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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 >>

Migrant exploitation results in fine and home detention

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 10:10 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand is warning employers; there will be rigorous prosecution of employers who exploit migrants More >>

Student fraud in Vietnam

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 11:44 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Education New Zealand have agreed to an industry and agent engagement programme to grow high-quality student enrolments from the Vietnam market and deter fraud. More >>

Pacific Quota Ballot Today

Friday, 7 June 2019, 10:14 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 >>

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 >>