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Defendants jailed for exploiting migrants

Friday, 10 May 2019, 12:00 pm | Immigration NZ

A Bangladeshi couple who are New Zealand citizens have been jailed after being found guilty of multiple charges of migrant exploitation. More >>

New refugee settlement location announced

Monday, 6 May 2019, 12:02 pm | Immigration NZ

Ashburton has been selected as the sixth new refugee settlement location following the Government’s decision to increase the annual refugee quota to 1,500 places from July 2020. More >>

First PTE convicted of immigration fraud

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:08 am | Immigration NZ

The first New Zealand Private Training Establishment (PTE) has been convicted of immigration fraud in the Auckland District Court and fined $40,000. More >>

Pacific Quota Registrations open

Monday, 25 March 2019, 10:22 am | Immigration NZ

Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji are encouraged to register for this year’s ballot under the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category, which takes place between 1 and 30 April. Immigration Instructions recognise the special relationship ... More >>

Bangladeshi couple found guilty of migrant exploitation

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 4:16 pm | Immigration NZ

A Bangladeshi couple who are New Zealand citizens have been found guilty on a number of exploitation and other immigration related charges. More >>

2017/18 Year at the Border report published

Friday, 11 January 2019, 12:12 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand’s work at the border is showcased in the latest annual Year at the Border report. More >>

Man arrested for human trafficking and slavery

Monday, 17 December 2018, 10:08 am | Immigration NZ

A 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged with human trafficking and slavery, following a lengthy investigation by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and NZ Police. More >>

Indian national sentenced for exploiting migrant workers

Monday, 17 September 2018, 4:13 pm | Immigration NZ

An Indian national New Zealand citizen has been convicted for exploiting Indian workers he employed. More >>

Fijian arrest linked to NZ’s human trafficking convictions

Monday, 20 August 2018, 1:22 pm | Immigration NZ

Fijian arrest linked to NZ’s human trafficking convictions A 31 year old female Fijian citizen has been arrested and charged by the Fiji Police with serious crimes including human trafficking as a result of a joint Immigration New Zealand (INZ) ... More >>

Community organisations to support sponsored refugees

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:06 am | Immigration NZ

New Zealand will extend a warm Kiwi welcome to 21 sponsored refugees, made up of five families, who arrive this week under a new settlement approach, says Immigration New Zealand Manager, Steve McGill. More >>

NZ visa holders will say goodbye to visa labels

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:18 pm | Immigration NZ

Visa labels in passports are about to become a thing of the past for New Zealand visa holders. From 4 July 2018, Immigration New Zealand will stop issuing physical labels into visa holders’ passports. Instead all successful visa applicants will ... More >>

Samoan Quota Ballot Today

Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:22 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Assistant General Manager Jeannie Melville says a record 16,500 registrations were received this year for the Samoan Quota. More >>

Christchurch employer sentenced for employing illegal worker

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Immigration NZ

A Christchurch liquor store and its owner have been sentenced for employing an unlawful Indian migrant for three and a half years. More >>

Pacific Quota Ballot Today

Friday, 8 June 2018, 10:06 am | Immigration NZ

A total of 650 places are available under the Pacific Access Category for nationals from Tonga (250), Fiji (250), Tuvalu (75) and Kiribati (75). More >>

INZ strengthening verification processes against fraud

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 12:09 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is boosting its risk and verification processes in the ongoing battle against visa fraud. More >>

Fijian resident sentenced for refugee fraud

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:55 pm | Immigration NZ

A Fijian national who made up a story that he arrived in New Zealand as a stowaway after his entire family were massacred by a group of Bangladeshi has been sentenced on a representative fraud charge. More >>

Airline Fined Over Boarding Unauthorised Passenger

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:43 am | Immigration NZ

An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a passenger to board a flight to New Zealand - despite being told by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) not to do so. More >>

Pastor sentenced over lying to Immigration New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:27 pm | Immigration NZ

A dual Samoan New Zealand pastor and his church have been sentenced on charges relating to lying to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to sponsor a Samoan police officer who was offered work as a youth pastor even though they had no money to pay him. More >>

Immigration New Zealand encourages plain English in new award

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 2:29 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand will be sponsoring this year’s Best Plain English Turnaround Award as part of the WriteMark Plain English Awards. The Awards celebrate New Zealand’s clearest communicators and encourage the use of plain English as a common practice ... More >>

Innovative RSE scheme 10 years young

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:25 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand is joining with Pacific leaders and horticulture and viticulture industry leaders to celebrate 10 years of the innovative and world-leading Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. The RSE scheme was established in 2007 and allows ... More >>



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