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Man Sentenced For Involvement In Brazilian Migrant Sex Scheme

Friday, 9 February 2024, 2:04 pm | NZ Immigration Service

A man has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today after pleading guilty to charges of aiding and abetting international sex workers operating illegally in New Zealand. Michael James Sloan was charged in 2019. This was the result of an Immigration ... More >>

Auckland Bar And Restaurant Owner Arrested In Auckland

Monday, 20 November 2023, 3:16 pm | NZ Immigration Service

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) continues to take migrant exploitation cases seriously, and an Auckland bar and restaurant owner is the latest individual to be charged for a migrant exploitation-related offence. On Friday 17 ... More >>

Five Auckland Local Boards Join Welcoming Communities

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 10:09 am | NZ Immigration Service

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is pleased to announce that five of Auckland’s local boards are joining the Welcoming Communities Programme as part of a new pilot approach. Welcoming Communities – Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori - is a settlement programme helping ... More >>

Immigration NZ’s ongoing response to Christchurch attacks

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 10:15 am | NZ Immigration Service

Since the Christchurch Mosque attacks on 15 March 2019, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been committed to trying to relieve some of the stress and anxiety in the Christchurch Muslim community around immigration issues by providing immigration support and assistance ... More >>

Priority visa processing for shootin victims' families

Monday, 18 March 2019, 11:24 am | NZ Immigration Service

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will prioritise processing for the families of the people killed or injured in the mass shootings in Christchurch on Friday. More >>

People trafficking charges

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:36 pm | NZ Immigration Service

People trafficking charges have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) against a Bangladeshi couple who are New Zealand citizens. More >>

Pacific Quota Ballot Today

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:57 am | NZ Immigration Service

The New Zealand Pacific Access Category quotas will be drawn by ballot today. 650 places are available under the Pacific Access Category for nationals from Tonga (250), Fiji (250), Tuvalu (75) and Kiribati (75). Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Assistant ... More >>

Fijian sentenced on immigration fraud charges

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 12:37 pm | NZ Immigration Service

A Fijian national who failed to obtain a visa to come to New Zealand on multiple occasions has been sentenced after fraudulently obtaining a passport using a false identity and entering New Zealand under the false identity. More >>

Man jailed over immigration fraud

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 4:09 pm | NZ Immigration Service

A Fijian national working as a chef in New Zealand has been sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment for immigration fraud. More >>

First convicted people trafficker sentenced

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 11:31 am | NZ Immigration Service

The first person to be convicted of people trafficking in New Zealand has been sentenced at the High Court in Auckland to a total of nine years and six months in jail and ordered to pay a total of $28,167 reparation to his victims. More >>

Third person involved in Masala case sentenced

Friday, 28 October 2016, 1:35 pm | NZ Immigration Service

A third person involved in the company running the Auckland Indian restaurant chain Masala has today been sentenced on a charge related to the exploitation of migrant workers. More >>

Welcome to the new immigration website

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:07 am | NZ Immigration Service

The launch of a new immigration website heralds a new approach to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) delivering an easier, simpler and faster service for its customers. The INZ website is one of the most visited websites in New Zealand; it’s one of ... More >>

Fake Immigration New Zealand Website Scam

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 3:53 pm | NZ Immigration Service

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been made aware of a new scam website and is urging customers to take special care that they are using the correct site. More >>

27 months’ imprisonment for immigration offences

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 12:23 pm | NZ Immigration Service

An Auckland woman has been sentenced in Auckland District Court this morning to a total of 27 months’ imprisonment after being found guilty of five offences under the Immigration Act 2009. Naengnoi Sriphet, a Thai national who holds New Zealand ... More >>

Action taken against four PTEs

Friday, 23 November 2012, 6:13 pm | NZ Immigration Service

A joint New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) led operation has resulted in action being taken against four Private Training Establishments (PTEs) found to be non-compliant with their obligations in respect to international ... More >>

Airline Fined for Not Complying with ‘Do Not Board’ Order

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 10:42 am | NZ Immigration Service

Airline Fined for Not Complying with ‘Do Not Board’ Directive Malaysia Airlines has been fined $5,500 in the Manukau District Court for failing to comply with its obligations under the Immigration Act 2009. The offence related to a Malaysian national ... More >>

Visa Sale Targeting Tongan Community

Friday, 19 August 2011, 11:26 am | NZ Immigration Service

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is urging Tongan nationals to be wary of a scam involving the selling of visas. More >>

Migrant health screening implementation timeframe

Friday, 18 March 2005, 2:25 pm | NZ Immigration Service

The Department of Labour today announced a changed implementation timeframe for aspects of the new migrant health screening package. More >>

Project Launched To Fill Skill Shortages

Wednesday, 24 November 2004, 4:17 pm | NZ Immigration Service

Local employers, councils and industry leaders from Wellington are being asked for ideas on a new internet initiative being led the Department of Labour. More >>

Samoan Quota Ballot Drawn Today

Friday, 22 October 2004, 3:54 pm | NZ Immigration Service

The New Zealand government’s Samoan Quota was drawn today by the Immigration Service Apia manager James Dalmer. More >>





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