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Border Exception for Critical workers. Border exceptions for ‘critical health worker’ and ‘other critical worker has been put in place effectively on and after 11 September 2020. ‘Critical health workers’ are agreed to by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. ‘Other critical worker’ can come into New Zealand to work on a request made by the employer’s basis of them falling under the category of ‘other critical workers.’ Other critical workers can work for short term (6 months) or long term. Criteria for short term ‘other critical worker’ A critical worker, requested to come to New Zealand by their employers for short period of time must have; unique

COVID-19 Immigration update effective from 14th September 2020

Please note the following latest Immigration updates effective from 14th Sep 2020: a. Individuals who are in New Zealand and are genuinely unable to depart as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may be granted a visitor visa. b. Applications lodged under these instructions must be made online using the electronic form provided on the Immigration website. c. To be granted a visitor visa applicants must: be in New Zealand; and meet the requirement to be a bona fide applicant ; and meet character requirements provide evidence to establish that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic they are unable to depart New Zealand, as per (e) and (f) below. Note: A person may apply for and be granted a visa mu

KiwiSaver - First home buyers

There are growing number of Kiwis now relying on Kiwisaver as their money saving mechanism. KiwiSaver members find that this saving system is beneficial because: The Government contributes 50 cents for every dollar you save; It is compulsory contribution from your employer; It is flexible and accompanies your changing situation; And the main reason is, that it helps you buy your first home. KiwiSaver forces you to contribute money which you can later withdraw only once. The requirement to withdraw money; You must be in KiwiSaver for at least 3 years before you withdraw funds for your first home. KiwiSaver first home withdrawal is only available to applicants who want to buy homes or land in

Visitor Visa Extended

The New Zealand Immigration has automatically extending current onshore visitor visas that are due to expire between 4 September and the end of October 2020 by five months. Some visitor visa categories will not be extended such as; 1. Critical purpose visa holders, 2. Guardians of students, and 3. Partners or dependents linked to a work visa holder whose visa was extended previously. Immigration New Zealand will contact all those eligible for the extension by mid-September. COVID-19 Short-term Visitor Visa Immigration New Zealand has introduced a new two-month COVID-19 short-term visitor visa which will allow stranded temporary migrants more time to arrange their travel home. Temporary

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