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 … Read more

Ryken and Associates are open for business

Ryken & Associates - NZ Visa

Ryken and Associates leading immigration lawyers remains open for business during Covid-19, with all staff working from home. We are lodging visa applications and getting others ready. Although not yet announced we may come out of level 4 and be able to re-open our office on or about 23 April (depending on the government’s decision … Read more

Recent changes to immigration laws: Implications for hospitality employers

This article first appeared in October 2017 issue of Hospitality Insights Vol 1, No 1, Inaugural issue. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recently announced changes to the skilled migrant residence and essential-skills work visas based on a strong association between skills and salary. This shift will impact both employers and migrants, especially in hospitality. According to the INZ, … Read more