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Don’t miss your last opportunity to get on a pathway to residence

The Minister of Immigration recently confirmed that it will not be possible to submit new visa applications under the Talent (Accredited Employer) and Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa Categories after 31 October 2021.

If you are eligible to apply for either the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa or the Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa it is critical to ensure that your visa application is submitted, preferably online, by 31 October 2021, when this opportunity will close forever. Talk to us to see if you are eligible to apply under the current policies before you lose this opportunity.

New Zealand employers who have been able to secure Accreditation status with Immigration NZ or who hold Accreditation status that remains valid beyond 31 October 2021 are able to use this status to support Talent (Accredited Employer) work visa applications up to 31 October 2021 only.

It is no longer possible for employers to submit applications for Accreditation status under the current Accreditation policy.

Where to from here?

It is clear that pathways to residence and options for migrant workers will become very limited going forward. The window of opportunity is short, and for those whose work visas are expiring in the next 6-12 months now, more than ever, it is important to have the right advice to plan ahead.

How Pitt & Moore can help

We offer an initial free consultation to all new clients to discuss your particular circumstances and what services we can provide.

What sets us apart is that we are experts in each step of the immigration process as well as in employment law. This means that we can advise on all immigration, employment and visa-related issues.

Talk to us

Many of us in the immigration team come from migrant backgrounds. We understand your needs and, speak your language. The immigration process can be stressful and in our view, an initial discussion with us can go a long way.

If you require assistance or guidance with a visa application, please contact us.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this publication is of a general nature and is not intended as legal advice. It is important that you seek legal advice that is specific to your circumstances.

Topics: All Select

Elly Fleming

Position: Senior Solicitor
Email: elly.fleming@pittandmoore.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 545 6714