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Two Travellers In Custody Following Failure To Comply With Self-isolation Requirements

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 5:36 pm | New Zealand Immigration

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) can confirm that two individuals who arrived in New Zealand yesterday morning from South East Asia and failed to comply with the requirements to self-isolate have been made liable for deportation under the Immigration Act. ... More >>

Home detention sentence imposed in visa fraud case

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 6:08 pm | New Zealand Immigration

A woman who provided false information to get a visa for her child has been sentenced to eight months home detention Rajinah Sellvagumaran pleaded guilty last May over two charges of knowingly providing false or misleading information in regard to two ... More >>

Couple accused of human trafficking to appear in court

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:14 am | New Zealand Immigration

A married Bangladeshi couple who are New Zealand citizens, will appear before the Auckland District Court next Monday, 11 February 2019 on charges of human trafficking, exploitation and other immigration related charges. The charges relate to Mohammed ... More >>

Migrant exploitation sentences upheld in Court of Appeal

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Immigration

The sentencing of dual Filipino/New Zealand citizen restauranteurs who exploited migrants has been upheld in the Court of Appeal. More >>

54 people deported as part of Immigration NZ operation

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:59 am | New Zealand Immigration

A total of 54 people have been deported from New Zealand as part of an Immigration New Zealand (INZ) operation across Auckland to tackle illegal workers, identity fraud and people smuggling in the construction industry. More >>

Setting a standard for a welcoming community

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 11:28 am | New Zealand Immigration

Around the world Kiwis are renowned for being friendly, hospitable and inclusive – qualities highlighted in a new two-year pilot programme which launched its Welcoming Communities Standard (the standard) today. More >>

Filipino sentenced in exploitation case

Friday, 23 December 2016, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Immigration

A Filipino national and her company have been sentenced on nine charges relating to the exploitation of five migrant workers at their Japanese sushi restaurants in Auckland. More >>

First convicted people trafficker sentenced

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 11:34 am | New Zealand Immigration

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 >>

Serial immigration fraudster jailed

Monday, 1 August 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Immigration

A Fijian man has been sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment for what a judge described as a lifetime of immigration fraud. More >>

Airline Fined Over Boarding Unauthorised Passenger

Monday, 23 May 2016, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Immigration

An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a passenger who had previously been deported from New Zealand to fly back here - despite being told three times not to let him board the flight. More >>

Pacific Quota Registrations Open

Monday, 21 March 2016, 11:17 am | New Zealand Immigration

Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji are encouraged to register for the Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category ballots. The registration opens on Friday, 1 April and closes at 4.00 pm on Friday, 29 April. Immigration Instructions recognise ... More >>