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Kiwi Immigration takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of New Zealand Immigration law. Stay up to date with the recent changes.

02 Jul 2024

Changes to Immigration Instructions

Changes have been made to immigration instructions to clarify that English language tests cannot be...

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26 Jun 2024

2021 Resident Visa

The 2021 Resident Visa (2021 RV) is a one-off pathway launched on 1 December 2021...

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21 Jun 2024

Work rights available for more partners of students

Partners of students studying level 7 or 8 qualifications specified on the Green List, can now apply for...

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21 Jun 2024

Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)

The AEWV is the main temporary work visa in New Zealand. It is designed to...

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17 Jun 2024

Airlines’ role in passenger information requirements for boarding

Obligations include the requirement to obtain and provide Advance Passenger Processing (APP) data to Immigration...

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12 Jun 2024

New Zealand doors open for build-to-rent investors

The coalition government will introduce legislation to make it easier for overseas investors to invest...

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11 Jun 2024

English translations will be required for visitor visa supporting documents

Applicants must provide a certified English translation of any documents in a foreign language. Previously,...

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04 Jun 2024


Deportation approach Immigration New Zealand (INZ) serves Deportation Liability Notices and Deportation Orders, where appropriate,...

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21 May 2024

Franchisee accreditation category to be removed in June 2024

The Minister of Immigration signalled in April that the franchisee accreditation category will be disestablished...

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14 May 2024

‘Character’ and its impact on immigration status

Immigration officers are concerned by the number of temporary migrants committing crime seemingly not aware...

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