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Immigration New Zealand Border Interception Thwarts Individuals Entering New Zealand Under False Pretences

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 10:45 am | New Zealand Immigration

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has intercepted 25 Bangladeshi individuals attempting to enter New Zealand without the required visas. More >>

Charges Laid Against Fraudulent Immigration Agent In Thailand

Monday, 15 April 2024, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Immigration

Charges have been laid against two visa agents in Thailand after Immigration New Zealand identified they were providing fake documents for visitor visa applicants. More >>

Christchurch City Council Creates A Welcoming Community

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 9:59 am | New Zealand Immigration

Welcoming Communities – Te Waharoa ki ngā Hapori - is a settlement programme helping local councils and their communities create welcoming and inclusive environments for newcomers. It also benefits New Zealanders returning home or moving from other ... More >>

Man Convicted And Sentenced For Fraudulently Obtaining New Zealand Residence

Friday, 15 September 2023, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Immigration

An Indian national has been sentenced to 9 months’ home detention after admitting he obtained New Zealand residence under a false identity. Charanjit Singh pleaded guilty at Manukau District Court to two representative charges under the Immigration ... More >>

Couple And Their Companies Sentenced On Immigration Fraud And Migrant Exploitation Charges

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 11:13 am | New Zealand Immigration

Two defendants and their three associated companies have been sentenced on immigration fraud and migrant exploitation charges. 53-year-old Vikram Madaan, his wife 53-year-old Susheel Madaan, and three Auckland-based companies registered to the family pleaded ... More >>

Transport Sector Agreement Details And Other Green List Roles Confirmed

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Immigration

Details of the Transport Sector Agreement for bus and truck drivers and critical maritime transport workers have been confirmed by the Minister of Immigration and Transport, says General Manager of Enablement, Karen Bishop. “The transport sector ... More >>

Trio Convicted On Nine Representative Charges Of Immigration Fraud

Monday, 20 February 2023, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Immigration

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) welcomes the guilty verdict for three people involved in exploiting migrants under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme that was handed down in the Hamilton District Court on Friday. On 17 February 2023, Antony ... More >>

More Than 200,000 People Apply For Residence Through 2021 Resident Visa

Friday, 1 July 2022, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Immigration

With one month to go until the closure of the 2021 Resident Visa, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) encourages those who are eligible for the 2021 Resident Visa to submit their applications before the category closes at 11:59pm on 31 July 2022. INZ has ... More >>

Refugee Advisory Panel Applications Now Open

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Immigration

Skilled and experienced former refugees are being asked to help support government decision-makers and policy developers on matters impacting refugees in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand (INZ), Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table ( R-SEAT ... More >>

Refugee Advisory Panel Applications Now Open

Monday, 16 May 2022, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Immigration

Skilled and experienced former refugees are being asked to help support government decision-makers and policy developers on matters impacting refugees in New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand (INZ), Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table ( R-SEAT ... More >>

Visitor Visa Applications For Individuals From Pacific Island Forum Countries To Open On 16 May 2022

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Immigration

The Government has announced individuals applying from Pacific Island Forum countries will be able to apply for a Visitor Visa to travel to New Zealand from 16 May 2022. “This is an important step in the Government’s five-step plan to reopen New Zealand’s ... More >>

Compliance Operation Uncovers Unlawful Workers

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 9:56 am | New Zealand Immigration

An Immigration New Zealand (INZ) compliance operation focused on the construction industry has uncovered the presence of unlawful workers. Immigration New Zealand can confirm that 10 male Chinese nationals have found to be unlawfully in New Zealand ... More >>

Second Court Appearance For Man Charged With Migrant Exploitation

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 10:11 am | New Zealand Immigration

A Tauranga man made his second court appearance on migrant exploitation charges this week. Jafar Kurisi has been charged under the Immigration Act 2009 with exploitation of an employee. This carries a maximum penalty of up to seven years imprisonment ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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