ImmigrateMe

ImmigrateMe

Licensed Immigration Adviser Personal, Cost Effective, Immigration Solutions. New Zealand is the greatest place to live, study, do business and raise a family.

There is something here for everyone and the open inviting culture ensures that people who have something to offer New Zealand will be welcomed with open arms. But to be able to call New Zealand home you need a visa, and while most people have some idea of what visa they want, the reality is that it’s not “one size fits all” and the visa you thought you wanted might not be the best visa for you. ImmigrateMe is a truly New Zealand based immigration consultancy whose sole aim is to help YOU obtain the best visa for you and your circumstances. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, we take the time needed to work with you to understand what you hope to achieve and to learn who you are as a person. Then we take that personal knowledge and tailor our strategy so that obtaining the visa you need is as stress free and quick as possible while avoiding unnecessary cost and expense. Our legal training, not just in immigration but in other areas of New Zealand law, help us to advocate for you in the strongest way possible. However we also have close ties with a large New Zealand law firm, so can draw on that expertise if needed for your benefit. Focussed on exceeding our clients expectations, our approach is that a competent Immigration Advisor not only possesses a strong understanding of their role and immigration law, they continually increase their knowledge to ensure all their clients receive the highest level of service at all times. But we don’t just want to be competent advisers, we want to be great advisors, so we are constantly looking to upskill and increase our knowledge, and to surround ourselves with the brightest and smartest people. If you:

· Are looking for sound, well considered immigration advice
· Have a unique or difficult situation or a situation that is time sensitive
· Want to study in one of our world class schools or universities
· Have a job offer but don’t know the next step to take
· Or just need help to get the right visa for you and your family…

… then contact the team at ImmigrateMe. We’re here to help and our focus is on YOU. ImmigrateMe is a New Zealand visa consultancy based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We provide specialist New Zealand immigration advice and New Zealand visa processing. We can assist you and your family to obtain a visa to New Zealand, whether it’s a skilled, business, family, student or work visa. We pride ourselves on delivering a full New Zealand visa consultancy service, which is highly personalised and tailored to your individual or family’s needs. New Zealand is truly an amazing country. The people are friendly, the New Zealand weather is superb and the lifestyle is unbeatable, with a perfect pace for you and your children. So if you’re serious about your quest for a better life, get in touch with Migration Associates today for successful New Zealand immigration. Do you need help with New Zealand visas or other immigration matters? Do you want to avoid unnecessary delay and expense? Do you have a New Zealand job offer? Do you have a partner/family in New Zealand? Our qualified and experienced Licensed Immigration Advisers have a proven track record. We will guide and represent you, providing the expertise and support to help achieve your immigration goals. Contact us for more information, or to discuss your immigration situation.

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Immigration Reset: Setting the scene 17/05/2021

Immigration Reset: Setting the scene

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/immigration-reset-setting-scene

Immigration Reset: Setting the scene TIHEI MAURI ORA Tuia te whakapono Tuia te tumanako

Government wants to turn down tap on temporary and skilled migrant workers 17/05/2021

Government wants to turn down tap on temporary and skilled migrant workers

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/125152675/government-wants-to-turn-down-tap-on-temporary-and-skilled-migrant-workers?fbclid=IwAR3G4HkfbLWGve_yalahkLkJHHjKUg5Dpodv25GYzK1iszggcs0EKkH7EbI

Government wants to turn down tap on temporary and skilled migrant workers The Government wants to turn down the tap on temporary and skilled migrant workers, instead opening the door for high-roller investors and workers who can fill “genuine job shortages”.

‘No roadmap’: New Zealand mulls reopening options after a year of closed borders 16/05/2021

‘No roadmap’: New Zealand mulls reopening options after a year of closed borders

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/14/new-zealand-reopening-options-covid-closed-borders?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

‘No roadmap’: New Zealand mulls reopening options after a year of closed borders With international tourism frozen, families separated and expats feeling abandoned, the question of how to reopen is becoming pressing

