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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Recent Changes in Skilled Migrant Work Visa in New Zealand Take Effect


Immigration New Zealand implemented changes for the skilled migrant work visa in New Zealand last October 12, 2016. Previously, those with who had 100 to 139 points with a job offer were invited to Apply for Residence under the old policy EOI. However, with the increased point threshold, applicants for the Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest (EOI) will now need 160 points or more to qualify.

Under this new policy, EOIs with 160 points or more will naturally be automatically selected from the pool, regardless of trade. For instance, a food technologist who has 160 points would be included in the pool as opposed to a civil engineer who failed to meet the requirement. However, those who have already been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) prior to this recent development can apply under the old policy. The same is true for people who have been selected but have not received their ITAs. Read more from this blog:
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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Learn the Basics on Applying for a Skilled Migrant Visa in New Zealand


New Zealand is teeming with employment opportunities not only for the locals, but for migrant workers as well. Not only can you follow a career in New Zealand, but you may also even work your way into being a resident in this country.

Generally, you have numerous options for a work visa including the Skilled Migrant Category. This is a points system based on a couple of factors, including age, work experience, qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment.

The requirements

In applying for a visa under the Skilled Migrant Category, you must provide proof of your identity and show that you’re of a good character and in good health. You must also have a great command of the English language, and you mustn’t be over the age of 55. Read more on this article:


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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

What You Need to Apply for a Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand


A Work to Residence visa is something migrants on temporary work visas would need if they want to permanently live in New Zealand. Once you have this, you will automatically gain the formal status of a resident, and you will be allowed to stay in the country indefinitely. Of course, you will also be given access to various publicly funded services. Before you become a resident, however, you would need to be eligible first.

Basic Requirements

There are a few ways to qualify for a work to residence visa, but the basic requirements for them remain the same. Fulfilling these should be your first priority. Firstly, you must have a valid passport with an expiry date not exceeding three months past the date when you have to leave New Zealand. It’s also required to have been working for at least two years and to be under the age of 56. Next are good health, good character and a genuine desire to work in the country. Read more on this article:


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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Amid Thriving Employment, Now is the Time to Go for a Work Visa in NZ


According to experts, the employment market of New Zealand will continue to see the steady growth it has experienced in the last three years. And, while job opportunities will be available across the board, there are some specific skills that are urgently needed. Finding your qualifications or occupation on the list will certainly make the process of acquiring a work visa that much easier. Based on your skills, potential employers will be identified and notified.

Lists of Skill Shortages

To streamline the process for both employers and potential applicants, the New Zealand government has compiled several lists of skill shortages. The Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) details occupations where there is a sustained and on-going shortage of workers both globally and in the country. Meanwhile, occupations on the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) are those that require skilled workers when no New Zealand citizens are available.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/amid-thriving-employment-now-is-the-time-to-go-for-a-work-visa-in-nz.html

Friday, 16 September 2016

NZ Labour Market: Job Stability for Work to Residence Visa Applicants


People rarely need to see an extensive list of motivations to move to New Zealand. Plenty of employment opportunities and a chance at a great lifestyle for families waiting are reasons enough. However, as a NZ immigration adviser may tell you, settling in isn’t always going to be easy, what with the emotional and physical stress. Make your transition to a new life more manageable by preparing accordingly, starting with your visa.

Go Over All of Your Options

If you aim to live in New Zealand permanently, you will most likely need a residence visa. Now, you should note that there are many options for visas. A licensed immigration adviser can help work out which type you would be eligible for. Once you have selected a category to apply for, carefully read through the requirements. The application can take some time to complete, and the last thing you need is to be delayed because you lack some paper work.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/nz-labour-market-job-stability-for-work-to-residence-visa-applicants.html

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Applying for an Essential Skills Work Visa: What Jobs are in Demand?


According to experts, the employment market of New Zealand will continue to see the steady growth it has experienced in the last three years. And, while job opportunities will be available across the board, there are some specific skills that are urgently needed. Finding your qualifications or occupation on the list will certainly make the process of acquiring a work visa that much easier. Based on your skills, potential employers will be identified and notified.

Lists of Skill Shortages

To streamline the process for both employers and potential applicants, the New Zealand government has compiled several lists of skill shortages. The Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) details occupations where there is a sustained and on-going shortage of workers both globally and in the country. Meanwhile, occupations on the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) are those that require skilled workers when no New Zealand citizens are available.


http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/applying-for-an-essential-skills-work-visa-what-jobs-are-in-demand

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

3 Tips from an Immigration Adviser Prior to Making Your Big Move to NZ


People rarely need to see an extensive list of motivations to move to New Zealand. Plenty of employment opportunities and a chance at a great lifestyle for families waiting are reasons enough. However, as a NZ immigration adviser may tell you, settling in isn’t always going to be easy, what with the emotional and physical stress. Make your transition to a new life more manageable by preparing accordingly, starting with your visa.

