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New Zealand Immigration Law: Entrepreneur v Investor

By David Ryken | November 14, 2017

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

By David Ryken | August 1, 2017

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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Section 6 NZBORA – In the Eye of the Beholder?

By Stewart Dalley | September 7, 2016

Section 6 NZBORA – In the Eye of the Beholder? On 7 March 2016, the Human Rights Review Tribunal (HRRT) delivered its decision in Adoption Action Inc v Attorney-General [2016] NZHRRT 9. Here, the HRRT issued six declarations of inconsistency between the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Adoption Act 1955 (it also issued a…

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Can You Bring The Family?

By David Ryken | November 22, 2015

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

By David Ryken | July 7, 2015

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

By David Ryken | November 22, 2013

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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The Role of Immigration Policy in New Zealand Law

By David Ryken | September 6, 2010

THE ROLE OF IMMIGRATION POLICY IN NEW ZEALAND LAW (Excerpt) New Zealand has a unique immigration system. It has framework legislation in the form of the Immigration Act 2009 (which replaces the 1987 Act on 29 November 2010). Beneath the driving legislation there are regulations which describe what documents are required for an application to…

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