30/04/2021

Update from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
This update provides information about the new exception to the border restrictions for the families of some temporary visa holders in New Zealand and about the quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia.
Key points summarised below:
- On 30 April 2021, the New Zealand Government is introducing an exception to the border restrictions for the families of some temporary visa holders in New Zealand (https://www.immigration.govt.nz/.../critical-purpose...
). To be eligible for the new border exception, the person currently in New Zealand must have 12 months or more remaining on their visa. This border exception is for the following three groups:
‣ Partners and dependent children who held (and continue to hold) a visa for New Zealand, but were unable to join their partner or parent in New Zealand before the border closed. To be eligible, partners or dependent children outside of New Zealand must hold a current visa based on their relationship to the person in New Zealand. The partner or parent must be currently in New Zealand and have 12 months or more remaining on their work or student visa when the request to travel is submitted.
‣ Partners and dependent children of workers employed in critical health services. To be eligible, you must be the partner or dependent child of a person who is currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa. The person in New Zealand must be currently in New Zealand, have a visa specifying they work in an occupation needed to deliver critical health services in New Zealand, and hold a visa that is valid for 12 months or more after the date the request to travel is submitted. If your request is successful, you will be invited to apply for a visa. Your visa application must include, evidence of your relationship with the primary visa holder.
‣ Partners and dependent children of highly-skilled workers. To be eligible, you must be the partner or dependent child of a person who is currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa. The person in New Zealand must be currently living and employed in New Zealand, earn at least twice the median salary (currently NZD $106,080 per year), and hold a visa that is valid for 12 months or more after the date the request to travel is submitted. In your request to travel you will be asked to provide information from the employer of the person in New Zealand to prove eligibility. If your request is successful, you will be invited to apply for a visa. Your visa application must provide evidence of your relationship with your partner or parent who is in New Zealand. The person in New Zealand must also meet one or more of the following:
○ They have unique experience and technical or specialist skills not readily obtainable in New Zealand.
○ They have a role essential for the completion or continuation of a science programme under a government-funded or partially government-funded contract, including research and development exchanges and partnerships, and have the support of the Science, Innovation and International Branch at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to carry out this work
○ They have a role essential for the delivery or ex*****on of an approved major infrastructure project, or a government-approved event or a major government-approved programme; an approved government-to-government agreement; or work with a significant wider benefit to the national or regional economy.
- Partners and dependants will have to pay the fees for their accommodation in Managed Isolation and Quarantine MIQ. This can be booked through the MIQ website.
- On 19 April 2021, New Zealand opened QFT with Australia. This means that people can travel from Australia to New Zealand without having to secure a place in MIQ. Travellers from a QFT zone must meet New Zealand immigration requirements:
‣ If you are an Australian citizen, you do not need to hold a valid NZeTA or visa to travel.
‣ If you are from a visa waiver country or you’re an Australian permanent resident, you must hold a valid NZeTA to travel.
‣ If none of the above applies to you, then you must hold a valid visa before travelling.

Update from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
This update provides information about the new exception to the border restrictions for the families of some temporary visa holders in New Zealand and about the quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia.
Key points summarised below:
- On 30 April 2021, the New Zealand Government is introducing an exception to the border restrictions for the families of some temporary visa holders in New Zealand (https://www.immigration.govt.nz/.../critical-purpose...
). To be eligible for the new border exception, the person currently in New Zealand must have 12 months or more remaining on their visa. This border exception is for the following three groups:
‣ Partners and dependent children who held (and continue to hold) a visa for New Zealand, but were unable to join their partner or parent in New Zealand before the border closed. To be eligible, partners or dependent children outside of New Zealand must hold a current visa based on their relationship to the person in New Zealand. The partner or parent must be currently in New Zealand and have 12 months or more remaining on their work or student visa when the request to travel is submitted.
‣ Partners and dependent children of workers employed in critical health services. To be eligible, you must be the partner or dependent child of a person who is currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa. The person in New Zealand must be currently in New Zealand, have a visa specifying they work in an occupation needed to deliver critical health services in New Zealand, and hold a visa that is valid for 12 months or more after the date the request to travel is submitted. If your request is successful, you will be invited to apply for a visa. Your visa application must include, evidence of your relationship with the primary visa holder.
‣ Partners and dependent children of highly-skilled workers. To be eligible, you must be the partner or dependent child of a person who is currently in New Zealand on a temporary visa. The person in New Zealand must be currently living and employed in New Zealand, earn at least twice the median salary (currently NZD $106,080 per year), and hold a visa that is valid for 12 months or more after the date the request to travel is submitted. In your request to travel you will be asked to provide information from the employer of the person in New Zealand to prove eligibility. If your request is successful, you will be invited to apply for a visa. Your visa application must provide evidence of your relationship with your partner or parent who is in New Zealand. The person in New Zealand must also meet one or more of the following:
○ They have unique experience and technical or specialist skills not readily obtainable in New Zealand.
○ They have a role essential for the completion or continuation of a science programme under a government-funded or partially government-funded contract, including research and development exchanges and partnerships, and have the support of the Science, Innovation and International Branch at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to carry out this work
○ They have a role essential for the delivery or ex*****on of an approved major infrastructure project, or a government-approved event or a major government-approved programme; an approved government-to-government agreement; or work with a significant wider benefit to the national or regional economy.
- Partners and dependants will have to pay the fees for their accommodation in Managed Isolation and Quarantine MIQ. This can be booked through the MIQ website.
- On 19 April 2021, New Zealand opened QFT with Australia. This means that people can travel from Australia to New Zealand without having to secure a place in MIQ. Travellers from a QFT zone must meet New Zealand immigration requirements:
‣ If you are an Australian citizen, you do not need to hold a valid NZeTA or visa to travel.
‣ If you are from a visa waiver country or you’re an Australian permanent resident, you must hold a valid NZeTA to travel.
‣ If none of the above applies to you, then you must hold a valid visa before travelling.

