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Hello good morning attorney can I ask about my visa I have visitors visa for now I arrive these past July 9 I like to apply for working visa with my partner, because my partner have plan to review his visa these coming October can I apply my visa together with my partner? Can u please help us attorney? Thank u en God bless

Lawhub is a boutique firm specialising in immigration law, commercial law, will, estates, trusts and more. With a diverse range of lawyers and specialties, we’re able to meet a variety of needs.

Our team is focused on you and your needs. Lawhub's team of experts offer the following legal services
- General representation
- Immigration
- Employment
- Commercial
- Contract
- Valuation
- Litigation
- Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Pro-bono (no win, no fee)

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19/04/2021

Border exceptions effective 30 April 2021

Border exceptions effective 30 April 2021

New Zealand residence visa decision due, minister's power to be extended 14/04/2021

New Zealand residence visa decision due, minister's power to be extended

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/04/new-zealand-residence-visa-decision-due-minister-s-power-to-be-extended.html

New Zealand residence visa decision due, minister's power to be extended Expressions of interest have not been selected since last year.

Vague employment contract costs hotel management company VR Group $17,000 13/04/2021

Vague employment contract costs hotel management company VR Group $17,000

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/124803791/vague-employment-contract-costs-hotel-management-company-vr-group-17000

Vague employment contract costs hotel management company VR Group $17,000 The man's former employer offered him a bonus, but failed to set specific targets for it, Employment Relations Authority finds.

COVID-19: Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi's 'special powers' to grant, revoke and waive visas during pandemic to be extended 01/04/2021

COVID-19: Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi's 'special powers' to grant, revoke and waive visas during pandemic to be extended

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/04/covid-19-immigration-minister-kris-faafoi-s-special-powers-to-grant-revoke-and-waive-visas-during-pandemic-to-be-extended.html

COVID-19: Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi's 'special powers' to grant, revoke and waive visas during pandemic to be extended The Immigration Minister's announcement suffered a wee typo.

Lower Hutt construction company fined $42k for unlawful wage deductions - NZ Herald 19/03/2021

Lower Hutt construction company fined $42k for unlawful wage deductions - NZ Herald

Company fined for unlawful wage deductions

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/lower-hutt-construction-company-fined-42k-for-unlawful-wage-deductions/FOGAULT67J2JGATK53BFWL6LWA/

Lower Hutt construction company fined $42k for unlawful wage deductions - NZ Herald The Labour Inspectorate said wage deductions must always be agreed to by the employee.

Photos from Lawhub's post 16/03/2021

Just finished two days intensive training on new Practice Management Software -Actionstep

Restaurant Brands ordered to pay former worker $18K for unjustifiable dismissal 04/03/2021

Restaurant Brands ordered to pay former worker $18K for unjustifiable dismissal

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/124406551/restaurant-brands-ordered-to-pay-former-worker-18k-for-unjustifiable-dismissal

Restaurant Brands ordered to pay former worker $18K for unjustifiable dismissal Restaurant Brands didn't tell Dilshaad Gill that it would not be supporting him until three weeks before his work visa expired.

01/03/2021

Minimum wage increasing to $20 per hour by 1 April 2021.

Minimum wage increasing to $20 per hour by 1 April 2021.

Visitor's visas eased again for those who've stayed in NZ since Covid-19 pandemic began 19/02/2021

Visitor's visas eased again for those who've stayed in NZ since Covid-19 pandemic began

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/visitors-visas-eased-again-those-whove-stayed-in-nz-since-covid-19-pandemic-began

Visitor's visas eased again for those who've stayed in NZ since Covid-19 pandemic began It's the right thing to do for those seeking refuge from the virus in their home countries, said Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi.

[02/02/21]   For those waiting on their Residence visas under Skilled Migrant Category:

RV - SMC selection is now up to July 2019.

Photos from Lawhub's post 23/01/2021

CBC Basketball Tournament opening. Lawhub is a major sponsor. The players are from 4 to 18 years. Such fun!