Go Over All of Your Options

If you aim to live in New Zealand permanently, you will most likely need a residence visa. Now, you should note that there are many options for visas. A licensed immigration adviser can help work out which type you would be eligible for. Once you have selected a category to apply for, carefully read through the requirements. The application can take some time to complete, and the last thing you need is to be delayed because you lack some paper work.


http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/3-tips-from-an-immigration-adviser-prior-to-making-your-big-move-to-nz

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Section 61 Requests: No Leniency Towards Skilled Migrant Visa Holders


New Zealand is always keen on welcoming migrants who have skills, qualifications or experience that are highly in demand in the country. Those who meet the criteria may be able to apply for a skilled migrant visa. Still, qualifying for a visa under the skilled migrant category does not grant you any special rights. Same as every other visa holder, you will need to abide by the conditions detailed for your visa.

Requests Under Section 61

If you are still living in NZ with an expired skilled migrant visa, you are staying unlawfully. The same goes for those who have breached their visa conditions or committed a crime. Not only will this deprive you of your rights as a citizen, but it will inevitably lead to your deportation. However, Immigration will not deport you right away without serving you first with a deportation order, so this gives you a little more time to resolve the situation. One valid solution is to request a visa under the Section 61 of the Immigration Act.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/section-61-requests-no-leniency-towards-skilled-migrant-visa-holders

Friday, 29 July 2016

Expired Work Visa: Section 61 and Other Options to Avoid Deportation


Migrants who wish to work in New Zealand are required to acquire a working visa. Without one, you may be considered to be staying unlawfully in the country. Worse still, your unlawful status can cause complications such as deportation. The good news is that if you act fast enough, you can find a viable solution to avoid this situation altogether. Here are some tips to help you.

Grounds for Deportation

The authorities cannot order your deportation without valid reasons. The most common case that leads to deportation is staying beyond the expiry date of your visa. This is why it is advisable to remember dates for renewal and constantly update your visa. Other grounds for deportation include breach of the conditions detailed for your visa, committing a criminal offence and obtaining a visa through fraud, forgery or misleading representation.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/expired-work-visa-section-61-and-other-options-to-avoid-deportation

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Through a Work to Residence Visa, You may Even Bring Your Parents


Those who wish to start a new life in New Zealand know that one way of achieving permanent resident status is by applying for a Work to Residence visa. In a nutshell, this programme allows you to find work in New Zealand and gain residency in two years, as long as you meet the stipulated requirements.

Once you’ve achieved permanent resident status, you may then encourage your parents to apply for an Aged Parent visa and enjoy retirement in New Zealand. How can this be possible?

A Look at the Requirements

First, remember that Australian and New Zealand immigration defines an “aged parent” as a parent old enough to be granted an Australian age pension. Specifically, the qualifying age for male applicants is 65 years old, while the qualifying age for female applicants ranges from 63 to 65 years old, depending on her date of birth.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/through-a-Work-to-residence-visa-you-may-even-bring-your-parents

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Getting Married in New Zealand: Basics of Prospective Marriage Visa


Life can be unexpected at times, and something unplanned can bring drastic changes. For instance, you may find yourself meeting the love of your life in another country, perhaps in New Zealand or Australia. Then, you realise that the person you love is someone you’re willing to share the rest of your life with.

Before you start preparing for the wedding, however, it’s important that you finish all the important paperwork first, particularly your visa in New Zealand or Australia. Australia allows individuals engaged to an Australian or New Zealand citizen to enter the country and marry their fiancĂ©e or fiancĂ© through an Australian Prospective Marriage visa.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/getting-married-in-new-zealand-basics-of-prospective-marriage-visa

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Expired Skilled Migrant Visa: Tips on Making a Section 61 Request


Unlawfully staying in the New Zealand can get you in all sorts of trouble. For instance, you will not be able to work or study, and are liable to be deported at any time. If you haven’t been issued a deportation order and are planning on staying, you can try to apply under section 61. Basically, this is sort of a last resort for you to get back on to a lawful visa if your skilled migrant visa expires. Mind you that making a request for section 61 does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa. Therefore, to improve your chances, there are a few things you can do. Supply All Necessary Information New Zealand Immigration can be quite strict when it comes to their requirements, and it is in your best interest to make sure that you supply all necessary information.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/expired-skilled-migrant-visa-tips-on-making-a-section-61-request

Friday, 24 June 2016

Expired Work Visa in New Zealand: What the Risks and Your Options?


