Posts by David Ryken

New Zealand immigration by investment

  This article first appeared in the March 2018 issue of the Newsletter of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (Vol 22, No 1) and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © International Bar Association.   New Zealand immigration…

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New Zealand Immigration Law: Entrepreneur v Investor

NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY ENTREPRENEUR V INVESTOR   Introduction New Zealand has an Entrepreneur Work Visa Category which, after a business is established satisfactorily, entitles the applicant to lodge residence under the Entrepreneur Residence Visa Category. This is a transitional process involving actively setting up a business, usually employing New Zealand citizens and residents,…

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Immigration Policies and their Impact on New Zealand Society

Immigration Policies and their Impact on New Zealand Society 1.0 THE COLONIAL PAST 1.1 New Zealand was undoubtedly the last country in the world to be settled by humanity. The Maori people, the tangata whenua arrived from the central South Pacific, probably during the 13th and 14th centuries (see King (see below at 2.5): pages…

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Can You Bring The Family?

Can You Bring the Family: A Review of Current Immigration Trends in Family Immigration: New Zealand 1.0 Introduction 1.1 New Zealand has liberal policies relating to those who may be included as dependants in a primary application for residence. Over the last ten years, subsequent sponsorships for family members however, have become more restrictive, unless…

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Immigration Issues and Doing Business In New Zealand

Immigration Issues and Doing Business In New Zealand (Excerpt) Reference is made to the very helpful article on immigration issues involved with doing business in the United States, written by Zachary Norris and Ada Echetebu. Almost without exception the problems facing New Zealanders bound for the US are identical or parallel to the problems and…

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1) Global Transfers of Highly Skilled Workers into New Zealand & 2) Investor Categories

I. Global Transfers of Highly Skilled Workers into New Zealand 1.0 Introduction 1.1 The transfer of the highly skilled into New Zealand occurs in the following four ways: i. Residence (Skilled Migrant Category). ii. Corporate transfers (WS2 work visa policy). iii. Employer accreditation (Work-to-Residence policy). iv. Essential Skills (market-tested unless in a shortage list occupation).…

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