Restrictions on travel to New Zealand from very high risk countries 23/04/2021

Restrictions on travel to New Zealand from very high risk countries

https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/travel-to-new-zealand/restrictions-on-travel-to-new-zealand-from-very-high-risk-countries/

Restrictions on travel to New Zealand from very high risk countries From 11:59pm on 28 April 2021, travel from some countries to New Zealand will be restricted.

Reasons you can travel to New Zealand 19/04/2021

Reasons you can travel to New Zealand

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions/entry-to-new-zealand/critical-purpose-reasons-you-can-travel-to-new-zealand#partners-and-dependent-children-of-temporary-visa-holders

Reasons you can travel to New Zealand You may be able to travel to New Zealand while the border is closed if we consider you have a critical purpose to travel.

New Zealand residence visa decision due, minister's powers to be extended 13/04/2021

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

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/440397/new-zealand-residence-visa-decision-due-minister-s-powers-to-be-extended?fbclid=IwAR3RAMWtlJ_p_uQ4eCZ3yPyTa-fyaJtbThLhtYwAwiBSRXolqhJm-znouow

New Zealand residence visa decision due, minister's powers to be extended The government will make an announcement soon on when it will restart the process for skilled migrants to become residents, it says. A suspension review was expected at the end of March.

08/04/2021

COVID-19 update

Today the Government has announced we are temporarily suspending entry into New Zealand for travellers from India. This will take effect from 4pm on 11 April and remain in place until 28 April.

While New Zealand continues to enjoy effective elimination of COVID with no community transmission, the same is not true of the rest of the world.

The World Health Organisation global reporting shows that in just the last month cases of the virus have been on the rise again internationally after falling steadily over January and February, with surges in cases particularly in Brazil and India.

We are starting to see this global trend mirrored locally, in those arriving in New Zealand. Through late January until recently our 7-day average of cases in MIQ had been sitting roughly at 2-3. This was a manageable level of cases that has not placed a significant strain on our system and has presented a low level of risk of wider transfer.

Over recent weeks the Government has been reviewing our border settings to better understand what we can do to limit the number of cases arriving on our shores.

Whilst the high number of arrivals with COVID from India has prompted this measure, we are looking at how we manage high risk points of departure generally.

During this temporary suspension, the Government will investigate options to better manage risk.

While we have put in place previous travel bans on countries, we have never previously suspended travel to New Zealand citizens and residents.

This is not a permanent arrangement, but rather a temporary suspension until we are able to better manage the current situation and see if there are ways to reduce the risk that travellers are clearly facing.

New Zealand temporarily suspending travel from India - PM Jacinda Ardern 08/04/2021

New Zealand temporarily suspending travel from India - PM Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand temporarily suspending travel from India - PM Jacinda Ardern https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/440052/new-zealand-temporarily-suspending-travel-from-india-pm-jacinda-ardern

New Zealand temporarily suspending travel from India - PM Jacinda Ardern Travel into New Zealand from India - including for New Zealand citizens and residents - is being temporarily suspended because of high numbers of Covid-19 cases.