According to the law, migrants in the New Zealand need to have work visas in order to stay and work in the country. How long a work visa will allow you to stay would often depend on the term of your job offer and the labour marketing conditions. For instance, those who were offered a job on the skill shortage list will typically have a longer duration. Still, migrants will have to remember that unless they have a permanent job offer or are in line for a work to residence visa, their current visas will expire. Staying with an expired visa will mean that you are in the country unlawfully and are therefore at risk. Migrant Exploitation An employee with an expired New Zealand work visa may be subjected to migrant exploitation. Because of your unlawful stay, your employer may treat you unfairly.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/expired-work-visa-in-new-zealand-what-the-risks-and-your-options

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Why a Section 61 Request for New Zealand Residence Visa may be Denied


For those who have compelling reasons to stay in New Zealand well after your visa has expired, you may file for a section 61 request to legalise your stay. Otherwise, immigration officers will view your stay as unlawful, and would be enough grounds for your deportation. It's often difficult to have your request approved, since the immigration officer has absolute discretion over the final decision of every request. An immigration officer may or may not provide an explanation as to why he denied a request for a New Zealand residence visa under section 61, though there are a number of factors that can decrease your chances of having your request approved. Problems with the Employer When filing a section 61 request, it's important not only to present the necessary documents, but also to ensure that all your documents are as accurate as possible.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/why-a-section-61-request-for-new-zealand-residence-visa-may-be-denied

Section 61 Requests: Staying Well After Your New Zealand Visa Expires


Unless you're a bona fide citizen, the New Zealand government will only be able to extend their hospitalities for a given amount of time. Once it ends, it's considered your legal obligation to leave New Zealand as soon as possible, otherwise you'll be liable to deportation. Staying well after your New Zealand visa expires is considered an unlawful activity and can be grounds for deportation. Should you have a compelling reason to stay beyond the given time, however, you may still be granted a visa under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009. What it Entails When you make a section 61 request, you are expected to provide a compelling reason as to why you stayed in New Zealand unlawfully, or why you can't return to your home country to apply for a visa.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/section-61-requests-staying-well-after-your-new-zealand-visa-expires

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Questions to Ponder Before Getting a Skilled Migrant Visa in NZ


Working abroad provides you with plenty of opportunities for personal and career growth. However, there are questions that need answers before you embark on your new job. How are the working conditions? It helps that you have already been to the country before you sign on the dotted line. However, this isn’t always the case; make sure you have enough information about the working conditions. Ask about what the office environment is like. Is it culturally diverse? Is it an open office layout or does it have partitions? Other than the physical location and condition of the office, determine your role in the job you will take. Knowing what your tasks are, even generally, helps you make a quick adjustment when you start.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/questions-to-ponder-before-getting-a-skilled-migrant-visa-in-nz.html

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Should You Get a Work Visa Abroad? Here Are Some Reasons to Do So


We all know the benefits of travelling, from new experiences to broadening your perspective, but working in another country is a whole new thing. You have to leave your comfortable life behind to work in a place you are not completely familiar with. However, working and living in a foreign land has its perks. Global Understanding of Your Industry New Zealand may have gorgeous rolling landscapes and verdant countryside, but it also has an eclectic mix of races from different parts of the world. Working there or any other country provides you with a global perspective of your chosen industry. Confining yourself to where you are comfortable will prevent you from growing and understanding other markets.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/should-you-get-a-work-visa-abroad-here-are-some-reasons-to-do-so.html

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

An Opportunity to Live in New Zealand through a Work to Residence Visa


Everyone knows that, when moving into a new place, finding a job should be your priority. The same holds true when you move into New Zealand, a nation where skilled migrants are very much welcome to find work. In fact, finding gainful employment can be your first step in gaining residency. Under the New Zealand Work to Residence migration category, you can get a work visa and extend it to a New Zealand residence visa once you’ve found work and meet a specific list of requirements. Not only will you have an opportunity for career growth, but you can also have the chance to stay in New Zealand, possibly for good.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/an-opportunity-to-live-in-new-zealand-through-a-work-to-residence-visa.html

