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Changes to NZ Immigration Quotas Announced

It looks like the National Govt is out to reduce the number of new migrants, yesterday they announced a tightening to NZ immigration quota numbers. Under the changes, the higher end of the planning range for new residents over the next two years would be reduced from 100,000 to 95,000. Those coming to New Zealand under the […]


Visa Options Check

Check if you are eligible for a New Zealand visa. Try the new INZ Visa Options Check. The results show the visas you may be eligible for, but you need to apply to Immigration New Zealand for approval. There is NO guarantee your application will be approved. Start by choosing from the options online with the INZ Visa Options […]

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More people are being deported for minor crimes

 Signs are emerging that Immigration New Zealand is now taking a firmer stance with people whose offending never sent them to prison. In the past, a small matter might not have attracted a decision of an immigration officer. Now it seems even minor matters can progressed.  In a recent article Alex Ashton suggests NZ is following Australia on deportation. Is NZ following […]

Immigration changes for regions into effect

Earlier this month there was a Press Release from the New Zealand Government announcing new measures designed to improve the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand come into effect today. If you are a skilled migrant and you are wondering how these changes will effect you contact QCL, Aucklands leading immigration law firm.   Immigration […]


Net migration inflows set new record.

New Zealand’s net migration inflows for September of 10,510 were the second strongest on record, beaten only by the July inflows. Statistics New Zealand figures released yesterday showed inflows had topped 10,000 for the past three months, having averaged about 9650 in the preceding years. September’s outflow of 4960 was slightly higher than the 4810 average […]

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Update to the Essential Skills Work Visa Category

Are you a work visa holder who intends to apply for residency? If you are, the recent law changes will take some of the pressure off, and may affect your case. In this weeks blog Rita Worner discusses a recent change to immigration instructions that will have many immigrants and their employers rejoicing. To download the PDF […]


eMedical – INZ establish onshore panel physician network.

More changes for Immigration New Zealands’ visa program. Due to a number of cases of fraud and third parties taking medicals on behalf of visa applicants, INZ is strengthening the system for medical evaluation of visa candidates. The eMedical process forImmigration New Zealand (INZ) moves onshore from 31 March 2015, and will see the establishment of an […]

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Facade Changes to 203 Queen Street

Auckland is always changing sometimes at frenetic pace. You may have observed the facade around 203 Queen Street has been under an extensive renovation program. Most of that renovation is coming to completion and British retail giant Topshop has opened below us in Auckland’s city centre. Famed for the hysteria created when stores have opened in […]

Partnership Visas – How can you prove that you are living together in a genuine and stable relationship?

If you are a happy couple looking to migrate to New Zealand or if Immigration New Zealand is doubting your relationship, you should take the time to read this post. Partnership Visas – What relationship evidence do I need in order to prove that I am ‘living together in a genuine and stable relationship’ with my partner? The […]

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