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 Tag: Immigration

21 May 2020

Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill set to close New Zealand’s doors, for now

The New Zealand Government has passed the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill, pushing it through the legislative process in near record time.

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15 May 2020

What the Visa Processing Landscape looks like Under Level 2

With restrictions relaxing under alert level 2 and more staff able to return to the office, Immigration New Zealand’s visa processing capacity, which has been largely limited over the lockdown period, is now increasing.

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5 May 2020

NZ Govt’s Draft Bill to give Unfettered Visa Powers

Parliament has today had its first reading of the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill which, if passed, will grant a range of time-limited visa powers aimed at addressing Covid-19 ‘challenges’ in the context of immigration.

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17 April 2020

INZ Announces changes to processing priorities

NZ has today revised the order in which applications will be prioritised for processing.

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1 April 2020

Immigration – Lockdown Update

As we work through the continually changing logistics of the lockdown, we would like to provide a little clarity for those currently in New Zealand on visas.     All Immigration New Zealand (INZ) visa processing branches are closed.

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26 March 2020

Emergency Benefit Tax Trap

Emergency Benefits Could Cost Temporary Residents Dearly  In welcome news, the Government passed the COVID-19 Response Taxation Bill which is now awaiting Royal Assent.

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