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Key Immigration Updates and Dates

As you might know, there will be big changes happening on the Immigration front, but do not despair, we have your back throughout the entire process!

Although many Employers have already decided to go ahead with the Employer Accreditation Process, many migrant workers whose visas are expiring within next year have made the decision to apply for their new visa beforehand.

If you're within this group of people, you might be interested in knowing the key dates and deadlines to apply for your new visa:

Key Deadlines and Start Dates

    • 19 July 2021 - NZ median wage increase to $27 per hour for SMC Residence and 3 years Essential Skills work visa
    • 21 September 2021 - Employer Accreditation application start date
    • 31 October 2021 - LTSSL work visa and Essential Skills work visa final application date
    • 1 November 2021 - Accredited Employer work visa scheme start date

Keep in mind you will need a few weeks to gather documentations and apply, so plan correctly and allow enough time. 

If you would like to renew your visa or apply for a different visa before the policy change call us on 09 358 1900 or fill in the enquiry form below:

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