In September 2019 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced significant policy changes to Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) Temporary Work Visas and the Accredited Employer regime with the first of changes coming into effect as early as October 2019. These changes will mean a significant overhaul for employers […] Read More›

New Zealand has been becoming an increasingly desirable place to do business.  We have seen an increasing number of international investors, business owners and overseas based entrepreneurs interested in starting up or expanding their overseas operations into New Zealand. Many of these businesses have been incredibly successful overseas and in […] Read More›

In the recent case of Shi v. Chief Executive, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (2014), the High Court affirmed Immigration New Zealand’s position regarding China’s one child policy with respect to the granting of a New Zealand visa. In this case, Shi overstayed after her husband’s long term business […] Read More›

The assessment of a migrant’s eligibility for a New Zealand visa requires a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that are regularly being revised, and policies and procedures that are modified frequently to meet the objectives of the current Government of the day. Currently there are a number of […] Read More›