Covid-19 imgration powers to be extended 01/04/2021

Covid-19 imgration powers to be extended

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/covid-19-imgration-powers-be-extended

Covid-19 imgration powers to be extended Temporary COVID-19 immigration powers will be extended to May 2023, providing continued flexibility to support migrants, manage the border, and help industries facing labour shortages, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announced today.

Timeline Photos 23/03/2021

https://www.facebook.com/907976635895999/posts/4594451857248440/?substory_index=0&sfnsn=mo

New Zealanders who are returning for less than 6 months are being asked to make a greater contribution towards the costs of their stay in managed isolation, making the MIQ system more sustainable.
See the MIQ website for further detail: https://bit.ly/3ceS1vc

Skifields may be unable to open without 100 skilled international workers 17/03/2021

Skifields may be unable to open without 100 skilled international workers

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/124553492/skifields-may-be-unable-to-open-without-100-skilled-international-workers

Skifields may be unable to open without 100 skilled international workers Without more qualified ski patrol, instructors, lift technicians and snow groomers, some fields will not be able to open this winter.

These Asian countries are giving dual citizens an ultimatum on nationality -- and loyalty 15/03/2021

These Asian countries are giving dual citizens an ultimatum on nationality -- and loyalty

These Asian countries are giving dual citizens an ultimatum on nationality -- and loyalty

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/asia-dual-citizenship-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

These Asian countries are giving dual citizens an ultimatum on nationality -- and loyalty Anna was born with the right to dual citizenship, because she has a Japanese mother and American father. She spent her life traveling between both countries, and says she felt deeply connected to the two cultures.

This is how powerful the New Zealand licence is 15/03/2021

This is how powerful the New Zealand licence is

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/124517777/this-is-how-powerful-the-new-zealand-licence-is?cid=app-android

This is how powerful the New Zealand licence is New Zealand’s passport is one of the strongest in the world. But what about our driver’s licence?

10/03/2021

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ImmigrateMe on Google ImmigrateMe Ltd. We are here to assess your immigration situation, Establish eligibility, identify potential issues, evaluate options, give advice, and then represent you throughout the immigration application process in a professional manner to ensure the best outcome. Please get in touch.

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

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Managed Isolation Allocation System Update - progressive release of rooms for June and July has now started and will continue throughout this week.

Covid-19: Next round of managed isolation and quarantine vouchers released on Friday 04/03/2021

Covid-19: Next round of managed isolation and quarantine vouchers released on Friday

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/124441529/covid19-next-round-of-managed-isolation-and-quarantine-vouchers-released-on-friday

Covid-19: Next round of managed isolation and quarantine vouchers released on Friday Returning Kiwis will have a chance to snap up a coveted spot in managed isolation on Friday, as the next round of rooms from May onwards are set to be released.

04/03/2021

Did you know Immigration New Zealand has a tool that lets you check if you qualify for the recent work visa extension?
Extensions were issued in December 2020 for certain visas. You can use this tool to check if your visa meets the criteria for an extension. If your partner or dependent holds a visa linked to yours, you can check if their visa is extended too.
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/formshelp/check-visa-meets-criteria-extension?fbclid=IwAR2prn2G-9I7Y1wZvcoIxQinBq31aDsIxlRpgxmOdfY04Idbq0Wx6XQqXco

You are welcome to contact me:
WhatsApp +64273724956
Email: [email protected]
www.immigrateme.nz
#immigration #newzealandimmigration #covid19travel # #nzpassport #newzealandborder #visa #managedisolation #covid

Did you know Immigration New Zealand has a tool that lets you check if you qualify for the recent work visa extension?
Extensions were issued in December 2020 for certain visas. You can use this tool to check if your visa meets the criteria for an extension. If your partner or dependent holds a visa linked to yours, you can check if their visa is extended too.
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/formshelp/check-visa-meets-criteria-extension?fbclid=IwAR2prn2G-9I7Y1wZvcoIxQinBq31aDsIxlRpgxmOdfY04Idbq0Wx6XQqXco

You are welcome to contact me:
WhatsApp +64273724956
Email: [email protected]
www.immigrateme.nz
#immigration #newzealandimmigration #covid19travel # #nzpassport #newzealandborder #visa #managedisolation #covid

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