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Lapsing visitor visas during the pandemic

Higgs and Witbrock v Minister of Immigration [2022] NZHC 1333 On 8 June 2022 the High Court at Auckland ruled that the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act was not breached when the Minister of Immigration lapsed various visitor visa applications where partners of New Zealand citizens were involved. During the Covid-19 pandemic Immigration New

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New Zealand’s New Investor Residence Category

Active Investor Plus category: 11 August 2022 On 20 July the New Zealand Government announced that the Investor 1 and Investor 2 categories would close. Applications in process would be accepted only until 27 July. Applications that have already been lodged and are waiting in the queue will continue to be processed under the existing

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High Court rules against Immigration

High Court declares refusal to consider offshore residence visa applications unlawful. In a paper dated 15 July 2020, I pointed out that the suspension of offshore residence visa applications by Immigration New Zealand was unlawful. It offended against a very basic principle, stretching back to the Magna Carta, that once a statutory application is filed

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New NZ Residence Policy

New 2021 Resident Visa On 30 September 2021, the New Zealand Government announced a new one-off residence visa that will provide a simplified pathway to residence for approximately 165,000 migrant workers currently in New Zealand. This new visa provides a way forward for migrant workers whose futures in New Zealand have been shrouded by COVID-19.

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New Zealand plans a new work visa system

Accredited Employer Work Visa On 1 November 2021, Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) will introduce the Accredited Employer Work Visa (“AEWV”). AEWV is a single work visa, replacing six existing work visa categories: Essential Skills Work Visa Essential Skills Work Visa – Approval in Principle Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa Long Term Skills Shortage List Work

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Parent Investment Residence

Parent Investment: New Zealand PROGRAM OVERVIEW New Zealand’s investor visa categories include the parent retirement category which allows New Zealand citizens and residents living in New Zealand an opportunity to sponsor, through investment, their parents. The investment amount is NZD$ 1 million but there must be other assets of at least $0.5 million and a

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