upfront lab...

September 4, 2019

Getting an application right for a skilled migrant can make the difference between success and a whole lot of heartache – not to mention a cost to your bottom line.

Check out our video for some good tips:

September 4, 2019

Recruiting from overseas? Suffering skill shortages? Getting an Approval in Principle (AIP) might be the way to go.

An AIP is a way for employers (who are not accredited) to get upfront approval from Immigration NZ to recruit staff from overseas by satisfying the labour...

September 4, 2019

Remuneration rates - Malcolm Pacific Immigration is frequently asked: “what should I pay an overseas worker?” The answer is: “Never less than the market rate for those skills". If unsure, check out www.careers.govt.nz where going rates for jobs are listed by occupation...

September 4, 2019

In October 2016 the previous government put a hold on the issuing of parent residence visa applications. The moratorium was meant to last 2 years to allow a review of policy. The queue of Parents who have filed an Expression of Interest in joining their families is now...

September 4, 2019

Delays to visa processing have been hitting the news throughout this year. The problem has become visible through some dramatic examples promoted by the media and through social media campaigns and even street protests.

There has been something of a perfect storm – chan...

September 4, 2019

We signaled earlier the government plans to change the rules around work visas and make the process more employer driven (mandatory employer accreditation/registration in order to recruit migrant labour; significant hikes in minimum pay rates in some cases; upfront lab...

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