Skilled Migrant Residence and Essential Skills Work Visas: Changes to Remuneration Thresholds| Pitt & Moore, Lawyers in Nelson

Skilled Migrant Residence and Essential Skills Work Visas: Changes to Remuneration Thresholds

Immigration New Zealand (“INZ”) has announced changes to remuneration thresholds for Skilled Migrant Residence and Essential Skills Work Visa Applications.

From 26 November 2018, if you or a migrant employee are submitting a Skilled Migrant Residence Application or Essential Skills Work Visa Application the following remuneration thresholds will apply.

Skilled Migrant Residence: 

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Essential Skills Work Visa: 

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IMPORTANT

From 26 November 2018 the new remuneration thresholds will apply even if the employees employment agreement was signed before 26 November 2018 and contains a wage / salary condition that meets current remuneration thresholds.

People who have submitted an Expression of Interest for Skilled Migrant Residence that meets current remuneration thresholds for skilled employment points but have not had their Expression of Interest selected as at 26 November 2018 will need to review their position to assess if they meet the new remuneration thresholds for skilled employment points. If they don’t they will need to take steps to update their Expression of Interest so they can claim the points previously claimed.

Talk to us

Should you require assistance navigating what are becoming increasingly complicated rules for Skilled Migrant Residence and Essential Skills Work Visa Applications contact our Immigration Team.

Disclaimer: This article should not be used as a substitute for legal advice tailored for your specific circumstances.

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Mike McMellon

Position: Partner
Email: mike.mcmellon@pittandmoore.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 545 6710
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