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Changes To Refugee Settlement Service Providers For Quota Refugees

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:15 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has today announced three new refugee settlement location providers for Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, and a contract renewal for Ashburton and Timaru providers to provide settlement services to refugees from 1 July 2022. ... More >>

Nearly 70,000 Applications Received Since The 2021 Resident Visa Category Opened

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 3:11 pm | Immigration NZ

2021 Resident Visa applications continue to roll in with 68,912 applications, involving around 132,000 people, received since applications first opened on 1 December 2021. Around 45,000 of those applications, involving more than 77,500 people, have been ... More >>

Final Closure In Long-running Trafficking And Slavery Case

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 4:05 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is welcoming a decision that sees an almost five-year investigation, prosecution, and judicial process come to an end. The Supreme Court has rejected an application made by Joseph Matamata to appeal a Court of Appeal decision ... More >>

Record Number Of Applications Received In One Day Following Phase 2 Of The 2021 Resident Visa Category Opening

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 4:42 pm | Immigration NZ

Today marked the successful launch of Phase 2 of the Government’s one-off 2021 Resident Visa, with applications opening at 10am for more than 110,000 migrants in New Zealand. As at 4pm today, a total of 8,220 visa applications have been received ... More >>

Phase 2 Applications For The 2021 Resident Visa Open On 1 March

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 3:09 pm | Immigration NZ

Phase 2 applications for the 2021 Resident Visa will open from 10am on Tuesday 1 March, but submitting an application on the first day does not mean it will be processed first, says Immigration New Zealand’s Head of Digital and Programmes, Darren Calder. ... More >>

2021 Resident Visa Applications To Open Early For Up To 10,500 People

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 2:12 pm | Immigration NZ

Up to 10,500 people who were eligible to apply for a 2021 Resident Visa from 1 March 2022 will now be able to apply from next week, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced today. INZ General Manager Geoff Scott says good progress is being made with processing ... More >>

More Than 1,000 People Become New Zealand Residents Before Christmas

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 10:21 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has granted residence to more than 1,000 people under the new 2021 Resident Visa category since phase one applications opened on 1 December 2021. As at 22 December, a total of 1,057 people have had their resident visa granted, ... More >>

Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Visa Category Now Open

Friday, 5 November 2021, 1:32 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is pleased to confirm that the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship visa category is now open. Interested community organisations are invited to apply to become an Approved Sponsor under the Community Organisation ... More >>

Third Employer Charged As A Result Of Immigration New Zealand’s Construction Sector Compliance Work

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 12:02 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has filed charges against another employer over the use of unlawful migrant labour in the building and construction sector in Auckland. The prosecution centres on two migrant workers located at a Tamaki building site ... More >>

Further Charges Filed Following INZ Construction Sector Compliance Work

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 2:06 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has filed further charges over the use of unlawful migrant labour in the building and construction sector. Four charges have been laid against an Auckland-based employer under section 350(1)(b) of the Immigration Act ... More >>

Charges Laid Following INZ Compliance Operation

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 10:33 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has filed a charge over the use of unlawful migrant labour by an employer at an Auckland construction site. The prosecution under section 350(1)(b) of the Immigration Act 2009 follows an INZ compliance operation carried ... More >>

Immigration New Zealand Adapts To Changing Immigration Demands

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 9:37 am | Immigration NZ

The immigration system is facing an unprecedented challenge as New Zealand continues to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic. With border restrictions remaining in place for almost 12 months, incoming visa volumes from people who are offshore have ... More >>

Refugee Quota To Resume On A Limited Basis

Friday, 5 February 2021, 3:10 pm | Immigration NZ

New Zealand’s Refugee Quota Programme is resuming with small groups of refugee families beginning to arrive for resettlement in February 2021. New Zealand’s annual refugee programme is a reflection of our international humanitarian commitments to ... More >>

INZ Statement On Cruise Ship Le Laperouse

Friday, 29 January 2021, 2:45 pm | Immigration NZ

This statement can be attributed to Peter Elms, INZ National Manager Border. The New Zealand border is currently closed to all but New Zealand citizens and residents and foreign nationals who are determined to have a critical purpose for coming to ... More >>

INZ To Assist With Repatriation Of Migrants Deemed To Be In Extreme Hardship

Friday, 11 September 2020, 5:00 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is using unspent deportations budget to help repatriate foreign nationals who are stuck in New Zealand and facing extreme hardship. “This is for people who have been assessed as being in extreme hardship and unable to support ... More >>

Guilty Verdicts In Slavery And Trafficking Trial

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:54 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) says today’s guilty verdicts in a significant slavery and human trafficking trial at the High Court in Napier demonstrate that this kind of abhorrent behaviour by employers will not be tolerated. Joseph Auga Matamata has ... More >>

Company fined $14,400 for use of illegal migrant labour

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 3:56 pm | Immigration NZ

Ace Steel Beam Limited and its sole director, Linan Sun, have been charged and fined for breaches of the Immigration Act 2009 for illegal employment of migrant workers. More >>

Illegal workers deported

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 11:08 am | Immigration NZ

A group of eight Chinese nationals working unlawfully in the construction industry have been deported following an investigation and compliance action by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). More >>

INZ urges visitors to use official apps or website for NZeTA

Monday, 14 October 2019, 10:43 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is concerned about the number of unauthorised third party visa websites overcharging visitors to New Zealand. More >>

More than 100,000 NZeTAs processed

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:33 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is encouraged by the number of travellers who have requested their NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) ahead of it becoming mandatory from 1 October 2019. More >>