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Work & Visas

Here we share some general information about Work, Student, Visitor and Residence Visas. This does not replace or constitute immigration advice from a licensed immigration adviser.

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“Malcolm Pacific helped me get my partner visa. They were extremely professional, always available and ready to help. Extremely nice and provided thorough and accurate advice. Very trustworthy and supportive. I would definitely recommend their services.”

Madalena,

Partner Visa.

“The perfect place for any immigration matter. No matter how big a deal, Malcolm Pacific Immigration will help you out. The team is talented, experienced, and knowledgeable. Mine and my family’s ESW visas were approved within two weeks. Thank you so much!”

Valkesh,

ESW Visa.

“Malcolm Pacific helped us out from the beginning of our visa journey right through to residency. INZ isn't easy to work with, and I don't think we could have done it without their help. They were professional, knowledgeable and respectful throughout. They gave us hope during difficult times.”

Guy,

Residency.

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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

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