Photos from Lawhub's post 22/01/2021

Emails sent in error by INZ to visa holders.

newshub.co.nz 14/01/2021

Border exemption granted to international university students stuck overseas during COVID-19 lockdown

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/01/border-exemption-granted-to-international-university-students-stuck-overseas-during-covid-19-lockdown.html

newshub.co.nz The Government will allow 1000 international students into the country from April.

customer.immigration.govt.nz 28/12/2020

NZ Now

Government announces visa changes:

* Employer-assisted work visas extended by 6 months (visas expiring from 1 Jan-30 June 2021);
* Lower-paid essential skills visa stand-down delayed for 12 minths;
* Working holiday visas extended by 6 months;
* $25.50 median wage in effect until at least July 2021, at which point it will rise to $27/hour

https://customer.immigration.govt.nz/mail/view/w1d8d6wh9tknrbvh13dbc8zq2x0c3ldyg022z8lclcdjknmd49fz8_yhb3jp1mgd8qqzs26snq8cyjqbnhzld

customer.immigration.govt.nz The Government has announced visa changes to allow temporary migrant workers in New Zealand to continue to fill labour shortages.

stuff.co.nz 08/12/2020

Bakehouse in King Country fined $90K for migrant exploitation

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123633612/bakehouse-in-king-country-fined-90k-for-migrant-exploitation

stuff.co.nz The husband and wife owners of a Taumarunui shop copped the fine after staff worked double their weekly hours and were paid less than the minimum wage.

business.govt.nz 18/11/2020

Introduction to holidays and leave

Understanding the different types of leave

https://www.business.govt.nz/hiring-and-managing/handling-holidays-and-leave/introduction-to-holidays-and-leave/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BG_November_2020&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.business.govt.nz%2Fhiring-and-managing%2Fhandling-holidays-and-leave%2Fintroduction-to-holidays-and-leave%2F

business.govt.nz Understand the different types of leave and what your obligations are, so you can easily keep on top of leave entitlements for your staff.

stuff.co.nz 15/11/2020

KiwiSaver accounts at risk if we don't make a will

https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/123362339/kiwisaver-accounts-at-risk-if-we-dont-make-a-will

stuff.co.nz OPINION: If you die intestate, it could be ages before your loved ones get access to your savings. There's a simple solution.

stuff.co.nz 03/11/2020

Defence Force ordered to pay $25,000 for constructive dismissal

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/123266571/defence-force-ordered-to-pay-25000-for-constructive-dismissal

stuff.co.nz Former New Zealand Defence Force employee didn't know there were problems with her work until she was under investigation.

29/10/2020

Happy birthday to Kelsey and to Robin. Fabulous to be able to share in your celebrations 🍾

immigration.govt.nz 19/10/2020

Selection of EOIs for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category deferred another 6 months

The deferral of selection of EOI's for residence under Skilled Migrant Category and Parent Category will continue for a further 6 months.

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/selection-of-expressions-of-interest-for-residence-under-the-skilled-migrant-category-and-parent-category-deferred-another-6-months#:~:text=The%20deferral%20of%20the%20Expression,border%20restrictions%20are%20in%20place

immigration.govt.nz The deferral of the Expression of Interests (EOI) is a measure assists Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to focus on processing applications from people in New Zealand or eligible to travel here while border restrictions are in place.

i.stuff.co.nz 07/10/2020

Permanent resident to be deported after beating wife and stepchildren for years

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300121918/permanent-resident-to-be-deported-after-beating-wife-and-stepchildren-for-years

i.stuff.co.nz An Auckland man beat one stepson with a broom and another with a shoe, then told authorities it was because they were "disrespectful".

i.stuff.co.nz 05/10/2020

Unlicensed immigration adviser to pay more than $180,000, Auckland court rules

Beware of unlicensed immigration advisers.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/122983052/unlicensed-immigration-adviser-to-pay-more-than-180000-auckland-court-rules

i.stuff.co.nz Liang Michael Li was sentenced to six months home detention, 200 hours community service and his company was fined fined $30,000 and must repay victims $153,000.

immigration.govt.nz 01/10/2020

Pathway to residence maintained for eligible migrant workers

Changes to allow some Work to Residence (WTR) visa holders to maintain their pathway to residence. Please see link below.

