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Partnership hurdles

The word on the street is Immigration NZ is getting tougher on assessing relationships. So tough in fact that you might get an unexpected knock on the door… If you are in the throes of sponsorship by, or for, a partner to get a PR, you need to have your evidence of your relationship.

19/12/20181 min read
Partnership hurdles


The word on the street is Immigration NZ is getting tougher on assessing relationships. So tough in fact that you might get an unexpected knock on the door…

If you are in the throes of sponsorship by, or for, a partner to get a PR (permanent residency visa), read more you need to have your documentation and evidence of your long-term relationship totally organised.

Yes, that includes down to a toothbrush in the bathroom and clothes in the closet as well as shared bills and bank accounts.

Malcolm Pacific Immigration has heard lots of stories…for some it is sadly too late and for others it is a close shave and they make it through the system.

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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