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Southern Man: Winds of Change

Posted by Paul on May 14, 2021, 2:22 p.m. in Immigration New Zealand

INZ recently released more detail in regard to the upcoming Work Visa changes (which we posted a newsflash about late last week) and like clockwork, social media was set ablaze with rumour, conjecture and panic...

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Australia Blog: Second Time Round

Posted by Myer on May 7, 2021, 10:20 a.m. in Immigration

It’s always easier the second time round. It was words to that effect made casually over a barbecue (that’s braaivleis to our South African readers) by a good friend of mine that was the catalyst for today’s blog...

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**Newsflash Southern Man: NZ - work visa process change

Posted by Iain on May 7, 2021, 9:44 a.m. in Work Visa

INZ is starting to drip feed the details of the new work visa processes upon which work began back in late 2019. I say drip feed because in the recent announcements and webinars they have held they said ‘We are still doing work on that’ or ‘We are waiting on the Minister to tell us what he thinks’ (good luck with that then)...

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Southern Man: Holding immigration bureaucrats to account

Posted by Iain on April 30, 2021, 5:02 p.m. in Visas

....two weeks ago, the Ombudsman released his findings into a complaint laid against Immigration New Zealand for, in effect, making rules up as they go along. The complaint was about INZ’s decision to arbitrarily decide some skilled migrant applicants were going to be prioritised over others, despite there being no official rule allowing this. Many of you will recall that as soon as the skilled migrant category processing backlog worsened over two years ago INZ decided that to ‘manage’ that they would introduce three criteria to ‘prioritise’ some applicants over others.

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Australia Blog: Travel Bubble

Posted by Myer on April 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m. in Travel bubble

Earlier this week both countries agreed to form a travel “bubble” and this exciting news heralds just one more step towards normalisation of travel arrangements. From October of last year, New Zealand citizens could visit Australia without undergoing quarantine arrangements but until the recent announcement...

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