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International Visas

Getting a visa to live, work or holiday for some countries can be complicated and not just the mouse click away you had hoped. The UK system, for one, can be tough (and expensive) when it comes to the spouse and family of a British ex-pat wanting to join him or her to live there for a few years.

28/11/20191 min read
International Visas


Getting a visa to live, work or holiday for some countries can be complicated and not just the mouse click away you had hoped.

The UK system, for one, can be tough (and expensive) when it comes to the spouse and family of a British ex-pat wanting to join him or her to live there for a few years.

Malcolm Pacific Immigration’s sister company, Global Visas, has been helping people navigate international visa rules for more than 25 years. The team deals with embassies, consulates or government departments, biometric appointments and helps with visa interview preparation. Visas for the UK, Canada, USA, Europe and Asia are all part of the expertise on offer at Global.

It might seem easy to lodge a visa application online, but the online world can sometimes cause more problems than deliver solutions.

If you are in New Zealand and need a visa to visit, work, study or live overseas then talk to Global Visas. Check out Global Visas here.

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Update

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
Update

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
Update

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