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The latest in immigration policy updates and information

Visitor Visa Changes

Posted on Oct. 3, 2016, 10:22 p.m. in Immigration

In this age of instant communications, word has spread fast of today’s announcement by the New Zealand Government that from 21 November, all South African passport holders will no longer be able to travel to New Zealand without first obtaining a Visitor Visa to do so. This has major implications for anyone travelling to New Zealand for any reason on a South African passport but in particular those that wish to travel to find employment in order to be part of the Government’s Skilled Migrant Residence policy. Things just got a whole lot more complicated and potentially uncertain; particularly for those attempting to migrate without professional assistance.

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New Medical Process

Posted on Nov. 20, 2015, 1:04 p.m. in Immigration

INZ is embarking on a new process for the submission of medicals, which now moves a large amount of the processing of medical certificates via an online system.

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Skilled Migrant Passmarks (10.12.14)

Posted on Dec. 11, 2014, 1:56 p.m. in Pass Marks

The Pass Mark under the Skilled Migrant Category remains at high levels.

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Passmarks

Posted on Nov. 10, 2014, 1:08 p.m. in Pass Marks

Pass marks continue their current trend remaining at 140 points (the automatic selection point) and 100 points for those that hold an offer of skilled employment.

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Skilled Migrant Pass Marks (15 October)

Posted on Oct. 16, 2014, 10:23 a.m. in Pass Marks

Pass marks for the 15 October draw were released today, and once again INZ selected all those on 140 points or more and those who had betwen 100 and 135 points with an offer of skilled employment.

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Immigration Fraudsters

Posted on Oct. 11, 2014, 4:24 p.m. in Immigration

Two migrants have been sentenced with offences against the immigraiton laws of New Zealand.

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Parent Applications

Posted on Oct. 11, 2014, 4:22 p.m. in Immigration

Parent applications for South African Citizens are now being processed through INZ in London.

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Skilled Migrant Passmarks 03 September 2014

Posted on Sept. 10, 2014, 11:45 a.m. in Pass Marks

Pass marks continue to hold at 100 with a job offer and 140 points without. The interesting thing however is that the number of people being selected from the pool is increasing.

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Parent Category

Posted on Aug. 29, 2014, 7:05 a.m. in Family Migration

INZ have conducted another draw from the Parent Category EOI pool and all EOI's (Tier 1) that were submitted into the pool prior to 02 July 2014 have been selected.

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Canterbury Skills List Changes

Posted on Aug. 8, 2014, 9:29 p.m. in Immigration

The Canterbury Skills List was established to address the changing needs for skills in the region as a consequence of the rebuild efforts.

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Skilled Migrant Passmarks July & August

Posted on Aug. 8, 2014, 9:16 p.m. in Pass Marks

Passmarks continue to select those with 140 points or those with 100 points and an offer of employment although interesting the total number of people being selected has increased slightly to approximately 600.

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Skilled Migrant Passmarks 09 July 2014

Posted on July 15, 2014, 9:41 a.m. in Pass Marks

Pass marks continue on their current trend with those on 140 points being selected along with those who have 100 points and an offer of employment.

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Skilled Migrant pass marks June 11, 2014

Posted on June 20, 2014, 3 p.m. in Skilled Migrant

Pass marks remains stable.

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Skilled Migrant Passmarks 28 May 2014

Posted on June 12, 2014, 1:26 p.m. in Pass Marks

Pass marks for the May 28 draw remain 'as per usual' with those on 140 points or those with 100 points and offer of skilled employment being selected.

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Skilled Migrant Passmarks 14 May 2014

Posted on May 19, 2014, 11:18 a.m. in Pass Marks

Passmarks bounced back up to 140 and 100 including a job offer in the latest pool selection draw. This appears to be the norm for INZ at the moment and although the economy would suggest its time to see the levels fall, INZ seems content selecting those with a job offer.

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