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Holiday Greetings

Malcolm Pacific Immigration will close from the end of business Friday 20 December 2019 and reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. If you have employees with visas expiring before 31 January 2020 do encourage them to apply for renewals now. There will be long delays over the holiday season.

28/11/20191 min read
Holiday Greetings


Malcolm Pacific Immigration will close from the end of business Friday 20 December 2019 and reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. If you have employees with visas expiring before 31 January 2020 do encourage them to apply for renewals now. There will be long delays over the holiday season that may extend into March as Immigration NZ struggle to keep up with demand. We are here to help.

Our phones will still be answered over the holidays.

We trust you are taking some time out from the business to enjoy summer and catch up with family and friends. We hope 2020 brings happiness and a successful business year.

The Malcolm Pacific Immigration Team

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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.

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