Sunday, 5 June 2016

An Immigration Adviser Tells What to Do Before and After Moving to NZ


Moving to a country like New Zealand is always an exciting step to take in your life. Not only will you be creating a new life in a new place, but you’ll also have to adjust to their particular culture and follow a different set of rules. Moving is not always easy, particularly if you’re embarking on a journey overseas. Once your New Zealand visa gets approved, the next thing to do is to prepare for your life in this beautiful country. Thankfully, you can make moving less stressful when you follow these steps. Have All Your Documents Having easy access to all your documents is particularly useful once you’re in New Zealand. Typically, you’ll need your birth certificate, your marriage certificate, your academic qualifications, your curriculum vitae, credit references, references from your previous employers, and an international driver’s licence or permit.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/an-immigration-adviser-tells-what-to-do-before-and-after-moving-to-nz.html

Monday, 2 May 2016

Skilled Migrant Visa in NZ: Understanding the Application Process


The skilled migrant category is one way that you can gain entrance into New Zealand. Applying for a visa under this category is, of course, different from other categories. For one, the system is point-based. Applicants have to provide certain information and then they are awarded points based on that. An immigration adviser will be useful in helping you understand the process and how to go about it. Learning about some of the fundamentals of applying for a skilled migrant visa in NZ will get you on the right track. Meeting Requirements Before considering applying for a visa, find out about the requirements, and if you meet them. One aspect that will come into consideration is your health. To be regarded as a suitable applicant for a skilled migrant visa, you have to prove that you are in good health, which entails getting a health check by an approved physician.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/skilled-migrant-visa-in-nz-understanding-the-application-process

A Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand Could be the Best Way Forward


In an increasingly mobile world, greater numbers of people than ever before are choosing to leave their country of birth, and emigrate to a country they hope will provide better opportunities for themselves, family and children. With its high living standards and reputation for a healthier lifestyle, lower property prices and more favourable tax laws, New Zealand continues to be a favoured destination. Temporary Work Visa: For the majority of would be immigrants, applying for a temporary work visa is the favoured path to obtaining a full residence visa. As one would expect, to be granted a work to residence visa in New Zealand, certain criteria have to be met.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/a-work-to-residence-visa-in-new-zealand-could-be-the-best-way-forward

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Explore the God Zone On A New Zealand Work Visa


A poet named Thomas Bracken named New Zealand ‘God’s Own Country’, which has been shortened to the 'God Zone' by New Zealanders. If once you witness the vast agricultural beauty of New Zealand you will not be surprised by this nickname. Many people want to experience this beautiful country more intimately, and one way to achieve this is with a holiday work visa for New Zealand. Harvesting Holidays Short-term employment opportunities abound in rural areas during the harvest and planting seasons. A wide variety of people young and old from all over the world take working holidays as agricultural contract labourers. Fruit is a particularly large export in New Zealand. Much seasonal work involves picking kiwi, strawberries, or grapes. Although the work is often vigorous, it’s a wonderful way to get fit and to also get some fresh air.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/explore-the-god-zone-on-a-new-zealand-work-visa

The Benefits of Immigration Advisers Working by a Code of Conduct


Immigrating to a new country can be a challenge particularly when you don’t know anyone to help you. There are so many requirements that aspiring immigrants have to meet. One solution you have in such a situation is to get an immigration adviser. If you intend to immigrate to New Zealand, professional advice will be useful in so many ways. A migration adviser is a licensed expert who offers advice on immigration matters for a fee. The important takeaway here is “licensed”. You can’t rely on just anyone to give immigration advice. In New Zealand, the Immigration Authority gives the licensing.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/the-benefits-of-immigration-advisers-working-by-a-code-of-conduct

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Skilled Migrant Visa in NZ: Filling Gaps in the Agricultural Workforce

When people hear the word “hero,” one of two things come to mind: either a caped figure with superhuman powers or brave souls like soldiers and police officers who keep the country safe. However, there’s another type of hero that people often take for granted: farmers.

Think about it, everything from the milk you pour into your cereal, to the fruits you snack on, right down to that juicy steak you had for dinner all came from a farm. Indeed, “hero” is an apt description for the hardworking folks who make sure there’s food on every Kiwi’s table.

http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/skilled-migrant-visa-in-nz-filling-gaps-in-the-agricultural-workforce.html

Friday, 22 April 2016

Work Visa in New Zealand for Immigrant Investors: A Quick Overview

According to Statistics New Zealand, the country’s economy is in the pink of health. In fact, it’s growing faster than economists initially forecasted. The data shows that in Q4 2015, the gross domestic product grew 0.9 per cent, which matches the results of the previous quarter. Originally, experts polled by Bloomberg predicted that the economy would grow just 0.7 per cent. The agency adds that the main drivers for this result were strong showings in the construction, business services, and retail sectors.