South Island Contribution (SIC) work visa holders will be allowed to vary the industry OR region (not both) specified on their visa to another industry OR region in the South Island if they have lost their employment.
Please take note that the changes only apply to EXISTING SIC work visa holders. INZ is not open to new SIC visa applications.

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/pathway-to-residence-maintained-for-eligible-migrant-workers

immigration.govt.nz The Government is making changes to allow some Work to Residence (WTR) visa holders to maintain their pathway to residence.

tvnz.co.nz 24/09/2020

Uncertainty for immigrants as visa extensions fail to materialise

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/uncertainty-immigrants-visa-extensions-fail-materialise

tvnz.co.nz Immigrants have been told to show their employers a media release, even if they don't have a new visa.

stuff.co.nz 17/09/2020

'Unfair' prioritisation leaves anxious migrants facing long delays

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122579953/unfair-prioritisation-leaves-anxious-migrants-facing-long-delays

stuff.co.nz The once utopian dream of immigrating to New Zealand has been tainted for tens of thousands of anxious migrants.

14/09/2020

Individuals who are in New Zealand and are genuinely unable to depart as a result of the Covid-19 may be granted a visitor visa, under the following instructions:

tvnz.co.nz 09/09/2020

Government reveals easing of border restrictions for some resident work visa holders, partners of Kiwis

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-reveals-easing-border-restrictions-some-resident-work-visa-holders-partners-kiwis

tvnz.co.nz Many partners of NZ citizens and residents have been stranded offshore.

tvnz.co.nz 04/09/2020

Government announces five-month extension for visitor visas due to Covid-19

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-announces-five-month-extension-visitor-visas-due-covid-19

tvnz.co.nz "We know that international travel restrictions due to Covid-19 have affected many people’s ability to leave New Zealand before their visas expire."

stuff.co.nz 26/08/2020

Millions of tonnes of food at risk without foreign contractors, farmers say

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/122555692/millions-of-tonnes-of-food-at-risk-without-foreign-contractors-farmers-say

stuff.co.nz Farmers are calling on the Government to urgently allow at least 200 skilled heavy machine operators into the country to harvest vital crops.

seek.co.nz 05/08/2020

What your employer can and can’t do during COVID-19 - SEEK Career Advice

https://www.seek.co.nz/career-advice/what-your-employer-can-and-cant-do-during-covid-19

seek.co.nz Can your boss legally make you take annual leave, reduce your hours, give you a pay cut or work from home during COVID-19? Here’s what to know.

stuff.co.nz 14/07/2020

Immigration Minister's message to work visa holders offshore: stay where you are for the time being

https://i.stuff.co.nz/tarana/latest/122131023/immigration-ministers-message-to-work-visa-holders-offshore-stay-where-you-are-for-the-time-being

stuff.co.nz Immigration Minister's message for the majority of temporary visa holders stuck offshore: stay where you are for the time being.

immigration.govt.nz 07/07/2020

The Government has made short term changes to NZ temporary work visas

Please take note of the new short term changes to temporay work visas:

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/the-government-has-made-short-term-changes-to-nz-temporary-work-visas

immigration.govt.nz On July 7, the Government made 3 key changes to temporary work visas. These changes are due to the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on businesses and temporary work visa holders in New Zealand.

tvnz.co.nz 25/06/2020

'Tricky and vulnerable situation' - Visa applicants desperate for clarity

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tricky-and-vulnerable-situation-visa-applicants-desperate-clarity

tvnz.co.nz The Government said it is now unlikely to announce its new residence policy before the election.

08/06/2020

Fingerprinting Services for INZ Purposes in Christchurch and Hamilton

For Hamilton:
https://www.kiwibank.co.nz/contact-us/support-hub
/branch-and-atms/fingerprinting-services/

For Christchurch:

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