http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/work-visa-in-new-zealand-for-immigrant-investors-a-quick-overview.html

Thursday, 21 April 2016

With ICT on the Rise, Professionals Seek New Zealand Residency Visa


Did you know that the most advanced wireless charging system was invented in New Zealand? Indeed, it was created by PowerbyProxi, an offshoot of the University of Auckland. The technology was so impressive that the company is now partly funded by tech giant Samsung. This little tidbit more or less encapsulates the ICT landscape in New Zealand. While Japan is still widely considered the land of all things bleeding edge, New Zealand has quietly built for itself a reputation as a global ICT powerhouse. In fact, several international companies have chosen the country as their headquarters, including game developer Gameloft and Fujitsu, a leading provider of IT services.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/with-ict-on-the-rise-professionals-seek-new-zealand-residency-visa.html

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

All the Perks: Reasons Why You Should Get a Visa to New Zealand Today


According to HSBC’s 2014 Expat Explorer Survey, New Zealand is the best place to raise a family if you’re an expat. More specifically, respondents said that the country offered better safety for their kids, while also promoting a healthy outdoor-focused lifestyle. It’s not surprising, then, why many skilled workers are interested in getting a visa to New Zealand. But aside from being a haven for families, there also many other perks that immigrants to the country will appreciate, such as:
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/info-articles/all-the-perks-reasons-why-you-should-get-a-visa-to-new-zealand-today.html

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Trusted Immigration Adviser Provides Skilled Migrant Visa Services


Auckland South Immigration Consultants, a trusted immigration adviser that was recently licensed to provide services in Australia offers skilled migrant visa services in New Zealand. The company aims to help people navigate with ease through immigration process through their services that are devised be easy to access and reduce the stress on applicants. Auckland South Immigration Consultants is regarded as one of the leading companies in the business, and for good reasons. Managing issues with skilled migrant visas With their knowledgeable and experienced management, Auckland South Immigration Consultants specializes in addressing complications that may emerge during the application process. Their trained professionals are determined to make the whole process easy and can offer helpful insight as to what factors can affect an applicant’s chances early on.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/press-releases/trusted-immigration-adviser-provides-skilled-migrant-visa-services.html

Licensed Immigration Adviser Provides New Zealand Work Visa Services


Auckland South Immigration Consultants specializes in providing assistance to applicants through their New Zealand work visa services. The company provide services for other types of visa as well. Their focus is making the immigration process easier by ensuring that their services allow for stress-free transactions and easy access. Additionally, the company has just become licensed to offer services in Australia. Experienced management eases applicants into the process Auckland South Immigration Consultants is familiar with all the various issues that may arise when securing a work visa in New Zealand. This is why they made sure that their management are equipped with the specific knowledge in order to address any problems. Their professionals can advise applicants if there are any concerns that may affect the process of their application negatively. They will then do their best to help applicants obtain visas and seamlessly transition into the life a New Zealand resident.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/press-releases/licensed-immigration-adviser-provides-new-zealand-work-visa-services.html

Monday, 7 March 2016

New Zealand Residence Visa Adviser Provides Top Immigration Services


Trusted New Zealand residence visa adviser, Auckland South Immigration Consultants Limited has recently become licensed to offer their services in Australia. The company is known for specializing in New Zealand residence visas, providing services for people who wish to qualify to immigrate to the country. Their services are supported by the highest standards in the industry and are designed to allow for easy access and stress-free transactions. As a licensed residence visa adviser, Auckland South Immigration Consultants Limited strives to be the best in the industry. The following qualities of the company are what sets them apart from the others in the business.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/press-releases/new-zealand-residence-visa-adviser-provides-top-immigration-services.html

NZ Immigration Adviser Licensed to Offer Similar Services in Australia


Auckland South Immigration Consultants Limited, a licensed NZ Immigration adviser that specialises in securing New Zealand visas for qualifying people to immigrate to New Zealand has just become licensed to offer similar visa services in Australia. Our focus is on providing professional easy to access and stress-free services supported by the best standards in the industry. Here are five qualities that make us the better choice over other immigration advisers: Experienced management to ensure the best possible outcome Our management has specific knowledge to address various issues that present during the application process. We will assess you at the outset and advise you if we feel you are eligible for a visa and of any issues that may hinder your qualification. We help applicants obtain their visa, shift to New Zealand, settle into their new life and make the immigration process as easy as possible.
http://www.asic.co.nz/blog/press-releases/nz-immigration-adviser-licensed-to-offer-similar-services-in-australia.html